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The Poldark Tour of Cornwall 51

Showcasing some of the county's most mind-blowing scenery as well as the epic tale of its protagonist, Poldark has undeniably put Cornwall on the map. With a fourth series slated for summer 2018, join us on the ultimate tour of Poldark's Cornwall and add your own images as we showcase locations used in the original novels which have now been made famous on the big screen. Originally penned by novelist Winston Graham, the Poldark saga follows its namesake Cornishman's return to his home county after three years of fighting in the American Revolutionary War. On arriving home, Ross Poldark finds his former life shattered, his estate in ruins and his fiancee engaged to his own cousin. Desperate to turn the situation around, Ross takes in a maid named Demelza and sets about restoring his fortunes by re-opening his family's copper mines in an epic tale which sees our hero marry Demelza, fall foul of a smuggling ring and even lead a daring foray into revolutionary France. Set in Cornwall in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Poldark was first adapted for TV in the 1970s. In 2015 the BBC struck gold when they recreated the TV series starring Aiden Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza. The series proved immensely popular and even gained international acclaim as it was picked up by the USA's PBS network and also premiered in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and Finland.

Cornwall Cliff Mine Botallack

Jan 19 2016

Iconic Engine Houses Wheal Leisure and Wheal Gambler- both featuring as Poldark owned mines. World heritage area.

Botallack Mine, West Cornwall, United Kingdom, illustration from the magazine The Illustrated London News, volume LX, January 6, 1872

Jan 6 1872

Iconic Engine Houses Wheal Leisure and Wheal Gambler- both featuring as Poldark owned mines. World heritage area.

Tin Mines, Botallack Mines, Botallack, Cornwall, England

Apr 23 2014

Iconic Engine Houses Wheal Leisure and Wheal Gambler- both featuring as Poldark owned mines.

Along the old tin mines

May 30 2016

Iconic Engine Houses Wheal Leisure and Wheal Gambler- both featuring as Poldark owned mines.

Porthgwarra cove Cornwall

Nov 14 2008

Porthgwarra is a stunning little cove on the west coast of Cornwall. It was used for the famous swimming scene and the Pilchard Gathering. This image was taken looking south east along the coast at Porthgwarra cove, Cornwall.

Levant Mine Cornwall England

Oct 17 2013

The historic Levant Mine on the Penwith Coast Cornwall which features as Tressiders Rolling Mill. The mine is open to visit and a steam powered engine is still in action.

Logan Rock, Porthcurno, Cornwall, England

Sep 27 2010

Porthcurno was used as the setting for Nampara Cove. This image shows the view over this gorgeously sandy beach towards Logan Rock from Treen Cliff near Porthcurno.

The Minack Cliff Top Ampitheatre In Porthcurno

Aug 5 2011

Porthcurno was used as the setting for Nampara Cove. The beach is beside the Minack Theatre. The theatre, built by Rowena Cade in the 1930s and carved into the granite cliffs above the sea at Porthcurno, attracts around 75,000 theatre-goers every summer to watch summer performances - ranging from Shakespeare to musicals which are held from May until September, although the grounds and exhibition centre are open all year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Gurnard's Head Last rays of the sun

Aug 30 2016

A headland on the North Cornish Coast near Zennor and the site of the Iron Age hillfort Trereen Dinas. Owned by the National Trust, Gurnard's Head is mentioned in the Poldark books as a 'treacherous headland'.

Gurnard's Head Cornwall

Aug 30 2016

A headland on the North Cornish Coast near Zennor and the site of the Iron Age hillfort Trereen Dinas. Owned by the National Trust, Gurnard's Head is mentioned in the Poldark books as a 'treacherous headland'.

On the way to Gurnard's Head

Oct 6 2015

On the way to Gurnard head on the coast path in Cornwall. Gurnard's Head is mentioned in the Poldark books as a 'treacherous headland'.

On the way to Gurnard head

Oct 6 2015

On the way to Gurnard head on the coast path in Cornwall. Gurnard's Head is mentioned in the Poldark books as a 'treacherous headland'.

Embroidered tapestry inside Godolphin House designed by Architecton, Helston, United Kingdom

Jun 10 2016

Godolphin House. Architecture by Architecton. The house was used in the original 1970s TV series as Trenwith- the home of Francis Poldark.

Godolphin House designed by Architecton, Helston, United Kingdom

Jun 10 2016

Godolphin House. Architecture by Architecton. The house was used in the original 1970s TV series as Trenwith- the home of Francis Poldark.

Godolphin House and Garden

Jun 10 2016

Godolphin House is a manor from the Tudor and Stuart period and is located between Townshend and Godolphin Cross near Helston in Cornwall. The house was used in the original 1970s TV series as Trenwith- the home of Francis Poldark.

