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Fans of hit period drama, ‘Poldark’, will delight in a private full-day tour of Poldark locations from Truro. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit sites used to film iconic scenes from the BBC television series. Stroll the historical streets of Charlestown; admire the coastal splendor of Porthgwarra Beach, used to film a steamy skinny dipping scene; and visit the set of a nighttime shipwreck at the 13th-century Church of St Wynwaloe. Round-trip transportation from your Truro hotel is included.
Barbara F USA
I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who loves the BBC/PBS series Poldark and really anyone who wants to have a great day tour of the Cornwall countryside. James Coulton, who is the tour guide is absolutely amazing! He is very personable and outgoing. Also what was so great about James is that even though his daughter was ill, he decided he did not want to disappoint us and kept our tour for the day he did have family covering for him.
He picked up my friend, Angie and me at the hotel and whisked us away for a fabulous day. He drove us around in a comfortable Range Rover lots of room and even capable of lowering the vehicle of needed. He provided bottles of water and umbrellas which came in handy that day. He showed us the places where past and upcoming episodes of the BBC/PBS series Poldark have been shot. He had pictures of the scenes from the series for us to see as we viewed the actual sight. We went to Botallack where we saw the mines Wheal Leisure and Grambler Porthgwarra - the cove where Rosss skinny dipping scene took place Pemberth - the area where Prudie washed her laundry in season 2 episode 2 and we went to Gunwalloe - the area called Church Cove where Ross carried the coffin of his daughter, Julia to the church and Dollar Cove where the shipwreck occurred among other places connected to the show.
James knew the history of Cornwall which he told us throughout the drive. We even went with him to explore one area for a potential tour area not sure if it will work out for him or not. Maybe he will figure out something on it. Toward the end of our tour he took us to a little café and we had a real Cornish cream tea. He showed us the difference on how the Cornish people eat their scones with clotted cream and jam vs. the people from Devon from where James is originally. We learned that Cornish people put the jam on the scone first and then put the cream on top whereas the Devon folk put the jam on top of the cream. Oh and before I forget one of the best stops was at the tourist information center at Bottalack where we got to meet Annie. She is absolutely fantastic!!!! She is so outgoing and friendly. She is an asset to the area.
Thank you James for a wonderful day!!! Barbara Fee
This tour was simply incredible! James is a brilliant guide and made sure that we had the best tour experience. The tour is fully customizable. It is a perfect blend of Poldark locations and Cornish scenery and history and James is extremely knowledgeable in all these areas. I would definitely do this tour again and again.
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