Fans of Daphne Du Maurier hold Fowey close to their hearts, since this is where the famous authoress lived for most of her life. It is locations around Fowey that inspired stories such as ‘Rebecca’, ‘Jamaica Inn’ and ‘Frenchman’s Creek’. However, Fowey offers plenty more besides the legacy that Daphne has left behind.
Pronounced ‘Foy’ (just to save you some embarrassment!) Fowey is a pretty and appealing town that centres around the River Fowey, giving it a slightly different feel to similar harbour communities nearby that focus more on their seaside location. Sailing boats, and the wooded banks on the other side of the estuary, create a pretty scene that one can enjoy when sitting at one of the riverside pubs. Fowey is a lovely town to wander around, enjoying the shops nestled along the narrow streets, and there’s a great selection of restaurants, cafes, and pubs at which to enjoy some of the freshly caught seafood. Boat trips, kayaking and a visit to St. Catherine’s Castle are amongst the things to do here, and there are ample opportunities for those that enjoy walking, either along the coastal path, or alongside the river.