Bluebell woods at Godolphin in Cornwall England UK.

Jun 13 2015

Stunning Bluebell woods at Godolphin in Cornwall England UK. The house was used in the original 1970s TV series as Trenwith- the home of Francis Poldark.

Transport. Shipping. Sail. pic: October 1910. The 'Olympe' wrecked at Gunwalloe, Cornwall, with the ship fast on the beach.

Oct 1 1910

The beach at Gunnwalloe Cove on the Lizard Peninsular was used for the night wreck of the Queen Charlotte. This image shows the 'Olympe' wrecked at Gunwalloe, Cornwall, with the ship fast on the beach (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images).

Gunwalloe Cove

May 8 2012

The beach at Gunnwalloe Cove on the Lizard Peninsular was used for the night wreck of the Queen Charlotte.

Predannack Wollas

May 12 2017

The windswept headland of Predannack Wollas, near Mullion and overlooking its famous cove, provide the backdrop for many of the epic-looking scenes in which Ross Poldark is riding astride coastal cliffs on horseback.

inside Poldark

Sep 23 2009

Poldark mine has been the location for underground sequences in the two series of the BBC series. The only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours, Poldark is regarded as one of the most historic locations of Cornish Mining. 18th century tin mine chipped into granite rock.

Inside Poldark

Sep 23 2009

Poldark mine has been the location for underground sequences in the two series of the BBC series. The only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours, Poldark is regarded as one of the most historic locations of Cornish Mining. 18th century tin mine chipped into granite rock.

Poldark Mine

20 2006

Poldark mine has been the location for underground sequences in the two series of the BBC series. The only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours, Poldark is regarded as one of the most historic locations of Cornish Mining. The former chairman of English Heritage said it was "one of the two most atmospheric mine tours in Europe". The mine has been open for 40 years and millions of visitors have passed through its tunnels.

Poldark Mine

Oct 22 2010

Poldark mine has been the location for underground sequences in the two series of the BBC series. The only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours, Poldark is regarded as one of the most historic locations of Cornish Mining. Inside an 18th century Cornish tin mine.

Poldark Mine

Oct 22 2010

Poldark mine has been the location for underground sequences in the two series of the BBC series. The only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours, Poldark is regarded as one of the most historic locations of Cornish Mining.

Wheal Coates Tin Mine

Jun 4 2011

Many cliff top scenes in the TV series were filmed on or near St Agnes Head. Wheal Coates Tin Mine, Cornwall, St. Agnes. Buildings date from 1870s, Towanroath Shaft Pumping Engine House.

Wheal Coates abandoned tin mine

Apr 15 2013

The Wheal Coates tin mine pumping engine house which was worked from 1815 to 1914. Perched on the rugged Cornish cliffs in a dramatic setting with the rollers of the Atlantic Ocean crashing below. Many cliff top scenes in the TV series were filmed on or near St Agnes Head.

View from St. Agnes Head, England, Cornwall

Jun 4 2011

Many cliff top scenes in the TV series were filmed on or near St Agnes Head.

Perranporth beach on the north coast of Cornwall in England

Nov 27 2015

Perranporth beach on the north coast of Cornwall in South West England. It is a beautiful sunny day and waves are rolling into sea shore. Thrift and grass are visible in the foreground. Perranporth was the home of the late Winston Graham and provided the inspiration for many of the characters and places in the Poldark books.

Perranporth beach

Oct 18 2016

Perranporth beach in Cornwall. Perranporth was the home of the late Winston Graham and provided the inspiration for many of the characters and places in the Poldark books.

Holywell Bay Sunset

Aug 13 2016

Sunset over Holywell Bay Beach, Cornwall England UK. Series two featured the iconic Gull Rock as the backdrop in many scenes.

Holywell Bay and beach Cornwall England

Nov 15 2012

Holywell Bay beach Cornwall England United Kingdom near Newquay and on the South West Coastal Path. Series two featured the iconic Gull Rock as the backdrop in many scenes.

The Drawing Room showing a late eighteenth century mahogany bookcase at Trerice, Cornwall

Nov 15 2012

Trerice House was the inspiration for Trenwith and featured in the original series in the 1970s. The Drawing Room at Trerice showing a late eighteenth century mahogany bookcase with glazed Gothick doors, tables, chairs and a collection of various ceramics.

Trerice an Elizabethan Manor house near Newquay in Cornwall

Sep 7 2013

Trerice House was the inspiration for Trenwith and featured in the original series in the 1970s. Trerice is an Elizabethan Manor house near Newquay in Cornwall.

