Doc MartinAs one of the UK’s most popular comedy dramas, this hugely successful series follows the life of Doctor Martin as he leaves London and relocates to the picturesque village of Portwenn in Cornwall
With his dreadful bedside manner, fear of blood and all round grumpy demeanour, Doc Martin has been gracing our screens for over a decade. The filming of the popular series takes place against Cornwall’s stunning backdrop - with many scenes featuring the dramatic coastline, quintessential villages, imposing architecture and other spectacular locations that are synonymous with the county.
Port Isaac doubles as Port Wren in all seven series - its unspoilt charm, beautiful harbour and whitewashed cottages are quintessentially Cornish.
The doctor’s surgery plays centre stage in many of the scenes throughout the Doc Martin Series. Fern Cottage is a beautiful stone-faced building that can be found on Roscarrock Hill in the village. The surrounding shops, hotels and cottages also star in the show, with the front of the Old School House Hotel featuring as the school where Doc’s love interest Louisa, is headmistress. The interior scenes are filmed at the nearby Delabole Primary School - where many of the local school children star as extras.
Neighbouring hamlet, Port Gaverne is a popular filming location within the programme - a tiny cove with amazing sea caves for strong swimmers to explore
Bodmin Moor, an area of outstanding natural beauty and one of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks features in many of the Doctor’s more dramatic scenes
St Nonna’s church, known as the ‘cathedral of the moor’, provided the setting for both of the Doctor's weddings to Louisa. St Breward, the highest village in Cornwall standing 700ft above sea level is home to the highest pub, The Old Inn – which was the setting for the unexpected arrival of the couple’s baby.
The sad affair of Aunt Joan’s funeral was filmed at one of the best-known churches in Cornwall, St Winwaloe
Located in the peaceful village of Gunwalloe on the Lizard Peninsula, St Winwaloe meaning ‘church of the storms’ is one of the best examples of 15th century architecture and the only Cornish church situated on a beach.
Known as Pentire Castle within the show, Doyden Castle features throughout the series - owned by the National Trust and located in the neighbouring hamlet of Port Quinn
Doyden is not the only castle to feature within the show; Camelot Castle also makes several appearances, even starring in the first ever episode. The picturesque hotel provides far-reaching views of the north Cornish coastline and the surrounding area of Tintagel.