Poldark Tours and Holidays

One Week Poldark Holiday Package (7 nights)

New and Improved 7 NIGHT (6 day tours) FULL WEEK OPTION. Even more things to do and places to go!

Poldark’s Cornwall continue to offer the only Poldark themed holidays that immerse you in the true spirit and drama of Poldark. 2 more day tours now included in your stay with us at The Residence at Bolenna (alternative accommodation on request)

Tour prices are £350 for up to two people per day, plus accommodation.

Do not book your accommodation before talking to us!

** If you are visiting us from overseas, you may be able to reclaim any taxes payable from your own authorities either at the time of purchase, or on repatriation following your trip. Please contact your local advisors for details and relevant forms as this may also enable you to claim back other expenses whilst in the UK **

For full description and itinerary see below

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If you have any questions regarding this Poldark holiday package, please contact us before making your booking. You can even book a call with Karen.

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Staying at The Residence at Bolenna in Perranporth, you will open the curtains every morning on the very views that inspired Winston Graham to create the stories and the characters that you love. Comprehensive and fully guided tours of all major locations used in the current BBC production of Poldark starring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson. Many locations also 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. Taking in many of Cornwall’s beauty spots, historic houses and gardens, heritage sites and show-stopping attractions. There will be free time in the evenings to relax and enjoy Cornwall’s laid-back vibe. Limited free parking is available at the hotel but there is a large pay and display car park immediately adjacent to the beach or above the hotel at Droskyn point with a weekly rate. Transfers both ways to Cornwall Airport Newquay or Truro Station can be easily arranged and other pick up points as required.

A Week to “Live the Drama and Create your Story” in Poldark’s Cornwall.

The Ultimate Poldark Holiday Package, 7 night stay: Flexible check in days, to be confirmed on booking.

(Indicative itinerary but days may vary according to which day you choose to check in and the opening days and seasonal variations of attractions and highlights . membership to the National Trust is recommended as we visit at least 3 properties owned and operated during our tours, but this can be done at the first NT property with ease for non-members and benefits that property directly with their conservation. For visitors from overseas the Royal Oak Foundation offers the most comprehensive package to allow entry to National Trust Properties. https://www.royal-oak.org/join/

Local charges apply at the attractions but may benefit from our special discounted rates: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Poldark Mine, King Edward Mine and Pasty School.

Day 1

Check-in: from 14.00. Free time to settle in, walk on the beach or explore Winston Graham’s “Sawle”: Perranporth.

Relax in the bar or out on the beach side terrace, dinner on the first night is included to give you time to get your bearings.

Day 2

EXCLUSIVE Poldark Tour of NAMPARA, Bodmin Jail, Bodmin Moor and Lanhydrock

Breakfast is served from 8.00

9.30: Depart from Perranporth Beach Car Park.

We travel first to Bodmin Jail for a view of this immense penal facility dating back to Georgian times. 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. Refreshment

Drive northwards to Bodmin Moor.

We have EXCLUSIVE permission to accompany you to the beautiful 12th century “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 our favourite screen couple.

Nearby you can see the original cottage that Dr Enys resided in and was frequently visited by the ill -ated Keren Daniels. All set with the imposing granite backdrop of Bodmin Moor’s Roughtor and its highest peak curiously named: Brown Willy.

Lunch stop

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 if you prefer.

Return to Hotel.

Day 3:

Mines, Miners & Pasties Day

Breakfast served from 8.00

9.30: Depart from Perranporth Beach Car Park

11.00 am: Poldark Mine. Walk through the array of old machinery and museum collections from mines all over Cornwall to watch a fascinating short film on the history of mining in Cornwall and its effect on mining worldwide then accompanied by a mining expert you can go underground to experience first-hand the life in a latter-day tin mine.

(entry at local resident’s discounted rate of £16.60 per head for the underground tour, those not wishing to go underground may wish to rest and have a cuppa or enjoy the museum and gardens)

Lunch stop

  1. pm: Pasty School with Charlie Choak, the pasty bloke! Charlie has been making pasties to his old family recipe his entire working life and now he shares these secrets with you. Roll your sleeves up for loads of laughs and get rolling and stuffing your own pasty (vegetarian option available). Take away your own handmade piping hot pasty!

( price including pasty, certificate and Choak family recipe £10 per head. Dietary restrictions may apply)

3.30: King Edward Mine, another of the gems of Cornish mining heritage for a tour of the mine, mill and museum and feel the ambiance of a working mine with the sound of the stamps hammering in your ears. We can settle down here and appreciate your hot handmade pasties washed down with some refreshment from the aptly names Croust Café.

(Entry £8 per head max.)

Return to Hotel.

Day 4:

Poldark Tour of all West Cornwall film locations, including Botallack mines

Breakfast served from 8.00

9.30: Depart from Hotel Car Park

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 for a visit to the unique Minack Theatre.


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.

Return to Hotel.

Day 5:

Truro , Royal Cornwall Museum, The Lost Gardens of Heligan (via coast road passing Porthluney Beach & Caerhays Castle and on to CHARLESTOWN Harbour.

Breakfast served from 8.00

9.30: Depart from Hotel Car Park

We drive to Truro to see the ancient old stannary town with its Poldark heritage and visit the Royal Cornwall Museum for an insight into the heritage that shapes modern day Cornwall.


