5 Scenic TV Series Set in Cornwall

Last updated on the 28 March 2024 by Maeve


Series set in Cornwall offer a captivating blend of stunning coastal landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and compelling storytelling.


Wycliffe (1994)

Wycliffe, Series set in Cornwall


The first of our tv series set in Cornwall is Wycliffe. In rugged landscapes, Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe tackles complex crimes with his astute mind and unorthodox methods. As he delves into the dark underbelly of this picturesque region, Wycliffe uncovers secrets that challenge his own beliefs while confronting personal demons that threaten to consume him.

Top cast: Jack Shepherd, Jimmy Yuill, Helen Masters, Aaron Harris, Tim Wylton, Lynn Farleigh and Michael Attwell.


Poldark (2015)



Poldark is our second series set in Cornwall. Occurring in the late 18th century, it follows the story of Ross Poldark, a former soldier who returns home to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War. The series explores his journey as he rebuilds his life, faces personal and professional challenges, and becomes entangled in political and romantic intrigues amidst the backdrop of social unrest.

Top cast: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Jack Farthing, Pip Torrens, Kyle Soller, Ruby Bentall, Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde.


Doc Martin (2004)

Doc Martin


In picturesque Portwenn, Dr. Martin Ellingham, a brilliant yet socially awkward surgeon, is forced to become the local general practitioner due to his fear of blood. As he traverses through eccentric patients and quirky townsfolk, he discovers that healing goes beyond medicine – it heals his own wounded soul too.

Top cast: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, John Marquez, Selina Cadell, Eileen Atkinson and Jessica Ransom.


The Coroner (2015)

The Coroner


Set in the fictional town of Lighthaven, it follows the investigations of Jane Kennedy, a determined coroner played by Claire Goose. The show combines crime-solving with personal dramas as Jane uncovers the truth behind mysterious deaths while juggling her own complex relationships and inner struggles.

Top cast: Claire Goose, Matt Bardock, Beatie Edney, Oliver Gomm, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Ivan Kaye, Sally Abbott and Alan Fairholm.


House Of The Dragon (2022)

House Of The Dragon filming location


Our final series set in Cornwall takes place in the mythical world of Westeros. House Targaryen rises to prominence as they steer through treacherous politics and fierce rivalries. Set centuries before “Game of Thrones,” this gripping prequel reveals the origins of the dragon-riding dynasty and their descent into madness, leading to a bloody civil war that shapes the Seven Kingdoms forever.

Top cast: Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, Graham McTavish, Jefferson Hall, Bill Paterson, Fabien Frankel.


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