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Port Isaac Home Of Doc Martin

Port Isaac, was a busy coastal port from the Middle Ages to the mid 19th. century when it was an active harbour where cargoes like stone, coal, timber and pottery were loaded and unloaded.
Fishing and fish-processing were also important and today there are still fishermen working from the harbour today.
Port Isaac is the setting of the fictional village of Port Wenn in the ITV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. The Docs surgery is Fern Cottage, The villiage shop was filmed in the liberal club, the chemist is actually a house called Little Dolphins and many other locations are there for you to discover.

Fisherman's Friends

The Fisherman's Friends are shanty singers, who have delighted visitors and locals in Port Isaac for more than 15 years. Down on the harbor front, the authentic sound of the shanty can be heard loud and clear via the mighty, brawny chorale of The Fisherman's Friends. At around eight in the evening during the summer months, tourists and locals gather to hear this ten-man group mesh their voices in an incredibly rousing and joyful set of shanties and Cornish folk songs.

See the Fisherman's Friends at around eight in the evening during the summer months in Port Isaac harbor

Just a 20 minute drive away from Bowood Park Port Isaac makes for a fantastic day trip and a great reason to visit North Cornwall.

julie Harris June 2012