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.
In this tour we explore the North Coast of Cornwall, 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.
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.
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.
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 One Day Tour – Cornwall’s North Coast Film and literary locations***