Did you find a way to get to Port Isaac w/o driving a car? My friend and I are HUGE Dr. Martin fans and want to visit the village possibly this Sept. What airport did you fly into? Did you stay right in the village?Edited: 30 April 2012, 09:22
See post #3 above :-)
If you want to stay 'right in the village', there's the Old Schoolhouse Hotel (the school in Doc Martin) and there's a large B&B type hotel up towards the headland (up past the Doc's house) and I'm sure there's lots of other accomodation too - depending upon how long you want to stay, of course :-)
We've rented a cottage opposite the Old Schoolhouse (staying a fortnight in October) and are almost counting down the days until we leave Sydney for Manchester :-) The cottage is in a wonderful position, but we did book it almost 18 months in advance ;-)
PS - we're not flying into Manchester in order to get to Port Isaac - we start our holiday mid-September in the Lakes, then we go to Chester and Stratford-upon-Avon (each for a week) before driving down to Port Isaac and then over to Kent (each for a fortnight).
I think Newquay may be the closest airport to Port Isaac. Would you not consider hiring a car?
There is quite a lot of accommodation in Port Isaac, but it does tend to get booked up early as it is so popular. It might be an idea to stay somewhere like Padstow where there is more accommodation and visit Port Isaac by bus that way.
Which airport you fly into depends on where you are coming from. There is an airport at Newquay, but destinations from there are limited. Exeter is a bit further away, but again, limited (although a lot more) destinations. You would be better placed to find out which airports it is possible for you to fly in to, then come back if you're still not sure which is the best one.
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