We may be stuck in lockdown right now, but you can still dream about your future holidays in Cornwall! Cornwall has become a TV favourite of late, so we’ve rounded up the best TV shows filmed in Cornwall to give you some serious holiday inspiration.
From coastal walks and seafood feasts to binge-worthy TV classics like Poldark, there’s something on for everyone to enjoy. See what a holiday in Cornwall has to offer from the comfort of your sofa. It’s time to get planning your post-lockdown visit!
TV shows filmed in Cornwall
For the foodies: Rick Stein’s Cornwall, BBC Two
Foodies will love this 15-part weekly series on all things Cornwall with Padstow-dwelling chef Rick Stein at the helm. Championing the food, history, music, art and culture of the county he loves, Rick Stein is a Cornish connoisseur. He even takes a cold-water dip with the Blue Tits swimming group in Newquay!
Eating at one of Rick Stein’s establishments is a must for any Cornish holiday. From classic fish and chips at Rick Stein’s Fistral restaurant in Newquay, to fresh platters his flagship eatery in Padstow.
The show is currently airing on BBC Two every Monday from 6.30pm to 7pm. Let’s work up an appetite!
Check out our coastal self catering properties just a stones throw away from Fistral beach.
For the walkers: Cornwall and Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury, ITV
Walking holidays are one of the best ways to enjoy Cornwall’s stunning landscapes. Though you are missing your Cornish rambles for now, you can still get your fix! The new eight-part series Cornwall and Devon Walks airs on ITV every Wednesday evening. You’ll follow celebrity walking expert Julia Bradbury as she strides onto our screens to showcase the best walks in Cornwall.
Julia crosses beaches, roams ancient woodlands, and paces along stunning coastal paths. Follow her journey as she meets the people who live and work in the county along the way.
Explore Newquay and Cornwall for yourselves with our properties perfect for walking holidays.
For the romantics: Poldark, Netflix
This historic BBC drama has taken our screens by storm! Starring absolute heartthrob Aidan Turner, Poldark is the perfect choice for a cheeky TV binging session – especially as there are five seasons to get through!
Ever wondered where the famous Poldark beach scenes were filmed? Just a stones throw from Newquay you’ll find Holywell Bay. The astonishing raw beauty of this place forms the perfect backdrop for the hit show’s storyline – and for your next Cornish beach holiday.
For the comedy lovers: Doc Martin, ITV
This award-winning tales tracks the daily trials of a temperamental doctor after he moves from London to the fictional town of Portwenn. This hilarious series in now in its seventh series and is actually filmed in picturesque Port Isaac – just a 40 minute drive from Newquay.
For real-life stories: Devon and Cornwall, Channel 4
Looking for a taste of real daily life in Cornwall? Tune into Channel 4 for the third season of Devon and Cornwall to explore coastal, rural and village life. The new series sets off at sea, where viewers will meet the people who live and work along the Cornish coastline.
Narrated by Cornwall-born actor John Nettles, the show explores the region while finding out about the lives of local villagers, farmers, fishermen, shop-keepers and those working in the tourism industry.
So sit back and relax with these fantastic TV shows filmed in Cornwall and start planning your Cornish staycation to explore this spectacular region for yourself. There is simply so much to discover.
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