There is so much to see in Cornwall, the county is vast, varied and stunning, so it really helps to have local knowledge if you really want to see the treasures of coast and moor.

Barry Pengelly and his company, Cornwall Discovery Tours, are a brilliant way to tour Cornwall. He has the local experience, insight and historical knowledge that makes tours so memorable. You only have to take a look at his Tripadviser page to see that.  His tours are favoured especially by our friends across the pond–American’s can sometimes be stunned by our tiny twisting roads–but anyone from out of county can be overwhelmed when driving here!

His bespoke guided tours of Cornwall can be tailored to your needs. Barry is even happy to collect you from the airport and take you to your accommodation, and he’ll venture out of county if that’s helpful too!

 

Whether your interest is seeing Cornwall as a film set, at Doc Martin and the Fisherman’s Friends’ Port Isaac, or touring the county’s award winning breweries and vineyards, you can create a unique experience. The idea of being able to sit back, relax and enjoy the trip is really quite appealing to most people!

The real gem though of Cornwall Discovery Tours is Barry himself, such warm host, whose chatter is filled with anecdotes that make your trip so memorable. For instance, Tripadviser shows 109 reviews rated as ‘Excellent’ and just one at ‘Very Good’!  With comments like; “After spending several days with Barry, we understood why he gets rave reviews. Barry is Cornwall!”

Certainly something to consider if you are new to the county or want to really know the locals’ Cornwall.

Rosamunde Scott was born in 1924 in the small village of Lelant in Cornwall. She spent many happy times growing up on the cliffs and beaches, and the Cornish landscape had a profound influence on her. In 1946 she married her husband, Graham Hope Pilcher, and moved to the opposite end of the British Isles, to Dundee in Scotland.

She began publishing some of her writings in 1949, first under the pseudonym Jane Fraser, and then under her own name. Although living in Scotland, the landscape and scenery of her childhood in Cornwall provide the setting for many of Pilcher’s stories. Pilcher went on to sell more than 60 million books worldwide.
Pilcher’s books have been turned into television series and films. These programs are particularly popular in Germany, where over 160 television series based on Pilcher’s works have been produced. Sunday evenings are even affectionally known in Germany as ‘Rosamunde Pilcher Night’, and her shows attract a weekly audience of 7 million viewers.
Picher country is so popular that 350,000 German tourists visit Cornwall every year, and two-thirds of all foreign visitors who come to Cornwall are from either Germany, Austria, or Switzerland.
Below can be seen some of the scenic locations across Cornwall that serve as the backgrounds to the Rosamunde Pilcher films and television series.

Prideaux Place

If Rosamunde Picher fans were pilgrims then Prideaux Place would be the Holy Land. The Elizabethan country house has been used as a filming location in numerous Pilcher series

The house is situated near the fishing village of Padstow, and lies on the south bank of the Camel River. Built in 1592, and comprised of 81 rooms, the house sits in its own estate of 3,500 acres. The current owner of the Prideaux estate, Peter Prideaux-Brune, has featured in several of the series, his roles to date include: chauffeur, gin taster and coroner.

Prideaux Place, its grounds, the nearby town of Padstow have all been used as settings. If you are a fan and plan on visiting Cornwall then Prideaux Place is a must-see location.

More informationprideauxplace.co.uk

Padstow

Very close to Prideaux Place, on the banks of the Camel Estuary, lies the picturesque town of Padstow. This town grew as a fishing port and, while some fishing vessels still harbour here, it now accommodates more modern and luxurious yachts alongside the traditional fleet.  In addition to being a stop on the Pilcher tour Padstow is a tourist destination in its own right, known for its stunning views across the Camel Estuary and as the home of Rick Stein’s fish restaurants.

