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    The King of Prussia

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 2, 2007

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    The King of Prussia

    Situated right next to the Town Quay it is the probable site of an Elizabethan poor house named after Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, who's victories in the Seven Years War had made him a hero in Britain. Originally it was the Old Compting House or Municipal Hall built over the columns of the old market, which is still remain to this day, but it was pulled down in 1886 and the Inn rebuilt on similar lines.

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    The Haven

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 2, 2007

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    This large house with stunning views over the Fowey valley close to the Whitehouse passenger ferry slip was the home of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch or "Q" a Cambridge professor, mayor of Fowey, editor of the Oxford Book of English Verse and author of many novels on the life and times of Fowey.

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    The Galleon Inn

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 2, 2007

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    The Inn started its life as a wine bar over the wine vaults of 10 and 12 Fore Street. The original entrance was from the Town Quay although by the late 1890's the entry to the Private and Saloon Bars via the now existing passage.
    Around 1948 the whole premises were leased to the Courage Brewery and it still retained the sawdust flooring of old.
    Since 1994 it is in private hands.

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    Fowey Museum

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 2, 2007

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    Fowey is the toast of yachtsmen and ramblers, but also of historians and archaeologists. Iron Age Man already lived here. The Romans came to visit and used the port and 1380 the Spanish, followed by the French in 1457 tried to burn it to the ground. Drake, Raleigh and Frobisher all sailed from Fowey and the harbour was surveyed by Cook before he became captain.
    Although the museum is small it is packed with many interesting collections.

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    Fowey Marine Aquarium

    by MikeAtSea Updated Oct 2, 2007

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    The aquarium has been on Fowey Town Quay for over 50 years and houses a collection of fish from the local waters around Fowey. One can usually see fish like the sinister conger eel, which is an anglers favourite.
    There is also a range of lobsters and crabs as well as a crab touch pool for children.
    The museum is open from Easter until the end of September.

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    Eat a Cornish Pasty

    by Lozza_9 Written Apr 1, 2005

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    In Fowey Cornish Pasty are every where and they are lovely. They are not like the ones you buy in supermarkets, these are lovely. We actually bought eight before we left and put them in the freezer.

    You can't come to Fowey without eating a Cornish Pasty - not sure if they do Veg versions , sorry.

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    Eden Project

    by Lozza_9 Updated Jan 6, 2005

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    Eden Project

    This is a excellent place if its raining. There are some lovely plants at the Eden Project and the food is good there to.

    The best time to go is either first thing at 9.30am when they open the gates or after 2pm. The quietest days tend to be towards the end of the week because people are leaving the cottages in the area on either Thursday or Friday and the new people are making there way there!

    Buses: Run daily from St Austell, Newquay, Helston, Falmouth and Truro to the Eden Project. For details call Truronian on 01872 273453. No need to book. You can buy a combined bus / Eden admission ticket on the bus.

    Trains: The nearest train station to the Eden Project is St Austell. Buses connect with most mainline rail services. A combined train, bus transfer and admission ticket is available for a small supplement. Call 08457 484950 for details.

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    Whitehouse Beach

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 2, 2007

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    One does probably not visit Cornwall to lay on the beach, but if you want to relax after a busy day sightseeing this is a quiet spot to go to.

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    China Clay Harbour

    by Carmela71 Written May 11, 2003

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    Fowey is the major exporting port for China Clay.

    You can see their private port, from the road between Polperro and Fowey

    You will often see ships making their way in and out of the harbour.

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    St Fimbarrus Church

    by Carmela71 Written May 11, 2003

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    Sited in the city center, you can visit

    Situated in the heart of the town it is generally open to visitors during the day.

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