Fowey is a small town at the mouth of the River Fowey, on the south coast of Cornwall. It has been one of the county’s most important ports since medieval times, thanks to its deep, natural harbour. Today, Fowey is a bustling town and a popular spot for fishing and sailing. With its calm, shimmering waters, fresh seafood and charming centre, this ancient community is a wonderful choice for a holiday on the South Cornwall Coast.
Wandering through the tangle of narrow streets in the heart of Fowey, you will discover unique historical landmarks such as the Old House of Foye, on Fore Street, a medieval home which is now a shop. Nearby, Place House is a striking tower behind the local church, dedicated to St Finbarr, who is said to have passed through the town during the 6th century. Don’t miss the old blockhouses at the harbour mouth, from which chains were once suspended to secure the harbour. The ruins of the castle at St Catherine’s Point and the 6th century standing stone just outside the town are also worth a visit.