The Gower Peninsula – it is 63 years since becoming the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is part of the nationalparks.uk which is celebrating 70 years in 2019. The UK’s 15 National Parks are some of our most breath-taking and treasured landscapes.
Gower is more than just a pretty face. Visit for a rich and varied environment which is breath-taking (and we’re not just saying that!) – From wild moors and limestone cliffs to golden, sandy beaches. Gower is a geological goldmine with inspiring landscapes – just look at Dylan Thomas’ work. And the beach goes on, stay on dry land, and you will be missing out! It gets some of the most awesome waves in Britain, and sandy Llangennith has been popular amongst surfers for decades. Rhossili Bay has also been enjoying some limelight on the world stage too. It has been voted in the top four beaches in Britain for the last four years.
Beyond Pitton Cross and Rhossili
The Gower peninsula is very much a mix of small farms, Castles, open common and moorland, sand dunes and rugged limestone sea cliffs, criss-crossed by ancient footpaths and country lanes. Small rural villages tuck into the hilly landscape, others enjoy the shelter offered by headlands and places like Rhossili, brave an exposed cliff top position enduring the variable Atlantic weather.
Find out more at the Visit Wales page for Gower.
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