Port Isaac

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Port Isaac, was a busy coastal port from the Middle Ages to the mid 19th. century when it was an active harbour where cargoes like stone, coal, timber and pottery were loaded and unloaded.

Fishing and fish-processing were also important and today there are still fishermen working from here although tourism plays an increasingly important role.

The Village of Port Isaac, was frequently used as a 'set' for films such as Poldark, Nightmare Man, Saving Grace and the famous Doc Martin.

The whole area is very hilly with deep valleys where little streams run down to the sea. Port Isaac and Port Gaverne are in two of these valleys - two separate communities.

Neighbouring Port Gaverne developed in the nineteenth century as a slate, coal, limestone handling port where shipbuilding also took place.

Upcoming Events

Summer Music Festival - Tuesday 30 July 2019 to Friday 09 August 2019

St Endellion Summer Music Festival

What’s it all about?
The St Endellion summer music festival began life when a musical priest, Roger Gaunt, invited a group of college friends down to help him renovate St Endellion’s derelict rectory. Over the years the festival grew from friends putting on small scale fundraising concerts to include an orchestra and a chorus.

What happens?

The beautiful church of St Endelienta becomes concert venue for some of the most prestigious soloist and musicians in the UK. Nowadays the internationally famous festival fields a symphony orchestra and a chorus of seventy-five who along with guest artistes present a program that encompasses the classics from Brahms to Stravinsky, music from Broadway and late night brass bands.

How can you take part?

Over a dozen concerts take place during the festival, and include lunchtime performances. Whatever your musical taste, you’ll find a concert that suits and in the unique surroundings of the church, the choirs, orchestras, string quartets and opera stars that perform will provide a lasting memory of one of Cornwall’s most renowned festivals.

01208 220298

St Endellion Summer Music Festival
Collegiate Church of St Endelienta
St Endellion
Port Isaac
PL29 3TT