We will then drive via the coast road on the beautiful Roseland peninsula to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, taking in views of Caerhays Castle and Porthluney Beach en route.

After a tour of these spectacular historic gardens we will have time for some shopping in one of the best gift shops in Cornwall.


An afternoon visit to Charlestown Harbour includes an option to board one of the historic tall ships that features in Poldark, look out for Capt. Andrew Blamey’s house, the slipway that “plays” St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly and the wharf where Ross and the merchants transact many a deal.

Return to Hotel.

Day 6:

Poldark Tour of North Coast locations, including Holywell Beach, Padstow & St Agnes Head

Breakfast served from 8.00

9.30 Depart from Hotel Car Park

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 round the village shows you the site of the real Wheal Leisure mine and the location of Graham’s writing chalet before heading north we visit Holywell Beach 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 of course we have seen Demelza and Hugh making good use of the seclusion of the dunes! We will show you where the Holy Well that gives the beach it’s name and which features further in the later novels.

Lunch stop

Visit the Elizabethan National Trust property, Trerice which was Winston Graham’s inspiration for Trenwith, the family home of the wealthier Poldark’s. After this we will drive north on to Stepper Point where Elizabeth lost control of her horse and was saved from a watery grave by Ross. A visit to the famous harbour town of Padstow for Cornish Cream Tea before travelling back south west to St Agnes Head, where Ross and Demelza said their last farewell to Julia and where so many of the dramatic moments have happened, now one of the most famous clifftops in the world. If weather permits, this will give us some amazing evening sun for a dramatic sunset photo shoot. We return to Perranporth via St Agnes village with other notable locations such as “Stippy Stappy lane, the real location for Trenwith, Millen cottages, John Opie’s home and Mellingey stream. We even pass the lane where Demelza picked blackberries with her children. This last leg is a feast for fans of the novels.

Return to Hotel.

Day 7:

Poldark Tour of South Coast locations including the Church Of The Storms at Gunwalloe and an afternoon visit to the iconic National Trust properties of GODOLPHIN and St Michael’s Mount

Breakfast is served from 8.00

9.30: Depart from Hotel Car Park

We travel towards The Lizard Peninsula to Dollar & Church Coves, Gunwalloe and the beautiful Church of the Storms, St Winwalloe. Where Dwight and Caroline. After this we travel south west through the ancient town of Helston to the National Trust properties of Godolphin which was the “Trenwith” of the original TV adaptation in the 1970’s

Lunch stop in Marazion.

A half day visit to the castle and gardens of the iconic St Michael’s Mount. This visit is dependent on the tide and weather as access is either via a cobbled causeway exposed for limited times OR by boat from a variety of landing stages. It should also be noted that access to the castle requires a certain level of mobility and stamina. Please ask at the time of booking and alert us to any issues so we can adapt your tour accordingly.

There are many options for refreshments along the way.

Return to Hotel.

Check Out:

Breakfast is served from 8.00

Check Out by 10.00 (late check out available on request to the hotel)

Travel & Transfer Information.

Hotel: The Residence at Bolenna, Perrancoombe, Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0RT T: 01872 572571

Poldark’s Cornwall: Email: Enquiries@Poldarkscornwall.com T: 01872 309866 M: 07859803737

By car: Perranporth is easily reached by road by turning off the A30 approximately 2 miles west of Carland Cross roundabout onto the B3285.

Travel time from London is about 5 hours but allowances should be made at peak times.

By train: The nearest mainline rail station is Truro, which is served direct from most major cities and by Gatwick or Heathrow Express bus to Reading mainline station.

By bus: First bus company offers long distance services to Newquay or Truro from which local companies offer regular services to Perranporth.

By air: Flybe.com offer regular flights to Cornwall Airport Newquay, from many U.K. airports including London Gatwick, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Dublin in Eire. Please check www.flybe.com for flight prices and availability. Onward transfer information to Perranporth via Coastline travel can be found at https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com/the-airport/public-transport

For any further information or if you have and special access, mobility or dietary requirements please call us on 01872 309866 or email karen@poldarkscornwall.com


Poldark’s Cornwall reserve the right to alter or change the accommodation (which may incur additional charges but we strive to match our preferential rates with our partner hotel if possible), programme of events and/or tours. Certain attractions, historic houses or gardens may be closed when you visit but rest assured we will supplement with somewhere else equally wonderful! The house used as NAMPARA in the series is a private home and a working farm, they always have a right to cancel a visit should something untoward happen. If this is the case we will contact you immediately with contingency plans or to offer a refund of that element of the tour.

Should there be no further availability on your chosen dates we will endeavour to find a comparable alternative date or accommodation, but we can offer no guarantee that the price may not be changed in line with our suppliers.

Poldark’s Cornwall offer full public liability indemnity against injury whilst on our tours but we encourage our guests to take out suitable travel cover in their own regard to offer them full insurance whilst holidaying in Cornwall. Poldark’s Cornwall accepts no liability for injury or loss of life or property due to negligence or whilst on the premises of a third party attraction.

If you have any questions regarding this Poldark holiday package, please contact us before making your booking. You can even book a call with Karen.

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