Elizabethan manor house and gardens Trerice House Newquay Cornwall spring

Apr 21 2015

Trerice House was the inspiration for Trenwith and featured in the original series in the 1970s. Sunny spring weather drew tourists and visitors to the beautiful Elizabethan manor house and gardens at Trerice House, Kestle Mill, Newquay on Tuesday 21st April 2015

Cyclamen flowering in Trerice Gardens an Elizabethan Manor house near Newquay in Cornwall

Sep 7 2013

Trerice House was the inspiration for Trenwith and featured in the original series in the 1970s. This image shows Cyclamen flowering in Trerice Gardens.

Porthcothan bay, Cornwall

Sep 28 2015

Porthcothan was used for some shots of Hendrawna Beach as well as Nampara land. Porthcothan bay beach is near Padstow, Cornwall. This photo was taken from the South West coast path on a sunny afternoon in September.

Tide pool at Porthcothan beach

Jun 8 2015

Porthcothan was used for some shots of Hendrawna Beach as well as Nampara land. A shallow, sandy tide pool at Porthcothan Beach (bay), Cornwall.

Tregothnan, Cornwall, home of Viscount Falmouth, c1880.

Jan 1 1880

Tregothnan was featured in the Poldark books and has been home to the Boscowen family for seven centuries. It was the home of Viscount Falmouth, c1880. The house was rebuilt in the 1650s after being sacked during the Civil War and was enlarged in the 19th century to designs by William Wilkins, the architect of the National Gallery in London. A print from A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, edited by Reverend FO Morris, Volume V, William Mackenzie, London, c1880. Wood-engraved plates after paintings by Benjamin Fawcett and Alexander Francis Lydon. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

The Gatehouse at Tregothnan Estate and tea plantation in Cornwall

Jul 23 2008

Tregothnan was featured in the Poldark books and has been home to the Boscowen family for seven centuries.

The Prince Of Wales In Cornwall: Tregothnan Castle, North Front, 1880

Jan 1 1880

Tregothnan was featured in the Poldark books and has been home to the Boscowen family for seven centuries. The Prince Of Wales In Cornwall: Tregothnan Castle, North Front, 1880. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

View at Caerhays Castle or Carhayes Castle, a semi-...

May 18 2015

Caerhays Castle was the real home of Cuby Trevanion, it's now home to the Williams family. View at Caerhays Castle or Carhayes Castle, a semi-castellated manor house south of St Michael. (Photo by Olaf Protze/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Panorama of the Caerhays Castle estate, a semi-castellated...

May 18 2015

Caerhays Castle was the real home of Cuby Trevanion, it's now home to the Williams family. Panorama of the Caerhays Castle estate, a semi-castellated manor house south of St Michael. (Photo by Olaf Protze/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Charlestown Harbour

Aug 2 2010

Charlestown Harbour Cornwall. Charlestown features as the maritime port of Truro and Falmouth.

Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall, England

Jul 6 2015

Charlestown features as the maritime port of Truro and Falmouth. Charlestown Harbour and quay with houses. Cornwall. England

UK, England, Cornwall, Exterior of Bodmin Jail

Oct 28 2015

Bodmin Jail is where Jim and Ross were incarcerated.

Abandoned Bodmin Prison Against Sky

Jan 16 2015

Bodmin Jail is where Jim and Ross were incarcerated.

Dramatic Skies over Bodmin Moor

Aug 17 2015

Various sites on Bodmin Moor have been used in the BBC series as the setting for 'Nampara'. Local village St Breward was also the location of the miners cottages. This images shows a dramatic sunset sky over King Arthur's Hall, a Neolithic monument made up of standing stones in a remote part of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, with the peaks of Roughtor and Brown Willy in the distance.

Martian moorland, Bodmin Moor from above

Jan 14 2011

Various sites on Bodmin Moor have been used in the BBC series as the setting for 'Nampara'. Local village St Breward was also the location of the miners cottages. This is Brown Willy and the surrounding peat bog of Bodmin Moor captured from a Cessna light aircraft (window open). I cropped the image postbox-style to eliminate parts of the wing and to accentuate the openness of the moorland. The russet colours give it a rather Martian feel.

View of Brown Willy Tor from Roughtor, Davidstow, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Oct 12 2013

Various sites on Bodmin Moor have been used in the BBC series as the setting for 'Nampara'. Local village St Breward was also the location of the miners cottages. View of Brown Willy Tor from Roughtor, Davidstow, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

The Cheesewring, Stowe's Hill, Minions, Cornwall, UK

Sep 11 2014

Minions, with its ancient stone circles, was the location for when Ross first dismounts the carriage on homecoming. The Cheesewring, Stowe's Hill, Minions, Cornwall, UK

Hurlers Stone Circle

Oct 20 2016

Minions, with its ancient stone circles, was the location for when Ross first dismounts the carriage on homecoming. Hurlers Stone Circle with Stowe´s Hill and the Cheesewring near Minions in Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

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