More informationpadstowlive.com
         

Bedruthan Steps

North of Newquay, on the North Coast, lies Bedruthan Steps. Also known as Pentire Steps, or its Cornish name of Carnewas, this is probably the most awe inspiring and dramatic setting on our list of locations. It consists of a series of geological stacks, which rise out of the sands across the bay. Each of the stacks has a name, such as: Queen BessSamaritan IslandRedcove IslandPendarves Island, and Carnewas Island.
The name ‘Bedruthan’ it has been said comes from a mythological giant, who used the stacks as steppingstones. The earliest records of this myth, however, indicate that it was most likely invented to entertain the Victorian tourists of the last 19th Century. The name itself is more likely to have originally been the name of one of the miners paths that lead up the cliff from the beach.
Steps leading to the beach were covered by a rock fall, and unfortunately there is currently no safe way down. However, the views from the top of the cliff are still astounding!
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Poldark Series 5 – Episode 8 – Cornwall filming locations explained

The final episode of Poldark Series 5  aired on Monday 26th August 2019 on the BBC in the UK. 

Exciting, explosive and emotional, episode 8 certainly delivered a spectacular finale.

Find out more below about the wonderful Cornish destinations shown in the last episode.

This blog post explains where the Cornwall filming locations can be found. If you are planning a trip to Cornwall soon then this will help you find these locations, and don’t worry if you have not seen this episode yet as there are no spoilers.

Here we go and with links to download our free maps showing the different locations…

  • The magnificent destination of Bedruthan Steps, with its iconic stacks standing proud against the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, features in the opening location nighttime shots. Please click here to see a map showing more information about this wonderful spot and coastline in North Cornwall.

Nampara Cottage, used for multiple shots in this episode

  • We then see the first of many shots in this episode of the exterior of Ross and Demelza’s family home, Nampara Cottage. For more information about Bodmin Moor and this beautiful Cornish location near the building used as the exterior of Nampara Cottage click here
  • The scene where Demelza rides on horseback across the misty clifftop is filmed at the popular filming spot of Botallack. This area has World Heritage Site status due to its rich mining history and is certainly worth a visit. More information about this spectacular clifftop location can be found here.

The mine at Botallack used to depict Wheal Jane

  • We are then treated to flyover footage of the dramatic headland at Gwennap Head with far-reaching views of the Atlantic Ocean and the tall ship in the sea. To find the coast path and the best places to park in this area please click here 
  • We first see a nighttime shot of the quaint fishing village of Penberth Cove which depicts the fictional coastal village of Sawle on screen. We are then treated to a wonderful scene of villagers enjoying the festivities taking place at Penberth Cove on a blustery day. Ross talks with Tess and then Demelza and Geoffrey Charles. Dwight and Caroline are also present walking up from the slipway. More information about Penberth Cove including a free map can be found here.

Dollar Cove, where the closing scenes were filmed

  • The highly emotional and dramatic closing moments are filmed at the stunning Dollar Cove on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula. As Ross and Demelza captivate the audience whilst talking on the clifftop the footage shows the beautiful beach at Dollar Cove with Church Cove behind. The aerial shots of both Coves as the men walk the boat out show just how wonderful this coastal spot is. For a free map showing Dollar Cove and how to get there click here.

Here are the links to Episode 1, Episode 2,  Episode 3Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6 and Episode 7

That’s the last of our destination blogs as Poldark Series 5 has drawn to a close. However, you can always revisit any of our Poldark blogs by clicking on the different Series and Episode links.

For more information on the filming locations used in the previous Series click the following link – Series 4

Poldark Series 5 – Episode 7 – Cornwall filming locations explained

Poldark Series 5, episode 7 aired on 25th August 2019 on the BBC in the UK. This fast-moving, action-packed and very emotional penultimate episode centred around events in both London and Cornwall. Find out more below about the wonderful Cornish destinations shown in this week’s episode.

This blog post explains where the Cornwall filming locations can be found. If you are planning a trip to Cornwall soon then this will help you find these locations, and don’t worry if you have not seen this episode yet as there are no spoilers.

