Doc Martin Tour
The route that our Doc Martin tour entails can be adapted dependant on
your accommodation location, but will include most if not all of the
following locations in North Cornwall.
Our tour starts in the charming working fishing port of Padstow,
surrounded by glorious sandy beaches at the head of the River Camel.
This popular Cornish town is a food lovers heaven, whether it's for an
award winning Cornish pasty or a gourmet dinner at Rick Steins Seafood
Restaurant. Padstow featured in the first series of Doc Martin as Aunt
Joan's old flame, John Slater's boat was moored here.
From Padstow we then head on to the quaint unspoilt fishing village of
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. To this day the fishing
industry has played an important part in the villages history and brightly
coloured fishing boats dot the harbour.
It is renowned for it's narrow streets and alleyways, having one of the
narrowest thoroughfares in Britain, the aptly named 'Squeezy Belly
Many of the villages buildings will be easily identifiable to Doc Martin
fans including Fern Cottage which was used as the doctors surgery, Bert's
Restaurant and the chemist to name a few…
After a good look around the village with plenty of photo opportunities
we head on to neighbouring Port Gaverne, a tiny peaceful cove which
like Port Isaac is within an AONB and it's easy to see why. Heading up
the coast we will pass Roscraddock Manor farm where a barn is used for
many of the interior scenes of Doc Martin such as the surgery.
(Roscraddock was also used as Nampara, Ross Poldark's home in the
1970's version of Poldark)
We continue up past Dinnabroad Farm which was used as the location for
Aunt Joan's farm. From here our tour takes us through the village of
Delabole where all the interior school scenes are filmed at the local
Primary School. We will then take a stop at the beautiful beach at
Trebarwith Strand where we can take in the magnificent views from the
Port William pub high up on the cliff overlooking the beach and enjoy a
well earned lunch.
Our tour then takes us back inland and onto the dramatic and rugged
landscape of Bodmin Moor. We will stop briefly in St Breward, a tiny
village surrounded by open countryside and high hills. Here you'll find
the highest church in Cornwall at about 700ft. The Old Inn here featured
as the location for the interior shots of the sudden delivery of Martin and
Louisa's baby in season 4.
We then wind our way across Bodmin Moor to the East passing one of
Cornwall's best known natural landscapes, the peak of Roughtor. As we
cross the old airfield at Davidstow, home to flocks of moorland sheep and
wild ponies you will see Crowdy Reservoir flanked by the towering
heights of Roughtor in the distance. Crowdy is famous in the winter
months for it's flocks of Starlings that come back to roost here at dusk.
Our tour concludes in the beautiful village of Altarnun, arguably one of
the prettiest villages in Cornwall. The 12th century church of St Nonnas
and known locally as "The Cathedral of the Moors" was used as the
location for Martin and Louisa's wedding..(The parish priest is actually a
huge Doc Martin fan himself!). From here we head home after an
interesting and scenic days tour.
are just £258 per day per car
(maximum of 4 passengers)
Included in the tour are:
All motoring costs, parking etc
Not included are;
Entrance fees where applicable
Coffees, teas or lunches
Please contact us if you wish to receive a price for a fully inclusive tour