Fishguard is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire. It is within the Pembrokeshire National Park and is on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. It is clearly divided into three areas, the old harbour of Lower Town, the main town of Fishguard which is perched on top of the cliffs, and the village of Goodwick.
Lower Fishguard is situated where the River Gwaun meets the sea . It is a typical fishing village and particularly pretty with its cluster of quayside cottages. It is also the location where Dylan Thomas's most famous play, Under Milk Wood was filmed, starring Richard Burton. Above Lower Town is Fishguard Fort, a spectacular viewpoint, complete with cannons.
Upper Fishguard joins Lower Fishguard by a steep and winding hill and is a quaint little town with narrow streets. The main focus of the town is the square and in particular the old town hall building. Here you will find tourist information and the location of regularly held indoor markets. Also in this building you have access to a free 100ft tapestry which depicts in a humorous fashion the story of the last invasion of mainland Britain. Fishguard has a range of interesting pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants and there are several quality arts and craft shops.
Goodwick is about a mile from Fishguard and from here you can take the car ferry or catermeran to Rosslare in Ireland.