Here we go and with links to download our free maps showing the different locations…

  • The dramatic clifftops of Butter Hole, near Stepper Point, were used as the filming location for the scene where Sam, Drake and Demelza were talking early on in the episode. This stretch of the South West coast path offers breathtakingly beautiful views of the North Cornwall coast and Atlantic Ocean. To find out more about the coast path and this area please click here.

Butter Hole next to Stepper Point was used for the opening clifftop scene in this episode

  • The scene where Ross exits a mine is filmed on the clifftop at Botallack.  More information about this popular and spectacular clifftop location with the former tin mines can be found here.
  • The beautiful location of Butter Hole features again in this episode as  Ross meets Dwight on horseback on the clifftop. To find out more about the coast path which offers spectacular views towards Mother Iveys Bay and Trevose Head please click here.
  • We then return to the Cornish filming location of Botallack as we see Ross and Zacky walk to the old mine shaft.  This clifftop location of Botallack with the iconic former tin mines standing proud in the cliffs features as the fictional location of Wheal Jane. More information about Botallack can be found here.

Botallack in West Cornwall

  • There are several exterior shots of Nampara Cottage featured throughout this episode as events unravel at the home of Ross and Demelza. For more information about Bodmin Moor and this beautiful Cornish location near the building used as the exterior of Nampara Cottage click here.
  • Ross, Cecily Hanson and Geoffrey Charles travel in the horse-drawn carriage across Bodmin Moor. This vast area of remote and beautiful moorland is home to the two highest Cornish Peaks, Rough Tor and Brown Willy, both boasting breathtaking views of the moors. For more more information and a free map of the area click here.
  • The aerial footage later in the episode shows the spectacular coastline at Porth Loe looking down to the Atlantic Ocean. This filming location can be accessed via the coast path from Porthgwarra. Download a free map of the area here
  • The scene in which Ross leaves the mine with Laurent is filmed at Botallack. More information about this clifftop location which is steeped in history can be found here.
  • Dramatic events unfold at the magnificent filming location of Charlestown which depicts Truro Harbour in Poldark. There are some tear-jerking scenes featuring much of the cast including, Caroline, Demelza, Kitty, Cecily and Geoffrey Charles. Ross and Prudie also feature in this scene as do Zacky and Dwight. We won’t say any more because we do not wish to give anything away, however, more information about this beautifully preserved Georgian Harbour can be found here.

Charlestown Harbour used to film the dramatic scene towards the close of this episode

  • The final Cornish location in this penultimate episode is the clifftop at St Agnes Head, featured with Ross and Laurent talking whilst looking out to sea and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. For more information about the local area and South West coast path click here.

We are on the edge of our seats waiting for the concluding episode!

Read more about other episodes in this series. Here are the links to Episode 1, Episode 2,  Episode 3  Episode 4  Episode 5 and Episode 6

That’s it for Episode 7. For more information on the filming locations used in the previous Series click the following link – Series 4

Poldark Series 5 – Episode 5 – Cornwall filming locations explained

Poldark Series 5, episode 5 aired on 11th August 2019 on the BBC in the UK. This fast-moving episode centred on events in both London and Cornwall. Many stunning and memorable Cornish destinations were featured this week.

This blog post explains where the Cornwall filming locations can be found. If you are planning a trip to Cornwall soon then this will help you find these locations, and don’t worry if you have not seen this episode yet as there are no spoilers.

