Fowey is a small fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall, situated at the mouth of the river Fowey. It is set on a hill, so be prepared for much walking up and down. There are many pubs and restaurants. The place comes alive in the summer, and the Fowey Regatta in mid August attracts many yachts and sailing boats.
Fowey has a strong Celtic connection, maritime history, many wonderful gardens and literary involvement with the Daphne du Maurier festival held annually in May. There are many historic buildings in the town, including the ruins of St Catherine's Castle, while Readymoney Cove possesses a local beach. The Eden Project is located just 10 miles from Fowey.
Things to see and do
* Lanhydrock House
* The Eden Project
* Lost Gardens of Heligan
* Place Manor
* Tintagel Castle
Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – English
Land Area – sq km
Population – 2,300
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time –GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44
Port Location – Cruise ships dock in Fowey where it is only minutes from the ship to the town centre.
Transport Links – The nearest airport is located at Newquay approx 30km’s from Fowey. There are infrequent buses. Car parking is available, mostly on the outskirts of the town. Ferries run across the river to and from Polruan, Mevagissey and Bodinnick.
Fowey is a small village and walking is the easiest way to get around. There are taxis available, and during the summer there is a minibus serving the Town Quay and the car parks.