Tour­ing Poldark

The Bri­tish pe­riod drama has mapped out its set lo­ca­tions.

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tv­plus, where is Poldark be­ing filmed? Is it some­where on the Corn­wall coast? – ELBIE DE JAGER, VIA EMAIL Yes in­deed – pop­u­lar Brit pe­riod drama Poldark (2015cur­rent) films the ma­jor­ity of its ex­te­rior in Corn­wall, where the show is set. They have even made an of­fi­cial film­ing set map for fans (see main im­age) so that they can work their way around the show’s scenery. The Truro har­bour scenes are filmed in the Charlestown har­bour and Ross Poldark (Ai­dan Turner) spends a lot of time gal­lop­ing across Bod­min Moor, where the ex­te­rior scenes of his cot­tage are shot. The scenes in­volv­ing Tres­siders Rolling Mill were shot at the Le­vant Mine in West Corn­wall for sea­son 2 (the cast and crew are busy film­ing sea­son 3 as we speak), while un­der­ground min­ing scenes were shot in a museum founded in 1972 that’s now called The Poldark Mine. The Nam­para scenes are ac­tu­ally filmed at a va­ri­ety of lo­ca­tions like Porthg­warra Cove, Porth­cothan, St Agnes Head and Ky­nance Cove. And it seems that film­ing on lo­ca­tion is a hit with Ai­dan, who says “I had a cou­ple of fans show­ing up. One girl found me at the side of a cliff – I don’t know how she did this – she flew from Hol­land that morn­ing and found me on the re­motest part of the UK! It was amaz­ing”.

Ross and his horse Shea­mus.

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