The town of Fishguard provides a perfect location for exploring North Pembrokeshire. The ‘upper’ market town is characterised by narrow streets and family owned businesses; cafes and restaurants; a library; chapels and churches and Theatr Gwaun. Many historical events are noted here – the Gorsedd stones of the National Eisteddfodau of 1936 and 1986; the Last Invasion Tapestry and the memorial stone of DJ Williams, to name but a few. Lower Town (The Cwm) has one of the most beautiful harbours in the county and reveals past and present signs of the fishing industry. Goodwck, Fishguard’s twin town, also has small shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Both the recently carefully renovated railway station and Fishguard Harbour are situated here. At the top of one of Goodwick’s hills – the road to Pencw/Harbour Village – can be found the remains of burial chambers/cromlechi of the New Stone Age and, also, the site of the first flight to Ireland. Waldo Williams, the famous Welsh poet lived in Goodwick over a period of time and also taught at both Goodwick and Holy Name (Fishguard) schools .
Rugged cliffs dominate this part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Inland lies the glorious Gwaun Valley where both Tafarn Bessie and people who still celebrate Hen Galan/the Old Gregorian New Year on January 13th can be found.
But Fishguard is more than a destination for walkers. The town stages no fewer than four popular festivals throughout the year. The Fishguard International Music Festival in July, Aber Jazz in August, Fishguard Autumn Festival in October/November and Fishguard Folk Festival in May.
Go Fishguard is a great starting point for any visitor to the town and surrounding area. Includes details of accommodation, places to eat, activities and tourist attractions, travel information and more.
Visit Pembrokeshire offers a comprehensive guide to the county of Pembrokeshire including suggested walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park website includes details of activities, events, accommodation, parking and access within the Park.
Visit Stena Line for details of ferry crossings to and from Ireland
Visit Arriva Trains Wales for rail information to and from Fishguard
Pembrokeshire County Council’s website provides details of bus routes and timetables across the county