Wreck of Helvetica on Rhossili beach (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluesky4691/3008061212/)

Wreck of Helvetica on Rhossili beach

Gower, often known as The Gower Peninsula, is indeed a peninsula in South West Wales, covering the area from Swansea to Rhossili Bay. Most of Gower (including such villages as Rhossili, Mumbles, Pennard and Port Eynon) is accessible via the A4118 and other smaller roads.

What's Gower like?

The peninsula measures only around seven by sixteen miles, but includes a remarkably large number of historic features, and more than its fair share of gorgeous, sheltered bays for Summer days out.

Rhossili Beach (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heatheronhertravels/2743776328/)

Rhossili Beach

Outdoors Activity

Why not Go Ape! in the trees at Margam Country Park then come down to earth to visit its large deer herd? Or visit Aberglasney House/Gardens which have been inspiring many since 1477. Also available in Gower is Coasteering - cliff jumping, ducking under gullies and swimming into sea caves - a fantastic guided adventure. But for something a little less energetic, take an adventure boat around the coast or try mountain boarding at Weobly Castle. Gower is also a target for surfers, having some of the best UK conditions with lots of location choices to cater for all conditions and difficulties, wind speed and swell size.

But even if you prefer a more traditional kind of beach holiday, Gower will blow you away. Llangennith is a renowned surfing beach, but Rhossili is one of the best beaches in the world - the most dog friendly, and the location of one of the best coastal walks, etc. Or spot the shipwreck at the waterline. Swansea Bay is award-winning too - the Enjoy Gower website says of this area's beaches - "Their variety is renowned – from the jaw-dropping vastness of Rhossili, to the tiny, secluded Pwll Du; the wild ponies and cockle-beds of Penclawdd, to the superlative views across Three Cliffs Bay".

Oystermouth Castle, Gower (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigel321/9695038046/)

Oystermouth Castle, Gower


Gower is blessed with a large choice of historic features to visit. From Oystermouth Castle, overlooking Swansea Bay which has parts dating back to the twelfth century, to Weabley Castle and Arthur's Stone in Reynoldstone, there's so much to see.

How to get to Gower

The Gower Peninsula is easily accessible to the UK's motorway network as the M4 is close by. From the M4 connect to your choice of A roads to explore the peninsula. Trains run to Llanelli, Gowerton (at the base of the peninsula) and Swansea.

Where to stay

This fabulous location is ideal for families, couples and groups. Many of our properties are pet-friendly or offer (for example) free bikes to guests. So why not book one or our holiday cottages, guest houses etc to soak up the wonderful Gower atmosphere? Whether you're looking for something traditional or contemporary, do browse our lists and stay with us soon.

Accommodation in Gower

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    Luxury seaside self-catering cottage in Llanmadoc, sleeps up to 5 (3 beds 2 bedrooms). Short walk to Pub/food, beach/woods. WIFI, skysports, Logburner, combi/CH. Bath/shower.
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    Self- catering bungalow on the Gower Peninsula, with off- road parking, laundry facilities and WiFi access. Ideal for a romantic getaway. Near to the beach, shops and pubs.
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    Beautifully appointed former Victorian hunting lodge in Gower. Luxurious en-suite rooms, extensive gardens, walking and pony trekking from the door. Bike storage, parking, Wi-Fi.
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