Fowey and Cornwall has achieved international recognition from UNESCO that has credited World Heritage Site status to ten industrial landscape areas which best represent our mining past. Newquay's vibrant identity has evolved from history going back 3000 years and a rich traditional culture much of which still lives and breathes through the sites and scenery found throughout the region today.
What do you fancy doing whilst in Fowey? Maybe a gorgeous garden one day, a gallery or museum the next, or perhaps something a little more active – kayaking, boat trips, coastal walking, cycling…take your pick.
Or if history and heritage is more your thing, there are historic houses, castles, museums and World Heritage Sites all within a half hour drive.
And don’t forget the Daphne DuMaurier connections...
Discover the special places Fowey is famous for; gorgeous gardens and iconic attractions such as St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Land's End, Tintagel Castle and the Eden Project. But Fowey will keep surprising you with the vast offer of new, different and fun things to do, even if you're a regular visitor or a local. The National Trust in Cornwall has more than 25 historic places and gardens.
Nearly a third of Cornwall is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes some spectacular coast, the rugged uplands and the tranquil wooded river valleys. The Fowey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of 46 in the UK, is unique in that it consists of 12 separate geographical areas but is one single AONB. These sections include 10 stretches of Cornish coastline as well as the Camel Estuary and Bodmin Moor.
So, you've arrived in Fowey and want to explore a bit more of the county. Why not take a boat trip or take a Cornish cycle tour, follow a trail or hire a classic car? You can also learn from guided tours that provide local knowledge and facts giving a unique experience where you can see the secrets of Fowey that visitors often don’t know about. Browse our listings for ideas.
Search listings representing the very best Fowey has to offer its ramblers. From walking along an inland path network of over 2,400 miles, simply taking a gentle stroll along your choice of beach, or exploring one of Cornwall's many beautiful gardens and estates, there will always be more to see and do.
Choose from a selection of family friendly activities suitable for a variety of ages throughout Fowey. Search listings representing the best activities Fowey has to offer, whether that be an artistic activity, a sporty activity or an unforgettable experience it ensures a wonderful day out for everyone.
Official online guide to watersports in Foweyl. Search from scores of listings representing the best Fowey has to offer in watersports. You'll want to make the most of Cornwall's amazing beaches, rivers, lakes and estuaries with all the fantastic watersports on offer; sailing, kite surfing, surfing, kayaking, boat trips. Whatever your level of experience a whole world of fun awaits with a variety of watersports for you to choose from.