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I’m not going to lie, I was VERY excited to see the return of the cast and crew of Poldark to Cornwall because it meant the filming of series 2 had begun! This of course, meant I wasn’t going to have to wait too long before I get another weekly dose of romance, drama and good old period drama costumes…and a certain Ross Poldark to admire!

The Poldark series is based on Winston Graham’s Novels and follow the life and loves of Mine Owner Ross Poldark. In the T.V series, Mr Poldark is played by the handsome Aidan Turner and his scenes with the scythe certainly caused a frenzy on social media! Moving swiftly on…

Much of the action takes place to the backdrop of Cornwall’s breathtaking and rugged scenery so if you fancy immersing yourself in the drama and romance, here are the places to visit…

Charlestown 

Located near St Austell, this Grade II listed harbour provides the perfect traditional location for filming. The Harbour even provides the tall ships needed to give that extra authenticity and many of the fishing and market scenes were filmed here. 

Church Cove-Gunwallow

A gorgeous cove situated on the Lizard provided the perfect spot to film Poldark’s ship wrecking scenes in the series. A little bit of history for you, the cove situated next to Church Cove, known as Dollar Cove, is the site many real shipwrecks happened hence the name, as silver coins are still said to wash up on the beach today!! 

Porthgwarra 

Is a fishing cove in the coastal area of St Levan. It is a beautiful little beach with plenty of wildlife and wild birds.

Bodmin Moor

The Moor provided the wild and rugged wilderness which perfectly fitted with the rugged (and handsome!) character of Ross Poldark. It’s up on the moor that the exterior shots were filmed of Poldark’s cottage, Nampara. Bodmin Moor was used to film many of the scenes of Poldark galloping his horse across the vast moorland. Just so you know, you too can ride a horse across the Moors on a ‘Poldark Trail’ thanks to Hallagenna Riding Stables!

Botallack to Levant

Filming took place here along the stunning coastline that links the two mines. Levant Mine plays the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill, while Owles and Crowns Mill near Botallack stars as Poldark’s Wheal Leisure. The Mines are perched on the cliff edge overlooking the sea and it is truly worth a visit, it’s amazing not only because of the views but for an interesting glimpse into Cornish history and heritage. 

Padstow Area

Lots of cliff scenes were filmed around the Camel Estuary and the gorgeous Tregirls Beach. I may be biased as it’s filmed just around the corner from Music Water Touring Park, but the scenery over the estuary is pretty awesome. The local beach Porthcothan was used in scenes which featured Poldark’s fictional Nampara Cove.

St Agnes Head

Iconic Engine Houses on the cliff tops at St Agnes Head doubles as Nampara Valley in the show. It was here that Aidan Turner was filmed as Ross Poldark riding his big black horse across the cliff tops. Swoon. 

Enough of the daydreaming and back to business….bring on the new series of Poldark! 

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