Love Cornwall? Discover Fowey River
Published: Thursday 5th Jul 2018
Written by: Catherine
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey is a picturesque, historic harbour town, located at the mouth of the River Fowey and surrounded by several chocolate-box hamlets and villages. There’s so much to do in the area – if you haven’t visited before – then you’re in for a treat!
In Fowey itself you’ll find a delightful mix of unique, local shops and boutiques, along with some of the national favourites including Fatface, Joules and Seasalt. Throughout the area there’s numerous harbourside cafés, restaurants and pubs which will give you a hearty welcome and good atmosphere with tempting local produce.
Daphne du Maurier, the famous English author and playwright, once lived in Fowey and the town was actually where she wrote her first book. Many of her novels were made into highly successful films, which were filmed in Cornwall. Perhaps the most famous of these was The Birds.
Fowey itself is also home to a number of festivals and events taking place throughout the year – so get your diary! There is a Fowey Festival of Words and Music, held annually in May, as well as the annual Fowey Royal Regatta, held in August, and The Fowey Christmas Market taking place over a long weekend in November.
Discover Fowey River today… because not all the best Cornish Horizons face the sea!