{"LocationDetails":{"Id":132,"Name":"Fowey","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Fowey holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThey say that Fowey inspired the Wind in the Willows tales, and we have to say, there is a kind of story book feel to this historic harbour town. Set right in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey\u0026rsquo;s set on its own estuary, and its deep-water harbour makes it a favourite with fans of sailing. Just imagine long lazy days enjoying the estuary by river boat or watching the kids play on Readymoney Cove (now there\u0026rsquo;s a name that reminds you of smugglers\u0026hellip;), or wandering the winding streets picking up bargains in the quirky shops\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning on walking some of that famous South West Coast Path, then a holiday in Fowey will have you with some of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s finest stretches of coastline right on your doorstep. Daphne du Maurier once called the town home, and its literary connections are celebrated every year with the rather prestigious Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature. The festival sees some of the biggest names in the arts head to the town every May, and it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely way to experience the resort.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Fowey\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you grew up with the adventures of Ratty and his friends then there\u0026rsquo;s only one thing to do in Fowey, and that\u0026rsquo;s to take to the river and enjoy the scenery that inspired the stories. Kenneth Grahame loved Cornwall, and the tales started as letters to his son. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a special river boat trip that ambles its way up and down the river Fowey, and we can\u0026rsquo;t think of a better way to spend a sunny afternoon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those days when you fancy working off all those seafood dinners, The Saints\u0026rsquo; Way is a great way to take in some of the region\u0026rsquo;s views as well as walking a piece of its history. Bear in mind that this walking trail runs all the way to Padstow, so you may want to pick it up and just see how far you can go, but the footpath takes its walkers through some of the countryside you wouldn\u0026rsquo;t get to see from the car. Look out for historic remains, shrines\u0026nbsp; and churches along the way, as they make this long-distance walk one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most fascinating.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in Fowey\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFowey Aquarium\u0026rsquo;s one of the most popular places to visit in Fowey, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find it right on the town quay. Most of the fish you\u0026rsquo;ll come face to face with in the aquarium were found in the region\u0026rsquo;s waters, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to get a glimpse into life under the sea during your time in Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe love the name of Readymoney Cove\u0026hellip;it just conjures up images of smugglers dragging their bounty ashore like Poldark on his moonlit missions\u0026hellip;but enough of that, this sheltered sandy cove is a lovely spot for some family time by the sea during your Fowey holiday. Backed by cliffs, this is probably one of the prettiest places in the region, and if you look up to your right when you\u0026rsquo;re facing the sea you can see historic St Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle looking down on you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle was built by Henry VIII to protect Fowey Harbour all the way back in the 1530s, and these days it\u0026rsquo;s owned by the English heritage. An interesting site for a wander on a warm day, the castle\u0026rsquo;s just under a mile from Readymoney beach, and dogs are welcome along on leads. The walk up to the castle gets steep in places, so make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t try this one In your flip flops.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"fowey","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364552445.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Fowey Aquarium","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIts position on the seaside is one of Fowey\u0026rsquo;s biggest charms, and the Fowey Aquarium is the perfect Fowey attraction to learn more about its connection with the sea and the creatures that call it home. This attraction may be a small one but the TripAdvisor reviews reflect its greatness, so expect a warm welcome and lots of information as you wander around.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith the added intrigue of its position beneath the old town hall, the aquarium includes exhibits of the sea life found locally, and it makes for an engaging way for children to learn more about the coast during their stay. The staff are always happy to answer questions, and if the tanks\u0026rsquo; inhabitants are feeling shy they\u0026rsquo;ll even try and entice them out for you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe highlight of most visits is the touch tank, which enables visitors to touch some of the fish for themselves. This is also a great attraction if you\u0026rsquo;re on a budget, as entry is just \u0026pound;2.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3352,"LocationLongitude":-4.63472,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364804257.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/fowey/fowey-aquarium","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364804257.