Where is Poldark filmed? Searches for Cornwall soar

New historical drama used Cornish towns and villages for filming

Trebarwith Strand beach Cornwall near Tintagel England UK
Take a Tour of the Beautiful Cornish Locations Used in Poldark

Poldark, the BBC's new drama, has triggered a surge in the number of people wanting to visit the county of Cornwall, where the programme is set.

Visit Cornwall's website has more than doubled since the remake of the popular Seventies show aired earlier this month (March).

From Charlestown to Bodmin Moor, the drama was filmed on location all over the sunny seaside county, as this video shows.

But where should you head to make the most of the county's rolling landscapes and stunning coastlines?


Church Cove on Gunwalloe (pictured) is where the hit drama's cast filmed some of the ship wrecking scenes that hark back to the area's smuggling past. When it's not home to the Poldark community, Church Cove is a peaceful village with a sandy cove, just a mile from Lizard Point.

Cornwall and Devon have a wealth of mining history, with copper and tin proving to be the most productive metals found in the area.

Levant Mine and Beam Engine, Cornwall, England, UK Part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Si

This rich history hasn't been lost on the makers of the BBC show who made use of Levant Mine (pictured above) as a filming location for the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill.

To get a real feel for Ross Poldark's character head to Bodmin Moor.

Many of the exterior scenes of his cottage were filmed here as well as plenty of the footage with the cast on horseback.

St Agnes Head on the west coast of the county also doubles as the Poldark family estate.

Somewhat confusingly, Corsham in Wiltshire was used to represent Truro in the show even though the city was the original inspiration for Poldark.

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