Gower Holidays Blog

Why the top 10 UK beaches poll includes Rhossili & Three Cliffs Bay

According to Tripadvisor’s recent visitor poll, Wales is home to three of the top 10 UK beaches.  Two of those; Rhossili Bay and Three Cliffs Bay are both in the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.  Perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise since Gower was the first area to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural […]

Long lets in the Gower Peninsula

Long lets in the Gower Peninsula

From time to time, some of my self-catering clients on the Gower Peninsula offer longer residential lets.  This usually happens during the low season when demand for holiday accommodation, especially the larger properties, is less than what it would be during the warmer parts of the year. Details of those properties currently offering longer-term lets […]

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 […]

Rhossili Bay, the best place to visit in Wales

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), […]

Explore Pennard Burrows - just one of many great things to do in Gower

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, as we explore some great things to do in Gower. Coasteering For the really […]

Pet friendly Gower

Bringing your dog on holiday to the Gower Peninsula

Dog friendly 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.  Explore dog friendly Gower with me and let me share a few tips with you to […]

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 […]