Doc Martin is the gently comical medical drama with Martin Clunes as the frustrated doctor struggling with a slower pace of life. So endeared are we to Clune’s character and the beautiful Cornish setting, there’s been an impressive nine seasons so far.
If you’ve been seduced by the scenic seaside locations, you may be curious to know exactly where it’s filmed. Here are some of the places you might recognise…
Read on to find out where Doc Martin was filmed, and take a look at our TV Map of Britain to find your favourite TV show hotspots.
Doc Martin filming locations: Fern Cottage
Roscarrock Manor Farm has a long history. It was even recorded in the Domesday Book. This was used for interior scenes of the surgery as well as the background in some of the exteriors. The farm also appeared in the original *Poldark *television show.
Because it is on the edge of Bodmin, St Nonna’s Church is also known as the Cathedral of the Moor. This lovely church is where Doc Martin’s failed – and later successful – wedding to Louisa takes place. So, you’ll see it in season three and again in season six.
Cast your mind back to Doc Martin and Louisa’s disastrous first date in season three. The stately home where they watch a charity concert is actually Pencarrow House. This Georgian country home is open to the public and does host performances in the garden.
The National Trust’s Doyden Castle sits on the headland of Port Quin. It's a very nice place to stay and the setting for the season five finale with Mrs Tishell declaring her love. It’s called Pentire Castle in the show, but that’s the only difference. The interior is pretty much as you see it on screen.
Bodmin Parkway’s traditional-looking station pops up in Doc Martin during episode six of season two. It’s where Martin greets his rather difficult parents when they come to visit.
One of the locations that have appeared in all seasons of the show is The Old School Hotel. The exterior of this Port Isaac hotel and eatery doubles as Portwenn School, where Louisa works. Although the building was once a school, there hasn't been a classroom in it for several decades now.
The Golden Lion in Port Isaac often makes an appearance on Doc Martin. Scenes have been shot both inside and outside this traditional Cornish pub, including many on the balcony overlooking the harbour.
The tiny Grade I listed church in Gunwalloe is where the funeral of Doc Martin’s aunt takes place in episode two of season five. It has also appeared several times in the modern television adaptation of Poldark.