Walk just a few minutes from here across the railway and River Fowey and you are in Lostwithiel, ancient capital of Kernow, old Cornwall. In the 13th century, Lostwithiel was the county town and main stannery town of Cornwall, established by the Normans for the export of tin. The river then was wide and deep and sea-going vessels were tied up along the quay ready for their trips to the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. “The Port of Fowi” was the second largest on the South Coast of England – hard to believe now!
Today Lostwithiel is a peaceful, friendly and charming town with fine pubs, restaurants, antique shops, boutiques, galleries and food outlets a plenty to suit every taste.