There is no doubt that the Cornish filming locations for TV shows like Poldark and Doc Martin are quite alluring.
The pretty Cornish coastline is bursting with hidden coves and historic harbours and offers the discerning explorer a wonderful adventure.
Start your Poldark adventure earlier
Being your journey on the lesser-travelled coast North Devon and avoid the crowds. Take a leisurely drive along the A39 and the ‘Atlantic Highway’ on the north coast of Devon & Cornwall. Some say it’s one of the best coastal drives in England, maybe even Europe and a few think in the world!
The picturesque towns Lynton & Lynmouth are beautifully located on the A39 on the craggy North Devon coast. These two charming Victorian towns are the perfect place to begin, or end, your Poldark journey to Cornwall. Surrounded by the rugged cliffs, lush countryside, deep wooded valleys, raging rivers and the desolate Exmoor National Park – it’s a staggeringly beautiful place to be.
Poldark Filming Locations
Gunwalloe, Bodmin, St Agnes, Porthcurno and Padstow are some of the incredible locations used for the Poldark series. It’s easy to see how these incredible backdrops with their long history of smuggling and shipwreck inspired so much drama and romance for Winston Graham.
Lorna Doone; an Exmoor romance
In a similar way, Exmoor was the inspiration for R. D Blackmore and his tale of romance and intrigue; Lorna Doone. Set in the 17th century around Badgworthy Water area of Exmoor, Blackmore describes this landscape with incredible detail and passion. Located near Malmsmead, the entire area is a magical place to walk and explore.
Explore the undiscovered North Devon
When compared to South Devon you could say that North Devon is very undiscovered. The refreshing lack of traditional tourism attractions means you can avoid the maddening crowds. Travellers visiting this region are rewarded with miles of uninterrupted views and an abundance of peace and quiet. Outdoor lovers can wander the endless trails surrounded by nature at its very best.
Lynton & Lynmouth – the jewels in Exmoor’s crown
These two charming towns offer the world traveller the warmest welcome and a delightful array of shops and places to eat. Wander the coastal streets and absorb the intriguing Victorian architecture and the ingenious Cliff Railway. A water-powered funicular train that transports you effortlessly between two towns precariously separated by 500ft of steep cliff.
Highcliffe House is ideally situated on the coastal heart of Exmoor with access to an abundance of outdoor trails, activities historic locations. Combine this with magnificent views and an impeccable bed and breakfast experience and you have the perfect place for any discerning traveller.