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Poldark breaks in Cornwall

Poldark's Cornwall

BBC1's 18th Century drama featuring Ross and Demelza Poldark, Elizabeth and George Warleggan, and the lovely Dr Enys (and Caroline) has driven a new interest in Cornwall.

Poldark Youtube clip

The rugged clifftops, the crashing waves, the deserted beaches, the historic mining heritage - all feature in the series.

You'l know a lot of the scenes are filmed in Cornwall, featuring locations throughout the county from the far West to the North coast.

With Ocean Blue Cornwall's luxury apartments, you've got an ideal base from which to explore the county - tour Wheal Leisure, walk the moorlands and visit "the most beautiful beach in Cornwall".

Here's a closer look at some of our favourite locations.

Poldark filming locations map Cornwall

7. Church Cove

A beautiful sandy cove in the West of Cornwall, used extensively in ship-wrecking and smuggling scenes.

6. Charlestown

The port of Charlestown on the South coast is a popular location for film and TV producers.

It featured in The Three Musketeers, Frenchman's Creek and Return to Treasure Island before Poldark.

Charlestown Harbour Cornwall

Ross trades from the port, meets Andrew Blamey (who later weds Verity) here, and holds talks with merchants near the harbour.

5. Botallack & Levant

The historic engine houses of Botallack Mine cling dramatically to the cliffs. This National Trust site is beautiful even if you're not a Poldark fan, but you'll be transported to Ross's world the moment you see the setting.

tin mine Cornwall

Take care to avoid the deep shafts, unless you want to suffer the same fate as poor Francis....

4. Porthgwarra

This beautiful deserted beach was made even more beautiful when Ross took a skinny dip in its crystal clear waters....

But it's a stunning beach, whoever's in the sea. with its soft white sands and crystal blue waters.

3. Bodmin Moor

Rugged and dramatic, Bodmin Moor is Cornwall at its wildest. Climb to the two highest points of Cornwall, set within the moor's 150 square miles, and you'll be rewarded with stunning views.

bodmin moor

2. St Agnes Head

The Poldark books were written by author Winston Graham while he lived in Perranporth, just a few miles from St Agnes.

Much of his writing was inspired by the surrounding landscape, including the remnants of historic engine houses, the rugged landscape and the miles of ocean, visible from his home.

1. Padstow

If you've visited the Padstow area before, you'll no doubt have recognised the windswept landscape and dramatic clifftops used in many of the Poldark shots.

cornwall headland

Your Poldark break:

Ocean Blue's luxury apartments provide the perfect base for your Poldark-inspired break, with views across the Camel estuary, easy access to Padstow, its surrounding coutryside, and the beaches and coastal paths.

Take a look at our latest special offers and book your break to Cornwall today - call 01841 719090 for details or check the latest availability.

Image courtesy of Cornwall Today website.

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