Lower Town, 'Y Cwm' in Welsh, is the old port of Fishguard. Situated at the mouth of the Gwaun river its picturesque setting has been used as a location for many films including 'Under Milk Wood' starring Richard Burton.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is easily reached from either the harbour or the fort. The picturesque Gwaun Valley is also situated just a few miles inland.
Fishguard and Lower Town are famous as the location of 'The Last Invasion of Britain' when in 1797 French troops landed nearby.
Local heroine Jemima Nicholas captured many of the invaders single handed and the French later negotiated their surrender at the Royal Oak inn. They then laid down their arms on Goodwick Sands.
The invasion story is commemorated by the Last Invasion Tapestry - compared by some to the epic shown on the Bayeux Tapestry. Now on display in the library at Fishguard Town Hall.