The hit series that has taken over our television screens and The Lizard…
6 Nov


Poldark is a BBC television series based upon the historical novels by Winston Graham. This all-new dramatised version of the vintage Masterpiece today stars Aidan Turner as Captain Ross Poldark himself. 

Ross Poldark was a redcoat returning to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War, only to find his father dead and his true love about to marry someone else. This whirlwind romance gripped the nation and has put Cornwall in the spotlight, with each episode showing off Cornwall’s raw and beautiful coastline. 

With much of the action in Poldark taking place outdoors, against the backdrop of Cornwall’s breathtaking and rugged vista, it’s hard not to want to get closer to the action. We at Housel Bay are lucky enough to say that most of this lies on our very own doorstep. 

The Lizard

The wild qualities of this windswept headland and wild-flower strewn cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula provided the perfect location for many of Poldark’s charges on horseback.

Bodmin Moor and St Breward

With a rugged character and wild streak, Bodmin Moor provided the perfect backdrop to Poldark’s plot of passion and family dramatics. 

Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, were shot here along with many capturing the cast on horseback.

Botallack to Levant 

Location managers it seems couldn’t resist the rich mining heritage of the stretch of West Cornish coast linking Botallack and Levant.

Cameras rolled with Levant Mine playing the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill, while Owles and Crowns near Botallack starred as Ross Poldark’s Wheal Leisure.

St Agnes Head

The engine houses perched on the cliff edge at St Agnes Head give a sense of the scale of the mining industry in Cornwall. In Poldark, the area was used to represent the Nampara Valley, part of Poldarks’ family estate.


Gunwalloe on The Lizard relived its smuggling past when Aidan Turner and a hoard of other cast members and extras descended to film night-time ship wrecking scenes. This is an attractive sandy cove overlooked by the tiny church of St Wynwallow.

Kynance Cove

With its pure white sand, turquoise waters and serpentine rock-towers, Kynance Cove doubles up as Poldark’s beloved Nampara. At low tide there are sea caves and islands to explore.

For the full list click here  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/nbVFGmB7lFVmJJKpjrCQV/poldarks-cornwall-locations 

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