"Fowey - Cornwalls hidden jewel" Top 5 Page for this destination Fowey by MikeAtSea

Fowey Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 111 photos

Fowey, the quintessential Cornish port town, rises from the edge of the River Fowey’s peninsula across rolling, fertile hillsides. Bright, friendly homes line the streets that spider out from the port. From the Polrun Blockhouse at the harbour’s entrance to Readymoney Cove and St. Catherine’s Castle, Fowey’s cosy town centre is easily explored on foot.
Take advantage of the close proximity of such locations as St. Austell, where the Lost Garden’s of Heligan are now Europe’s largest restored garden and the biomes of The Eden Project impress with their architecture and purpose. Then head farther north to Bodmin for both Lanhydrock House, an atmospheric Victorian country house, and the underground dungeons of Bodmin Jail. Along the way, stop at Tristan Stone, a 6th century monolith, and take a peek at St. Sampson’s, a 13th century church situated in Golant on the steeply-wooded river banks.

  • Last visit to Fowey: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 2, 2007
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  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2010 at 5:43 AM

    Great page - hope to see it for real soon. Cornwall is fantastic.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2009 at 12:59 AM

    wonderful picture, a jewel indeed.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2007 at 8:08 AM

    Excellent page. A picturesque Cornish town. Town Quay reminds me of Penang's own "Weld Quay" and SIngapore's "Boat Quay". How genuinely English. Cheers, SL


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