Attractions in Fowey

  • Boconnoc House gardens

    Superb country mansion set in extensive grounds and gardens

  • Fowey Museum / Fowey

    Fowey Museum

    Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Fowey this single room museum is packed full of artefacts relating to the history of this ancient harbour town.

  • Hidden Valley Gardens is an intimate three-acre award-winning garden nestled in a secluded valley. Escape to this hidden garden where small is beautiful,but size doesn't limit the number and diversity of species sprouting within this little paradise.

  • Luxulyan Valley / St Austell

    Luxulyan Valley river

    Luxulyan Valley consists of 2 miles of beautiful tranquil woodland through which the Par River runs. The valley is also dotted with the remains of the area's mining heritage including the magnificent Treffry viaduct.

  • One of a pair of defensive structures, the other being on the far side of the river mouth in Fowey. The blockhouses were linked by a huge metal chain which could be raised to prevent ships entering the harbour during an attack. Built in 1380 primarily to defend from French and Spanish.

  • Porfell Wildlife Park

    Cornwall’s biggest exotic animal sanctuary.  Located only a few miles from Looe in South East Cornwall.  It offers sanctuary to many different animals from around the world.  They might be neglected, injured, imported illegally or simply no...

  • Restormel Castle / Lostwithiel

    Surrounded by a deep moat and perched on a high mound, the huge circular keep of this castle, built at the turn of the 14th century, survives in good condition.

  • St Catherine's Castle was built, as one of several fortifications running along the south coast in 1536, to protect Fowey harbour from French Invasion and is now managed by English Heritage

  • Wingz Animal and Bird Sanctuary

    Wingz is a charity founded by Grenville & Anita Allen which rescues and re-homes exotic animals from ex pets to surplus zoo stock