Poldark Four Day Tour of Cornwall’s Film and literary locations

Poldark's Cornwall proudly introduce the Poldark Tours – Come with us to see the official Poldark's Cornwall.

This package gives visitors to Poldark’s Cornwall the most comprehensive and well researched tours available. Including exclusive access to “NAMPARA”. On these tours we will be taking in the Film and literary locations for both the current and previous TV series of Poldark, as well as the locations that inspired Winston Graham’s Poldark books and some of Cornwall’s most iconic sites.


***This purchase entitles one adult to the Poldark Four Day Tour – Cornwall's Film and literary locations***

£530.00

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Poldark’s Cornwall proudly introduce the Poldark Tours – Come with us to see the official Poldark’s Cornwall.

A comprehensive and fully guided tour of all major locations used in current BBC Production of Poldark starring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson. Many of the locations used in the original 1970’s series starring Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees and the inspirational places that author Winston Graham used for his Poldark novels.

This package gives visitors to Poldark’s Cornwall the most comprehensive and well researched tours available. Including exclusive access to “NAMPARA”. On these tours we will be taking in the Film and literary locations for both the current and previous TV series of Poldark, as well as the locations that inspired Winston Graham’s Poldark books and some of Cornwall’s most iconic sites.

Day one: Poldark Tour of North Coast locations:
Departing from Perranporth Beach Car Park (pay & display with space for 250 cars) at 9.30 am.
We begin the day where Winston Graham began his epic saga of the Poldark family, looking out from Droskyn Point at the view of Perranporth that inspired his Hendrawna Sands. A brief exclusion around the village shows you the site of the real Wheal Leisure mine and the location of Graham’s writing chalet before heading west via Trevellas Porth which featured in the titles sequence to the 70’s series and where exists to this day a working tin smelting works and the only mine left in existence with extraction rights. On to St Agnes Head, where we left Ross and Demelza at the tragic end to series one. Now one of the most famous headlands in the world. A trip round St Agnes will highlight other notable locations such as “Stippy Stappy lane”.

Coffee stop at Driftwood Spars in Trevaunance Cove.

Heading back north we visit Holywell Bay where so many scenes have now been filmed. The iconic Gull Rock in the background. We have seen Ross, Demelza, Dwight and Caroline and the dastardly George Warleggan amongst those that have been filmed walking or riding on the sands here and we will show you the Holy Well that gives the beach its name and which features further in the later novels.

Lunch stop.

In the afternoon we head north swinging by for a look at the Elizabethan National Trust property, Trerice which was Winston Graham’s inspiration for Trenwith, the family home of the wealthier Poldark’s. Then up the dramatic coastal road taking in the sea stacks of Bedruthan Steps, which have provided many a backdrop for clifftop canters! We will stop for a walk on Porthcothan Beach which was used mainly in series one as Hendrawna Beach before going on further northeast and a visit to Stepper Point.

The tour finishes with a visit to Prideaux Place, also known as Place House. This is still the home of the Prideaux-Brune family who become key characters in the later novels. Prideaux Place is of vital significance to the Poldark novels and is also regularly used as a filming location, notably recently in several Rosamunde Pilcher adaptations.

A last round up of the day over a cream tea, then back to Perranporth for an estimated return around 5.30.

Day two: Poldark Tour of South Coast Locations

Departing from Perranporth Beach Car Park (pay & display with space for 250 cars) at 9.30 am.

We travel towards The Lizard Peninsula first for a stop near Loe Bar and a short coastal path walk to see Dr Dwight Enys’ cottage then to Dollar & Church Coves, Gunwalloe and the beautiful Church of the Storms, St Winwalloe.

Coffee Stop at Halzephron Inn

A little further south we visit Kynance Cove, where many Poldark beach and clifftop sequences have been filmed along with the recent adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (also starring Aidan Turner).

Lunch at The National Trust property of Trelissick.

Taking the route that Ross and Demelza would have taken to visit Lord Falmouth via the King Harry Ferry across the River Fal. We will show you where Eisenhower stayed to prepare for the D-day landings and drive through the quaint little villages of the Roseland Peninsula taking in breath-taking views of Caerhays Castle and Porthluney beach, where Jeremy Poldark first encounters his future love Cuby Trevanion.

