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Poldark Series 4, episode 8 aired on 29th July 2018 on the BBC in the UK. This final episode for Series 4 was as expected, bursting with action, passion, romance and drama all building up to a devastating finale.

The filming locations in Cornwall can be seen in many shots in this fast-moving episode. This blog post will help you find all of the Cornish filming locations used in this episode. As always, we have written this in a way to prevent spoilers.

For those of you who would like to visit Cornwall and the Poldark locations, we have added some quick links to show you local places to stay and dine near to each location. Printed copies of our maps are available for free at the businesses shown, so you may want to pop in and pick one up. Please note that the locations are spread all over Cornwall so the links are different.

To read more about the previous episode click here Episode 7

Penberth Cove

Penberth Cove

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The building at Penberth Cove used frequently in this episode.

So, here we go for episode 8…

  • In the opening scene, there is an external shot of Nampara Cottage. The real location of this building is on Bodmin Moor. Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • The spectacular backdrop of Bodmin Moor and the peaks of Brown Willy and Rough Tor can be seen through the carriage windows as Ross and Caroline Enys travel to Cornwall. Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • Drake returns to the cave which he frequented with Morwenna and this stunning beach is the popular filming location Holywell Bay. Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here

Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay near Newquay

  • The filming of Drake and Morwenna takes place on the clifftop at Gwennap Head. This truly spectacular  part of the coastline has been a popular filming location for this Series.  Look out for the Lighthouse in the distance behind Drake, which although out of focus on the screen is Longships Lighthouse. Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • Sam and Demelza happen to see Morwenna and Drake entering Drake’s home in the filming location of Penberth Cove. This charming fishing village with the cobbled slipway and nearby stepping stones has been the filming location for Sawles Village in this Series. Indeed, in this episode there is a great deal of comings and goings from this location, which proves quite a pivotal part of the storyline. Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • The fantastic aerial shot taken of Morwenna and Elizabeth walking along the clifftops with the rugged coastline in shot is  Gwennap Head. Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • Ross rides on horseback in the dark through a stream. This is the stream flowing through Penberth Cove by the stepping stones.Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.

Poldark – The Headland used for the closing shot of Ross and Demelza Poldark in Series 4 Episode 8 of Poldark

  • The scene of Ross looking out to sea alone on the clifftop is filmed at Gwennap head. He is then joined by another, we won’t say who, and then the closing credits for this series begin with the best news of all  ‘Poldark will return’, We’re looking forward to Series 5 already. Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.

…and that’s it for Episode 8. If you would like to find out more information about previous episodes click the links below…

…and finally. Don’t forget to enter our competition to win a stay at Marthas Orchard with your own VIP guided tour of the Poldark filming locations in Cornwall.