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Fowey Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFowey Museum may not be Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s largest (it\u0026rsquo;s housed in one room) but it has the character of being found in one of the town\u0026rsquo;s oldest buildings and it\u0026rsquo;s crammed from top to bottom with fascinating artefacts. TripAdisor\u0026rsquo;s reviewers never fail to take to the site and express their delight at this quirky little museum and there are new displays added each year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFowey Museum is open between May and September, and is a captivating Fowey attraction, especially for those with a passion for history. The museum is packed full of displays and artefacts, including naval, political and military objects and there\u0026rsquo;s an emphasis on the seafaring heritage of Fowey too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDiscover the history of Fowey and the people who have called it home and don\u0026rsquo;t miss surprising exhibits such as the cape Garibaldi wore throughout his Italian campaign. There\u0026rsquo;s also a cabinet crammed with curiosities, so you\u0026rsquo;ll learn as well as explore during a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThings to look out for include photographs and ship sails from Fowey\u0026rsquo;s maritime heritage, and the cloak of the Italian military leader General Garibaldi. The museum is situated in the oldest area of the town, and there is a small charge to enter.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3351,"LocationLongitude":-4.63464,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364805065.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/fowey/fowey-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364805065.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Fowey River Expeditions","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe waters around Fowey inspired the Wind in the Willows \u0026#39;Tales from the River Bank\u0026#39;, so the Fowey River Expedition is the perfect Fowey family attraction for getting a taste of the town. Glide between the banks of the River Fowey in the safety of an open cockpit canoe and imagine the adventures of the characters of Kenneth Grahame as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll pass picturesque wooded hills and National Trust water meadows as you travel several miles upstream, and while Ratty and Mole may have ended up in the water a few times it doesn\u0026rsquo;t matter if you\u0026rsquo;ve never canoed before as you\u0026rsquo;ll be followed by a safety boat for peace of mind!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of animals, the area is always busy with wildlife and you\u0026#39;re likely to catch sight of heron, kingfishers, cormorants and wildlfowl as you make your way along. Because you\u0026#39;ll be able to glide along silently and effortlessly you\u0026#39;ll have the opportunity to get far closer to the birds than you would on foot.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026#39;ll stop at either Golant or Lerryn for lunch (you can either buy some there or take a picnic in true Wind in the Willows style) and the day should take around five hours.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3389,"LocationLongitude":-4.63232,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/iStock_000011861188Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/fowey/fowey-river-expeditions","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/iStock_000011861188Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Catherine\u0027s Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/st-catherines-castle/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"St Catherine\u0027s Castle\"\u003eSt Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle\u003c/a\u003e isn\u0026rsquo;t the largest family attraction in Fowey, but it\u0026rsquo;s one of the oldest. The castle overlooks the very pretty Readymoney Cove and was built by Henry VIII to defend the harbour below against the Spanish raids. It underwent restoration in 1855 and can still be reached from the beach below via steps.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle is largely ruined, but admission is free and you can still explore the gun emplacements and battlements that surround it. This artillery fort is actually one of a pair built in the 1530s, and each one has two storeys with ground level gun ports that always ignite the imaginations of children.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle is well worth a walk to take a look around, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great finishing point for a walk too. Dogs are welcome to visit St Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle but please keep them on their leads as it\u0026rsquo;s owned by English Heritage. There\u0026rsquo;s a car park at Readymoney Cove which is just under a mile\u0026rsquo;s walk from the ruin. The views from this vantage point are beautiful, so why not end a walk here so you can rest for awhile and enjoy them?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3283,"LocationLongitude":-4.64469,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364805528.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/fowey/st-catherines-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364805528.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Par Sands Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePar Sands is a large sandy beach with plenty of space, dunes and a south-facing position \u0026ndash; all of which saw it win a Seaside Award in 2006.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe waters are shallow for some distance, making Par Sands a good spot for paddling, especially for children. There are toilets, a shop and cafe, and those on dog-friendly beach holidays in Fowey will be pleased to learn that dogs are welcome all year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAny parents who have ventured to the beach with their whole clan will appreciate the joy of seeing a car park that\u0026rsquo;s within an easy walk from the sand, and Par Sands Beach is one of those. Fluffy sand may be what we all dream of when planning a day lying in the sun, but the but the slightly firm sand you\u0026rsquo;ll find at this beach makes it an easier one for walkers, so bear it in mind if you fancy a stroll beside the sea during your Cornwall holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find those three essentials - a pub, a cafe and a shop - close to the beach, but the picnic benches mean walkers can sit and take in the scenery over lunch. Well, how long has it been since you gathered the family around a bench and handed out everyone\u0026rsquo;s favourite snacks? Par Sands Beach is less than three miles from the infamous Eden Project, so if you fancy a wander on your way home it\u0026rsquo;s well worth parking up and enjoying some more of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3472,"LocationLongitude":-4.6969,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1367319791.