Fishguard

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Fishguard (Welsh: Abergwaun) is small coastal town in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.

Fishguard Harbour

Understand[edit]

Fishguard is a port of entry into South Wales from Rosslare in south-east Ireland, and lies at the western end of a historic road to London, which eventually becomes London's Oxford Street, (The modern A40 by and large follows this route). The town has a population of around 3,000. For more information, visit www.gofishguard.co.uk

Historically attempts were made by the Great Western Railway to make Fishguard a more significant port to allow passengers from London a slightly quicker journey to North America, by traveling by train from Paddington to Fishguard and then join a liner, rather than taking the train from Waterloo to Southampton.

Get there[edit]

By train[edit]

By boat[edit]

  • Stena Lines runs a ferry service from Fishguard to Rosslare, south-east Ireland, 92 miles (2 hour 10 minute drive) from Dublin.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  •    Kayak King Tours (Kayak King Tours),  +44 7967010203, e-mail: . Open 7 days a week. Providing excellent kayaking day’s out for everyone to enjoy! All ages and abilities welcome, all kayaking tours are tailored to your needs. Using stable sit on top sea kayaks we will venture out along the Pembrokeshire coast. Exploring the coastline as you kayak beneath towering sea cliffs and into sun dappled caves, looking out for seals and bird life along the way. From £35 per person.
  • Sea Kayaking Tours. Operating all year round Mayberry Kayaking offer sea kayaking tours and sea kayak lessons into the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Established in 2006 they are the only provider of sea kayaking activities based in the twin towns of Fishguard and Goodwick.

Events[edit]

  • Fishguard Folk Festival: . (Spring Bank Holiday) is the only annual folk festival in west Wales. Though a small festival it draws an audience from a vast rural area and is a focal point for local folk musicians, usually with guests from Cornwall, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland (the Celtic nations). It offers a fine variety of traditional and modern music, dance and song, and is based on stage performances held at venues throughout the town, such as the local Arts Centre, participation sessions in pubs, street performances and teaching workshops. There is a great deal to see and do for everyone. Families are welcome, though there are adults only sessions in some of the pubs in the evenings. (date needs fixing)
  • Fishguard Autumn Festival: 28 October - 2 November /2014 (All over the twin towns). There are a wide range of exciting events taking place this year, please visit our ‘What’s on‘ page for more information. What’s on over our 6 day festival 2014: Fishguard Artisan Market Feasts of Fishguard and Goodwick guess the venue competition. Black Gold Film Showing at Theatr Gwaun Halloween Craft morning for children at Fishguard Leisure Centre Scout Group Exhibition Fishguard’s Progressive Supper with guests enjoying local food at The Gourmet Pig, Peppers, The Lounge, Cresswells, The Globe and then Live music at The Pendre Inn Fishguard WI Coffee Morning, at The Globe, Fishguard. ‘Making decorations’ and ‘Wool noon’ craft events at Ffwrn African dance session Sea Trust Dolphin Dig Pudding Club at The Globe Pizza making demonstration at POINT Songs from the musicals at Theatr Gwaun Micro Brewery and Cheese event at Peppers RNLI quiz St. Mary’’s Church story School’s junk art session Griddle breads and puddings workshop Children’s halloween party at Fishguard Leisure Centre Friday ffwrn aperitif Vintage steam engines displays and rides Family fun and Fireworks Children’s fancy dress competition Live music by Lowri Evans Vintage Steam Engine steam party at The Pendre Inn Cawl crawl challenge Pony rides Vintage tractor run Pres yn y ffwrn! Live music by honey fungus Halloween Party at Shamrocks Sea Trust Seal watch Party fashion show with Gypsy jazz band (date needs updating)

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  •    Beaches DinerThe Parrog, Goodwick, SA64 0DE (justby the entrance to the ferry, next to Tesco),  01348 871880. 9am-4pm. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you with swift and effective service; when you accept our invitation to come and visit. Whether you want just a cuppa, or a sandwich, a light snack, or a delicious home cooked meal. Beaches Diner is a family diner, with dedicated menus for young and old; and not just chips! Children can enjoy healthy options with Pasta and Mashed, or Baked potatoes, from their own menu, and fresh carrots and other vegetables are often available. Local Produce we like to source good quality local foods and our list of suppliers is aimed to be within fifteen miles of the diner. It is only occasionally that we have to stray outside of this aim. The ‘Best Breakfast in Town’ is what our local customers tell us; and for that we are grateful and very proud. ‘Good food’ and ‘Good value for money’ are other positive comments and compliments that we receive; and again we are grateful and appreciative of this reputation. There is a chef’s special most days. Very convenient for ferry or train travellers.

Drink[edit]

Some pubs near the Ferry Port accept the Euro as well as sterling.

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