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Real Poldark locations
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Real Poldark locations

Much as we love the new BBC Poldark series we also adore the original novels and the amazing places that inspired them. We have found the top real Cornish places that inspired Winston Graham to write the famous books. Without which we wouldn’t have Aidan Turner on our screens on a Sunday night. Unthinkable....

A Day Trip Around The Helford
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A Day Trip Around The Helford

Steeped in history, this magical part of Cornwall will transport you to a carefree world. The river has long been an important marine highway serving local mines, farms and quarries as well as the local fishing industry. There's nothing quite like travelling through its seven secret creeks - with its most famous being Frenchman's Creek after featuring in Daphne du Maurier's romantic novel...

Our Guide: The Lizard, Cornwall | St Michael's Hotel & Spa
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Our Guide: The Lizard, Cornwall | St Michael's Hotel & Spa

For the ultimate day trip, the Lizard is just a 40 minute drive from St Michaels Hotel. Head to the most southerly point on the UK's mainland, see the scenery change and surround yourself amongst the sound of waves hurtling to the shore. Around the coast you'll find tiny fishing ports with huge sea walls to protect from the Atlantic gales, pubs with fresh seafood on their menus, and secret sandy bays...

Day Trip - Our Guide to Porthleven
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Day Trip - Our Guide to Porthleven

Exuding Cornish charm and tradition, Porthleven is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although it's a sleepy traditional fishing village, there's a real vibrant sense of community with bustling pubs and foodie hot spots. It's only a twenty minute drive from St Michaels Hotel, and is the ideal in-between base for exploring the Lizard Peninsula and Land's End. From walking and eating to beach...