Poldark fever has swept the nation, with audiences enchanted by both Winston Graham’s tale of this Cornish family and the beautiful and dramatic Cornish landscape which has featured heavily in the series. Now, with a second series due to return to our screens this Autumn, we have selected our pick of the stunning Cornish locations used in the BBC series so that you can channel your inner Ross or Demelza and immerse yourself in Poldark’s Cornwall.
One of the most heavily featured film locations used in the BBC series was Bodmin Moor. Used to represent the lands between Ross and Francis’ estates, the breathtaking atmospheric Moor was the perfect setting for many scenes, especially the evocative shots of Aidan Turner’s Ross riding his horse across the wild Cornish landscape. The village of St Breward on Bodmin Moor featured as the setting of Ross and Demelza Poldark’s home Nampara as well as the homes of many of Ross’ estate workers.
Around the Padstow area, the golden sands and turquoise waters of the Camel Estuary are often to be glimpsed as a backdrop to the on-screen drama of the Poldark family’s lives. Nearby Portcothan Beach has also been featured, starring as the fictional Nampara Cove.
Historic Charlestown near St Austell has provided the setting for many Poldark scenes, standing in for 18th Century Truro. Often used as a location for film and television, this pristine grade two listed harbour is an extraordinary example of an unspoilt working harbour and is home to a collection of tall ships that are also featured in Poldark.
At Forgotten Houses, we have a range of exceptional self-catering holiday properties available across Cornwall. We are fortunate to be able to offer lets on Poldark’s Bodmin Moor and in the often-featured Padstow area, as well as many other stunning locations throughout Cornwall.