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_poi_logo/2013/04/1367319668.jpg/poi_logo.jpg","Alias":"cornwall/fowey/par-sands-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1367319791.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Readymoney Cove","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe lovely thing about Cornwall is that a beach walk doesn\u0026rsquo;t only mean long strolls on the sand, it also means exploring all those coves and corners that make up the dramatic coastline. Readymoney Cove is one of those, and although the beach itself is tiny, the crystal waters and floating pontoon make it a fun spot for a dip. On a summer day you\u0026rsquo;ll see children swimming out to the pontoon, clambering on and leaping off into the emerald waters, so Readymoney Cove is a popular place to finish a walk around Fowey as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to cool off in style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce you\u0026rsquo;re on the beach, look up above you and you\u0026rsquo;ll see the remains of St Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle, built by Henry VIII. The South West Coast Path leads up to the castle, so if you want to get a closer look you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy some fantastic vantage points on the way up.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cove is as quaint as the rest of Fowey, and the whole area is a favourite with walkers. Some of the streets may be a little on the steep side, but the unspoilt charm of this harbour town makes it a lovely alternative to some of the busier beach destinations in Cornwall. Visitors can also take the ferry across to the ancient fishing village of Polruan as the journey takes less than ten minutes. There is a car park close to Readymoney Cove, as well as toilets and there\u0026rsquo;s a dog ban between Easter and October.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3294,"LocationLongitude":-4.6451,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/fowey.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/fowey/readymoney-cove","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/fowey.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Gribbin Head","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWedged between St Austell Bay and the Rivey Fower estuary, we don\u0026rsquo;t really have to tell you that Gribbin Head\u0026rsquo;s views are stunning. Even better, there are some easy walks around the area so if you start at the National Trust car park at Coombe Farm you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to admire the scenery that inspired some of Daphne du Maurier\u0026rsquo;s finest novels.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk may seem a better idea on a bright sunny day when the surrounding water sparkles, but if you pick a slightly cooler day when the mist rolls in from the sea you\u0026rsquo;ll experience the atmosphere that no doubt captured the imagination of Fowey\u0026rsquo;s impressive residents from the literary world.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFirst time walkers in this area will be struck by Gribbin Head\u0026rsquo;s exposure, and as you wander you\u0026rsquo;ll see sandy beaches, rolling meadows and the dramatic craggy coves that have characterised Cornwall for so many years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you decide to head east instead of west then you can travel to Polruan by ferry \u0026ndash; and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend the cream tea at Lansallos Barton Farm. If you\u0026rsquo;ve got the energy, clamber the steep path down to Lantic Bay beach, if you can make it down the sight of this stretch of coast will stay with you for a long time after you leave.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.318,"LocationLongitude":-4.67295,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/HIKER.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/fowey/gribbin-head","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/HIKER.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Eden Project","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere it is ladies and gentlemen, Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s biggest family attraction, most inspiring tale and unique live entertainment venue \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s our Eden Project.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe famous biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity anywhere in the world, and they\u0026rsquo;re surrounded by stunning gardens designed to lead the way in conservation and green thinking. The Eden Project may be one of the country\u0026rsquo;s leading attractions, but the exciting thing is that it\u0026rsquo;s also an ongoing project, teaching its visitors, offering opportunities for the disadvantaged and working as a charity.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Eden project is a unique day out \u0026ndash; as where else can you be walking through a steamy rainforest one hour and skating on an ice rink the next? (the ice rink is an annual part of the Eden Winter Festival). Beneath the cutting-edge architecture you\u0026rsquo;ll discover world class sculptures, a treetop rainforest lookout and spectacular garden displays. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;re not sure where to start, guided tours are always available, and if you start to wilt during the day a ride on the tractor-pulled land train is included in the ticket price.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are events on throughout the year, so you might find storytelling for the youngsters, the chance of a massage in the biomes to help you relax and embrace the Eden ethos or glide above the site on the longest zip wire in England. The zip wire is open between May and September, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to see the biomes from a different perspective.