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Fowey

Fowey (pronounced Foy) is a charming town with stunning views across the estuary.  Its narrow winding streets are home to top quality shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs along the water's edge. The natural deep water harbour allows mooring for boats of all sizes and there are many activities available including sailing, kayaking and swimming at Readymoney Cove.

  • Great authors have been drawn to Fowey including Daphne Du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller Couch (known as "Q") and Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame.

    The Daphne Du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature is an internationally popular event based at the spectacular Fowey Hall.

    Fowey is steeped in history. In Tudor times it had a reputation for buccaneering and the pirates who sailed from there were called the Fowey Gallants (now the name of the sailing club). The 15th century church dedicated to St Fimbarrus is located in the centre of town. The Esplanade, with fine views across the estuary, leads to St Catherine's Castle built by Henry VIII.

    Information:

    • main car park at top of town; additional car park at Caffa Mill
    • shuttle bus to car parks in summer (limited winter service)
    • car ferry from Caffa Mill; passenger ferry from town Quay to Polruan




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