Cornwall Tourism Guide

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Fowey

Fowey is a coastal port and small town at the mouth of the river Fowey in Southern Cornwall. While the area around Fowey had been inhabited for some time as it was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, people were granted permission to live in Fowey itself from the twelfth century onwards. Like most of Cornwall, Fowey is rife with legends, not least of them being the notion that Jesus and Joseph of Arimathea both visited the area and on the cliffs at St. Saviour’s Point there is a cross, erected to commemorate the visit.

Modern day Fowey is a picture postcard seaside town with a long maritime history and a reputation for being one of Cornwall’s most idyllic holiday spots. Some of the area’s bars and hotels have achieved national acclaim and attract visitors year after year. Besides Fowey’s spectacular coast line, and range of water sports, the area boasts a number of historical attractions such as Restmorel Castle and St. Fimbarrus Church. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the world famous Eden project are just a short drive away from the town. Fowey hosts a number of events throughout the calendar, including the Fowey Royal Regatta and the Daphne Dumaurier literary festival.

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