the classic guide

A guide to the West Country from the people that know…

Fowey

A pretty harbour town that tumbles from high on the hill right down to the water. Narrow, crooked streets give Fowey a classic Cornish feel. The inspiration for much of Daphne du Maurier’s writing, Fowey hosts the hugely popular Du Maurier Festival each year. The Regatta Week, held every August, is a highlight in Fowey’s calendar.

5 Stars

Mar 2015

Miss Peddie

small but perfectly formed

We came over twice on the Bodinnick ferry which docks at the far end of the esplanade, and parked in the main car park at the top of the town. Only very brave people would attempt to drive through and park in the town, even out of season. The ferry runs all year.The town bus was essential to get back up the very steep hill. It was very helpful that the minivan bus took the dog on board as well as us. The tourist information office is next to the bus stop in town, and the staff were very friendly, with plenty of suggestions for our visits. We enjoyed lunch one day at a dog friendly café called, I think, Pinky Murphy's. The Fowey Hotel was also pleased to allow us to bring the dog in whilst we had lunch in the bar overlooking the beautiful estuary. I would visit Fowey again with pleasure.

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5 Stars

Jul 2012

Mr Nelmes

stunning

Fowey is a beautiful little town with stunning views. We parked in the main top car park and used the bus to get up and down ( I am slightly disabled) The bus driver was extremely helpful and friendly. The town is fascinating, full of history, good little shops, galleries and restaurants etc. We also took a 45 min boat trip round the estuary which was fun and good value.

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5 Stars

Jun 2012

Mrs Townley

Lovely town

Great for shopping and eating. Park at the Boddinick end so you dont have to climb the steep hill!

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5 Stars

May 2012

Mrs Coxon

A Gem!

What a beautiful place! With gorgeous views!
Must visit Fowey Hotel Bar for a cream tea, with views over the bay from their balcony. Lovely! From there, wander down to Readymoney Cove.

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4 Stars

Jul 2011

Very attractive.

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5 Stars

Jul 2011

Mrs Defries

Enter via the delightful Boddinick Ferry which docks at Daphne du Maurier's childhood home. There are beaches, boat rides, and canoeing on offer, as well as many pubs, restaurants, and delicious local ice cream. My only tip is to leave your car in one of the car parks, explore on foot and enjoy the atmosphere.

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