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What to do in Fowey

Visit Fowey

Fowey is a small town which is built around a natural harbour on the River Fowey in Cornwall. Book a hotel in Fowey using the eDreams website. You'll find a selection of hotels, apartments and hostels on the site. Use the search engine and apply filters to find a hotel within your budget. Explore Fowey's art galleries, craft shops and museum. The town also has many watersports and boat trips on offer. Alternatively, take a ferry to one of the neighbouring villages. Ferries run daily to Polruan and Bodinnick. In Bodinnick you'll find Daphne du Maurier's house where she wrote her first novel. There's also a fantastic pub with views over the harbour. Head to St. Catherine's Castle for fantastic views over the town, estuary and out to sea. The old ruined castle is situated on a hill overlooking the town, and it's a nice walk to get there. Continue walking along the coastal path to see coves and creeks. Visit the Bird Lady of Fowey on her farm to learn about birds of prey. Visitors get a chance to hold the birds and watch them fly while learning about their behaviour and natural environment.

What to see in Fowey

Book a hotel in Fowey that's near the inlet and Quay. You'll have amazing views over the river and be able to watch sailing boats go by. You'll have easy access to the water for swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Why not try stand up paddle boarding or hire a boat to explore the river at your own pace? From the Quay catch a ferry to Polruan, a picturesque fishing village. Ferries leave every 15 minutes and give visitors a unique view of Fowey and the surrounding area. The quay has many quaint little gifts shops and modern cafes that serve great food. Kids will love the Fowey Aquarium. There's a touch pool where they can hold a starfish and feed the fish. Learn about the native sea life such as spider crabs, dogfish and an octopus. There are many companies in Fowey which offer sailing trips and river cruises. Venture out of the river Fowey and into the open sea on a sailing boat to view more of Cornwall's amazing coast. Art lovers should check out Fowey River Gallery where local artists sell their work at affordable prices.

Where to stay in Fowey

Stay in the town centre if you want to be close to local amenities and attractions. Here you'll find the Fowey Museum; view interesting artefacts and learn about the town's history. Exhibits are about the life of Daphne du Maurier, pirates and smugglers–as well as wars, historical anecdotes and memoirs of local residents. Check out Bookends of Fowey which stocks a wide range of books including lesser-known authors. Then visit the Du Maurier Literary Centre where you'll be able to purchase her books and learn about her life. There's also a gift shop with some nice souvenirs. Alternatively, stay near the quay and explore the estuary by boat. There's a selection of galleries including the Toe in the Water Gallery which sells artwork by local artists. For a cheap hotel, consider booking on the outskirts of Fowey. This will give you a base to explore more of Cornwall including St Austell and the Eden Project. Or look out for a great hotel offer on the eDreams website or book in advance. Consider avoiding the busy summer season and explore Fowey during the spring or autumn when the weather is still pleasant.

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