South West Coast Path: For All You Doc Martin Fans

Perhaps this scene looks familiar to you.

Today we arrived in the fictional village of Port Wenn, home to everyone’s favorite television doctor, Doc Martin. It’s been awhile since we’ve watched the show, but we remembered enough to have a sense of having been here before.

Doc Martin’s small cottage draws crowds of people who pay for tours to see the television show locations.

In reality, we are settled for the night in Port Isaac, home to the many scenes and location shots of the long-running series. It’s given this little port village quite a tourism boost. Our B&B host told us that locals can donate a certain sum to charity for the opportunity to appear as an extra on the show.

We ate dinner at The Old School House Hotel and Restaurant.

For as bustling a village as Port Wenn is, Port Isaac rolls up the sidewalks when the sun goes down, returning to its quiet coastal village roots.

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