Botallack Mine – Wheal Owles, on the Tin Coast, near St Just
The abandoned buildings, owned by the National Trust, were the perfect location for the Poldark family mines. The ruined engines houses, part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site, are set on the side on the cliff with breath-taking views.
Read more at the National Trust website/Botallack.
Charlestown Harbour, St Austell
Built in 1792 by Charles Rashleigh, Charlestown is still a working harbour for china clay exports. Now privately owned the port has been used in well over one hundred shows and films. It’s just like stepping back in time as you walk along the flagstones and explore the 1939 Tall Ship “Kajsamaoor”.
Read more at Charlestown Port
Wheal Coates, St Agnes Head
Wheal Coates Engine House is perched on the side of the cliff at St Agnes over looking Chapel Porth. This is Poldark country at its best with purple heather, yellow gorse and miles of ocean.
Visit Wheal Coates’ National Trust website
A great place to stop on your way to Falmouth. Used as the location for Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, and the dramatic horseback scenes.
Read all the Poldark filming locations at the BBC website.
Poldark Tin Mine, Wendron, Helston
Although the Poldark Mine has not featured in the current series it was seen by millions all over the world when it featured in in the original BBC drama in 1970s. The only complete tin mine open for underground guided tours for a real atmosphere of times gone by.
Opening times and prices are available on the Poldark Mine website.