Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall

I’ll let you into a little secret, I’ve never watched Poldark but I’m thinking it might be about time with autumn just around the corner.  On our jolly little road trip around Cornwall I decided it would be a good idea to pootle around a certain area of Cornwall rather than try and “do” all of Cornwall in a few days and not enjoy the experience.  Travel shouldn’t be just about ticking off all the world’s must dos but enjoying the experience and visiting places of interest to you.  A visit to Charlestown was high on my wish list as I actually really like Maritime history…Greenwich was one of the first places I visited when I moved to London.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

I’ve worked in the shipping industry for quite a few years (however I work in a completely different field at the moment which is more air based…and no I don’t work for a travel company even though I’m based close to Luton) so I find ports really interesting so I added Charlestown to my Cornwall bucket list which included Port Isaac and the Eden Project.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

We had initially tried to visit Charlestown on the Sunday however it was heaving due to the regatta…it’s not a quiet spot to visit when the regatta is on (trust me!) but we visited the following day and I was so pleased we did as I loved this gorgeous little spot in Cornwall.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

G and I had a little wander around the old port…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…admiring the tall ships…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…I really liked this photo but couldn’t work out if I liked the photo in or out of focus…and since it’s my blog, you can suffer with both of them <insert evil laugh>…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…and the colourful houses which overlook Charlestown…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…mind the blown over chair!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

I may have found myself a pretty door or two…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…I don’t find them on purpose…okay maybe in Wroclaw I did thanks to Pinterest!

We wandered down to the marina and people watched…let’s just say that kids really don’t have any fear…there were so many squeals of delight and I will be very honest and say it looks like Charlestown has bought so many happy memories to many families over the years…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…I may have taken a shoefie while working my inner core muscles (let’s just say there aren’t any…the only crunches I like are crunchie bars!)….

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…look at how clear that water is, that water was calling my name; I may have dipped in a toe if the mercury was in the 30’s but you know…this is still England…(the only time I’ve ever swam in the UK is in Loch Ness in April… never at a beach).

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

The views around the coastline are absolutely gorgeous and totally worth a few moments (or more) staring into the distance…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…G and a number of other folks are were all watching the RNLI attempt a rescue of two teenagers that got stuck on the rocks as the tide came in which was a bit of excitement on our visit to Charlestown.

I also found a little fudge shop that had pre-packaged gluten free options of cakes at the top end of Charlestown so I stocked up on some fudge for G and I…I may have eaten most of it without sharing…have you ever enjoyed selfish flavoured fudge before…if not, it’s the best…I’m blaming the hormones again.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

Feeling a tad peckish we went to find some food and stopped off at Wreckers and sat outside….G ended up eating his dinner wrapped up in a blanket and a lovely New Zealand born lady told me she hoped he felt better soon.  I laughed this off and told her he wasn’t sick, just a big English wimp and couldn’t deal with some cooler temperatures…she laughed and said she understood that problem well.

^^The English Wimp!

^^To prove we both visited Charlestown…I’m super wonderful at this selfie business…totally know my best angles and G loves to smile…NOT!  If you want to know how to get that wonderful soft focus photo…place your finger accidentally over the camera and hey presto…rub camera with breton top to take sharper photos.

G and I left as the sun was setting and bathing Charlestown is a blanket of gold…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

…golden hour is one of my favourite times to be holding a camera…anyone else agree?

Would I recommend a visit to Charlestown…most definitely, it is rather beautiful little spot with a few great shops, nice restaurants and a gorgeous beach and I’m so glad that we visited as it didn’t feel touristy or tacky…it was actually a rather relaxing little spot and made me think, Cornwall is rather pretty but you need to visit spots that interest you and not follow the hordes.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

Travel Tips For Your Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Poldark Country with a Visit to Charlestown, Cornwall. I'm a lover of Maritime History so a visit to Charlestown was a must to see the Tall Ships in the little Port and lets not forget the cute cottages. The village is used for many scenes in the TV series, Poldark so make sure you add the location to your Cornwall bucket list and start plotting your Cornwall Road Trip on a map to take advantage of this beautiful destination. Click over to the blog to see more pictures of Charletown and my handy tips!

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10 Comments

    • September 16, 2017 / 9:06 PM

      You must Keri as there is so much to discover in that area of England…it’s funny how we all explore areas further afield and forget what is on our back door step. xx

  1. September 8, 2017 / 1:08 AM

    Ugh it’s a pet peeve of mine when people say they’ve ‘done’ a place! I’ve not even ‘done’ the places I’ve lived in.

    I once watched an episode of Poldark but it was 2/3 into a flight to Aus and the only episode they had started halfway through a cliffhanger and it all completely passed me by. At that point I was just watching for the scenery! Charlestown does look beautiful, glad there were plenty of gf options for you too.

    • September 16, 2017 / 9:21 PM

      Exactly…done and travel really shouldn’t mix! It’s like country counting…urgh!
      I need to watch Poldark…apparently the ladies love the show hehe! Seems to me like it will be perfect autumn / winter viewing xx

  2. September 12, 2017 / 3:21 PM

    I’ve never watched this show either, but i feel like I’d like it! Any reason to visit Cornwall really. I’m dying to go back, the coastline really is so pretty.
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    • September 16, 2017 / 9:05 PM

      I remember your trip to Cornwall last year and you visited a few beautiful spots…there is so much to see in Cornwall isn’t there. We just focussed on a certain area. I think Poldark is going to be everyones winter viewing pleasure xx

  3. September 14, 2017 / 1:17 PM

    I have never seen Poldark either! Totally agree that there’s far too much to see and do in Cornwall that you can’t cover it in a few days. Case in point – I’ve been heaps of times to Cornwall and not yet been to Charlestown! Lovely photos, as ever, and great to see some of you and G too! x
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    • September 16, 2017 / 9:04 PM

      I hate it when people say they have done a destination…it’s not possibly to do london in 3 days…yes you can tick off some of the big sites but there is just so much to see.
      Charlestown was a lovely little spot and the beach was so lovely…i was tempted to go for a swim.
      Thanks Mrs D…we are currently working on our selfie skills hehe xx