Gower Peninsula


Welcome to the Gower Peninsula




Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The peninsula measuring just twenty by five miles is less than fifty miles west of Cardiff and just a ten minute drive from Swansea, Wales’ second largest city (see Gower Peninsula Map).Three Cliffs Bay

Apart from the natural and varied beauty of the widely differing north and south coastlines there is an abundance of outdoor activities available to the nature lover and sportsperson. Water sports are popular with locals and visitors and waterskiing, surfing, kayaking, wind surfing, sailing and the newer sport of wakeboarding are available at a number of Beaches.

Other activities available are abseiling, archery, caving, golf, kite flying, and pony trekking. You can even arrange a flying lesson at Gower’s airport at Fairwood. Gower is also very popular with walkers due to the great scenery.

Due to Gower's unique history the area has an in number of site of considerable historical interest.  The most well known being Goat’s Hole cave at Paviland where the skeleton of a man now believed to have died around 24000BC was found in1823 by the Rev William Buckland, professor of Geology at Oxford. Ruins of Norman Castles are to be explored at Pennard and Oystermouth and hill forts and ancient burial chambers are found throughout the peninsula along with the famous prehistoric monument of Arthur’s stone situated along the ridge of Cefn Bryn.

Accommodation is varied enough to suit all budgets ranging from country hotels, self catering cottages, caravan and camp sites and a Youth Hostel in a former lifeboat station.


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