Poldark Inspired Days Out
Explore nearby Poldark Country
Yearning for storm-tossed seas, isolated sandy coves and rugged moorland? You may be suffering from Poldark fever… But there’s an easy remedy for this: a trip to Poldark country.
If you’d like to visit some of the spectacular locations used to film the Poldark TV series, take a look at some of our suggestions for planning your own Poldark-inspired days out or download these free maps of the Poldark filming locations.
Just 10 minutes’ drive from Bosinver, Charlestown is a popular location for period dramas. Not only has it remained relatively untouched by the modern world, but it’s also home to a fleet of historic Tall Ships and doubled as Falmouth Harbour in the recent Poldark TV series.
Delve deep at Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre and discover the town’s links to shipping, smuggling and wrecking. Then stop at Charlie’s for lunch or afternoon tea. This super-friendly coffee shop has an extensive menu and is well-equipped for families with babies and toddlers.
St Agnes Head is one of the most picturesque areas of Cornwall, and is steeped in mining history. This area is classic Poldark country and was used to film the scenes set in the fictional Nampara Valley. Blue Hills tin mine is Cornwall’s only remaining producer of tin. You can see first-hand how some of the mining processes work and get a glimpse into what life was like for the miners who worked in this area.
Poldark’s iconic cliff scenes were filmed in the Padstow area. The magnificent views across the Camel Estuary and Tregirls beach reveal the Cornish landscape at its best. Porthcothan, with its wide, sandy beach, was used as the setting for the fictional Nampara Cove. One of the best ways to explore the Camel estuary is on two wheels. Hire bikes from Camel Trail Cycle Hire in Wadebridge, jump on the trail and enjoy beautiful sweeping views towards Rock and Daymer Bay. From Wadebridge, it’s an easy 5.5 mile cycle to Padstow, although you can plan a longer route if you prefer.
Explore all the Cornish Mining World Heritage sites
In 2006 selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Pichu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.
Ten separate Areas make up the World Heritage Site, each has its own character and opportunities for adventure. The largest World Heritage Site in the UK, with over 20,000 hectares spread across Cornwall and west Devon, it offers myriad experiences to explore our world-changing mining culture.
Mining story set against beautiful backdrops
The mining story is set against one of the most spectacular backdrops imaginable – a strikingly beautiful coastline, rugged moors, idyllic countryside, lush river valleys, and bustling towns and harbours.
To explore the stories of Cornish mining in the area, visit the mining attractions or simply plan a day trip within one of the World Heritage Site areas, please use the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site widget below (please be patient it takes a while to load).
For more in depth information, including news & events, visit the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site website www.cornishmining.org.uk where you can also download ‘Cousin Jacks – The Cornish Mining App’ with free audio trails.
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