Here we go and with links to download our free maps showing the different locations…

  • The dramatic cliffs of Gwennap Head feature in the opening shot of the episode. The aerial footage certainly shows this truly spectacular Cornish coastline in all its splendour. To find the coast path and the best places to park in this area please click here 

Gwennap Head, used for the opening aerial footage in this episode

  • Straight after the the opening coastline footage the outside view of Nampara Cottage hits our screens. The home of Ross, Demelza and their children features many times in Episode 5. Note the interior shots at Nampara were filmed at the Bottleyard Studio in Bristol. For more information about Bodmin Moor and this beautiful Cornish location near the building used as Nampara click here
  • Demelza and the children stand on the clifftop waving goodbye to Ross and the Depards departing for London in the stagecoach. These shots were filmed at the iconic and spectacular location of Bedruthan Steps. Viewers are certainly treated to a wonderful view of this Cornish coastline with the  waves of the Atlantic Ocean rolling in to the magnificent stacks in the sea. Please click here to see a map showing this location.

The stream and stepping stones at Penberth Cove

  • The fictional location of Sawle village features next when Demelza and Sam meet. A few scenes later, Morwenna is seen walking over the stepping stones whilst watched by Drake from the forge. The filming location is the charming fishing village of Penberth Cove. More information about Penberth Cove including a free map can be found here
  • The scene where the miners are queuing for payment by the historic engine house on the clifftop is filmed at Botallack.  More information about this spectacular clifftop location which is steeped in history can be found here.
  • Holywell Bay, the truly iconic filming location for Poldark, features next as Demelza walks through a stream towards Drake and the children playing on a beach. This beautiful sandy beach at Holywell and the two magnificent rock stacks in the sea make this a popular location. For a free map showing Holywell Bay and how to get there click here.

The stream Demelza walks through at Holywell Bay

  • We return again to the filming location of Penberth Cove with the scene where Demelza talks to a crowd of villagers on the slipway in the fictional village of Sawle. A few scenes later Morwenna is seen walking on the large stepping stones to cross the stream. More information about Penberth Cove including a free map can be found here

We are now over halfway through Series 5. Read more about other episodes in this series. Here are the links to Episode 1, Episode 2,  Episode 3 and Episode 4

That’s it for Episode 5. For more information on the filming locations used in the previous Series click the following link – Series 4

Poldark Series 5 – Episode 6 – Cornwall filming locations explained

Poldark Series 5, episode 6 aired on 18th August 2019 on the BBC in the UK. This action-packed episode featured dramatic and emotional events in both London and Cornwall. Find out more below about the wonderful Cornish destinations shown in this week’s episode.

This blog post explains where the Cornwall filming locations can be found. If you are planning a trip to Cornwall soon then this will help you find these locations, and don’t worry if you have not seen this episode yet as there are no spoilers.

Here we go and with links to download our free maps showing the different locations…

  • The dramatic cliffs of St Agnes Head and the vast expanse of golden sands on the shore below hit our screens as Demelza talks to the crowd of villagers. This truly breathtaking stretch of coastline can be accessed from Chapel Porth. To find out more about the coast path and beach please click here

St Agnes Head, used for the opening scene in this episode

  • The aerial footage later in the episode shows the spectacular coastline at Porth Loe which is then immediately followed by an exterior shot of Nampara Cottage. To find out more about Porth Loe, Porthgwarra and the surrounding area click here
  • As mentioned in previous blogs, the interior shots at Nampara Cottage were filmed at the Bottleyard Studio in Bristol. For more information about Bodmin Moor and this beautiful Cornish location near the building used as Nampara Cottage click here
  • Viewers will no doubt be delighted with the beach scenes where Demelza, her children, Drake, Morwenna, Sam and Rosina are enjoying the delights of Holywell Bay. This truly stunning spot with its vast expanse of golden sand backed by grass tufted dunes and the iconic Gull Rocks standing proud in the Atlantic Ocean make this a popular filming location. For a free map showing Holywell Bay and how to get there click here.
  • The fictional location of Sawle village features with the scene where Drake and Sam are discussing matters at the Blacksmiths before Tess arrives to talk to Sam. The filming location is the quaint fishing village of Penberth Cove. More information about Penberth Cove including a free map can be found here. A little while later we see Demelza leaving Penberth to follow Jacka Hoblyn along the South West Coast Path.
  • A location we haven’t seen for a while then wows us with its beauty. The beautiful beach at Dollar Cove (next to Church Cove) is shown as Demelza looks down from the clifftop at the men below on the beach. This beach gets its name following a shipwreck in the 16th century. For a free map showing Dollar Cove and how to get there click here

