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A seaside town on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - haven for wildlife enthusiasts

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Fishguard by evening

Fishguard and its close neighbour, Goodwick, are found at the heart of North Pembrokeshire, close to the Preseli Hill and the valleys of Cwm Gwaun. Fishguard is a hub of the natural beauty of the alluring seascapes, imposing cliffs and ancient standing stones.

Fishguard is a destination and base for trekkers, as the Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs along the coast and offers walks for visitors of all agilities. The town is surrounded by the British mainland’s only coastal national park covering 240 sq. miles (620 sq. km) of spectacular landscape around Wales' southwestern shore. It's a utopia for wildlife fans, and an area of international interest for its rare flora, fauna and habitats. Fishguard’s fascinating past is in evidence with prehistoric tombs, Celtic crosses, Norman-era castles, medieval churches, Victorian forts and Iron-Age hill forts.

“Fishguard is a utopia for wildlife fans and sea lovers…”

In town you can spend ages getting lost in the mixture of family owned shops, art galleries, antique emporiums, gift shops, market stalls and eateries which will satisfy even the most intrepid of gourmets. For those of you who love the great outdoors, there’s no shortage of sporting activities to try your hand at or get even better at; these could include sailing, kayaking, coasteering and the aforementioned, hiking. Fear not as there are plenty of local beaches to recuperate and relax on with a picnic or an ice cream. For evening entertainment, there’s a small cinema at Theatr Gwaun.

Fishguard Fort

Fishguard is also known for being a port for routes to southern Ireland. Ferries leave for Rosslare twice a day, making it a popular stopover for those on their way across the Irish Sea. Produced in 1997, the Last Invasion Tapestry was designed by the late artist Elizabeth Cramp. On display in the town library’s gallery, this 30-foot-long tapestry documents in pictures, the French invasion of 1797. It is the last time the British mainland was invaded, and the work is said to rival the Bayeux Tapestry (famous for its depiction of the Battle of Hastings in 1066). Fishguard has a friendly Tourist Information Office, which is located in the Town Hall, if you wish to visit and learn even more about the Fishguard and Goodwick area.

We have some lovely cottages in and around Fishguard. Why not visit our collection of holiday cottages in Fishguard to feel inspired?

While you’re there

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

For seascape views to remember for a lifetime, Fishguard makes a great base from which to pick up this long-distance trail.

Theatr Gwaun

See some theatre, dance or a fun movie at this quirky town auditorium

The Last Invasion Tapestry

Elizabeth Cramp’s 30-foot-long tapestry, although reasonably new, is an important historical artifact.

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