5 Ways to Visit Cornwall from the Comfort of Your Couch

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The recent return of Poldark to Masterpiece and the impending gloomy weather have me fantasizing about one of my favorite vacation spots: Cornwall, England.

I visited the seaside town of St Ives while working on my master’s dissertation a few years ago, and there was no better spot to escape the stress of “real life.” My friend and I would spend the days wandering into shops, eating pasties from Pangenna Pasties (while attempting to dodge hungry seagulls), and checking out the art work at Tate St Ives.

Cornwall Boat
A little garden on the walk to St. Ives

Unfortunately, Cornwall is no longer a few train rides away. I’m left with no other option than to visit vicariously through TV shows, movies, and books– some of which are below.

  1. Poldark

 

Poldark - British drama series

Since the show is what inspired this post in the first place (and it’s no secret I’m a huge fan), it’s only right for the series to top my list. Start watching for Aidan Turner (and his fabulous wig) and stay for the gorgeous Cornish scenery. (You’ll enjoy it even more if you’re interested in the politics of mining!)

This leads me to . . .

  1. Poldark’s Cornwall by Winston Graham

Poldark's Cornwall

This book was written by the author of the Poldark book series that inspired the TV show, and features 216 pages of lavish images that will have you picturing yourself brooding along the coast while stuffing your face with delicious pasties.

  1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Rebecca is the perfect book to read on a dreary fall evening. Grab a cup of tea and your favorite blanket and be transported to (haunted?) Manderley. Hopefully any time you actually spend in Cornwall will prove to be less dramatic.

  1. About Time

About Time - movie
(Source: Translux, Working Title Films)

While not entirely set in Cornwall, this movie still makes the list because it stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams, and involves time travel.

  1. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

The Rose Garden - Susanna Kearsley

This title’s been on my to-read list for years now and has tons of great reviews online. I personally can’t resist a love story that involves an old English house.

Do you have any Cornwall favorites or thoughts on this season of Poldark? If so, leave your comments below!

Poldark - Masterpiece - British drama series

 

5 Replies to “5 Ways to Visit Cornwall from the Comfort of Your Couch”

  1. Anonymous Bridesmaid in Cleveland says: Reply

    This post is awesome. I want to go to there.

    1. Trafalgar Square Publishing says: Reply

      Thanks, ABiC!

    1. Trafalgar Square Publishing says: Reply

      Thanks, Pam!

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