Dollar Cove, used for the first time in this series

  • The scene where Demelza talks to Drake and Zacky regarding the mine is filmed by the historic engine house on the clifftop at Botallack.  More information about this spectacular clifftop location can be found here.
  • Ross travels in the carriage across Bodmin Moor. This vast area of remote moorland offers stunning views and magnificent rock formations which are truly worth exploring.  The two highest Cornish Peaks, Rough Tor and Brown Willy, both boast breathtaking views of the moors. For more more information and a free map of the area click here
  • The next Cornish location in this week’s episode is the popular Penberth Cove mentioned above, which depicts the on-screen village of Sawle. Here we see Demelza, Drake and Prudie watch Tess, Sam and Rosina. More information about Penberth Cove including a free map can be found here
  • The final dramatic scene of this episode, with Ross and Demelza on the clifftop, was filmed at Gwennap Head in West Cornwall. The sheer beauty of this headland adds to the drama of this end scene. This filming location is in between Porthgwarra and Porth Loe and can be accessed via the coast path. Download a free map of the area here

Bodmin Moor used as the backdrop for many of the horse-drawn carriage scenes

We can’t wait for the final two episodes in this fifth series. Read more about other episodes in this series. Here are the links to Episode 1, Episode 2,  Episode 3Episode 4 and Episode 5

That’s it for Episode 6. For more information on the filming locations used in the previous Series click the following link – Series 4

Poldark Series 5, episode 4 aired last night (4th August 2019) on the BBC in the UK. We were certainly spoilt with the spectacular Cornish destinations shown in this week’s episode.

This blog post explains where the Cornwall filming locations can be found. If you are planning a trip to Cornwall soon then this will help you find these locations, and don’t worry if you have not seen this episode yet as there are no spoilers.

Here we go and with links to download our free maps showing the different locations…

  • The stunning filming location of Holywell Bay features in the scene where Cecily Hanson and Geoffrey Charles visit the cave together. This dramatic coastal scene is a popular filming location helped by the iconic twin islets in the sea which are known locally as Carter’s Rocks or Gull Rocks. For a free map showing Holywell Bay and how to get there click here.

The sand dunes at Holywell Bay where Cecily Hanson talks with Geoffery Charles

 

  • Nampara Cottage, the home of Ross, Demelza and their children features as we see a shot of the outside of the cottage at nighttime. There are also a couple more exterior shots of the cottage later on in the episode. Note the interior shots at Nampara were filmed at the Bottleyard Studio in Bristol. For more information about the local area near the building used as Nampara click here
  • The next Cornish destination wowing the audience is the wonderful sight of the stacks in the turquoise sea at Kynance Cove. This idyllic location on the west side of the Lizard is breathtaking. For more information and a free map of the area click here
  • Morwenna invites more children in to her home at the Cornish filming location of Penberth Cove, which features as the village of Sawle on screen. In fact, Penberth Cove features a few times in this episode as we follow Morwenna on her travels, Demelza also visits Morwenna and Drake’s home. We see Sam Carne talking to Rosina Hoblyn on the slipway and there is also the lovely shot of Morwenna using the stepping stones at Penberth Cove to cross the river with Sam close behind her. Later on in the episode we also see Ross attend Penberth to collect Valentine. More information about Penberth Cove including a free map can be found here.

