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The Poldark Tour of Cornwall

Set in Cornwall in the late 18th and early 19th century, Poldark was written by Winston Graham and first adapted for TV in 1970s. In 2015 the BBC struck gold when they recreated the TV series starring Aiden Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza. This map shows locations referenced in the original Poldark books as well as the locations used in the TV series.

Jan 19 2016

Cornwall Cliff Mine Botallack

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

  • Engine House, Botallack, England, United Kingdom
Jan 6 1872

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

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

  • Engine House, Botallack, England, United Kingdom
Apr 23 2014

Tin Mines, Botallack Mines, Botallack, Cornwall, England

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

  • Saint Just, Cornwall, United Kingdom
May 30 2016

Along the old tin mines

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

  • Engine House, Botallack, England, United Kingdom
Nov 14 2008

Porthgwarra cove Cornwall

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.

  • Pendower Cove, Porthgwarra, England, United Kingdom
Oct 17 2013

Levant Mine Cornwall England

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.

  • Levant Mine and Beam Engine, Saint Just, Cornwall United Kingdom
Sep 27 2010

Logan Rock, Porthcurno, Cornwall, England

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.

  • Porthcurno, St. Levan, England, United Kingdom
Aug 5 2011

The Minack Cliff Top Ampitheatre In Porthcurno

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)

  • Porthcurno, St. Levan, England, United Kingdom
Aug 30 2016

Gurnard's Head Cornwall

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'.

  • Ynyal (Gurnard's Head), Treen, England, United Kingdom
Aug 30 2016

Gurnard's Head Last rays of the sun

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'.

  • Ynyal (Gurnard's Head), Treen, England, United Kingdom
Oct 6 2015

On the way to Gurnard head

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'.

  • Treen Cove, Zennor, Cornwall TR26 3DE United Kingdom
Oct 6 2015

On the way to Gurnard head

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'.

  • Treen Cove, Zennor, Cornwall TR26 3DE United Kingdom
Jun 10 2016

Godolphin House and Garden

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.

  • Godolphin Count House, Godolphin Cross, England, United Kingdom
Jun 10 2016

Godolphin House designed by Architecton, Helston, United Kingdom

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

  • Godolphin Count House, Godolphin Cross, England, United Kingdom
Jun 10 2016

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

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

  • Godolphin Count House, Godolphin Cross, England, United Kingdom
Jun 13 2015

Bluebell woods at Godolphin in Cornwall England UK.

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.

  • Godolphin Count House, Godolphin Cross, England, United Kingdom
Oct 1 1910

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

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, Chyanvounder, England, United Kingdom
May 8 2012

Gunwalloe Cove

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

  • Gunwalloe Cove, Chyanvounder, England, United Kingdom
Sep 23 2009

inside Poldark

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.

  • Kerrier District, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom
Sep 23 2009

Inside Poldark

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.

  • Kerrier District, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom
2006

Poldark Mine

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.

  • Wendron, England, United Kingdom
Oct 22 2010

Poldark Mine

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.

  • Trenear, Kerrier District, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom
Oct 22 2010

Poldark Mine

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.

  • Trenear, Kerrier District, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom
Apr 15 2013

Wheal Coates abandoned tin mine

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.

  • Wheal Coates Tin Mine, St. Agnes, England, United Kingdom
Jun 4 2011

Wheal Coates Tin Mine

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 Tin Mine, St. Agnes, England, United Kingdom
Jun 4 2011

View from St. Agnes Head, England, Cornwall

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

  • Saint Agnes, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Nov 27 2015

Perranporth beach on the north coast of Cornwall in England

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.

  • Beach Road, Perranzabuloe, England, United Kingdom
Oct 18 2016

Perranporth beach

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.

  • Perranporth Surf Station, 1 St. Pirans Pde, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall TR6 0ND United Kingdom
Aug 13 2016

Holywell Bay Sunset

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

  • Cubert, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Nov 15 2012

Holywell Bay and beach Cornwall England

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.

  • Cubert, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Nov 15 2012

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

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.

  • Peter Sidebotham, The Homestead, Saint Newlyn East, Cornwall TR8 4PG United Kingdom
Sep 7 2013

Trerice an Elizabethan Manor house near Newquay in Cornwall

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.

  • Trerice Drive, Porth, England, United Kingdom
Sep 7 2013

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

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

  • Kestle Mill, England, United Kingdom
Apr 21 2015

Elizabethan manor house and gardens Trerice House Newquay Cornwall spring

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

  • Trerice, Saint Newlyn East, Cornwall TR8 4PG United Kingdom
Sep 28 2015

Porthcothan bay, Cornwall

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.

  • Porthcothan Bay, Porthcothan, England, United Kingdom
Jun 8 2015

Tide pool at Porthcothan beach

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

  • Porthcothan Bay, Porthcothan, England, United Kingdom
Jan 1 1880

Tregothnan, Cornwall, home of Viscount Falmouth, c1880.

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)

  • Tregothnan House, Truro, England, United Kingdom
Jul 23 2008

The Gatehouse at Tregothnan Estate and tea plantation in Cornwall

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

  • Tregothnan House, Truro, England, United Kingdom
Jan 1 1880

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

  • Tregothnan House, Truro, England, United Kingdom
May 18 2015

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

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)

  • Caerhays Castle, Caerhays Barton, England, United Kingdom
May 18 2015

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

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)

  • Caerhays Castle, Caerhays Barton, England, United Kingdom
Aug 2 2010

Charlestown Harbour

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

  • Charlestown, England, United Kingdom
Jul 6 2015

Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall, England

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

  • Charlestown, England, United Kingdom
Oct 28 2015

UK, England, Cornwall, Exterior of Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail is where Jim and Ross were incarcerated.

  • Bodmin Jail, Bodiniel, England, United Kingdom
Jan 16 2015

Abandoned Bodmin Prison Against Sky

Bodmin Jail is where Jim and Ross were incarcerated.

  • Bodmin Jail, Bodiniel, England, United Kingdom
Aug 17 2015

Dramatic Skies over Bodmin Moor

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.

  • King Arthur's Hall, Bradford, England, United Kingdom
Jan 14 2011

Martian moorland, Bodmin Moor from above

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.

  • Brown Willy, England, United Kingdom
Oct 12 2013

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

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)

  • Roughtor Mine, Bowithick, England, United Kingdom
Sep 11 2014

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

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

  • Stowe's Hill, England, United Kingdom
Oct 20 2016

Hurlers Stone Circle

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.

  • Hurlers Stone Circle, Minions, England, United Kingdom

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