Poldark's Cornwall

Wheal Coates Cornwall England
Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Heritage Tours

We can’t promise you Ross and Demelza, but you’ll discover the fascinating industrial and cultural heritage that features in the novels and BBC series Poldark. This tour showcases the best Cornish scenery and visits numerous filming locations of both the 70s TV series and the more recent BBC drama. Head underground at Geevor Tin Mine and to the cliffside at Botallack with its Crown Engine House. Predannack Wollas was used as a location for clifftop horse rides and Charlestown for harbour scenes.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit locations featured in the Poldark novels and BBC TV series
  • Explore the dramatic Cornish coast on the trail of Ross and Demelza
  • Discover the fascinating industrial and cultural heritage of Cornwall

What’s included

  • High-quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our country house
  • The guidance and services of our knowledgeable HF Holidays Leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
  • All transport on touring days on a comfortable, good-quality mini-coach
  • All admissions to venues/attractions that form part of your holiday itinerary

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.

Today we visit the National Trust property and gardens of Godolphin which was a film location for the 1970s series. We then head to Marazion, Cornwall's oldest town and home of the iconic St. Michael's Mount. We'll have time to explore this ancient castle fortress and enjoy it's subtropical gardens. 

We head underground today to Geevor Tin Mine which is the largest preserved mine site in the country and part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. We then move on to Levant Mine which sits high up on the exposed cliffs of the 'Tin Coast'. At its heart is the restored 1840s beam engine running on steam. We end the day at Botallack another National Trust property and filming location. Here the Crown Engine Houses stand perilously on the cliffside above the wild seas!

The day has been left free for you to relax or explore the local area.

This morning we step back in time to discover the history of tin mining in Cornwall, at King Edward Mine. One of the best-preserved and most important Cornish World Heritage Sites. We then travel to Portleven for lunch, before making our way to Gunwalloe Church Cove and neighbouring Dollar Cove, both filming locations for the Poldark television series. 

We have a wonderful seaside theme today on our visit to Charlestown, used as a harbour film location due to its unspoilt working late-Georgian port. We'll enjoy a visit to the Charlestown Shipwreck Treasure Museum whilst here and gain a unique insight into the history of the town.  In the afternoon we shall travel to Lanhydrock, a magnificent late Victorian country house. 

We start off at the glorious St Agnes Head, which is perhaps better known as Wheal Coates Mine! Then we travel to Truro and enjoy a visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum before some free time to explore the city. We end the day at the thriving harbour town of Falmouth. 

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.

Chy Morvah

Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there is a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. 



Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic and Premium Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

All ‘Classic' rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium' Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.


Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Chy Morvah is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.


For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Chy Morvah

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Essential Information

To enjoy your holiday comfortably and safely, it’s essential that your clothing and footwear are suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. Changeable weather is possible throughout the year, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities – hot, cold, wet, or dry.

All of our Heritage Tours involve active sightseeing and you should, therefore, be prepared for walking between the sights and wear flat, comfortable shoes. You will be spending most of the day on your feet. In the evening most guests wear casual clothing. You will probably find a small rucksack or cross-body bag useful for carrying spare clothing, a camera, sun protection, and drinks during the day.

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