Make your Cornish adventure just a little more exciting by stopping by Fowey and taking in the top 10 attractions in Fowey.

Though the history of Fowey dates back to the beginning of the 14th-century, there is more to this little town than meets the eye. In more recent times, the early 20th century, to be exact, Dame Daphne du Maurier made this Cornish town her home. Tracing the Lady’s footsteps is just one of the many things you can do in Fowey.

Top 10 Attractions in Fowey - Daphne Du Maurier House

Follow Daphne du Maurier

Author of “Frenchman’s Creek” among others, the iconic Daphne du Maurier lived at Menabilly. It’s quite possible to follow the lines of her life in Cornwall, but we highly suggest visiting in May when the Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature is held.

Books for book lovers

If you can’t make the Festival, why not visit the Literary Centre named after Literary Centre; it’s full of books, surrounded by cafés, and has a great atmosphere.

Top 10 Attractions in Fowey - Ready Money Beach

Watersports at Readymoney

Readymoney Cove and Beach has a number of opportunities for visitors to try out a plethora of watersports. From renting canoes to trying out some paddle boarding, there’s plenty for visitors to do. Or, simply eat some Cornish ice cream (known for being creamy and delicious) and take a moment to yourself in the sand.

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Across the water to somewhere new

Take the ferry to Polruan, a fishing village on the other side of Fowey’s bay. It’s a whole new area to explore!

Thursdays in a green oasis

Once you’re in Polruan, walk through the ancient streets towards the cliffside and visit Headland Garden. It’s a place so picturesque that you’re sure to be dumbstruck. Only open on Thursdays!

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Get lost in Old Town

Fowey Historic Old Town is full of independent eateries, small shops, hidden alcoves, and has a medieval vibe that has sunk into its very core. If you want to truly experience the age of Fowey, this is the place you want to be – remember your camera, you’ll need it.

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See some sea creatures

Fowey Aquarium features many local fish and other sea creatures. Visitors love that the creatures here are all local to the Fowey area, and the touch pool just adds to a wonderous experience. This is a great attraction for families, especially those with smaller children. The Aquarium isn’t large, but its owner is passionate and friendly.

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One of many paths

The South West Coastal Path is perfect if you enjoy hiking. Make sure you wear correct footwear for this visit; the coastal paths can get quite cold and the terrain has been called tricky by many.

Fowey Castle

Hidden history

St. Catherine’s Castle lies on the south-west Coastal Path. This is a great attraction to get lost in, and the history here will echo through your heart.

Local art

The Fowey River Gallery is full of art by local artists, and a lot less trendy than others in the town. There are many quirky gifts you can buy here, too. Definitely worth a visit!

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Looking for more things to do in Fowey? Take a look at our guide today to discover where to visit next.