Located near St Austell, Charlestown is famed for its collection of ships and traditional appearance. It has been used in such film as Pirates of The Caribbean in the past but stood as a replacement for Truro in Poldark. The original harbour is Grade II listed and is complete with Tall Ships for added effect.
Bodmin Moor & St Breward
This region was home to the cast and crew for much of their time in Cornwall. Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, were shot here along with many capturing the cast on horseback.
Botallack and Levant Mines
If you’re looking for a scene setter, one that really captures the imagination and perfectly encapsulates Cornwall at its mining height, then you need to head west. The BBC’s location managers couldn’t resist the rich mining heritage of the stretch of west Cornwall coast between Botallack and Levant Mines. Owels and Crowns near Botallack was cast as Poldark’s Wheal Leisure while Levant played the role of Tressiders Rolling Mill.
Take a drive out to the remote yet beautiful Lizard Peninsula and to the pretty coastal village of Gunwalloe. The beach at Church Cove relived its smuggling past when it was used to film night-time ship wrecking scenes. The tiny church of St Wynwallow, right on the beach, was also used for some wedding and church scenes.
Park Head, near Porthcothan
Looking to recreate those famous scenes on horseback? Head to Park Head, near Newquay. The cliff tops here boast stunning views out across Bedruthan Steps – and it’s these views that appealed to the team behind Poldark for those galloping scenes, with Ross’ hair blowing in the wind.
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