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

Fishguard Harbour


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

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.

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On the A487 57 miles south of Aberystwyth. From southern England along the M4, 44 miles from Carmarthen on the A40

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  •   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.
  •   Mayberry Kayaking9 Heol y Felin, Goodwick, SA64 0AR +44 1348 874699, e-mail: . Open all year, 0900 to 2100 daily. 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. From £47 per person.


  • Fishguard Folk Festival: 27-30 May 2016 . (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.
  • Fishguard Autumn Festival: 27 October - 1 November /2015 (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)



  •   The Lounge@ Number33 Main Street +44 1348 871845.
  •   Beaches DinerThe Parrog, Goodwick (justby the entrance to the ferry, next to Tesco),  +44 1348 871880. 9am-4pm. sandwichs, light snacks, and delicious home cooked meals. Beaches Diner is a family diner. 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.


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


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