Doc Martin Country
Doc Martin first arrived on our screens in 2004 and has continued in popularity bringing us tales from the fictional Cornish seaside village of Portwenn. Filmed in Port Isaac on Cornwall’s north coast, visit the pretty harbour and enjoy discovering Doc Martin Country
Facing the Atlantic, Port Isaac is a picturesque harbour town on Cornwall’s north coast that conjures up childhood ideals of seaside getaways, something the makers of Doc Martin and its former film, Saving Grace, were keen to capture.
Quaint 18th and 19th century cottages are built around a pretty harbour which is still worked by fishermen and the views are truly beautiful.
Each series has been filmed on location, with a barn at a local farm providing interior sets and a place for the production crew to work from. Walk through the village and you’ll come across the surgery, village shop, Louisa’s house, pub and the chemist.
Doc Martin locations
- Fern Cottage, above the harbour in Port Isaac – Doc Martin’s surgery.
- Fore Street, Port Isaac – Louisa’s Home.
- Port Isaac Liberal Club – is the village shop.
- The Golden Lion in Port Isaac – where the Doc enjoys a pint.
- Little Dolphins, Middle Street – Mrs Tishell’s Chemist Shop.
- Doydens Castle, Port Quin – where Mrs Tishell reveals her love for the Doc.
- St Nonna’s Church, Altarnun – where a red faced Doc Martin was once left jilted at the altar but then went on to marry Louisa.
- Roscarrock Manor Farm – home to some of the sets.
Set against a backdrop of green rolling Cornish countryside Port Isaac is formed, like many Cornish villages, in a valley leading down to the harbour.
Narrow Cornish streets wind around the valley slopes to the blue-green harbour, once an active port for pottery, coal, stone and timber.
Doc Martin isn’t the first series or film to be set in the village. Scenes from the original Poldark series were filmed in Port Isaac.
Other films include Saving Grace, The Shell Seekers, Oscar and Lucinda and The Nightmare Man.