Poldark takes place against the backdrop of Cornwall’s breathtaking and rugged coastline.
Charlestown near St Austell, famed for its collection of ships and traditional appearance, has long caught the attention of location managers and for the filming of Poldark stood in for Cornwall’s city of Truro.
Once a thriving fishing cove, the beautiful Porthgwarra sits at the heart of St Aubyn Estates and boasts a peaceful existence with its days surrounded by wildflowers and birdlife.
With a rugged character and wild streak, Bodmin Moor provides the perfect backdrop to Poldark’s plot of passion and family dramatics.
The rich mining heritage of the stretch of west Cornwall coast linking Botallack and Levant. Levant Mine played the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill while Owles and Crowns near Botallack starred as Ross Poldark’s Wheal Leisure.
Fans of Padstow north Cornwall will recognise the spectacular views across the Camel Estuary and Tregirls beach, while the beauty of the wide sandy beach of Porthcothan is hard to miss in the scenes featuring Poldark’s fictional Nampara Cove.
St Agnes Head’s Engine Houses give a sense of the scale of the mining industry in Cornwall. In Poldark the area was used to represent the Nampara Valley, part of Poldarks’ family estate.
Gunwalloe on The Lizard relived its smugglings past when Aidan Turner and a hoard of other cast members and extras descended to film night-time ship wrecking scenes. Gunwalloe is an attractive sandy cove overlooked by the tiny church of St Wynwallow.
Porthcothan beach near Newquay is a north west-facing cove backed by grassy dunes, and was used as Nampara land along with shots of Hendrawna Beach.
Holywell Bay and beach of golden sand backed by grass tufted dunes is a perfect example of the north coast’s wide open bays. Holywell Bay and its iconic Gull Rock act as the backdrop to some scenes in series two.
Porthcurno plays Nampara Cove in Poldark. With gorgeous fine soft white sand washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty.
Kynance Cove doubles up as Poldark’s beloved Nampara. At low tide there are sea caves and islands to explore.
The cliff tops at Park Head offer views across to the towering sea stacks at Bedruthan Steps . It’s these very views which appealed to the team creating Poldark.