Port Isaac is a fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall in southwest England. The nearest major town is Wadebridge and is about 15 kilometers on the road. Port Gaverne is considered a suburb of Port Isaac in spite of his own individual story. Port Isaac was in the past, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, a busy port for transshipment of goods such as stone, coal, wood and ceramics. Fishing and fish processing also had great significance, and even today, crabs and lobsters are still fished. In addition, tourism plays an increasingly important role. In the old center of the town with its narrow down the slopes winding streets, many architecturally and historically significant cottages from the 18th and 19th century find. There is also known the shanty choir "Fisherman's Friends," which occurs every Friday night in the Old Port. Port Isaac is near some of both surfers and families suitable beaches. Not far away there is also the Longcross Victorian Garden and Pencarrow House & Gardens and the mansion Lanhydrock House. Two steam trains in the region are the Bodmin and Wenford Railway (standard gauge) as well as the Launceston Steam Railway (Narrow Gauge). From the 1980s, Port Isaac was the location for many film and television productions. Examples: * 1989: Rosamunde Pilcher's The Shell Seekers with Vanessa Redgrave and others. * 2000: Nigel Cole's Saving Grace with Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson and others. * 2004-13: Dominic Minghella (screenplay) comedy-drama Doc Martin with Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz and other (previously six seasons).
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