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Gower, or the Gower Peninsula, is a stretch of land that pulls away from the Welsh city of Swansea into the Bristol Channel. It holds the title of Britain’s first ever Area of Outstanding National Beauty, awarded 50 years ago, and nothing has changed since. It is also very remote, once past Swansea the main roads and built up areas fade away leaving nothing but unspoilt countryside, beautiful views and a wildlife playground.

Gower has many but small communities scattered around it. Each one separated from the rest of the UK by narrow and bendy lanes, with their own friendly community and quiet atmosphere. Holiday makers visit Gower for peace away from the madness of life, where days can be spent simply wondering around soul searching and finding the little gems of nature in this fantastic place.

The Peninsula, being enclosed on three sides by the Bristol Channel and Atlantic Ocean, has become a haven for some of the richest wildlife and varied habitats in the UK. Scattering the landscape of Gower are historic castles, medieval churches, iron age fortifications and standing stones. All of this is against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of valleys, hills, woods, beaches, caves and cliff tops. The spoken history of the Gower has many long established stories and folklores, with many natural formations and landmarks having a story behind them.

The beaches of the peninsula are said to be some of the best in the United Kingdom. Bracelet Bay is great for rock pooling and enjoying delicious ice creams with a fine view of a lighthouse. Three Cliffs Bay offers sand surf and the unique three cliffs that extend from the land.

But Rhossili Bay is the diamond of the Gower’s beaches. It is the first beach to be awarded British Best Beach by TripAdvisors for two years in a row, the third best beach in Europe and ninth in the world! It was described as the supermodel of British beaches by the Independent; it has won honours from UK travel writers and gained awards for being the picnic spot. For a dog friendly holiday The Times nominated Rhossili as the UK’s number one dog friendly beach. The sandy shore is three miles long, surfers’ benefit from the Atlantic swell whilst sand castle builders and couples walking arm in arm benefit from the fine golden sand. Dolphins or seals may even pop up in the surf as they regularly do around the Welsh waters.

So what are you waiting for? The Gower Peninsula is a must visit for any type of holiday. A couples retreat can involve getting lost together in the landscape, in the sandy caves, and in a good book whilst relaxing in a cosy self-catering cottage. For a family holiday why not take surfing lessons together or race to the summit of a hill that overlooks breathtaking scenery before being pampered in a luxury hotel.

Browse through our accommodation pages to find the place that matches perfectly the type of holiday you’ve always wanted in Wales.

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