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Poldark’s Back

Sunday evenings are the highlight of the week again.

It’s safe to say that the BBC’s first series of Poldark was something of a success. It took ratings by storm and made Aidan Turner a heart-throb throughout the UK. Viewers were enthralled by the storylines that embroiled Ross, Demelza and Elizabeth. Here at Gwel an Mor (and most other Cornish folk/businesses ) we swelled with pride at the beauty of Cornwall, the perfect backdrop for a perfect Sunday evening drama.

Viewing figures during the first series of Poldark were immense, with in excess of 8 million people tuning in on a weekly basis for their Poldark fix! Since the series first aired it has been released in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland and Estonia amongst others. It is true testament to the quality of the production, the story of Poldark and the majesty of Cornwall.

Series two of Poldark will begin on Sunday 4th September at 9pm on BBC one. Millions are again expected to tune in to catch up with their favourite Cornish characters, with the supporting cast of beaches and coves.

The new series was filmed during summer and early autumn in 2015, with post production taking months. With many locations in West Cornwall, the principal cast elected to stay with us at Gwel an Mor during filming. It was an honour to be a small part of the phenomenon that is Poldark, with the cast often leaving the site before sunrise and returning late at night. We had the pleasure of spending time in The Terrace Restaurant with cast and crew members and talking about what we love about Cornwall.

We know where we will be come 9pm on Sunday night…make sure you don’t miss it.

For the record, here are our top five Poldark filming locations in Cornwall:

  • Porthgwarra
  • Church Cove, Gunwalloe
  • Charlestown
  • St Agnes Head
  • Botallack Mine

We will leave the mystery and intrigue with you though, you’ll need to search and visit them to find out what is so special about these places!

Or have a chat to our team about a Poldark break in Cornwall…


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