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The Fowey Festival of Words and Music

Daphne Du Maurier Festival

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Type: Festival

The Fowey Festival of Words and Music - what’s it all about?
This eclectic festival of literature, music and performance has an exciting programme of talks, exhibitions, workshops, guided walks, river cruises and community activities attracting the great and the good from the world of literature, music and entertainment. To top it all it takes place in Fowey, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

How can you take part?
The festival is an opportunity for visitors to explore the historic town and the stunning scenery that surrounds it and why the area has been a rich source of material for so many writers. Join the intimate gatherings when novelists bring their works to life, find out more about popular TV programmes with the people who make them, hear politicians talk about life at Westminster, enjoy famous comedians as they punctuate the festival with lots of laughter and there’s’ plenty of music to keep you entertained, too. The full programme is online at where you can also book

A bit about Fowey
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary. As you walk the ever narrowing streets of the old town where medieval and Georgian buildings cast shadows over each other, a vibrant maritime history comes to life. If you’re a foodie then Fowey is home to many bistros, cafes and restaurants where you’ll find menus offering the best in local produce.

Contact Details

PL23 1ET

Tel: +44 01726 833847

Opening Times

09/05/2015 - 16/05/2015


Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Repeatable Event


  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - The Main Car Park in Fowey is served by a minibus for transport to the town. Disabled parking is available. There is minimal disabled parking in the Town Centre Access to the village is through the grounds of the Fowey Hall Hotel - a new set of concrete steps now provides easier access from the Main Car Park into the grounds of the hotel.

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Fowey has 4 long stay car parks - Main, Caffa Mill, Old Station Yard and Readymoney. The main car park is served by a minibus to bring you to the town centre
  • Park & Ride


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties

Road Directions

From the A30, take the A391 to St Austell. Turn left onto the A390 and then right at the roundabout onto the A3082 to Par & Fowey.
From the Plymouth direction, take the A38 towards Bodmin and turn off at Dobwalls onto the A390. After passing through Lostwithiel, take the left turn on the B3269 to Fowey.
Arriving in Fowey, you will be directed to the 'Main Car Park' at the top of the town. There are other long-stay car parks at Caffa Mill and near Readymoney Cove.
A mini-bus provides transport between the town and the car park. during the day.

Public Transport Directions

Arriving by Rail, Par is the nearest Mainline station but check that the train stops at Par.
Alternatively, St Austell's station is a 'Transport Interchange' with Mainline Rail, National Coach & local Bus services plus a Taxi rank
Local Bus services : Western Greyhound No.525 / 524 serves Fowey and pick up near Par Rail station
Check your journey on Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or