A picturesque harbour town on the south coast of Cornwall, Fowey sits on the west bank of the Fowey estuary amid some of the UK’s most captivating countryside. It’s a worthwhile destination in its own right, and you can wander the narrow winding streets of the old town, browse the many individual galleries and shops, enjoy some of the finest fresh seafood and take a trip upriver by boat. But there are also plenty of things to do and see in the surrounding area. The pretty village of Polruan is a ferry-ride across the estuary, and the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, are only a short drive away – not to mention some fantastic beaches. Fowey has a surprising number of places to stay for such a small town, with a wide range of accommodation options. Many of the pubs double as B&Bs and a cluster of hotels vie for the best views of the harbour. At the top of the scale you can find a couple of newly refurbished boutique hotels, while those on a budget will prefer the YHA hostel, a Georgian building where you can also rent bikes. If you're hoping to feel right in the heart of the countryside, you might enjoy one of the two campsites, well within walking distance of the town, or one of many self-catering options in the countryside around.