Fishguard is located on the coast in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The town, founded around the year 1000 AD, has a population of over 3,000 people and is divided into two major sides: the main town and the Lower Fishguard. Fishguard has developed in the Lower Town as a small village, focusing on valley activities, such as fishing and boating, and in the Main Town as a modern establishment, growing in business related to harbour activities.
Fishguard comprises of the old harbour of Lower Town, the main town of Fishguard, perched on the cliff top and the village of Goodwick. Lower Town Fishguard is a particularly picturesque village with its cluster of quayside cottages.
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The Royal Oak is one of the most famous locations in Fishguard, due to the fact that it is a place of leisure and of history as well. The Royal Oak is currently housing a pub, the "Olde Worlde", in a beautiful building, made out of river rocks placed in a unique design. The historical value is rendered in the fact that this is the place where the peace treaty was signed between the British and the French, after the Battle of Fishguard, in 1797, when the French were defeated by a local army. This is a beautiful place to visit as it offers leisure opportunities, as well as a history lesson detailed on the tapestry on the walls.
Theatr Gwaun, located in Fishguard, was built in 1885 and became a cinema in the 1920s. It is a great venue for many types of entertainment, as it not only functions as a cinema, but also as a theater and a music hall. Here, people come to see films, plays and live concerts, a variety of entertaining means suitable for any taste and age. An interesting attraction of the place is an old style ticket machine remaining from its early beginnings.
The Fishguard Folk Festival is held every year, since 1999, in Fishguard and it attracts many people of all ages from the region, the country and even from abroad. It is a festival that celebrates an original style of music, in a unique way. The open spaces and stages allow fans and artists to mingle and meet, participate in all kinds of workshops and fun activities, while listening to music.