Fishguard Travel Guide

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Fishguard Things to Do

  • Stone Circle

    There's a Stone Circle in Fishguard at the coast path with nice views on the old harbour and towards the fort. It's not an ancient stone circle, though, it was built in 1936. It's one of the Gorsedd Stones, which are stone circles built for the National Eisteddfod, an annual Welsh festival.

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  • The coast path

    The Pembrokeshire Coast Path goes all along the coast of Pembrokeshire, so it's also going through Fishguard, or rather slightly below the town. The coast path there is very nice, and we especially enjoyed our walk from the Lower Town to the fort and further on along the lovely rugged coast. It reminded me of Cornwall, and I would have loved to...

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  • The harbour & Lower Town

    There can be some confusion when someone mentions the harbour of Fishguard. The large harbour near Fishguard where ferries go to Rosslare in Ireland actually is in Goodwick, which forms a twin town with Fishguard. Besides, there's a small harbour in Lower Fishguard, which is the old port of the town. While the main town of Fishguard is sitting on a...

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  • Fort ruins

    The fort of Fishguard was built 1781 as a protection for the town. It was armed with eight 9-pounder guns, but already fell into disrepair after the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1851.Today there's not too much left besides some walls. And there are some guns, but I'm not sure if these are the original ones! An any case it's a nice location, on the...

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  • Kayaking Trip

    We booked online and were sent a map and a postcode for our satnav which made it really easy to find the meeting place for our trip. Our guide for the morning was Mike, who was really patient and knowledgable about he area. After getting changed we were given a safety breif before taking to the water in sea kayaks. Mike gave us some tips on how to...

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  • Gannets on Grassholm

    Grassholm was christened by the Vikings (Norse men). It means ‘Green or Grass Island’. It is approximately 10 miles from the mainland and is made up of basaltic, igneous rock and is thought to be a continuation of Skomer Island. At one time Puffins inhabited the island in 10’s of 1000’s but now there are none. The Gannets have now colonised the...

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  • Fishguard Fort

    Fishguard Fort was built after a raid on Fishguard in 1779 by the privateer ship the Black Prince which demanded £1,000 to return a captured local ship and as a ransom for the town.When the local people refused it bombarded the town damaging the Church (St. Marys) and some houses.At this time Fishguard was a prosperous port and so its protection...

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  • Walking and Hiking

    Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales is situated in the perfect location for the coastal walking path. The path goes along the coast and allows you to enjoy the stunning views of the Irish Sea and Welsh countryside. Walking up and down the rugged coast and at the same time in and out of the most enchanting coastal villages.I would recommend it for...

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  • kayaking, coasteering, surfing

    Best place for this is Precelli Venture near Mathry. You can either go for a weekend break or just buy an activity for the morning or afternoon. Go see seals dolphins whales and the great North Pembrokeshire coastline.

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  • Strumble Head nr Fishguard

    Probably the finest sea-watching site in Wales. The best times of year to visit are from Mid August to November to watch the southward migration of skuas , shearwaters and terns.On good days, there can be great, pomarine, arctic and long tailed skuas. Great, sooty and Balearic shearwaters. Also, thousands of the manx shearwaters which nest on...

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  • Birdwatching

    Pembrokeshire is an absolute delight for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. It is spectacularly beautiful and sparsely populated, almost surrounded by the ocean and providing a perfect refuge for wildlife. The National Trust protects much of the coastline and there are several island bird sanctuaries.Fishguard Harbour is a good place to...

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  • Ramsey Island

    This dramatic offshore island has 400 feet/120 m seabird cliffs and fine examples of coastal heathland. The seabird cliffs are occupied between April and July. Choughs and wheatears breed on the island. In the autumn, a colony of breeding grey seals can also be seen.Ramsey Island, off St Davids peninsula is owned and managed by the RSPB. Boat...

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Fishguard Hotels

Fishguard Restaurants

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    by himalia11 Written Aug 10, 2013

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    The Lounge at Nr 3 was just a few houses away from our B&B, perfect when it's raining! The house doesn't look appealing from outside, but is pretty comfortable inside. Only a bit cold at the beginning. The food was very good, we even went there the other day again. The noodles were perfect, everything well seasoned. The pizzas were one of the best I had in the UK so far, really tasteful with very thin dough, rather what I'd use for Tarte Flambee.

    The Lounge @ Nr 3 Inside the restaurant

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