As a child coming to Gower, my excitement always used to rise when we reached Upper Killay, because I knew that we were 'nearly there'. Standing right on the edge of the Gower Peninsula AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Upper Killay can rightly be considered as the 'gateway to Gower'.

Upper Killay’s accessible location means that it’s at the most 15 minutes from Swansea and Mumbles and all the various attractions that they hold, but also only 25 minutes from the furthest reaches of the Gower Peninsula such as Rhossili with it’s world famous beach, Llangennith and Llanmadoc.

As soon as you cross the cattle grid, the countryside opens up before you with the sprawling Fairwood Common where cattle, sheep and ponies graze freely.

Killay which is just a few minutes drive closer to Swansea has a little shopping precinct where well-stocked shops offer a great selection of food goods which means you don’t need to venture into the city of Swansea to do a weekly shop.

A cycle path runs from Dunvant via the side of the Railway Inn in Upper Killay to Blackpill (Swansea sea front).  Blackpill has Swansea Marina to the East and Mumbles to the West.

Killay Fawr self-catering farmhouse, Upper Killay, Gower
Self Catering

Killay Fawr

Upper Killay, Swansea, SA2 7DP

5 bedroom farmhouse within 1 acre landscaped garden, sleeps 10+2 adults, set in secluded location amid green fields atop a small hill on edge of Gower. Panoramic views across surrounding country & Swansea Bay. Bed linen & bath towels included.

  • 7 Nights From£400
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • PetsYes
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Fairwood Park Golf Club

Blackhills Lane, Swansea, SA2 7JN

This 6,700 yard par 73 course is the only ‘Championship’ status golf course on Gower, having twice been chosen as venue for the Welsh PGA Open in recent years. Fairwood Park is also the longest and flattest course in the local area with buggy hire available for visitors.

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Useful Information

Please view the area map below to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads.  The table shows the approximate travelling times by car, from Upper Killay, to the various villages.

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Village
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
10
Dunvant
10
Horton
20
Llangennith
25
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy, Landimore)
25
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
15
Mumbles (and Langland)
10
Oxwich (and Oxwich Green, Slade)
15
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
10
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
15
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
15
Pennard (and Southgate)
15
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
25
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Fairyhill, Knelston, Llandewi)
15
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pilton Moor, Pitton, Pitton Cross)
25
Swansea
10
Three Crosses
5
Upper Killay
0