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We may be slightly biased, but Cornwall is a beautiful place to visit, and it would seem that that the general public agree with us, after Poldark was voted as the best TV location of 2015!

The Cornish scenery in Poldark was so well loved, it beat the exotic filming locations of Game of Thrones and Death in Paradise. Fellow Cornwall-based television series Doc Martin finished in third place, making it a very good year for Kernow.

Over 8,000 Radio Times readers voted in the annual poll, with Cornwall clearly coming out trumps, beating the likes of the Caribbean and Croatia, where Death in Paradise and parts of Game of Thrones are filmed respectively.

Chief Executive of Visit Cornwall Malcolm Bell said he was extremely pleased to see Cornwall top of the pile, but was not surprised.

"Having your region featured on TV is always wonderful, but the beauty of Poldark is that it's in the DNA of Cornwall," he said. "It's not just about the scenery; it's about the history of Cornwall - the great mining history, the families - and the character of the Cornish people. You can't buy advertising like that."

Victories like this has had a great effect on visitor numbers, as have increased by 5 per cent on previous years, thanks to these programmes advertising the beauty of the county.

More and more British people are taking staycations, meaning they are holidaying at home, which has help to attract more visitors to our fair region!

If you are yet to visit us here in Fowey, Cornwall, why not make it a New Year's resolution to book a room with us here? Or, if you have stayed with us before, why not come back for another visit? We look forward to seeing you in 2016!


Photo courtesy of Robert Pittman on Flickr, under Creative Commons.

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