The Local Area
Fowey is tucked away on the picturesque south coast of Cornwall, which enjoys milder weather than most of the UK. The River Fowey is one of the deepest rivers in the world and is often visited by large cruise ships, including The World, together with large sailing vessels.
There are a number of festivals held in the local area and around Fowey during the year, including the Fowey Regatta and the Fowey Festival of Words and Music, a key arts and literature festival held to celebrate this wonderful local author. Fowey is well known for its maritime activities, including sailing and sea kayaking.
Slightly further afield, there’s plenty to discover and you are never far from a beach, a boat ride to hidden coves, or an easy drive to any number of harbourside villages. And for those keen gardeners, there are plenty of stunning gardens to visit, including the famous Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Attractions in the local area
There is Catherine’s Castle, a small 16th century fort situated at the harbour entrance built by Henry VIII to defend Fowey harbour. Don’t forget pretty Readymoney Cove, a sandy cove overlooking the Fowey Estuary. Daphne du Maurier, the author of Rebecca and Frenchman’s Creek, wrote several novels in Readymoney cottage overlooking the beach. Find out about more attractions in and around Fowey
Things to do in and around Fowey Hotel
With the hotel’s location overlooking the river, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water, from sailing to kayaking to one-to-one tours that offer a completely different view of the area. You can even journey back in time and into the Wind In The Willows’ authors imagination with a wonderful trip up the river on the Fowey Steamboat or take a cruise and enjoy lunch aboard the Fowey Picnic Boat.
For a beautiful cove, head to nearby Polkerris Beach, a sheltered, sandy beach which offers water sports equipment hire as well as a terrace, bistro, cafe and gallery, making a day’s stay easy and idyllic.
Fowey is also located on the South West Coastal Path, so ideal for walkers, with or without a four legged friend! Gardens and attractions such as the Eden Project are just a short drive making it very accessible for guests of the hotel. Also, the hotel offers a ticketing system for the Eden Project giving guests preferential rates and the benefit of not having to queue once for the attraction.
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