Looking back on Poldark’s Cornwall

Conor Fletcher

Poldark may have left our screens this week but there's still so much to explore for those enamoured by the coast, countryside and landscape of Cornwall.

A lot of the series' filming locations are just a short drive from St Ives where you're at the heart of it all - immerse yourself in the picturesque landscape and delve into the history behind the series. Winston Graham's novels and, almost to a greater degree the 1975  and 2015 adaptations have melded themselves to the mythology of Cornwall and allowed so many to discover just what Cornwall has to offer. If you're staying in St Ives in our self catering holiday cottages and want to get out and discover the locations seen on the screen then there's no better place to get started.

As autumn sets in and Cornwall becomes the perfect place to maze your way across the coast why not visit and enjoy discovering the beauty that awaits you in Cornwall?


In St Austell Bay lies Charlestown, seemingly untouched by modernity the town and harbour offered the series a backdrop to shape their 18th-century setting. Today the town is imbued with Cornish heritage, a shipwreck museum and some of the most picture-perfect cottages nestled around a harbour you will ever see.

Botallack and Levant

Travel down the Zennor road toward Pendeen and St Just and you will be able to park up and walk down to Botallack mine, a true window to the past with an awe-inspiring backdrop. Botallack mine acted as a stand-in for Ross Poldark's Wheal Leisure and it goes without saying that the twinned engine houses offer one of the most inspirational views of the Tin Coast as they sit fixed to the cliff-face.


Taking on the moniker of Nampara Cove in the series, Porthcurno is one of the many Cornish beaches and coves that take on a character of their own. Near the Minack and the Cornwall Telegraph Museum, with the coastal path offering views out across the South coast you can enjoy the golden sands of the beach with your four legged friends outside of the summer months.

The Lizard

The coast around the Lizard is featured throughout the series. With the beaches and headland, you will find there's so much to explore. Gunwalloe was featured throughout the programme and offers a look at the vast open coastline seen in the series.

These are just a few of the places that have been featured in Poldark, Cornwall has so much to offer across the coastal paths and within the smaller towns up and down the county. If your staying with us in our self catering luxury holiday cottages then why not take advantage of reserved parking throughout your stay and discover what's out there.