With Poldark back on our screens, Ross and Demelza Fever is once again sweeping the nation. If you feel inspired to don a three cornered hat or wear a bonnet and lace petticoats as you walk along the rugged Cornish Coast, we have put together a few Poldark filming locations that will make your role play all the more real.
So without further agadoo (hehehe) here are the best places to get your Poldark on.
Porthcothan and Padstow.
As soon as you see the Camel Estuary, you are sure to recognise many of the scenes in Poldark as Porthcothan was one of the main filming locations used as Nampara Cove. It’s probably worth mentioning that it appears producers used shots on several Cornish beaches to portray Nampara…. they obviously couldn’t decide which beach they liked best! Look out for shots of Kynance Cove and Porthcurno as well as Porthcothan and Padstow as all locations are competing for ‘The Best Actor Award’ for their portrayal of Nampara Cove.
It was the cliff tops at Park Head near Porthcothan that really captured the attention of the makers of Poldark. With the Giant’s Steps and the stunning natural beauty, we agree, it’s the perfect backdrop.
The ship wreck scene was filmed here during the night. The dramatic scenery, roaring tide and expanse of dark sky made it the perfect setting for a devastating shipwreck. Don’t take your Poldark roleplay too far though, we don’t think a real life ship wreck would be all that fun. Especially in the middle of the night.
St Breward and Bodmin Moor.
This village was used to film the scenes of Poldark’s home. Wondering where that scene of a character on horse back galloping across your screen was filmed? It’s probably Bodmin Moor or The Lizard cliff tops. The wild nature of these locations enhanced the drama and kept us on the edge of our seats. If you want to become one with the characters, we suggest riding a horse across the Moor whilst allowing your cape to billow behind you. If you manage to get someone to take a photo of you doing this (preferably at sunset) it would most definitely be the best profile picture EVER.
Since the time of Poldark, it is fair to say that Truro has modernised quite a bit. So much so, poor old Ross probably wouldn’t even recognise it. So to maintain authenticity when filming the show they needed a more traditional looking stand in for Truro… luckily they found Charletown. It’s traditional buildings and grade II listed Harbour made it the perfect substitute… so take a stroll round the town, say ‘good day’ to those you meet and
As yet, the Bowgie Inn, has not appeared in the series despite our frequent requests to producers and directors. We think they will reply to our email any day now so in view of the casts imminent arrival!! Apparently the programme has shot scenes in Holywell Bay and Crantock so we don’t think it’ll be long before they’re all sat in The Bowgie! Plus, with scenery like this (courtesy of Justin Collinge for our wall of fame) we think it’s the perfect location.