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Poldark the BBC Series - Cornwall locations

Much of the action in Poldark takes place outdoors, against the backdrop of Cornwalls breathtaking and rugged coastline. Here you can find out a bit more about some of the individual locations and how they were used.

Charlestown - just up the road from Mevagissey, 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 Cornwalls city of Truro. The original Grade II Listed harbour is complete with Tall Ships and is perfect for Graham Winstons (Poldark's author) 18th Century setting.

Church Cove, Gunwalloe - The sandy beach at Church Cove, Gunwalloe on The Lizard provided the setting for one of Poldark's most dramatic scenes.

Porthgwarra - Once a thriving fishing cove, the beautiful Porthgwarra sits at the heart of St Aubyn Estates and boasts a peaceful existence with its days surrounded by wildflowers and birdlife. The tunnel cut through the rock makes it perfect for swimming and rock pooling while the South West Coast Path offers unsurpassed views.

Bodmin Moor - The cast and crew found themselves on Bodmin Moor for a large part of their time in Cornwall. Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldarks cottage, Nampara, were shot here along with many capturing the cast on horseback. With a rugged character and wild streak, Bodmin Moor provides the perfect backdrop to Poldarks plot of passion and family dramatics.

Botallack to Levant - Location managers couldnt resist the rich mining heritage of the stretch of west Cornwall coast linking Botallack and Levant. Cameras rolled with Levant Mine playing the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill while Owles and Crowns near Botallack starred as Ross Poldarks Wheal Leisure.

Padstow area - For some of the cliff scenes the action moved to the Padstow area. Fans of north Cornwall will recognise the spectacular views across the Camel Estuary and Tregirls beach, while the beauty of the wide sandy beach of Porthcothan is hard to miss in the scenes featuring Poldarks fictional Nampara Cove.

St Agnes Head - The engine houses perched on the cliff edge at St Agnes Head give a sense of the scale of the mining industry. In Poldark the area was used to represent the Nampara Valley, part of Poldarks family estate.

Truro - While Corsham in Wiltshire doubled as Truro for filming, the city itself was Winston Grahams true inspiration for the story and was the location of choice for the world premiere of the series.

The new BBC adaptation of Winston Grahams Poldark novels was filmed at many coastal places in Cornwall. The sweeping tale of 18th-century romance, shipwrecks and tin mining made use of dramatic locations including Botallack Mine.

The story follows the return of Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, from the American War of Independence. Finding his Cornwall family home in ruins and his former sweetheart engaged to his cousin, he works to resurrect his fortunes and develops a new love interest.