Visit the stunning locations that enchanted the nation in the hit BBC TV series Poldark. The series was filmed all over Cornwall , from the far west where you can walk on the beach made famous in the night shipwreck scenes ,see where Ross Poldark was seen skinny dipping, or walk the coast path where the iconic engine houses from the mines in the series are perched precariously on the cliff top. Other locations could include seeing the tall ships in the port which represented Falmouth in the series, visit Perranporth and sit on the spot where Winston Graham wrote the book, or stroll the dramatic rugged coast around St Agnes which inspired everyone who watched the programme.
08:30 Collect from the Hotel , we travel deep into Cornwall, your guide pointing out the places of interest, and telling you some of the history of Cornwall, and the backdrop to the life and times of Ross Poldark.
09:30 Arrive Poldark Mine, Wendron nr Helston for tour of the only complete tin mine in Cornwall,described as “one of the two most atmospheric mine tours in Europe’ The mine was the location for underground sequences in Poldark, and gives a unique insight into the world of Cornish tin mining. (underground tour optional, depending on the individuals)
11:00 Depart Poldark Mine,for Church Cove, Gunwalloe. This attractive sandy cove is overlooked by the tiny church of St Wynwaloe, dating from the 13th century. The cove was the location for the night time ship wreck scene, which relived the coves real smuggling history.
11:45 Depart Church Cove,stopping for lunch en route (not included)
13:30 Arrive Porthgwarra Beach, location for the steamy skinny dipping scene from the series. Once a thriving fishing cove, the crystal clear sea and views from the coast path are exhilarating.
14:15 Depart Porthgwarra for the short drive to Botallack, part of the Cornwall and West Devon mining world heritage site, and location for many of the iconic scenes with the mining engine houses perched precariously on the cliff edge. You're able here to take the short walk along the very cliffs featured in the series to Levant for a tour of the working engine house.
16:30 Depart for hotel, arriving back approximately 17:30 pm.