Gower Holidays Blog

Evening in the dunes at Swansea Bay

Gower Holidays is backing Swansea’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021

GOWER HOLIDAYS is delighted to announce that we are backing the bid and supporting Swansea’s campaign to become UK City of Culture 2021. Swansea is one of the five shortlisted cities for the UK City of Culture 2021 title, along with Coventry, Paisley, Sunderland and Stoke-on-Trent. If successful, it will bring significant social and economic […]

Clover Cliff, Rhossili, Gower

The Best Place To Visit In Wales? The Gower Peninsula Has It All

What do you give someone who already has it all? It’s a well-known phrase that has a deeper meaning; sometimes people don’t want presents or material things, they just want your time and some company. In 1956 the Gower Peninsula was awarded with the UK’s first designation as an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), […]

Pennard Burrows, Gower Peninsula

10 (and counting) Great Things To Do In Gower

The Gower Peninsula is a sprawling landscape ripe for a mixture of relaxation, adventure, education and adrenalin rushes, and what’s more, there is something for all ages and all tastes, so take a look at what is in store for you: Coasteering For the really athletic and adventurous amongst us, what could be more fun […]

Pet friendly Gower

Bringing your dog on holiday to Gower

For dog owners, like me, Gower is a fantastic playground to share with our furry friend(s). With miles and miles of uncrowded beaches and open country to explore, it could be the perfect holiday for you both. Let me share a few tips with you to make sure that you make the best of your […]

Travelling to Swansea and the Gower Peninsula

How to get to the Gower Peninsula

Ok, so you have booked your accommodation, now you need to consider how you are going to get to Swansea and then into The Gower Peninsula itself. Below are links to those companies that service Swansea and Gower and the associated travel information. Travelling to Swansea By Road… National Express coaches run direct from London; […]

Marsh Fritillary Butterfly

Gower Nature Reserves and SSSIs

Since Gower was designated the first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the UK, it should come as no surprise that there are many areas in Gower that have been designated as Nature Reserves or Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). I’ve got to admit that I was a little confused by all the […]

Prince Ivanhoe 6 weeks after sinking in Horton, showing clearly how close to the shore she was.

The Prince Ivanhoe 1951-1981 in Horton

In the centre of the bay at Horton are two orange buoys that mark the remains of the Prince Ivanhoe. The Prince Ivanhoe was built in 1951 for service between Portsmouth and Ryde on the Isle of Wight, and was initially named Shanklin. She was purchased at the end of 1980 by a group associated […]

Walking boots, compass and map

Llanmadoc walk around North Gower

It’s always useful reading about what other people have done when they have visited Gower, but I came across Barbara’s blog where she has photographed some of the highlights of their circular walk around Llanmadoc.

St Madoc’s Church, Llanmadoc, The Gower Peninsula, Swansea

In the steps of the Saints – a trail of Gower churches

This detailed post about Barbara’s visits to some of the churches in Gower (Rhossili, Llanrhidian, Llandewi and Port Eynon) is well worth a read: In the Steps of the Saints : A Trail of Gower Churches