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2 Days Poldark Tour in Cornwall, UK

The White Hart Hotel, 3 Church Street, Saint Austell, Cornwall Council, Cornwall, South West, England, UK

UK Tour

Keith's Cornish Tours invites you to join a tour exploring a place in Cornwall where the tv series Poldark was created! Here, you will not only be able to imagine what it feels like to be in the novel of Poldark but also experience it! There are lots of sites around Cornwall that feature largely in the two Poldark series. There are also quite a few that feature in Poldark books that did not make it onto television. Join this tour if you want to figure out the unrevealed feature!

Key Information

  • With a guide
  • Type of transportation: Hyundai eight-seater MPV
  • Starts in: The White Hart Hotel and Cornwall
  • Ends in: The White Hart Hotel and Cornwall
  • Maximum number of participants: 7

Meet the instructors

Keith
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Highlights

  • Visit to Levant Mine
  • Exploring Holywell Bay
  • Tour to Gunwalloe Church Cove
  • Exploring Charlestown Harbour and the Minions
  • Visits to Caerhays Castle and Tehidy House
  • A visit to the village of St. Breward
  • The service of a personal guide
  • 1 night's accommodation

1 days with instruction in 
The organizer also speaks: English
The maximum participants in the group is 7
Airport transfer included: Newquay Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Meeting room
  • Wireless internet

The White Hart Hotel is a grade-two-listed Georgian hotel in the centre of St. Austell, Cornwall, a bustling town two miles from Cornwall’s south coast. A perfect base for business trips to Cornwall or for exploring the county’s many attractions and gardens. The Eden Project and Heligan Gardens are close by. All of the hotel’s en-suite bedrooms combine the individuality and character of this beautiful old building with modern comfort and facilities.

The White Hart is a former Georgian townhouse providing characterful bedrooms that combine individuality and character of this beautiful old building with modern comfort and facilities. They offer a variety of rooms which vary in size and style, all are en-suite with telephone, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Premium double / twin room

Premium double / twin room is a spacious double room, with seating area and views over the town. This room includes luxury King-size Vispring bed.

Classic twin / double room

Classic twin / double room has been recently updated including the addition of luxury Vispring bed.

Standard twin / double room

Standard twin / double room offers simple décor and providing good value accommodation.

Single room

Single room offers simple décor and providing good value accommodation.

Triple room

The triple room is a spacious room, with the double and single bed.

Family suite

This is a spacious family suite with the double bed in the main room and two single beds in the adjoining room with shared en-suite facilities.

Room features

All rooms have the following

  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Colour television
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities

Note: All rooms are non-smoking. Please contact the hotel directly to discuss their policy on pets at The White Hart Hotel, St. Austell.

Program

Background of Poldark

Winston Graham wrote 12 Poldark novels in all over a period of 57 years. He moved to Perranporth from Manchester with his family in 1925 when he was 17. The 1970's saw the BBC producing costume drama from the first seven of the Poldark novels and they were a huge success. In 2014, the BBC produced the first series of a new dramatization of the books - with even more acclaim. The filming of the third series was completed in September 2016. The 1970's Poldark was filmed partly in Cornwall but a lot of it was filmed outside the Dutchy. The vast majority of the later Poladark was filmed at various locations in Cornwall.

Winston Graham lived in Perranporth until 1959, eventually settling in East Sussex. He returned to Cornwall on regular family holidays staying at the Crantock Bay Hotel, West Pentire.

Levant Mine

Botallack appeared in the 1970's Poldark and in the current series is used as the Grambler Mine and Wheal Leisure. Levantine's exterior doubles as Tressider Rolling Mill. Geevor is mentioned in various Poldark books and is now open as a museum.

Holywell Bay

A very bay with the imposing gull rock jus offshore, this bay is owned by the Warleggans, Ross Poldark's arch enemies.

Kynance Cove

A beautiful bay with white sand, Kynance is used for Nampara cove.

Caerhays Castle

An unusual feature of the books, a fictional member of a real family was a character in two Poldark novels "The Twisted Sword" and "Stranger from the Sea". The character's name was Cuby Trevanion and Caerhays Castle used to be the ancestral home of the Trevanion family. It now belongs to the Williams family. The estate dates back to the 13th century. The present castle, although designed to appear Norman, was in fact built at the beginning of the 19th century.

Tehidy House

It's used for a lot of location shooting - both grounds and house. The estate used to belong to the Bassett family but now belongs to Cornwall County Council. At one time, the house was a TB hospital but has now been converted into private apartments. Nearby Illogan village is where Demelza was born.

St. Agnes Head

It has a sweeping valley which is used for scenes of the fields outside Nampara. It will also feature largely in series three for clifftop scenes.

Gunwalloe Church Cove

The night wreck of Queen Charlotte was filmed here.

Village of St. Breward

A small village on the west of Bodmin Moor which has stayed largely unchanged since the heyday of tin and copper mining. This made it an ideal location for the exterior of Ross Poldark's house, Nampara, and also a number of miners' cottages.

Tregothan

Used for location shooting, Tregothan's main claim to fame is being the UK's first tea plantation!

Charlestown Harbour (where Poldark is filmed)

Just outside St. Austell is the working harbour of Charlestown which doubles regularly as the maritime ports of Falmouth and Truro.

The Minions

Near to the stone circles that make up The Minions is the crossroads featured in the opening scenes of the first episode of the later series, where Ross Poldark dismounts the carriage on his way home from the American War of Independence.

Porthgwarra Cove

It is used for that swimming scene. It is also used for the scenes of gathering in the pilchards.

Instructors

Keith Jones

Location

You will visit Levant Mine, Holywell Bay, Kynance Cove, Caerhays Castle, Tehidy House, St. Agnes Head, Gunwalloe Church Cove, the village of St. Breward, Tregothan, Charlestown Harbour, the Minions, and Porthgwarra Cove.

Features

General

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Meeting room
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless internet

What's included

  • Visits to Levant Mine, Tregothan, and the Minions
  • Tours to Holywell Bay and Charlestown Harbour
  • Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe Church Cove, and Porthgwarra Cove visits
  • Tours to Caerhays Castle and Tehidy House
  • Trips to St. Agnes Head and the village of St. Breward
  • The service of a personal guide
  • Airport transfers
  • 1 night's accommodation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Newquay Airport (NQY). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Keith's Cornish Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Guests would be picked up and dropped off at the hotel or whatever is their means of arrival in Cornwall if only staying one night at the White Hart (Keith's Cornish Tours will pick guests up or drop off at Newquay Airport (NQY) or at another hotel in Cornwall if they are only going to stay one night at the White Hart).

Arrival by train

Keith's Cornish Tours will pick guests up or drop off at any railway station in Cornwall or at another hotel in Cornwall if they are only going to stay one night at the White Hart.

Airport: Newquay Airport Airport transfer included: Newquay Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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