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St. Agnes, the Poldark & the Cornish Coast

Tucked into a stunning and unspoilt spot on the north Cornish coast, St. Agnes sits in both a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. The town was at the centre of the tin and copper mining and many of the old engine houses still stand proud in the landscape.

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Rosemundy House Hotel

18th Century Georgian House set in 4 acres of gardens and woodlands. Enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – On our journey to St Agnes we will stop at Exeter, the capital of Devon for a lunch break, you could visit the magnificent Exeter Cathedral or simply enjoy the fascinating Quayside.

Day 2 – Today we travel to Perranporth a rugged north Cornish coast with a beautiful seaside resort with stunning sea views over the      Perran Bay. It’s here that the writer of the Poldark lived while creating the series. From here, we will visit the National Trust property of    Trerice, which in the series, features as the Manor House. Originally owned by the Arundel family for 500 years, the present house was completed in 1572. From here we travel to Charlestown.  It was here that a lot of the filming for the drama series Poldark took place with the inner harbour being used as the port of Falmouth and the beach and slipway doubled for St Marys on the Isles of Scilly. (admissions included)

Day 3 – Today we travel to Penzance, stopping enroute to visit the Poldark Mine and Gardens (weather permitting, admissions included). Here we will see how the mines were worked and how they discovered the seams of minerals such as tin and copper. Please note: we will not be going underground into the mine. Penzance has a stunning harbour and quaint streets with many heritage sites within the town, such as the new art gallery and the Dolphin Inn down by the Quay. At low tide, it is possible to walk over to the island to see St Michael’s Mount. In the afternoon, we travel on to St Ives, a wonderful coastal town with a working harbour and many places to visit.

Day 4 – Our destination today is Truro a beautiful Cornish town, visit the Cathedral with its twin spires, or enjoy some free time at the beautiful harbour, Lemon Quay.  We then continue to Falmouth. Its harbour is the thirds deepest natural water in the world. The whole area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The town itself is beautiful, admire its narrow terraces and rich maritime heritage.

Day 5On our journey home we will have a lunchbreak at Burnham on Sea


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