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10 Poldark Facts

1. Trerice House was Winston Graham’s inspiration for the estate that features in Poldark

2. Porthgwarra can be seen later in the series – one of my properties, Carn Scathe is located there

3. Winston Graham lived in Perranporth – you can now sit on a memorial seat at the site where he wrote the first two novels

4. Charlestown with its Grade II Listed harbour, complete with Tall Ships, is a popular film location, as well as Poldark it starred in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Dr Who

5. Church Cove, Gunwalloe on the Lizard was used for night time filming of shipwreck scenes

6. The city of Truro was the true inspiration for the story

7. Levant Mine plays the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill while Owles and Crowns near Botallack stars as Wheal Leisure

8. Demelza is a Cornish girls name with the meaning ‘fort on the hill’

9. Most of the new Poldark series was filmed in Cornwall during the summer of 2014

10. Winston Graham wrote 12 Poldark novels, the March/April 2015 series will cover the first two

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Trewidden Garden has a champion magnolia, The Belle, which already has 50 blooms.  The garden opens in just a few days time on 28 February - open 7 days from 1030 - 1730

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If you do, come and join us on Sennen Cove beach at 1100 on Christmas Day.  No wetsuits allowed and you have to get your shoulders under the water!  As for me, someone has to hold the towels and provide the reviving brandy!

 

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Take advantage of the continuing fine weather

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Special offer for remaining properties for October half term

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The sun shines, the beaches quieten down and the sea is as warm as it gets.

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Special offers on accommodation in June and the beginning of July in Porthcurno, Porthgwarra and Sennen

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Availability between 17 and 25 May to take advantage of the good weather.

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Dogs are welcome all year round in the following gardens

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When two of Cornwall’s great loves come together - art and gardens - the colourful result can’t fail to inspire.

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English Heritage - 5 Castles to visit in Cornwall

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5 to try: Cornish Mining "World Heritage Site" attractions

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Cornwall's fantastic array of galleries boast world class arts in amazing landscapes

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February and March are ideal times to explore Cornwall's gardens

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Don't believe the news reports - Cornwall is not cut off!

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Christmas and New Year - things to see and do in Cornwall

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Discover the secret coves and sandy beaches that inspired the characters in Summer in February - the film that everyone's talking about this summer, by following in their footsteps along the South West Coast Path.

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Delve behind the scenes by hot footing it to west Cornwall and tracing the footsteps of the real life characters as well as the cast and crew of this much anticipated film adaptation.

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A short film showing Cornwall's gorgeous beaches

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One of Penzance's hidden gems - The Jubilee Pool

 

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