Fowey Cornwall

 

Tourist information and holiday accommodation for Fowey Cornwall

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Holiday Accommodation in Fowey South East Cornwall

Fowey in south east Cornwall set on the west bank of the river Fowey with Polruan on the Eastern Bank of the river.
Fowey Pronounced "Foy" is at the end of Saints way, with a foot ferry at Polruan and the vehicle ferry at Bodinnick connecting Fowey & Polruan.
The River Fowey cuts through an ancient wooded valley at Golitha Falls, from high up on the Cornish Moors on its way down through the historic town of Lostwithiel and the village of Golant, then onto Fowey with Polruan to the east and Fowey to the west linked by a water taxi.

As Fowey developed trade over the years & Fowey needed defences, in the 14th century Fowey used archers to defend the town, then two blockhouses were built in the entrance to Fowey Harbour one on the east side at Polruan and the other on the west side Fowey, Chains were then lifted from the block houses to stop the invaders.

The Historic town of Fowey with its narrow streets with cafe's old world inn's, restaurants, gift shops and galleries, St Catherine's Castle and Readymoney cove beach, a place not to be missed.

In season, try the Fowey to Mevagissey passenger ferry a 35 min trip across St Austell bay to Mevagissey, a14th Century fishing village located on the South Cornwall Coast, a working harbour built on the site of a medieval quay.

Fowey's annual Royal Regatta with many events including the red arrows flying displays, raft races and live music.
T he Daphne du Maurier Festival, the Fowey Fringe Festival are just some on the reasons to visit Fowey.





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The Fowey river is surrounded by open countryside there are many National Trust walks around the Fowey Estuary with its quiet waters, green woodland and wildlife, creating wonderful water vistas, all part of the Cornish Riviera.

The Saints Way from Fowey to Padstow a long distance footpath of almost 30 miles that traverses Cornwall linking some of the holy places associated with Celtic saints from the 5th - 7th Century who traveled from Ireland across Cornwall to Rome.

Fowey a commercial seaport with deep sheltered water offering extensive facilities for the export of china clay from St Austell, in the 14th to the 16th century the main export was tin, as well as a commercial port it's a very popular with the visiting yachtsmen providing attractive moorings & water taxies, popular with tourists, a natural harbour famous for its sailing full with yachts and pleasure craft.

Visiting Fowey from the sea please see the Fowey harbour website for detailed harbour information.  For tide predictions please see Admiralty Easy Tides




For your Holiday Accommodation in Fowey see the links above under the Fowey Tab and for late availability.