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One day in Fowey

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One day in Fowey

Our group of 4 ladies (2 elderly but active) will be in Fowey for just one day, a saturday, in August. It is the last stop on our cruise and I thought it would be nice to have a relaxed day strolling around. Can anyone make some recommendations on where to go? Mainly sightseeing rather than shopping (or a good place to sit with a cup of tea and 'people watch'). Thanks.

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Truro
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1. Re: One day in Fowey

Fowey is a lovely place to wander around. There are plenty of places to get a cup of tea. The shops are small local shops not big chain stores. Across the water next to the Bodinnick ferry is Ferryside where Daphne du Maurier stayed when she first came to Cornwall. It is a private house so you can't go inside. You could go on the passenger ferry to Polruan which is a very pretty village. There are lots of walks in the area but it is very hilly so it depends on how fit you are. Look at www.fowey.co.uk

Braunton, United...
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2. Re: One day in Fowey

Simply wandering up and down the road from Albert Quay (which is probably where your cruise ship tenders will drop you will be lovely). There are numerous amount of places to get a cup of tea etc. If it is a lovely day, you can't beat the Fowey Hotel's tea garden which is right on the edge of the river. http://www.thefoweyhotel.co.uk/ There are also lots of lovely gift shops. Not only will you be able to people watch, but on Saturday there are also sailing races - watching the Troys which are unique to Fowey is a wonderful way to while away the time. Another nice thing is to take a walk out to St Catherine's Castle which is at the harbour entrance. Here is a link to the Harbour Office's website which has some great pictures for you. foweyharbour.co.uk/commercial-information/cr…

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3. Re: One day in Fowey

I will second the Fowey hotel for a tea or coffee. If the weather isn't good enough for the tea garden, you can still get stunning views over the river from their indoor lounge and bar areas. Its an easy walk along the Esplanade from the town and quay.

Plymouth, United...
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Do drop into the church - you can't miss it, it's on the main street - just turn left as you come off Albert Quay. It dates back to the 15th century. Sadly, Place, the stately pile of the Trefrrey family, is not open to the public. The walk up to Catherine's castle past Readymoney Cove is pleasant and not too strenuous. You can even go on from there to Gribben Head - beautiful views, but quite a long trek.

Fowey, England...
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5. Re: One day in Fowey

It's not immediately obvious, but while it is difficult/impossible to get a parking slot in the town proper, if you arrive at the main Town Car park there is a shuttle bus "The Fowey Town Bus" which runs up, down and round the town. Many pensioners seem to use it.

There is also a jolly little tourist land train which goes round the town for sightseers with a commentary - starting from Town Quay .

There are then lots of tea rooms - e.g. the Dwelling House / Toll Bar , Lots of shops and lots of galleries .

Bodmin, United...
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6. Re: One day in Fowey

I don't think they are going to need a parking place as they are arriving on a cruise ship

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7. Re: One day in Fowey

And it was last year : )

But the info is useful for anyone coming by car.

Bodmin, United...
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8. Re: One day in Fowey

haha, I missed the date on the OP, my bad!

Bunbury western...
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9. Re: One day in Fowey

Hi all, Just to let you know what we did do when we visited last year! We had a lovely early walk through the town before it got too busy, it has such a lot of character and quaint shops, loved the glass shop and would have loved to buy some of the bigger items. Had morning tea at a very quaint tea rooms with ceilings so low you had to stoop (cheap and delicious - even had gluten free brownies). Walked out towards the beach, the views and gardens are just beautiful and we could look back at the ship anchored in the harbour. We continued up the hill for the view then back into town. I was blown away by the age and authenticity of the whole town as well as the gardens. Just lovely! In the afternoon we took a bus tour to Polperro which was also great, another authentic old town (lots of tourists of course) with so much to see and so much character. Loved the chance to drive down the old narrow lanes and hedgerows and see the countryside. The weather was perfect and we had a great day. Thanks to those who help with advice on forums, it is appreciated.

Edited: 8:21 pm, July 03, 2013
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10. Re: One day in Fowey

Thanks for the update. Always nice to get positive feedback.

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