Poldark Tour Day 1
Our first Poldark tour includes many of the film locations used
in the South of Cornwall.
We start our tour in Charlestown Harbour, which is used as the
setting for Truro Harbour in the late 1700's. Located about a
mile outside the town of St Austell, Charlestown is an amazingly
unspoiled example of a late Georgian working port. To this
this day there is usually at least one Square-rigged ship in the
harbour, which evoke images of days gone by.
From Charlestown we head west to Helston and a fascinating
look at the Poldark Mine. Located in the picturesque Wendron
Valley now a World Heritage Site, Poldark Mine contains what
are believed to be the oldest complete mine workings in Great
Britain that are open to the public. It was used as a location for
some of the underground mining scenes in the current series and
is a fascinating museum (although not suitable for those of a
nervous disposition or the disabled) that gives a real insight into
the workings of a Cornish tin mine.
From here we continue our days tour by heading down to the
Lizard peninsula and a stop at Church Cove at Gunwalloe where
one of the most dramatic scenes of the first series takes place involving
a night time shipwreck. This part of Cornwall is full of
smugglers coves that were used predominantly during the 18th
century, and the area is littered with wrecks of ships that came to
a fateful end just off the coast.
We then take a well earned break for lunch, either at the
Halzephron Inn, one of the most famous and historical inns in
Cornwall, or at the Mullion Cove Hotel which stands on the cliff
top overlooking the harbour at Mullion Cove and is where the
cast and crew of Poldark stayed whilst filming nearby.
After lunch our tour then winds its way down the peninsula that
is full of pretty coves with white sands and turquoise waters and
we arrive at Lizard Point our final destination on the tour. Lizard
Point is the most southerly point on the British mainland and is
home to Lloyds signal station, the oldest surviving purpose built
communications station in the world.
If you are lucky you may see some of the hundreds of seals that
swim in the clear waters below.
We stop briefly at the little hamlet of Landewednack also used
for some of the shipwreck scenes before making our way back
to your accommodation after a fantastic day of exploring this
beautiful part of the world.
are just £258 per day per car
(maximum of 4 passengers)
Included in the tour are:
All motoring costs, parking etc
Not included are;
Entrance fees where applicable
Coffees, teas or lunches