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Lower Fishguard (Cwm)
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Lower Fishguard (Cwm)

Latitude: 51 59'N
Longitude: 04 57'W
Country: Wales

Ownership: Pembrokeshire County Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Mr David Dean
Address: 17 Hamilton St., Fishguard, SA65 9HL
Telephone no: 01348 873369 / 07775 523846
E-mail: ddean@pembrokeshire.co.uk


About Lower Fishguard (Cwm)

The name Fishguard can be roughly translated as The Fish Yard, an obvious indication of its industrious past. In Welsh it is simply Abergwaun or Mouth Of The River. The town is divided into Upper and Lower Fishguard. The lower town surrounds a picturesque harbour where the River Gwaun reaches the sea. Warehouses remain from its days as a major herring and trading port.

The old harbour of Fishguard is known as Lower Fishguard or Cwm Harbour and was home to the herring fleet. It was also used for the filming of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood.


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