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  • Location: Cornwall

The Miller’s Dance (Poldark 9)

The Miller’s Dance (Poldark 9)

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1812: The ninth installment of the Poldark family drama

  • ISBN: 978-0330463379
  • Genre: Historical, Sagas

What you need to know before your trail

Cornwall 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the new year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza there is some surprising – and worrying – news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache.

As the armies battle in Spain, and the political situation at home becomes daily more obscure, the Poldark and Warleggan families find themselves thrust into a turbulent new era as complex and changing as the patterns of The Miller’s Dance...

Travel Guide

Cornwall – “Nampara” / Bodmin Moor

Many scenes were shot here including the exterior for Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, and the scenes of him and others on horseback. Rugged and untamed….like Poldark himself….

Cornwall – “Nampara Cove”/ Padstow area

The cliffs in the Padstow area are some of the most dramatic and stunning.  The beaches of Tregirls and Porthcothan were used for Poldark’s fictional Nampara Cove.

Cornwall – “Nampara Valley” / St Agnes Head

This area was used to represent the Nampara Valley, which is part of Poldarks’ family estate.


Funnily enough Corsham in Wiltshire doubled as Truro for the television version – but the city itself was Winston Graham’s true inspiration for the story and was the location of choice for the world premiere of the series.

Cornwall – “Truro Harbour”

Charlestown near St Austell, is the TV setting for the harbour scenes and the fishing port. Steep yourself in the history of the time and imagine the bustling market days.

Church Cove, Gunwalloe

The beach at Church Cove, Gunwalloe on The Lizard was the setting for one scene in particular ( no spoilers here)


This was once a thriving fishing cove, and many years later would provide many of the beach and cove settings in Poldark. A really magical place and perfect to read the novel and to imagine Poldark in the sea…

Botallack to Levant

The west Cornwall coast between Botallack and Levant has a strong mining village and so Levant Mine was used as the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill. Wheal Owles and Crowns near Botallack starred as Ross Poldark’s Wheal Leisure.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Miller’s Dance (Poldark 9)

Destination : Cornwall  Author/Guide: Winston Graham  Departure Time: 1812 – 1814

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