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Fishguard (Welsh: Abergwaun, meaning "Mouth of the River Gwaun") is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales, with a population of 3,419 recorded in the 2011 Census. The community of Fishguard and Goodwick had a population of 5,043 in 2001 and 5,407 in 2011. The town is divided into two parts, the main town of Fishguard and Lower Fishguard. Lower Fishguard (locally known as 'Lower Town') is believed to be the site of the original hamlet from which modern Fishguard has grown. It is situated in a deep valley where the River Gwaun meets the sea, hence the Welsh name for Fishguard. It is a typical fishing village with a short tidal quay. The settlement stretches along the north slope of the valley. The main town contains the parish church, the High Street and most of the modern development, and lies upon the hill to the south of Lower Fishguard, to which it is joined by a steep and winding hill. The western part of the town, facing Goodwick, grew up in the first decade of the 20th century with the development of Fishguard Harbour.


If you are looking for travel information of Fishguard in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Fishguard is located at a short trip away from Cardiff a major city in United Kingdom. Cardiff, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like St. Fagans - National History Museum, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle. Also, to reach Fishguard, you'll have to take a flight to Cardiff; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Fishguard are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Fishguard*

  • Fishguard: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fishguard for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fishguard.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Fishguard - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 100 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fishguard

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fishguard

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.63 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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