Fowey

Discover Fowey 

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary where the large, deep water harbour is a magnet for sailing fans. As you walk the ever narrowing streets of the old town where mediaeval and Georgian buildings cast shadows over each other, a vibrant maritime history comes to life.

Lining the main Fore Street you will find many small, independent shops selling unusual gifts, artwork, clothing and books. If you’re a foodie then Fowey is home to many bistros, cafes and restaurants where you’ll find menus offering the best in local produce – Fowey River mussels are a highlight.

Reasons to visit Fowey

  • It is simply breathtaking and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • The beautiful Mediaeval and Georgian buildings
  • Vibrant maritime history
  • Independent shops
  • Wonderful tea rooms and harbour front pubs

Things to do in Fowey 

  • Get an overview of the town and the beautiful harbour with a stroll out along the Esplanade passing the grand parade of Edwardian and Victorian houses to the medieval St Catherine’s Castle which looks out over the harbour entrance and Readymoney Cove 
  • See the town from the water with a trip on board one of the pleasure boats that regularly depart from the Town Quay steps. Cruises take you upriver past the docks, where you will see huge china clay ships being loaded with cargo, and out to sea taking in the best views of the town 
  • Fowey Museum in the town centre holds an interesting collection recording Fowey’s rich and varied history. Includes Mayoral Regalia, costumes, old photographs, models of old sailing ships and postcards
  • Fowey’s most famous resident was Daphne du Maurier who lived and wrote about the area. References to her work can be found everywhere in and around the town.
  • Dedicated to St Finbar who passed through Fowey early in the 6th century, the magnificent St Fimbarras church was rebuilt in 1460 by the Earl of Warwick after being destroyed by French marauders. Situated in the heart of the town it is generally open to visitors during the day
  • Pop into the charmingly old fashioned Fowey Aquarium on the Town Quay where you can literally get in touch with local sea creatures in the petting pool. A great nostalgic fishy fix 
  • Take the passenger ferry across the harbour to Polruan and visit to the spectacular cliff side Headland Garden. Open on Thursday afternoons from 14.00 until 18.00/May to August. Admission is £3.00 for Adults and £1 for children. Cream teas are served in the garden. No dogs 
  • Take to the water yourself on an escorted river trip in an open cockpit canoe, perfect for observing the abundant river wildlife and a real adventure even if you’re a total novice
  • There are many fantastic coastal and woodland walks around the area including The Hall Walk

Useful Fowey links

Fowey Tourist Information Centre
Whats on in Fowey
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Eden Project, whats on cornwall, half term, St Austell

27 May 2017 to 4 Jun 2017
South Coast > Charlestown > Fowey > Lostwithiel > St. Austell
Our celebration of game-playing returns this year, bigger and better than ever. From retro classics and traditional playground favourites, to the latest tech, there's something to get all the family competing, debating and having fun!
Eden Project
PL24 2SG
Cornwall
Eden Project
Eden Project, whats on cornwall, Bastliie, St Austell

15 Jun 2017 to 23 Jun 2017
South Coast > Charlestown > Fowey > Lostwithiel > St. Austell
With its magical Biomes backdrop, Eden resents a truly is a unique music experience, The Eden Sessions happen each summer and bring world class acts to a world class venue.
Eden Project
PL24 2SG
Cornwall
Eden Project
Eden Project, whats on cornwall, Foals, St Austell

1 Jul 2017 to 11 Jul 2017
South Coast > Charlestown > Fowey > Lostwithiel > St. Austell
With its magical Biomes backdrop, Eden resents a truly is a unique music experience, The Eden Sessions happen each summer and bring world class acts to a world class venue.
Eden Project
PL24 2SG
Cornwall
Eden Project
Eden Project, whats on cornwall, Space, St Austell

27 Jul 2017 to 3 Sep 2017
South Coast > Charlestown > Fowey > Lostwithiel > St. Austell
This summer, get ready to boldly go where no visitor has gone before, when you journey into space at Eden.
Eden Project
PL24 2SG
Cornwall
Eden Project
Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week, Cornwall

13 Aug 2017 to 19 Aug 2017
South Coast > Fowey
One of the best local regattas in the country,with a fun-filled week for all the family. Events include a midweek Carnival, Red Arrows display and a spectacular firework display over the harbour.
Fowey Regatta & Carnival Week
PL23 1AT
Fowey
Cornwall
Fowey Regatta & Carnival Week

15 Sep 2017 to 16 Sep 2017
South Coast > Fowey
The Fowey Valley Music festival is  held in the beautiful seaside town of Fowey
Fowey Valley Music
PL23 1BU
Fowey
Fowey Valley Music
Fowey Christmas Market, What's On, Cornwall

24 Nov 2017 to 26 Nov 2017
South Coast > Fowey
The beautiful seaside town of Fowey hosts a weekend of festive entertainment, food and drink along with plenty of opportunities to pick up some great Christmas gifts.
Fowey Christmas Market
PL23 1AT
Fowey
Cornwall
Fowey Christmas Market

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