Doc Martin Tour
Enjoy a day trip to Port Isaac or "Portwenn" as it's more famously known on the TV series Doc Martin
Port Isaac has been an attractive fishing village since the early fourteenth century. Its narrow, winding streets are lined with old white-washed cottages and traditional granite, slate-fronted Cornish houses, many of which are listed as of architectural or historic importance. From the Middle Ages until the middle of the 19th century, Port Isaac was a busy port handling various imports and exports, including coal, timber, pottery and Delabole slate. After the advent of the railways, it became principally a fishing port.
Over recent years Port Isaac has become a popular location for both films and television series. The village is possibly best known as the fictional Portwenn from the ITV television series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. Interestingly enough, Port Wen is the old name of nearby Port Quin. The 2000 comedy thriller Saving Grace was also filmed in the village as was Swept from the Sea in 1997. More recently scenes from Cornish author Rosamunde Pilcher's The Shell Seekers featuring Vanessa Redgrave were filmed on Fore Street. The village's popularity as a filming location dates back further than this though with much of the television series of Poldark being filmed here in the 1970s.
The coach will park at the top of the hill, so guests will need to be able walkers to walk down the hill to the village and back up again.