Fan Photos of Port Isaac — The “Doc’s” Portwenn

John Russell, a UK “Doc Martin” fan, visited Port Isaac and sent some lovely photographs. Thanks John!

Port Isaac
The whole place was just as it is in the TV program; nothing has been edited for the “Doc.”
Parking Lot
Parking our car at a specially constructed parking lot at the top of the hill that leads to Port Isaac Harbour, we walked down a normal street to a tiny downhill lane that led  to the bottom of the road, “School” side of Port Isaac.
We walked down to the Harbour, where dogs were barking and wanting us to throw stones for them to run after. (Wonder if the “Doc” did that.)
Seeing Mrs. Tishell’s Chemist (a souvenir shop), we went in. My wife bought me a “Doc Martin” mug and a poster picture of the cast.
We saw the fishery where the “Doc” buys his fish and did a right turn, up the hill, past Bert’s Restaurant, to Doc Martin’s House.
School House
We took a few pictures and walked back down the hill, past the fishery and back up the other side, to the School House. We went into the school (“hotel”) and had a “Cream Tea” (Tea/Coffee with a fruit scone with Jam (Jello) and Fresh Cornish Cream).
We walked up past the school, to Louisa’s house.
All the time, I could imagine Doctor Ellingham running down the tiny lanes to attend a patient.

Fan Meets Martin Clunes in Port Isaac

Col. Robert Colyer, Retired, USAF, traveled to Port Isaac during the filming of “Doc Martin” Season 6. Here are photos and his account of his accidental meeting with Martin Clunes. A huge thanks to Col. Colyer!

I arrived in Port Isaac hoping to see ‘someone’ connected with the show. My taxi was stopped for some unknown reason, and I jumped out to see the cause. I turned a corner and physically ran into Martin Clunes.


Robert Colyer and Martin Clunes, Port Isaac 2013

When I realized who it was, I, who am never at a loss for words, started babbling. Mr. Clunes immediately shook my hand while I was trying to find my voice. When I was able to speak, I said, ‘We’ve heard in Las Vegas that Series 6 is the end. Is that true?’

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He responded with, ‘It bloody well better not be. I have 14 horses to feed.’

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From that point, I was able to stay around the set while they filmed two scenes from the last episode of Series 6. My trip was made.”

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Photographs posted with permission of Col. Colyer.