Browse the attractions of Gower and the surrounding area
Whether you like delving into history or being immersed in culture; prefer life at a slower pace or looking for the perfect holiday to share with your furry friend, Gower has something special to offer you. We have a stack of historical sites, art galleries and family and dog friendly attractions. Find the thing that interests you and add it to ‘My Holiday’ by clicking on the heart.
Arthur’s Stone is a Neolithic tomb. There are many legends and tales associated with it. One in particular speaks of a local miller, who cut a piece off the stone to use as a millstone, but once it was apart, was too heavy to move.
Situated in Swansea’s maritime quarter, Attic Gallery is one of Wales’ leading privately run galleries. Established in 1962, the gallery represents some of Wales leading artists. There is a lively and continuing exhibition programme with both single artist and group shows.
Explore the colliery buildings and learn what it was like for miners working underground. Free parking.
Open 10am – 4.30pm, seven days a week, the Dylan Thomas Centre celebrates the life and work of Swansea’s world-famous poet with audio recordings, manuscripts, photos and year round events.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery reopened in October 2016 following a major redevelopment to transform and conserve the 1911 Grade II* listed building. New galleries have been added alongside expert conservation studios and collection store, providing a fully accessible, welco
Only the tower remains of this 12th Century castle, yet Loughor Castle has much history in its stone walls and has a big story to tell.
Mission Gallery has developed a reputation for dynamic and distinctive programming, to present excellence across the visual arts, applied arts and craft, from across Wales and beyond.
The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years. Using a mix of interactive technology and real objects, the Museum shows Wales at work from the Industrial Revolution onward.
Despite its name, Oxwich Castle is actually a fortified Tudor manor house. Built upon and inspired by an existing 13th and 14th century ruin, Sir Rice Mansel constructed his impressive mansion in the early 16th century.
This partly restored Neolithic burial chamber is located seven miles south-west of Swansea in what now is known as Coed y Parc Cwm on the Gower Peninsula. The 6,000-year-old cromlech was found to have been in use for between 300 and 800 years.
Paviland Cave – whose real name is “Goat’s Hole” is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Britain. It is best known for the “Red Lady of Paviland” (a headless skeleton of a man, mistakenly identified as a woman, stained red with ochre) who lived 18000 years ago.
Rhossili Gallery offers visitors to Gower a range of original paintings, limited edition prints, ceramics, glassware, sculptures and jewellery, much of which is produced on Gower. Specialists in wedding rings. Open all year round.
The remains of the medieval chapel of St Mary which was abandoned by 1320.
Sitting at the top of the now bustling Wind Street, it’s hard to imagine Swansea Castle amongst its true historical surroundings. What is visible now is only a glimpse of what it once was as the castle once reached from Caer Street all the way up to Welcome Lane.
Swansea Museum is home to important archaeological collections and very fine ceramics collections not to mention the Egyptian Mummy – Hun.
The Egypt Centre, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities was opened in 1998. It can be found on Swansea University’s Singleton Campus. It contains the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in Wales, some 5,500 objects. Free Admission.
A place of safety for homeless and abused animals from across the world. Come and see the work we are doing to help make animal suffering a thing of the past. Make your mate a primate.
Weobley Castle is a castle with a view. Once the proud home of the refined de la Bere family, the fortified manor house is located on the picturesque Gower Peninsula and overlooks the Llanrhidian salt marshes and Loughor Estuary.
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