Fishguard on the west coast of Pembrokeshire in Wales is set on a beautiful bay, and the old part of town - Lower Fishguard - was the location for the 1971 film version of Under Milk Wood that starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. In 1997, the town commemorated the 200th anniversary of the last "invasion" of British soil, when French forces had landed here in 1797 after being diverted from Ireland due to stormy seas. While there was no pitched battle, the local fishwives did contribute to the downfall of the French when they were mistaken for British reinforcements.
Nearby is Pembroke Castle (13th century), with its massive castle walls and the magnificent round keep that rises more than 70 feet above the ground. This central keep dominates the surrounding countryside and is the largest in Wales. View a plaque inside the castle passages that marks the birthplace of Harry Tudor, who defeated Richard III to become Henry VII. From Fishguard you can also visit St David's and its cathedral and the resort town of Tenby.
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