Looking inland at Penberth Cove – The building on the left is used as Morwenna & Drake’s home.
  • A meeting of miners takes place at Botallack. The set designer did a wonderful job of dressing this historic engine house with new buildings and plenty of props. More information about this spectacular clifftop location can be found here.
  • The sandy beach of Holywell Bay features again with the scene where Geoffrey Charles and Cecily Hanson talk in the sand dunes. For a free map showing Holywell Bay and how to get there click here.
  • Charlestown Harbour in St Austell Bay is the Cornish filming location for the scene where Ralph Hanson meets with Tess Tregidden. Ross Poldark also discusses matters with his Bank Manager on the harbour walls before meeting Ralph Hanson. On screen, the harbour is the backdrop for Truro. For a free map showing Charlestown and the surrounding area click here.

Charlestown Harbour, the film location used as Truro Docks
  • The coast path at Gwennap Head and Porthgwarra features where Ross Poldark rides his horse along the clifftop and sees Valentine. To find the coast path and the best places to park in this area please click here 
  • The dramatic coastal view of Bedruthan Steps and the stacks in the Atlantic Ocean are shown as Demelza rides on horseback along the clifftop. Please click here to see a map showing this location which is certainly worth a visit.

We are now halfway through Series 5. Read more about other episodes in this series. Here are the links to Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3

That’s it for Episode 4. For more information on the filming locations used in the previous Series click the following link – Series 4

Poldark Series 5, episode 3 aired on 28th July 2019 on the BBC in the UK. We were certainly treated to many stunning Cornish locations this week as the whole episode featured on events around the storyline in Cornwall.This blog post explains where the Cornwall filming locations can be found. If you are planning a trip to Cornwall soon then this will help you find these locations, and don’t worry if you have not seen this episode yet as there are no spoilers.

Here we go and with links to download our free maps showing the different locations…

  • The first Cornish location shown is Botallack which is the fictional location of Wheal Jane. You will see this beautiful coastal spot as the place where Demelza is reading a letter and where she later meets with Ned Despard and some of the miners. For a free map showing the car park location and coastal path of this spectacular place click here.

      

     The structure used as Wheal Jane at Botallack
  • Demelza talks with Rosina Hoblyn and little Tommy in the fictional coastal village of Sawle, which is actually the Cornish filming location of Penberth Cove. More information about Penberth Cove including a free map can be found here.
  • We are then treated to more breathtaking views of Botallack in the scene of Ross Poldark working at the mine head of Wheal Jane. More information about Botallack can be found here.
  • More shots of Penberth Cove and the building and slipway hit our screens a few minutes later in the episode where we see Drake Carne and Tess Tregidden talking outside the blacksmiths and then Geoffrey Charles and Cecily Hanson join in the conversation. Also, it features in the scene where Demelza is talking with the miners.

     The building used as Morwenna’s house at Penberth Cove
  • The next location is sure to be an iconic scene for this series. The filming location of a cave at Holywell Bay, which features as the fictional location of Trebella Cove below the mine Wheal Plenty, certainly provides an exceptional location for this dramatic nail-biting scene. The cave is on the North cliffs and is big, as you can see from the below photograph, however, it is tidal so please do always check local tide times and lifeguard advice. For a free map of this area click here
  • The coast path between Gwennap Head and Porthgwarra features many times in this episode showing scenes of village folk and miners running across the clifftops. To find the coast path and the best places to park in this area please click here
  • There is a truly stunning aerial shot of the stacks at Bedruthan. Just as dramatic in real life, please click here to see a map showing this location.
  • Then comes the scene that is featured in all of the trailers where Ross Poldark walks out of a cave holding a boy. This scene depicted events at the Poldark location of Trebella Cove, which was filmed at Holywell Bay. For a free map of this area click here

     Inside the cave at Holywell Bay
  • We see the exterior of Nampara Cottage at dusk, whilst George Warleggan walks across the fields. For more information about Nampara click here
  • The nighttime shot of George standing on the clifftop at Gwennap Head is the final Cornwall filming location of this episode. To find the coast path and the best places to park in this area please click here

Read more about other episodes in this series. Here are the links to Episode 1 and Episode 2

That’s it for Episode 3. For more information on the filming locations used in the previous Series click the following link – Series 4

For lots more information about Poldark and really useful maps- follow this link https://freemapsofcornwall.co.uk/

Episode 2 of Poldark Series 5 aired last night on the BBC in the UK. For those who saw it, this quick blog post explains where the Cornwall filming locations can be found. For those who live overseas and have not seen it yet, it was another fast-moving episode with plenty of drama but don’t worry as we have written the below in such a way that there should be NO SPOILERS. Hopefully, we will see you in Cornwall soon.

