Must-see Cornish Sights for Poldark Fans Visiting Cornwall

If you’re one of the many fans of Poldark out there, you may be very excited to hear that our very own St Mawes is only and hour’s drive away from the stunning 18th Century set in Bodmin and St Breward, and a mere 40 minutes from the beautiful backdrop of Ross Poldark’s rustic cottage.


If you’re coming to Cornwall hoping to take in the stunning scenery and characterful towns that are featured in this hit BBC drama, you couldn’t be better placed for somewhere to stay that the Roseland Peninsula, which falls right in the middle of many of the hot-spots.


When you’re in St Mawes stopping by our gallery, why not schedule in your very own Poldark tour?! Here’s our list of nearby must-see locations for Poldark fans:




Not only used for many-a-scene in Poldark but also in Dr Who, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and lots of other well known films and TV series, the Grade II listed harbour in Charlestown is a top spot for Poldark fans.


Here, you’ll get to see a fabulous collection of famous old ships that are featured in film projects worldwide whilst also taking in breath-taking views over St Austell bay and enjoying the many shops and restaurants this lovely harbour town has to offer.


Holywell to St Piran Walk


If you fancy embracing one of the more challenging but worth it walks in Cornwall, you’ll love this Holywell to St Piran adventure which will take you to two scenic Poldark locations as well as plenty of other historical goodies and an abundance of that glorious Cornish nature.


Walk in the remnants of fifth century missionary St Piran’s oratory with its sand-engulfed church, scale the dunes with a stunning backdrop of Holywell Bay and traverse through the narrow cliffs of Hoblyn’s Cove.


Holywell Bay


If you love it from a distance, you’ll be even more impressed up close and personal! Holywell Bay is one of Cornwall’s most famous and loved beaches, with grotto-like caves and at low tide, a glimpse of the 1917 SS. Francia wreck, but it’s the iconic Gull Rock that gives it the Poldark connection, which is featured in multiple episodes in series two.




Miles of golden sand, impressive surf, a natural open air sea water pool and stunning coastal walks – Perranporth is the perfect beach and a great source of inspiration behind the Poldark novels.


Once you’ve soaked up that sea air and tried your hand at water sports, head on over to the village of Rose, just two miles east, where you’ll find Perran Round – an Iron Age fort which was later used to entertain Pilgrims with miracle plays and thought to be one of the oldest theatre spaces in the UK


Turnaware Point


Famous for it’s role in the D-Day landings and now, as a stand in for French location in the new Poldark re-make, Turnaware Point in situated on our beloved Roseland side of the River Fal and is a spectacular place to visit if you’re after great views loaded with history.