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Eden Project is open every day of the year (except for 24 and 25 December) and it\u0026rsquo;s well signposted from the main roads outside of St Austell. When you first catch sight of the biomes, try to picture the landscape as it was before it was transformed into the attraction \u0026ndash; as it started out as a disused quarry \u0026ndash; just shows what you can do doesn\u0026rsquo;t it.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.3601,"LocationLongitude":-4.74477,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000001644425Medium.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/charlestown/the-eden-project","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000001644425Medium.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Polridmouth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFowey may be famous for its scenic river that inspired the \u0026lsquo;Wind in the Willows\u0026rsquo; stories but that\u0026rsquo;s not to say that its beaches don\u0026rsquo;t have plenty to offer too. Poldridmouth Beach is a hidden gem typical of the small sandy coves that dot the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s an unspoilt charm to the cove, and if you\u0026rsquo;re happy to enjoy an uncommercial spot with a secluded feel to it then you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy a visit to this beach. There\u0026rsquo;s no dog ban on the beach either so it\u0026rsquo;s a favourite with dog walkers, and as the car park is around a mile from the sand it\u0026rsquo;s a nice one if you don\u0026rsquo;t mind a little walk on the way. There\u0026rsquo;s safe bathing at Poldridmouth Beach although it\u0026rsquo;s best to bear in mind that there\u0026rsquo;s no lifeguard service in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLastly, if you have any little explorers who love nothing more than exploring rock pools this is a great spot, so don\u0026rsquo;t forget the buckets and nets if you visit the cove.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3229,"LocationLongitude":-4.66767,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/shore.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/fowey/polridmouth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/shore.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Polkerris Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePolkerris Beach is a little further afield, but if you fancy a quiet sandy beach with nearby history then it\u0026rsquo;s worth a visit during your St Austell beach holiday. Polkerris Beach is found close to a small hamlet near Fowey, and is just under 20 minutes drive from St Austell.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you drive the country lane to reach this beach you\u0026rsquo;ll pass the former home of the late author Daphne du Maurier, who penned novels such as \u0026#39;The Jamaica Inn\u0026#39; and \u0026#39;Rebecca\u0026#39;, and no doubt she enjoyed her share of summer\u0026rsquo;s days on this sheltered sandy beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its sheltered position and quiet location in a village make it a lovely place to enjoy the coast. If you like to find a quiet spot and sit back with nothing to do but enjoy the views then you\u0026#39;ll love Polkerris Beach, and the inn just behind it means you can watch the sun sink down behind the horizon over a refreshing drink when the day\u0026#39;s over.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3379,"LocationLongitude":-4.68149,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/couple on beach edited 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/polkerris-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/couple on beach edited 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hall Walk from Fowey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eA 1602 survey of Cornwall noted this walk as \u0026lsquo;a place of diversified pleasings\u0026rsquo; and now owned by the National Trust it remains one of the most popular Fowey walks. The estuary views are incredible and this circular walk largely sticks to the banks of the River Fowey (which inspired Kennth Grahame\u0026rsquo;s \u0026lsquo;Tales of the Riverbank\u0026rsquo;).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHall Walk also includes two journeys by ferry (one to Bodinnick and one to Polruan) and the opportunity to extend the walk to Polruan. One of the best things about this route is the number of benches you\u0026rsquo;ll find along the way as they offer plenty of opportunity for a well earned rest while you take in the scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll pass through historic woodland and beautiful creeks as you make your way along this trail and although dogs are more than welcome they will need to stay close as some of the fields are home to livestock. 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Her novels included The Jamaica Inn, Rebecca and Frenchman\u0026rsquo;s Creek and each of them was inspired by the rugged Cornwall that she loved.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re interested in the life and work of Daphne du Maurier, there are several guided Fowey walks that include all the places relevant to her life and work.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBlue Badge guide Lynne Goold offers specialised walks about du Maurier\u0026rsquo;s Cornwall. 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This quaint little cafe and handy take away has earned itself a place in Fowey with its determination to use local produce for its homemade cakes and cream teas.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Fowey accommodation with your pets bear in mind that it\u0026rsquo;s a dog friendly cafe, and that its menus include breakfast, children\u0026rsquo;s meals, sandwiches and lunches. Simple and unpretentious, the cafe is a nostalgic family-friendly choice. It\u0026#39;s described by one reviewer as \u0026#39;a really happy experience\u0026#39;, now who can argue with that?! 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