a station-by-station guide for tourist attractions


National Rail | station code PAR

Cornwall Offers & Links

Public transport in Cornwall:

Par is a small town and fishing port with a harbour. The sandy beach is ¾ mile by footpath from the station, passing through Par Beach Nature Reserve which consists of sand dunes, reed beds and lagoons. The tall chimneys of the china clay works can be clearly seen from the beach. There is a small woodland nature reserve north of the station. Par is the junction for the branch line to Newquay.

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Marsh Villa Gardens ¼ mile

A 3 acre water and woodland garden in a former tidal creek. Herbaceous borders, formal enclosed garden, sunken garden with bog plants and a large pond.
Open please see website.

Par map

Eden Project 2¼ miles

Visitors can explore their relationship with nature in the biomes (huge greenhouses) and gardens. The world's largest rainforest in captivity with steamy jungles and waterfalls. Garden displays, sculpture and art. Education centre with hands-on exhibits. Play areas. Zip wire. Cafés and restaurants. Discount for visitors arriving by public transport.
Open Daily 1000-1600 (later in summer), last entry 1½ hours before closing. Occasional closures in winter, please check website.
Walking/cycling route from station: a leaflet showing walking and cycling routes is available to download from (look for 'Par Beach to Eden Project').
The Eden Project is 2½ miles from Luxulyan and there are buses from St Austell.

Fowey by bus

An attractive small town and port at the mouth of the River Fowey with narrow streets and historic buildings in the town centre. Ferries operate to the ancient fishing village of Polruan on the opposite side of the estuary. Fowey is pronounced 'Foy'.

Bus 24/25 from near station (from both sides of road - check timetables) to Fowey Safe Harbour Hotel, about 15 minutes journey, from there it is a short walk downhill to the town centre and quay. M-S both routes hourly, Sun & BH 24 only every 1½ hours. For bus times see Transport for Cornwall.

Fowey Museum by bus

A small museum in one of the oldest buildings in the town, dating back to the 15th century. Displays and exhibits cover the history of the harbour and town, including boat building tools.
Open May-Sep, M-F 1030-1630.
Bus see Fowey above.

Fowey Aquarium by bus

Marine life found around the Cornish coast including crab, lobster and many species of fish. Touch pool.
Open mid Feb-Oct, Daily 1000-1600 (1700 Jun-Aug).
Bus see Fowey above.

St Catherine's Castle EH by bus then ¾ mile

The remains of one of a pair of small forts built by Henry VIII to protect Fowey Harbour.
Open any reasonable time.
Bus see Fowey above, then ¾ mile walk.

Fowey map
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