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Fowey holiday cottages

Fowey holiday cottages

Fowey, on the south coast of Cornwall in England, is an ancient harbour town full of narrow streets, historic buildings and excellent eateries, with much to offer its visitors. Dating back to before 1300s, Fowey is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with cliff tops views and small sandy beaches, plus a wealth of activities such as sea trips, boat hire and guided tours.

If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing Cornish getaway, here are some reasons why you should visit Fowey:

Scenic Location

One of the main reasons to visit Fowey is its stunning location. The town is situated on the banks of the Fowey River, which leads out to the sea. The river and the sea provide a picturesque backdrop to the town, with stunning views from every angle. The town is also surrounded by beautiful countryside, with rolling hills and woods that offer great walking and cycling opportunities.

Quaint Harbour

Fowey has a beautiful harbour that is the centre of the town's activities. Take a stroll along the harbour to admire the boats and yachts, or hop on the ferry to nearby villages and towns. The harbour also has a selection of restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a meal or a drink with a view of the sea.

Historic Buildings

Fowey is steeped in history, and the town has many historic buildings that are worth exploring. The St. Fimbarrus Church is a beautiful 15th-century church with stunning stained glass windows and a bell tower that provides panoramic views of the town. The town also has several other historic buildings, including the Fowey Museum, which tells the story of the town's rich history and heritage.

Coastal Walks

Fowey is located on the South West Coast Path, which provides some of the most scenic coastal walks in England. Take a walk along the coastal path to explore the rugged cliffs, hidden coves, and stunning beaches that are dotted along the coast. It hardly needs to be said that this path offers absolutely breath-taking views of the sea and the surrounding countryside!

Literary Connections

Fowey has been a haven for writers for many years, and the town has many literary connections. The famous author Daphne du Maurier lived in the town and used it as the setting for several of her novels. The town hosts an annual literary festival in her honour, making it a must-visit location for book lovers.

Fishing Village

Fowey has a rich fishing heritage, and the town is still home to a thriving fishing industry. You can visit the quay to watch the catch come in, or you can sample the fresh seafood at one of the town's many seafood restaurants.

For some of the most quirky things to do in Cornwall, check out our blog on 10 of the best must do activites in Cornwall 


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