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St Agnes Head

St Agnes Head, provided the spectacular setting for many of the coastal scenes depicting Nampara Valley, part of Poldark’s family estate. The National Trust maintain this coastal area which is designated part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The clifftops of nearby Chapel Porth also provided the dramatic and rugged setting for many of Ross Poldark’s scenes of him galloping on horseback. The pretty village of St Agnes is just a few miles away from the coastal town of Perranporth, where  the author, Winston Graham, moved to when he was seventeen years old.  He was no doubt inspired by the rich mining heritage of this area and also the breathtaking and dramatic views he had on his doorstep.