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File 1943Fowey is located in the Restormel district of Cornwall shire county in the United Kingdom. It is located in the south western region of the southern most peninsula of the British Isles. Fowey has the special honor of being the proverbial owner of a sheltered deep water port, and, as such, has based much of its historical economy on maritime transport and sea fishing. Fowey Harbour itself is completely natural, and that makes the town especially prosperous and unique. The town itself is built into the gorgeous cliffs that line the ocean. The Tudor-styled homes line the streets with silent beauty, and they are punctuated by the sharp steeples of a medieval castle, poking out above the center of the town. Fowey is a place of singular beauty and charm, and as a proclaimed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rest of the world seems to agree.

Accommodation in Fowey

As well as being an area of singular beauty, Fowey is also an area of singular accommodations. This small but busy town boasts almost many different accommodations, with most of those being self catering cottages and homes. The other types of accommodations available include bed and breakfasts, guest houses, camping and caravan parks, separate country houses, Hotels, inns, and hostels. There are so many different choices and so many different options that you’re sure to find a place that perfectly suites your tastes. If you are visiting with a large group, there’s no need to worry; some of the available accommodations are very large mansions, while others are parcels of land with several different cottages available for use. So whatever the size of your party, you’re certain to find what’s right for you and your group. If you plan on making your visit to Fowey a romantic holiday, there are several Seaside Cottages, as well as some located in the country fields. No matter your plans, you will never need to worry about finding appropriate accommodations.


File 1944For those who wish to visit and take in the natural beauty above all else Fowey offers, they will not be disappointed. The Eden Project, an eco-project undertaken by an independent group, is located in the heart of Cornwall. The annual Sailing Regatta, Fowey Week, attracts a large number of people to the town, and often the Red Arrows also make an appearance.

There are dozens of different gardens and wildlife sanctuaries and heritage sites, such as Restormel Castle, available to visit, as well. It’s also important to remember the untamed beauty of the ocean. Vessels are available for rent to take you on an aquatic tour of the area. Fowey is also an excellent place to set up a base camp for those who wish to tour the entirety of Cornwall. If that’s your plan, nature enthusiasts will not be disappointed. There are literally hundreds of destinations for those who wish to see the serenity of untouched nature. The nearby villages of Golant and Polruan is also well worth a visit.

Fowey History

If you desire to study the historical aspects behind Fowey and the surrounding area, be sure to schedule a long trip. There are dozens of castles in the area, all of which have a rich and driven history behind them. There are also many different heritage centers and museums around, and these museums cater to everything from shipwrecks to Fowey’s flavorful past. The religiously inspired will also be thoroughly engrossed in Fowey’s churches and their history. Spiritual seekers can try to unravel the mystery behind the legend of Jesus’ visit to the area as a child with his earthly father. The Fowey area has many saints in its history, as well, from the many churches to the several ferries and streets. For the strictly historical, it is important to note that Fowey was one of the places the D-Day invasions were launched; Fowey also served as a base for air and sea rescues during World War II, and still is with an RNLI Lifeboat stationed there.. None shall be disappointed with the intensity of Fowey’s historical importance.

File 1945For those who are simply wishing a holiday with food, fun, and friends, Fowey is the place for you. Fowey is home to some of the most beautiful regattas in the area, as well as several different festivals, including the Daphne Du Maurier Festival in May. For those who are not aware of the fact, she wrote the novelette “The Birds”, which Alfred Hitchcock used as the basis for his movie of the same name. The book was based around the town of Fowey, though its name was never used in the actual novelette of movie. Additionally, there are excellent bathing and swimming beaches that surround Fowey; there are also areas for surfing. There are also animal farms for children and theme parks for people of all ages. For the beer aficionado, there are a few breweries in the area, some of which offer twice-daily tours. The green thumbed will enjoy the many gardens and nurseries that are available for visit.

Fowey is such a city of absolutely incredible serenity and beauty. The town seems to literally rise out of the edge the ocean and touch the sky. No matter your reasons for taking a holiday, Fowey is a prime destination. From its rich history and maritime tradition, to its modern charm and entertainment, Fowey caters to every single whim that could possibly enter a traveler’s heart. The beauteous nature reflects the kindness of those that live there and call Fowey their home. It is important to realize that visiting Fowey isn’t simply a holiday; it’s a life-enhancing trip of joy and purity, for as you touch the unspoiled cliffs that the clear blue ocean has carved out, you touch the closest thing to perfection on this planet. The trees and the town live in simple harmony, and it’s a harmony that can wash away the world’s weariness from your soul. Visit Fowey and see how.


Fowey Hotels

Fowey Hotel, Old Quay Hotel, King Of Prussia, and Marina Villa Hotel, and Restormel Lodge Hotel are some of the finest hotels at Fowey.

Fowey Bed & Breakfast

Bellscat, Sunnybank, Tregaminion Farm, Tredudwell Manor, Leyonne Farm, Coombe Farmhouse B&B, and Old Watermill, are lovely B&B cottages.

Fowey Self-Catering

Chandlers Marina apartment, The Penthouse,Well Court, White Star Cottage, The Old Lifeboat Station, Driftwood, Castle House Studio and Blue Cottage, will happily welcome you to Fowey.

Fowey Camping

You can hire-out comfy caravans from Penhale Camping and Par Holidays,

Restaurants in Fowey

You can tuck into delectable recipes and guzzle beer at Chuffers Restaurant, The Other Place, Q Restaurant, and Waterside Restaurant.

Medieval Magic
This long-ago town of Fowey is full of quaint quirks and wonderful warmth. Its medieval magic will enrapture you!

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A bustling charming port, Fowey has an interesting history and was reputed to be a major port on the south coast of Cornwall. The port at Fowey is a main centre in the export of China clay from Cornwall. It also offers leisure boat trips. The remains of Fowey blockhouse, which is not open to visitors, can be viewed from the Polruan Blockhouse. During summer, Fowey hall opens its doors to its museum and aquarium, which must not be missed on a trip to Cornwall. Fowey town boasts of many craft shops, restaurants and galleries that attract tourists and locals alike. The scintillating experience and views Fowey reveals must be experienced to be believed.