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Fowey Estuary

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Address: Fowey, England
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I whole heartedly recommend a visit to this amazing place, you will not be sorry , the estuary is very picturesque , You can take a boat which costs £7 and lasts three quarters... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 31, 2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

I whole heartedly recommend a visit to this amazing place, you will not be sorry , the estuary is very picturesque , You can take a boat which costs £7 and lasts three quarters of an hour, as the skipper is local born and bred his knowledge is first class.He also has a sense of humour . A most enjoyable... More 

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brighton, sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

If you get the chance to pull over and just look at such beautiful views, then do it!!! You will not be disappointed!

Thank bambatta
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

The Fowey river valley; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with so many walkers/hikers, holidaymakers/tourists visiting the local town and nearby places of interest. The river has many interesting sites along the SW coast path, ideal for hiking and walking along the river banks and in the countryside surrounding the local town, I love it here... Tip; Head for Readymoney... More 

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122 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

Fowey town and the estuary are very pretty. Tight narrow streets, nice shops, lovely waterfront views on the estuary. Well worth a visit and lunch.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Stayed in Golant for the weekend with a room overlooking the Fowey, lots of bird life inc herons. There was also an otter or seal hanging around .. Can imagine its great boat watching place later in the season ... with lovely walks around the estuary and into fowey.

Thank Jane H
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110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Pretty as its pictures and pretty much closed in February! Park at the top of the hill next to Fowey Hall and walk down - get the bus back for £1.50

Thank cjd_uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

This must be one of the best places to spend a winter break and have some R & R. The hotel is cosy and friendly with staff who make sure you have a pleasant stay. The view is outstanding and unlike so many holiday towns has not been spoilt by over commercialisation.This hotel will always be on our return list

Thank Ian D
Ottery St Mary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Just enjoyed an excellent very relaxing break here, nice well furnished bedroom with some estuary views. Dining here provides first class fare, coupled with friendly and efficient staff. The fresh crab and the scallop starters are highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Charming estuary and town, alive with history and character. Boat trips available and lovely spots to people-watch and crab fish. Don't miss the tiny old fashioned aquarium where you genuinely feel close-up and involved. Sadly the town's fish and chip shop has closed which we used to love!

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

Fowey is a charming village, but has some very steep paths and so may not be suitable for those who have difficulty walking. Easy driving distance for a number of attractions, including the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Helligan. Arrive early to beat the rush. Amazing sights when the cruise ships drop anchor beside the tiny harbour. The... More 

Thank John S

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