LOCAL PLACES TO VISIT
WALK, BUS, OR TAKE THE FERRY
Visit Charlestown the scene of filming of many well-known films and programmes, from Doctor Who to Clash of the Titans and Treasure Island and most recently the very popular TV series Poldark.
Fowey is a picture-postcard seaside town. It has a proud maritime heritage and is considered by many to be one of Cornwall's most idyllic holiday spots. These include award-winning restaurants, and public houses that have achieved national status and top accolades. Fowey plays host to a number of major events including the Fowey Royal Regatta and the Daphne Du Maurier Literary Festival. Both take place during the summer drawing people from far and wide.
Polperro Packed tightly into a steep valley on either side of the River Pol, the quaint colour-washed cottages and twisting streets offer surprises at every turn: the Saxon and Roman bridges, the famous House on Props, the old Watch House, and the fish quay with its protected inner harbour full of colourful boats. Polperro is still a working fishing village, although tourism provides the main source of income. Attractions include a Museum of Smuggling and a Model Village.
Looe The Olde Twin Towns of Looe East & West Looe are connected by the Victorian seven arch bridge just seawards from where the east and west Looe Rivers meet, flowing out to sea through the harbour where the fishing boats land their catch, the river then goes out past the banjo pier to the sea leaving the sandy east Looe beach. Looe is full of charming narrow streets and traditional buildings, with penalty shops, pubs, restaurants, takeaways, and a Museum.
Lerryn Well hidden from the tourist trail the stunning village spreads itself around both banks of the Lerryn Creek with a central village green beside the waterside which commands views down river to seemingly endless and uninterrupted forest and creek, inspiration to writers, artists and all who visit.
MENABILLY has been the seat of the Rashleigh family from the 16th century to the present day. The mansion house, which received a Grade II* listing on 13 March 1951, is early Georgian in style, having been re-built on the site of an earlier Elizabethan house, parts of which were possibly incorporated into the present structure.
Bodinnick lies in the Lanteglos-by-Fowey parish on the banks of the Fowey River. Its importance is due the fact that it was a ferry terminal for people travelling from Fowey. There is an "Old Ferry Inn" close to the bank of the river here.
Golant is a small Cornish waterside village. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty full of scenic views. The rivers east bank is owned by the National Trust. In the summer the river is a hive of boating activity and in the winter left mostly to cormorants, egrets, mallards, swans, herons and kingfishers that make the river their home.
Charlestown is a working harbour and there are a number of skilled shipwrights employed in the shipyard carrying out restoration, repair and general marine maintenance work. It has been the scene of filming of many well-known films and programmes, from Poldark and Doctor Who to Clash of the Titans and Treasure Island.
Mevagissey In the narrow streets are many gift shops, craft workshops, galleries, cafés and pubs. There are several hotels and many fish restaurants in Mevagissey, and, of course, plenty of fish and chip shops! Many of the latter were once the haunts of Cornish smugglers.