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Fishguard is a small fishing town in South West Wales. Have been coming here since I was very young as I have friends who live in the area. The town itself has a population of about 8000, so not a big place. The town relies on tourism in the summer months and also gets lots of passing trade from the ferry port that takes you over to Ireland.
The town has some nice little shops, a few small supermarkets and some nice pubs. Some of the pub are excellent and serve excellent food. There are plenty of hotels to choose from and caravan sites in the area. This is a good place to visit in the summer as there is plenty going on however you tend to find a lot of things close down in the winter.
There is some excellent scenery in the area, Fishguard itself has no real beach to speak off, but if you travel a few miles up or down the coast there are some excellent beaches, cliffs and other nice scenery to enjoy.
The locals are generally friendly, there are plenty of typical Welsh people but you tend to find a lot of people have moved into the area to boost the economy. This is the home of the legendary Jim bulge that is well worth a look.
Fishguard also a nice leisure centre that has a swimming pool and plenty of other sports. There is a cinema but the films tend to be about a year old and the screens are pretty poor compared to what people are probably used too.
There are two parts to Fishguard, upper town and lower town. Upper town is the more modern where most of the shops and services are. Lowertown is the older part of the town, it has some real picture postcard scenes and some very small roads that are tricky to get around.
If your after a good old fashioned British holiday this is an excellent place to visit, there are many other attractions in the area that will appeal to all members of the family. I'm not sure I would choose to come here in the winter as a lot of things are closed down and the weather can be pretty rubbish!
Overall Fishguard is a decent little town that is well worth a visit. Would not say its my favourite place in the country but its a place I do visit often and always enjoy. Next time your in Southwest Wales go and check it out!
I visited Fishguard a couple of years back and the town was just a stopover for one night, but we did manage to have the afternoon in town. I can only comment on the town centre as that was all we had time to see, but from memory, we booked into a B & B on the high street, which had no parking facilities. We had to park half a mile away at the end of the yellow lines and walk back to the B & B with our cases. The double room in the B & B was so tiny that there was room just to stand upright on three sides of the bed, but nowhere to put the case (had to be on top of the wardrobe) and no way could you bend down! To cap it all, the floor had been laminated and the bed was on wheels so you can imagine what fun we had that night! We went into town. Fishguard itself has no big stores, but lots of what you might term as "little shops", designer shops, and gift shops. It's the perfect shopping stop for that unusual gift - if you can park! There are a couple of pretty churches and parks in the vicinity of the town centre, and lots of picturesque views if you have a camera with you. It's not a very visitor-friendly town simply because of the narrow streets creating parking problems and the cost of the car parks making them really only available to the rich! Much as it was an interesting town for shopping, I wouldn't go back there unless I had to.