The places you have to visit if you’re a Poldark fan
Breathtaking, rugged and unbelievable views…and that’s just Ross Poldark with his top off! The fifth and final series of hit BBC One drama Poldark is due to air next year, but before we sob that Aidan Turner will no longer grace our screens on a Sunday evening, we’ve picked out the top filming locations around The Duchy so you can retrace his steps and relive the Poldark magic for yourself.
Many of our coastal places in Cornwall take centre stage, a lot of which are just a short drive away from us at Atlantic Reach. Here are the top places you have to visit in Cornwall if you’re Poldark’s #1 fan…
Camera crew were spotted filming in Charlestown this week! The historic harbour near St Austell is famed for its tall ships and narrow stone quay, and has been used for countless harbour scenes in the hit series.
Tucked away, just a couple of miles around the coast from Land’s End, is the tiny fishing cove of Porthgwarra. This remote cove on the South Coast was used for the infamous skinny dipping scene, when Demelza spied on Ross taking a dip in his birthday suit from the clifftop above.
The legendary location of Poldark’s mine had to make the list! A striking reminder of Cornish heritage, the abandoned buildings at Botallack provide the perfect stand-in for the Poldark family mines of Wheal Lesiure and Grambler in the award-winning drama.
Porthcothan and North Cornwall
Remember that scene when Ross Poldark took his top off and started scything grass on a hot summer’s day? Along with scenes of him on horseback galloping along the clifftops, the stretch of North Cornish coast – from Porthcothan to Bedruthan Steps – has been the backdrop for many a Poldark scene with its stunning clifftops and coastal views.
Lots of scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage Nampara were shot here. With a rugged character and wild streak, Bodmin Moor provides the ideal setting for the show’s plot of passion and family dramatics.
Vast golden sands, grass-tufted sand dunes and the imposing presence of Gull Rock – this Newquay bay is used as the home of the Warleggan family in the show, Poldark’s ultimate rival and arch nemesis.
We’re right in the middle of the Poldark action, just a stone’s throw from some of the most famous sites of the series and centrally located to explore the ones a little further afield. Check properties and availability here, and let the Poldark fest commence!
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