The Old Chapel, Burlawn



Fowey is about 20 miles from Burlawn.  It has a large main car park, which is a short but very steep walk into town.  I don't advise trying to drive or park in the town.Polruan on the right and Fowey on the left

Fowey is a historic trading port for Cornwall, dating back to medieval times.  It's importance is emphasised by the old defences that you can see round the estuary, principally St Catherine's Castle.  This castle is ruins now.  It was built in Henry VIII's time and is a stretching walk to from Fowey.

For Daphne du Maurier fans, she moved to Fowey during World War 2 to live and write from there.  There is a bookshop/literary centre in Fowey, which majors on her life and work.

Nowadays, it is another beautiful old town with a historic buildings (like Noah's Ark), beautiful views of the estuary, lots of cafes, restaurants and gastropubs, arts and crafts.  Each side of the town, the land is owned by the National Trust.  You can walk along the cliffs above the estuary (it is quite up and down though).  If you want a longer walk, it is one end of the Saints Way which crosses the county to Padstow.

Fowey has its own tourist information website.