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The Stranger From The Sea (Poldark 8)

The Stranger From The Sea (Poldark 8)

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1810: The eighth novel in the Poldark series.


  • ISBN: 978-0330463386
  • Genre: Historical, Sagas

What you need to know before your trail

Cornwall 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington’s army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark’s dramatic rescue of the stranger from the sea.

Stephen Carrington’s arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives. For Clowance and Jeremy in particular, the children of Ross and Demelza, Stephen’s advent is the key to a new world one of both love and danger.

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 Stranger From The Sea (Poldark 8)

Destination : Cornwall  Author/Guide: Winston Graham  Departure Time: 1810 onwards

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