Swansea and Gower Peninsula

Golden seascapes, vibrant markets, wild landscapes

Swansea, situated by an enclosed bay, has a long maritime tradition and is overlooked by brooding hills. The city has spacious green places in the form of extensive parklands and a striking shoreline. The wider county of Swansea lies within the Gower Peninsula, which was in fact Britain's very first designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

This area offers visitors a varied mix of wonderful seascapes and sandy beaches, historic castles and woodland. Here there is evidence of early human occupation with some of the oldest human remains being discovered in this area. At just nineteen miles wide the Gower Peninsula is a microcosm of contrasting landscapes and ancient history.

For those staying within the Swansea area there are no less 54 public parks which extend right down to the shores of Swansea Bay. Of note is Clyne Gardens & Country Park which covers some 16 acres and includes panoramic sea views, bluebell woods, architectural follies, meandering streams, ornate bridges and a castle! Additionally horticulturists will not be disappointed with a large collection of plants and shrubs to be enjoyed. In fact it's a good idea for gardening enthusiasts to also head for Singleton Park which includes the city's botanical collection. Here you can also find a boating lake, picturesque Swiss cottage and is the place where large outdoor festivals and music galas are held.

To get a real taste of the local area visit Swansea Market, this is one of the largest indoor markets in the whole region and dates back to the twelfth century. It's a great place to potter around to soak up the local `colour' with stalls selling anything from fresh seafood to flowers and jewelry, souvenirs and local artworks.

The Gower Peninsula is simply ideal for holidays where lovely beaches, fun and relaxation are required. With a dramatic coastline it's ideal for cliff top walks and is the perfect place to re-connect with nature - it truly deserves its title `Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

La Cala

4 star rating

Penderyn, near Merthyr Tidfil, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£735-£2079

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Penderyn, near Merthyr Tidfil, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£735-£2079

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Tyn-y-Graig Cottage

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Crynant near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£309-£865

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Crynant near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£309-£865

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

White Springs - Lake View

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Pontardulais, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£332-£900

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Pontardulais, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£332-£900

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Waterfall Cottage

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Resolven, near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£265-£725

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Resolven, near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£265-£725

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Lyndon Cottage

4 star rating

Penclawdd, near Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£465-£1285

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Penclawdd, near Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£465-£1285

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Crynant Cottages - Golwg y Mynydd

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Crynant, near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£869-£2159

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Crynant, near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£869-£2159

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Langland Bay Manor

5 star rating

Gower, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£555-£1495

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Gower, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£555-£1495

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Crwys Farm - The Dairy

4 star rating

Three Crosses, Gower, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£419-£1009

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Three Crosses, Gower, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£419-£1009

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Cefn Gorwydd Cottages - Ty Ysgubor

4 star rating

Gowerton, Gower, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£355-£875

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Gowerton, Gower, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£355-£875

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Sea Escape

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Aberavon, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£695-£1160

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Aberavon, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£695-£1160

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 3

Igam Ogam

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The Mumbles, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£509-£1305

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The Mumbles, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£509-£1305

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Hiltons Hotel

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Sketty, near Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£395-£869

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Sketty, near Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£395-£869

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Llandremor Fawr Cottage

4 star rating

near Pontarddulais, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£359-£849

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near Pontarddulais, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£359-£849

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

White Springs - Pine Lodge

3 star rating

Pontardulais, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£332-£900

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Pontardulais, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£332-£900

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Bridge House

4 star rating

Resolven, near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£315-£899

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Resolven, near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

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£315-£899

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0