Read more about other episodes in this series. Click this link for Episode 1

Ok, here we go, with links to download our free maps showing the different locations…

  • Morwenna looks out to sea whilst Drake and Sam discuss matters in the Blacksmiths. This scene was filmed at Penberth Cove. A free map showing the location of Penberth Cove can be found here

Penberth Cove
  • We’re treated to two quick glimpses of Nampara Cottage, the first by day and the second at night. Filmed at Bodmin Moor near St Breward. More information about this area including a free map can be found here
  • Drake and Morwenna spot Valentine on the clifftop of this spectacular coastal location at Gwennap Head. Geoffrey Charles also recounts a childhood memory with his mother, Elizabeth, on this clifftop. Filmed at Gwennap Head near Porthgwarra. More information about this area including a free map showing the coast paths and car parks for this location can be found here

Bedruthan Steps
  • The horse and carriages returning everyone from London to Cornwall pass by the magnificent stacks of Bedruthan Steps. Filmed on the North side of Bedruthan Steps. More information about this area including a free map showing where to park at Bedruthan Steps can be found here
  • The final beach scene of Episode 2 sees Ross, Demelza, Drake and many others enjoying a gathering around a fire. Filmed at the popular filming location of Holywell Bay – More information about this area including a free map showing where Holywell Bay is located can be found here

Holywell Bay

 

That’s it for Episode 2. For more information on the filming locations used in the previous Series click the following link – Series 4

The suspense is over – Poldark fans in the UK were last night treated to a sensational start to Series 5. Episode 1 did not disappoint with the return of the much-loved cast, and dramatic plots and new characters delivered a climatic start to the Series, as did the impressive backdrop of spectacular and breathtaking locations in Cornwall.

For those who saw it, this quick blog post explains where the Cornwall filming locations can be found and, for those who live overseas and have not seen it yet, we have written it in such a way that hopefully there are NO SPOILERS. Here are the fantastic destinations explained, with links to download our free maps showing the different locations…

 

Bedruthan Steps
  • The opening scene saw Ross fishing in his boat before meeting Demelza on the beach – Filmed at Holywell Bay. More information about Holywell including a free map can be found here
  • Kitty Depard travels in a stagecoach from London to Cornwall and there is a spectacular clifftop view with rock stacks on the dramatic Cornish coastline. Filmed on the North side of Bedruthan Steps. More information about this area including a free map can be found here

 

Penberth Cove
  • Ross and Demelza take a clifftop walk through the mist and meet with the miners. Filmed at Botallack. More information about Botallack including a free map can be found here.
  • George and Cary Warleggan talk business with Ralph Hanson on the harbour wall.  Filmed at Charlestown. More information about Charlestown including a free map can be found here

 

Charlestown Harbour
  • Brothers, Sam and Drake Carne challenge Tess Tregidden in front of a crowd on the coastal slipway. Filmed at Penberth Cove. More information about Penberth Cove including a free map can be found here
  • Demelza talks with Tess Tregidden on the coastal path next to Porth Loe. This location can be found about 1km north of Porthgwarra. More information about this area including a free map showing the location can be found here
  • Demelza and Caroline travel by stagecoach across the vast expanse of moor. Filmed at Bodmin Moor. .

For lots more information about Poldark and really useful maps- follow this link https://freemapsofcornwall.co.uk/