Centered in a UNESCO world heritage site, Redruth is considered the heart of Cornish mining heritage. So where better to immerse yourself in an authentic Poldark experience!
Breath in the fresh air and take in the spectacular scenary with a walk around the Poldark filming locations. Pick from Visit Cornwall’s location guide and explore for yourselves or let the expert show you breath taking cliff-edge mine workings in a circular walk around Botallack Count House in west Cornwall, or take-in the beauty of Wheal Coates which sits in a breathtaking position on St Agnes Head with a guided walk from Paul Simmons from WalkitCornwall.
Book the Poldark Suite or Demelza’s Room
Built in 1796 The Penventon is steeped in history and as a Georgian mansion house it was widely known for its socialising aspects; the large grounds were perfectly situated for members of the community and local businesses to attend social events. Feel like you are in your own period drama and make your stay extra special and book the Poldark Suite or Demelza’s room. Featuring beautiful antique furniture, these rooms were named so after the original cast members stayed with us in the 1970′s.
You may know that author Winston Graham was a prolific writer of novels and screen plays including the novel ‘Marnie’, made famous by the Hitchcock film of same name. But did you know that nearly all of his writing was done while the author lived in Perranporth, where he had moved to at the age of 17 and that much of it was inspired by the landscape and characters around him during his life.
Cornwall has so many stunning beaches and this one is certainly a favourite of ours with miles of gorgeous golden sand to get between your toes! What’s more, as the beach is so huge it almost feels like you have it all to yourself and the fresh sea air is exhilirating.
A staple to any miners diet was the humble Cornish pasty (pronounced “paaaasty”!). Sample the traditional recipe and perfect your crimp in the art of making this Cornish favourite with a pasty making workshop. You’ll also come away clued up on the history of the pasty and with a new appreciation as to why it is synonymous with the mining story of Poldark. Courses available from Aggie Arts & Philleigh Way.
Go undergound and take a tour of the TV series namesake, Poldark Mine - Cornwall’s only complete underground mine open to the public. The underground scenes were filmed at here and a number of the artifacts were used as props. Venture down 100 feet through narrow passageways and experience the dark and at times treacherous, conditions that miners faced every day.