Attractions in Fowey

  • Porfell Wildlife Park

    Cornwall’s biggest exotic animal sanctuary. Located only a few miles from Looe in South East Cornwall itoffers sanctuary to many different animals from around the world. They might be neglected, injured, imported illegally or simply no longer wanted. For whatever reason they come to us, they’re always welcome.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boconnoc House gardens

    Superb country mansion set in extensive grounds and gardens

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.