Poldark's Levant Mine parking controversy
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Poldark location parking charge controversy at Levant Mine, Cornwall

There has been public outcry at a move by the National Trust to charge for parking at the Levant Mine site in Cornwall.

The mine was used as a location for the BBC TV drama Poldark.

The National Trust said the fees would fund conservation and maintain the site, which has seen a 50% rise in visitors since the programme first broadcast.

But opponents claim the charges are "insensitive" to the memory of the 1919 Levant Mine disaster that occurred there.

  • 16 Feb 2017