Gower Peninsula, Swansea

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The first place in the United Kingdom to be designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty," Gower Peninsula is adorned with no less than six castles: Penrice, Oystermouth, Oxwich, Pennard, Weobley, and Bovehill Castles. The condition of the castles varies from intact to ruinous, but each is remarkable to explore and located near the sea. The award-winning bays and beaches offer pristine sands and cliffs. Remains of Bronze Age people who inhabited the region have been found in local caves. Visit Tooth Hole Cave, the sacred place where the ancient people layed their dead. Check the weather before traveling to the peninsula. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gower Peninsula and many more Swansea attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Swansea vacation trip planner.
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  • August 21, 2017
    The Gower peninsular is a very special jewel in the crown of natural beauty. Saved from the railway in the early 19th century this delightful area maintains large areas of beautiful countryside and sp...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    This area has many beautiful sandy beaches, our favourite being Caswell Bay. There are lots of opportunities for walking for every ability.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Just arrived home after a wonderful week at Port Eynon. Love this fabulous beach, which provides for a beautiful vista and few people to jostle with. Such lovely old fashioned holiday. Kite flying on ...  more »

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