Filming In Cornwall

Ross Poldark & Demelza are set to light up our screens again for series two of the BBC adaptation in 2016.

Mammoth Screen productions have already completed filming of the second season adding two more episodes than season one, a total of 10 episodes.

If you can’t wait for the second series to be released or just want to get a taste of the real thing, visiting the Cornish Poldark filming locations will wet your appetite a little. Below we have outlined the key towns, harbours and Cornish countryside that are helping us fall in love with the new Poldark (and of course Aiden Turner taking his shirt off a few times has helped the ladies take a liking to him a little too).

Poldark’s Cornwall Locations

Botallack to Levant

The rich heritage of Cornish mining meant that location managers could not resist the coast line linking Botallack to Levant. Fans of Poldark series one will recognise the images of the mines standing proud on the cliff tops.


For many years this Grade 2 listed harbour has been favoured by location managers for filming due to its traditional look and famed tallships. For the filming of Poldark it stood in for Cornwall’s city of Truro.

Church Cove Gunwalloe

The dramatic shipwreck scene in Poldark series one was filmed on the sandy beach and Church Cove. Not much dressing up was needed, just some real fires on the beach and The Lizard did the rest for the scene. It is a stunning location and easy to see why it was used for such a dramatic story line.

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor played a large part in the first series of Poldark and is set to do so for series 2. Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, were shot here along with many capturing the cast on horseback.

With its rugged and barren look, Bodmin helped the crew bring Ross, Demelza and the cast to life showcasing the hardship of living in Winston Grahams Poldark times.

Series Two has been filmed and many more locations have been used such as St Agnes. In Poldark the area is used to represent the Nampara Valley, part of Poldarks’ family estate.

Padstow is regularly featured with it’s beautiful open and wide sandy beaches across the Camel Estuary, the cliff top horse riding scenes with Ross heading home each day were filmed here.

If you would like to visit some of the Poldark locations we’ve mentioned here then please do let us know when you book and we will be able to help you locate them. All locations are within a hours drive of Falmouth with lots of other lovelly points of interest to fill your day along the way.