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Fishguard

Situated on the mouth of the River Gwaun (hence its Welsh name Abergwaun), the Pembrokeshire town of Fishguard is a ferry gateway to Ireland. Fishguard was, in earlier times, famous for its herring industry.


In 1797, Fishguard was subject to an invasion by the French but this was repelled.

A really good view of the town and its harbour is available from the old Napoleonic fort to the east. A parking and picnic area for the fort is just off the main A487.

The Fishguard Folk Festival is held over a weekend in early summer.

Nearby is the fishing village of Lower Fishguard where the movie of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood was shot.





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HOW TO GET THERE

Fishguard is at the junction of the A40 from Haverfordwest and the A487 from Cardigan.



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