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Poldark's Cornwall

England's stunning South West

Discover the rugged beauty of Cornwall on this Poldark-inspired break. Visit some of the iconic filming locations from the TV adaptation of Winston Graham's hugely popular novels, and enjoy the spectacular Cornish coast and countryside.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A scenic 'Poldark' drive through Perranporth and St Agnes
  • Visits to Padstow, Botallack, Porthcothan and Charlestown
  • A visit to the Poldark Mine Museum and Gardens, including a mine tour
  • Cross Bodmin Moor, visiting Jamaica Inn and St Breward
  • Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a good-quality hotel in the Torquay area
  • Entertainment at the hotel on one evening
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Early this morning we'll journey to Torquay and our hotel. Once here you'll have time to settle in to you room and relax before dinner.

Day Two

Today we'll visit seaside Perranporth, Winston Graham's former home, St Agnes - the idyllic Cornish village that doubled as Poldark's Nampara Valley family estate in the BBC series - and the National Trust site at Botallack.

From here we'll head into the Lizard Peninsula, past the Wheal Coates copper mine at St Agnes Head - one of Cornwall's most iconic spots - for the chance to dig through Cornish heritage and tradition at Poldark Mine. After a guided tour of the tin mine itself you'll have time to explore the open-air museum and gardens before we continue to Charlestown, whose Grade II listed harbour was yet another filming location from the series.

Day Three

Today we'll head into the wild expanse of Bodmin Moor. We'll visit Jamaica Inn - smuggler's haunt and subject of Hitchcock's film and Daphne du Maurier's classic novel - explore 300 years of Cornish history at the Smuggler's Museum and see the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that surrounds the lovely village of St Breward.

Leaving the Moor behind, we'll head north to Padstow. Stroll around the stunning harbour, browse the shops in search of gifts and local crafts, and perhaps stop for lunch before we continue to our final Poldark filming location - Porthcothan Beach (one of the sites used as Nampara Cove).

Day Four

Today we'll say goodbye to our hotel and head home, arriving back at your pick-up point by mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton, Eastbourne
Kent
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Chatham, Dartford, Dover, Gillingham, Maidstone, Orpington, Ramsgate, Sittingbourne
Surrey
Surrey Croydon, Redhill, Staines, Weybridge, Woking
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Worthing

Torquay Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a carefully chosen, comfortable and welcoming hotel, such as the Seascape Hotel in Torquay. All rooms in all hotels will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and each hotel will have a good restaurant.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Poldark's Cornwall reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Poldark's CornwallScores 5.7 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
(8 out of 10)

Sasha

Cambridge Couple
I really enjoyed the trip to the tin mine and Jamaica Inn.

I worked with someone called 'Bunny' years ago who asked if I would like to borrow their grandad's tin miner's hut. I thought it was a joke (I never went there). When I read the booklet on tin mines when we went to the Poldark mine. I saw there was actually a Bunny mine. The grandad obviously owned the mine.

I was absolutely fascinated by the mine and the nice gentlemen who showed us round. He looked about 45, but was actually 85 years old. He was an engineer but not in a tin mine. He explained everything brilliantly. He also said there was a friendly bat which followed a member of staff into the mine every night and flew away every morning when the gentlemen went home.

Percy the tin mine guide said that they flooded the mine for the Poldark series, so I asked if he could do that for us. He said 'No' because it cost £3000 and the film company paid for that. The water has to be pumped out continuously. I asked if the mines would ever be opened again. He said it would be expensive because they have to mine lower down, but there are investers.

We went the the cove where Poldark was filmed and to some of the smuggling and wrecker areas.

I would highly recommend a trip to the tin mines if you are not a moaner with dodgy legs. Some people complained because they did not like stairs or were unfit anyway. East Anglia is flat though, so some people did have a bit of trouble walking up stairs or hills because they probably spend too much time in armchairs infront of the tv.
Confirmed traveller: 08 May 2017
Published on: 27 May 2017
(1 out of 10)

ALLAN

Single traveller
did not do what was on the tin riped of in hotel paid 69pounds extra for single room
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 28 May 2017
(1 out of 10)

DIANA

Didcot Friends
This holiday was very badly organised. Whoever put out this coach break to entertain and give us all a memorable time, they certainly fulfilled that but not in a way we all wanted it to. It was just a glorified coach trip and when we wrote and complained, I am afraid we were also very disappointed with the treatment we received.
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 26 May 2017
(10 out of 10)

JACKIE

Ebley, stroud Single traveller
Great hotel, great holiday. Too much travelling from Torquay on excursions. Hotel more central would be better
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 25 May 2017
(9 out of 10)

SUSAN

Wimborne Couple
I enjoyed it very much. Some hiccups which tour manager was taking up with hotel. Feeder coach was very hot both ways.
Confirmed traveller: 24 April 2017
Published on: 28 May 2017