Gower Peninsula


Long Hole Cave




Longhole lies west of Port Eynon Point about half way between Culver Hole and Paviland. It is an unspectacular looking cave but is historically significant.

The entrance is to be found just below the cliff top. The entrance itself is a low archway which leads into a winding passageway more than 10m long. Excavations carried out here in 1861 proved that man and extinct animals lived concurrently.

More recently analysis of pollen from the cave has contributed to knowledge and research on climate change over the years. Animal remains found at Longhole include Reindeer, Cave bear and Mammoth.


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