How to have a Poldarkian Christmas

Most of us will get a little nostalgic around Christmas, and there’s just something about December that makes mentally travel back in time. If you’re looking for a Christmas setting that has amazing views, delicious local produce, a beach made for long walks, and plenty of cosy spots for after those walks, Cornwall’s Poldark Country is the perfect place.

For those who want to follow in the footsteps of Ross and Demelza, Christmas is the perfect time since you’ll have the beaches and footpaths all to yourselves, and you can have a fun, Poldarkain Christmas break.

Here are some of the things you can enjoy here this Christmas:


The Coastline

When life got tough, Demelza and Ross often end up along the clifftops, wandering the West Cornwall coastline to recharge and clear their heads. The landscape is the perfect place to do this, particularly around Chapel Porth and close to St Agnes, and if you’ve eaten a little too much at Christmas lunch, a late afternoon walk is a great way to follow the footsteps of your favourite Poldark characters.

The Food

If you’re planning a Poldarkian Christmas, you’ll definitely need a place where you can buy some local produce. The historic town of Charlestown is where the Truro scenes were filmed, and you’ll also find the Eden Project close by, with plenty of delicious and festive treats at Christmas at Eden. The event runs until the 2nd of January, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy the winter wonderland, meet Santa, eat delicious food, go ice skating, and of course, do some shopping.

The Horses

If you find yourself getting stressed over Christmas you’re not alone. Recharge by jumping in the saddle and heading out for a gallop, or pick from a number of riding schools in West Cornwall and try it out for the first time.


The Scenery

Everyone remembers the scene where Ross is swimming in the crystal clear waters of the stunning Cornish coves, only to be spotted by Demelza. This time of the year is when they’re even quieter, so visit the fishing cove of Porthgwarra which is located near St Levan, a pretty little village. You’ll find caves, slipaways, and smugglers and will see why the directors of Podark found inspiration here.

The Cottages

Sure, they’re not rich, but Demelza and Ross’ Nampara Cottage has plenty of rustic charm. There is a massive selection of cottages and homes in West Cornwall that you can use as the perfect base for your Poldarkian Christmas, and after spending all day living a life similar to your favourite characters you can lie in front of your fire and relax. Blue Chip Holidays have plenty of excellent accommodation options in the area, and if you’re looking for more information about how you can enjoy a Poldarkian Christmas, be sure to read this article for more inspiration and ideas for embracing the Christmas spirit in Cornwall.