The Gower

Only a quick drive away Swansea, the Gower Peninsula is the jewel in the crown of this area. Way back in 1956 it given the status of the UK’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The area has been protected and remains unchanged ever since – thank heavens.  When you visit the Gower Peninsula you will be met with a rich and varied breath taking environment.  Wild moors, golden beaches, limestone cliffs all completely unspoilt. Geographically The Gower is a goldmine of inspiring landscapes.  No wonder Dylan Thomas used it as inspiration for some of his work.

Coast & Countryside

The Gower Peninsula is a 19 mile stretch which  starts at Mumbles and then extends west.  You can follow the coastline and visit a new beach every. The area is famous for its outstanding coastline from the huge Rhossili Bay to the secluded Pwll Du. Take a trek inland and you’ll discover woodland and rolling grasslands – not too mention some old country pubs and great food.

Walking has always been extremely popular in Gower but with the introduction of the All Wales Coastal it’s even better than ever, especially as it home to some of the best bits if you ask the locals – but they will all say that – so you’ll have to decide for yourself.  Dont forget to sample the cockles and infamous Laverbread – made from seaweed, with some beautiful Welsh lamb.

History

There are over 1200 archaeological sites in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Anything from caves, Iron Age forts, medieval castles, churches, a lighthouse and 19th Century parks. 73 of these are of national importance, with 124 listed buildings.  To the West there is rich evidence of a long sequence of land use and occupation from the prehistoric to industrial periods. This includes Iron Age forts and a surviving medieval open field system , this is called ‘The Vile’ near Rhosilli

Luckily after all this The Gower has plenty of places to eat and stay for the night. Check out the Swansea county is the drop list of Welsh counties to explore some places to use for your stay. All budgets and tastes are covered.

Tynedale Hotel

Tynedale Hotel

Sheepleys, which is nestled in the heart of the Vale countryside, between the picturesque towns of Cowbridge & Llantwit Major.
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Cefn Colwyn

Cefn Colwyn

Bryn Woodlands Guest House is a Family run 4 Star 9 bedroom Guest House situated in a picturesque tree lined…
14/03/2016
Bryn Tyrch Inn

Bryn Tyrch Inn

The Marine Hotel is located on Aberystwyth's promenade and has facilities for disabled guests, weddings, conferences and large functions.
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Mill House

Mill House

Ideally situated within walking distance of the cathedral and close to the amenities of St Davids. All rooms are centrally…
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Y Fron Guest House

Y Fron Guest House

Set in Llangefni, a region of outstanding natural beauty, the Bull Hotel is an ideal base to explore the beautiful…
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The Felin Fach Griffin

The Felin Fach Griffin

Tara is a 4 Star B&B that can also offer evening meals, it is situated in the Brecon Beacons National…
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Plasnewydd

Plasnewydd

We are one of the featured Guest Houses in Pembroke. Our Accommodation is within the Pembrokeshire National Park with Walking…
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Sheepleys

Sheepleys

Luxury Bed and Breakfast, self catering holiday cottages offered in a traditional old stone farmhouse set in the beautiful, unspoilt…
14/03/2016
Seren Retreat, Bryn Coch Farm

Seren Retreat, Bryn Coch Farm

With sleeping for 26, the WTB 4* Star Corris Bunkhouse is ideally suited for group accommodation, families and individuals who…
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Graig Wen House

Graig Wen House

Caer Menai is a Guest House in the heart of Caernarfon North Wales offering accommodation bangor anglesey
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The Gower holiday accommodation
The Gower holiday accommmodation

Green Flags / Blue Flags

Gower beaches are routinely awarded the coveted Blue Flag, Rural Seaside and Green Coast awards, recognising their quality, cleanliness and services. Pwll Du, Mewslade, Tor Bay and Rhossili all won the coveted Green Coast Award while Bracelet Bay, Caswell Bay, Langland Bay, Port Eynon and Swansea Marina all achieved the prestigious Blue Flag status.

The supermodel of British beaches – The Independent , One of the ’25 best beaches in the world – The Sunday Times, One of the 20 Greatest Rural British Walks – The Times

 

Surfing

Surfing is popular all over the Gower. For beginners Llangennith – Most consistent surf spot on the Gower. A long sandy beach, surfable on all tides. Good for all levels of surfer especially beginners.

Three Peaks  for Intermediate – located at the north end of Llangennith beach under Burry Holms island. Works best at high tide.

Mewslade – for the more Experienced surfers at Fall Bay end of Mewslade.

This is just a very brief example of what is available – it’s always best to check the local surf clubs for more information.

The Gower – Late Deals

 



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