On to Charlestown harbour to visit Cornwall’s most iconic historic port which has featured in Poldark as Truro, Falmouth and now also as St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly. See if you can spot Captain Blamey’s cottage!

A round up of the day over a cream tea overlooking the harbour, then back to Perranporth for an estimated return around 5.30.

Day three: Poldark tour of West Cornwall

Departing from Perranporth Beach Car Park (pay & display with space for 250 cars) at 9.30 am.

We begin our day with a drive westwards through the heart of Cornwall’s mining country past Mounts Bay and the spectacular tidal island of St Michael’s Mount and on towards Lands End. Heading off the beaten track we will first visit the pretty fishing inlet of Penberth Cove. This has featured in many scenes from series two and it’s worth spending a while seeing all the little nooks and crannies that you will know so well without even realising it! We will then visit Porthcurno and perhaps take a walk along the coast path to Pedn Vounder where the beach has been frequently used in Poldark as parts of Hendrawna Beach and where Ross had his vision of Demelza and himself whilst awaiting trial.

Optional Coffee stop at the extraordinary Minack Theatre for those who may not have been here before, or otherwise at the Porthgwarra Café.

At Porthgwarra (the NAMPARA Cove of the series) we will see the tunnel where Ross kept his boat, the crystal-clear waters where Demelza watched Ross swim and where the pilchard harvest was taken in. A shortish walk to the rocky outcrop of Gwennap Head showcases where countless scenes have been shot and from here you can see Lands End and take in some breathtaking views.

Lunch stop in St Just

Driving past Botallack Manor which featured in the original Poldark tv adaptation as Ross Poldark’s home Nampara we arrive at the amazing heritage site of Botallack. The mines here feature as Grambler, the perilously sited and ill fated mine belonging to Francis Poldark and Wheal Leisure and Wheal Grace. This place is hallowed ground to Poldark fans and the newly opened Count House coffee shop has a short film about the area and its use in the series. Having walked right down to the twin engine and winding houses of Crowns mines we will stop in here for a well-earned cuppa.

On the return journey we will stop off at Levant mine to see the building used as Tressiders Rolling Mill before returning to Perranporth for an estimated return around 5.30.

Day four: Poldark tour of Bodmin Jail, NAMPARA (exclusive to Poldark’s Cornwall) & Lanhydrock

Departing from Perranporth Beach Car Park (pay & display with space for 250 cars) at 9.30 am.

We travel first to Bodmin Jail which is fast becoming the premier “must see” for visitors to Poldark’s Cornwall. The site of the jail in which Ross spent the night before his trial is within the grounds and the tour around the inside of the jail is a chilling reminder of the injustices of many a trial in the history of Cornwall.

We will stop for coffee here before taking a scenic cross country trip northwards to Bodmin Moor.

We have EXCLUSIVE permission to accompany you to Nampara, stand where Ross and Dwight share a glass of canary to toast Julia’s christening.
Look out from the doorway of Nampara over Ross and Demelza’s garden and walk the farmyard where Demelza was washed under the pump to rid her of “crawlers”! And where Ross admired her whilst eating an apple.
See some of the actual livestock that starred alongside Aidan and Eleanor!
Nearby you can see the original cottage that Dr Enys resided in and was frequently visited by the ill-fated Keren Daniels. All set with the imposing granite backdrop of Bodmin Moor’s Roughtor and its highest peak curiously named: Brown Willy.

Lunch stop at Blisland Inn

After lunch we will visit the largest of the National Trust properties in Cornwall; Lanhydrock. This grand property was the setting for Sir Francis Basset’s “Tehidy” in the original tv adaptation and it was also used in Twelfth Night starring Helena Bonham Carter. National Trust members can enter the house and the gardens as well as the park. Guests who wish to visit the house may do so at an additional charge or you may prefer to walk the woods or take a well-earned rest in the main café near to the car park.

We will all meet at the café, then back to Perranporth for an estimated return around 5.30.

We will always try to accommodate your own preferences for places to visit , so don’t hesitate to define where you would like to see along the way or if you wish to give somewhere a miss.


***This purchase entitles one adult to the Poldark Four Day Tour – Cornwall’s Film and literary locations***

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