Loved the first BBC adaptation of Poldark and can’t wait until later in the year for your next fix of the stunning Cornish countryside, or the beautiful Aidan Turner? Why not get out and explore many of the county’s iconic landmarks and locations that inspired Winston Graham’s novels? From the golden beaches along the Camel Estuary to the windy cliff tops at St Agnes – there’s plenty of Poldark inspired things to do in Cornwall.
Once a thriving 18th century harbour exporting copper and china clay from the West Country to the rest of the world, Charlestown’s appearance remains virtually unchanged - offering a real chance to step back in history.
Visit iconic Cornish landmark, Bodmin Moor – home to Brown Willy, the Cheesewring and of course, Nampara. We recommend exploring the moor on horseback with Hallagenna Riding School on their specialised Poldark Trail - where you’ll experience the breathtaking countryside ridden by those filming the original and new Poldark series.
Discover the history of Cornwall’s tin mining industry
Cornwall’s landscape is scattered with the remnants of mining days gone by - take a walk along a stretch of the beautiful Penwith coast path to Wheal Owles, which doubled as Wheal Leisure in the Poldark adaptation. At the height of the industry the mine had 29 miles of levels and 11 steam engines at the site!
Explore the beautiful cove of Porthgwarra
Located in a beautiful spot on the South West Coast Path, Porthgwarra was once a thriving fishing community. Home to an idyllic unspoilt cove, flanked between two headlands - this was the spot where Poldark braved the Cornish sea, in the famous skinny dipping scene in the first series.
The river Camel rises on Bodmin Moor and makes its way along the granite spine of Cornwall for 30 miles, until it reaches the Camel Estuary and out towards the sea at Padstow Bay. The Camel Trail is popular with walkers, riders and cyclists, all of whom can enjoy views of the stunning beaches and countryside that starred in the latest Poldark adaptation along the way.