Duration: 1 day
Price:

From 1-2 pax £275 3-4 pax £285 5-6 pax £295

Area: North Cornwall
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Tour Info

  • Area: North Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price:

    From 1-2 pax £275 3-4 pax £285 5-6 pax £295

Tour Details

Our second Poldark tour begins on the top of Bodmin Moor where the some of the very first scenes of Poldark were filmed with Ross on horseback arriving back in Cornwall after fighting in the American Civil War.

Minions

Minions is the highest village in Cornwall, surrounded by a wild and windswept landscape with just a few wild ponies for company. This area was used for many of the horseback scenes and is home to ancient standing stones and granite tors, the Hurlers are three stone circles and date back to the Bronze Age. There are spectacular views from here to Devon on a clear day.

We will then take a beautiful scenic drive across Bodmin Moor, following the River Fowey all the way up to Bolventor, the location of Jamaica Inn, made world famous by Daphne du Maurier’s tale of smugglers and wreckers. Nearby is Dozmary Pool, into where according to legend, Excalibur was thrown by Sir Bedivere.

St Breward

This moorland village is where generations of my family have lived and also happens to be the home of the old farmhouse used as Nampara. This house is privately owned so we have to respect the owner’s privacy but we can get a glimpse from across the moor.

Padstow

From the wild moor we head to the rugged North Coast and into Padstow. I have lived in Padstow all my life and can share the best places to visit, including shops and restaurants for any guests who would enjoy this.

Just outside Padstow we will visit some of the less well known filming locations, featuring spectacular cliffs and crashing waves.

Heading down the North Coast of Cornwall we will drive through Porthcothan, a small beach with golden sands and steep cliffs.

St Agnes Head and Wheal Coates

After enjoying the magnificent views from Watergate Bay we come to St Agnes Head and Wheal Coates. This area was used for many of the clifftop scenes and will be instantly recognisable to Poldark fans.

There is a well preserved mine engine house here for us to visit and try to imagine the life of a Cornish miner.

Chapel Porth

We then head down the valley with panoramic views of yellow gorse, purple heather with the ocean providing an endless blue backdrop. These clifftops were used for many of Poldark’s gallops.

We can stop for lunch half way through the day at a venue to suit your taste and budget. There are many excellent venues in and around Padstow to choose from.