Polruan is a charming Cornish fishing village just across the estuary from the popular Fowey. Built on a craggy mount, Polruan is skirted on three sides by water; Pont Creek to the north, the River Fowey to the west and the English Channel to the south. The village is home to some interesting historic places of interest including St Saviour’s Ruin, Polruan Pool, the Blockhouse and Punche’s Cross.
Why visit Polruan?
If you love history as well as Cornish fishing villages, Polruan offers the perfect blend. With places of religious and military significance, Polruan is one of the most interesting spots on the South Coast. It is close to Fowey, Polperro and the Rame Peninsula for memorable day trips.
Things to do in Polruan
Visit Ferryside, Daphne Du Maurier’s former home, or the religious sites of St Saviour’s Ruin and Punche’s Cross to learn their stories. Also see the restored 14th century blockhouse, one of two that defended the harbour mouth with an estuarine chain. The other blockhouse is in Fowey.
Why stay in a Polruan cottage?
Stay in a Polruan cottage if you wish for an authentic Cornish experience in a picture-perfect fishing village. We offer fishermen’s cottages with sea views and larger properties for extended families and groups of friends that wish to explore this lovely part of the West Country.
Three must-see places to visit in Polruan
- Visit the historic St Saviour’s Ruin and Punche’s Cross
- Check out the 14th century military fort – the blockhouse
- Catch the ferry over the river to Fowey for even more great pubs and restaurants