For fans of the BBC TV series Poldark, you may have been inspired not only by the drama unfolding on your screens but also by the stunning scenery and places featured on the programme. Stunning seascapes, beaches, coves, moors and historical towns all feature in this hit historical romantic drama. If you’ve been inspired by both the series and the landscape, you may be planning to discover Poldark Country on a self-catering break in 2017 or even before then.
Where is Poldark Country?
So let’s begin by explaining just where Poldark Country is. Set in Cornwall, Poldark features many picturesque areas of both coast and countryside in this part of the West Country.
Coastal areas featured in the Poldark series include seaside parts of the unspoilt Lizard Peninsula, as well as Porthgwarra Beach near Lands End and Porthcothan Bay near Padstow.
A number of inland scenes centre around the brooding scenery of Bodmin Moor.
The National Trust’s Botallack Mine is the cliff-side mine so often featured in Poldark. This mine is part of Cornwall’s Mining World Heritage Site and is an absolutely stunning place to visit whilst on a self-catering break.
When it comes to many of the scenes of Truro, the town of Charlestown near St Austell was used for much of the filming.
Places to Stay in and Near Poldark Country
Featuring locations across Cornwall, for those keen to discover Poldark country, a central base may make the most sense, from which to drive out and discover some of the varied locations featured in the TV series.
For those in search of a relaxing country break, a stay in or close to Bodmin Moor could make a lot of sense.
Whereas if you’d like to see some of the stunning coastal scenery featured in Poldark, do bear in mind that there is considerable distance between Lands End where some of the filming took place and places near like the Lizard Peninsula (around 34 miles from Lands End).
If you choose to holiday around Lands End, Botallack Mine is close by, as is Porthgwarra Beach whereas Porthcothan Bay and Charlestown are closer to Bodmin Moor.
Whichever part of Poldark Country you decide to explore on a cottage break, don’t forget to take your camera with you to capture some of the magical and inspirational scenery found in this part of Cornwall.