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Film, TV and Literature

Film, TV and Literature

The undeniable beauty of Cornwall and Devon has long been a draw for authors, poets, TV and film crews.

Explore behind the scenes at iconic film locations, discover the places that inspired world famous authors, tour the villages that made in on to the big screen and see for yourself just what makes the region alluring.

Accommodation

Be it funky and stylist or traditional and peaceful, wherever you choose to lay your head, there’s something for every taste. For full listings see the downloadable experiences and Trade Directory.

Food and Drink

From the humble pasty to celebrity chefs, Cornwall and Devon are home to some of England’s finest culinary offerings. For full listings see the downloadable experiences and Trade Directory.

Attractions

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Charlestown

With its working harbour and rich heritage, Charlestown has caught the eye of many a producer, most notably posing as Truro, Falmouth and St. Mary's, in the popular Poldark series.

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Botallack Mine

One of Cornwall's most iconic places, Botallack Mine is famed for its beauty and has drawn many a film crew. Balanced high on the cliff tops, this former working mine boasts a rich mining heritage, forming part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

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Geevor Tin Mine

Whilst not used in the filming of Poldark, Geevor is a must-see. As the largest preserved tin mining site in Europe, visitors are able to take underground tours and get hands-on in the interactive Hard Rock Museum.

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The Wilds of North Cornwall

Doc Martin, the popular TV programme is set in fictional Portwenn, a seaside village that in reality is a small fishing village of Port Isaac. Nestled snugly in a sheltered cover, Port Isaac has a fascinating history, is home to historical buildings and spectacular scenery.

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Jamaica Inn

Set on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Jamaica Inn is the setting for Daphne Du Maurier's Gothic period drama of the same name. A famous smuggling haunt, this historic coaching inn holds a collection of smuggling artefacts, each with a story to tell.

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Trebah Gardens

A sub-tropical paradise that cascades down to the tranquil Helford River, Trebah is rated as one of the finest gardens in the world.

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Brixham

The historic harbour town of Brixham has attracted a variety of television and film crews over the years.

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Dartmoor

This wild, rugged and remote landscape has inspired many an author and filmmaker. Explore the stunning backdrops and vistas that have made their way onto cinema and tv screens, both nationally and globally.

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Greenway

Agatha Christie described her beloved home home as "the loveliest place in the world" and given the peaceful location on the banks of the River Dart, it's no mystery why. The house still contains many of her belongings, providing a glimpse into the popular novelist's life.

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Kents Cavern

Once home to ancient humans, this extensive prehistoric cave system has an incredible geological story and is part of the UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Sharpham Vineyard

Running along the banks of the glorious River Dart, Sharpham has been producing wines and a range of cheeses for other 35 years. Tour the acres of vineyards and fields before sampling the hand-made produce.

Experiences

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Poldark's Cornwall Tour

Perfect for those Poldark enthusiasts, these tailor made tours visit the various film locations dotted around the county. Step into Ross Poldark's shoes, doff your cap and discover why Winston Graham was so entranced by Cornwall.

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Select SW Tours

These luxury tours are provided with an experienced and expert guide at the wheel. Step off the beaten track to explore secret hidden gems and the region's stunning scenery.

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Unique Cornwall Tours

Offering high quality and tailor made tours for the discerning traveller, Unique Cornwall Tours organises stimulating holidays, led by local guides, pulling together all that Cornwall has to offer.

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Dartmoor Tour

To explore the myths, legends and must sees with Unique Devon Tours Dartmoor has much to offer so let an experienced guide show you the way. Be it myths and legends, ancient woodland, rugged moorlands or cream teas.

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Hounds of the Baskerville Tour

Delivered by a descendant of one of the characters involved in the plot, this unique tour provides insight into this intriguing story, the people who inspired it and the real locations that lie at the heart of the tale.

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The Seafood Coast

Known to produce some of the world's finest fish and shellfish, a tour of the aptly named 'Seafood Coast' promises fantastic walking and outstanding eateries.

Planning Your Visit

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Extend your stay and spend some time exploring the wider West Country area, where attractions, beauty and history are aplenty.

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Plymouth

Mayflower 400 provides an opportunity for group visits, FITs and international tours to England.

Travel Trade Itineraries
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Plymouth

Rain or shine, Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is home to breath-taking views, plenty to see and do and lots of fresh, sea air. Explore the waterfront, shop ‘til you drop or experience world-class events.

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Somerset

Think of Somerset and what comes to mind – stunning views across open countryside, sandy beaches, superb strawberries, Cheddar cheese and cider? World-wide, our county is famous for its Glastonbury Festival, illuminated carnivals, Mulberry handbags and Arthurian Legends. There is more! Much more.

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