The Gower Peninsula has plenty to offer fans of the outdoors, with stunning and varied scenery, a beautiful coastline and historical sites to explore. This popular location enjoys a wide variety of landscapes in a relatively small area. Choose to walk, cycle or horse ride through heathland, woodland and marshland, all with an abundance of wildlife to spot along the way.
Surfers, both seasoned and beginner will love this well-known area that has been a popular surf location for the last 40 years – why not ride the Atlantic swells at Rhossili Bay to experience the true thrill of surfing! The National Trust has protected much of Gower’s coastline which boasts stunning beaches, sandy bays and pretty sheltered coves. From the dramatic limestone cliffs of the South to the estuaries teeming with bird life in the North, the coastline has much appeal.
Enjoying a rich history, the Gower Peninsula offers plenty of historic sites to explore and boasts 6 castles, including Bovehill Castle – a 15th century manor house ruin. Going even further back in time, the Gower Peninsula is famous for its fascinating caves, of which there are many in the county. Paviland Cave is perhaps one of the most well-known, as well as Goat’s Hole Cave - the site of the discovery of the Red Lady of Paviland.
With a rich history, spectacular coastline and beautifully varied backdrops for an array of outdoor activities, the Gower Peninsula is a great choice of a UK holiday destination.