Attractions in Fowey
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 Catherines Castle / Fowey
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
Polruan Blockhouse / Fowey
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.
Boconnoc House and Gardens / Lostwithiel
Superb country mansion set in extensive grounds and gardens
Luxulyan Valley / St Austell
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.
Fowey Museum / Fowey
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.
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary / St Austell
Wingz is a charity founded by Grenville & Anita Allen which rescues and re-homes exotic animals from ex pets to surplus zoo stock
Hidden Valley Gardens / Fowey
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.