Stunning Cornwall... Home of Poldark

Europe / United Kingdom / England / Newquay

BBC's 'Poldark' drama has certainly, attracted tourists to film locations in Cornwall, England. 


Cornwall, is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom. It is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar. It is a beautiful a county on England’s rugged southwestern tip.

It forms a peninsula encompassing wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches, culminating at the promontory Land’s End. The south coast, dubbed the Cornish Riviera, is home to picturesque harbour villages such as Fowey and Falmouth. The north coast is lined with towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay, known for surfing. Cornwall has its own Universities and colleges, with an area of 3,563 km². 

Charlestown near St Austell, famed for its collection of ships and traditional appearance, has long caught the attention of location managers and for the filming of Poldark stood in for Cornwall’s city of Truro. The original Grade II Listed harbour is complete with Tall Ships and is perfect for Graham Winston’s (Poldark's author) 18th Century setting. Cornwall is worth visiting whether you reside in the UK or from outside the United Kingdom!


I recently visited Minety, in the Costwolds. It is in a county filled with farms, small towns with dotted fishing lakes around. The surrounding towns of Cirencester, Chippenham and Malmesbury are worth while the visit.

I enjoyed a long drive to Cornwall is usually referred to as the backwater of England. To compare and contrast, one might think of Cornwall as the Kentucky or Tennessee in America. But far from the truth…..

This simple lifestyle is what gives Cornwall its charms and is one of the reasons why many visitors return every year. Liife in the east around London is busy. People in the street rarely acknowledge each other, it’s all business, and everyone is rushing somewhere. You keep your head down and go on your own way. In Cornwall, everyone was friendly, life was slower, the kids could stay out at night, and there’s a plethora of outdoor activities. Though this difference could be said about any rural/city comparison in the world, the analogy certainly applies here and is why so many couples and families move here from the Big Smoke.

I was out here visiting my friends Kate and Louise. I had met them while studying in West. It was nice to meet up and take a bike round. There are indeed some amazing cottages in Cornwall worth staying in. Cornwall has a lot to offer.

Events in Cornwall

There’s always something happening in Cornwall. Get caught up in a vibrant street party, join the locals at an annual festival or feel the adrenaline of a sporting challenge.

Food, music, literature, walking, performance, arts and craft, seasonal fun - anything and everything goes in Cornwall and we're guaranteed to have an event dedicated in its honour! Come and mingle, get stuck in or simply soak up the atmosphere loaded with Cornish culture.....