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Book a Gower Peninsula cottage and discover the UK's original Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - a mass of limestone cliffs, butterscotch beaches, pounding surf and amazing flora. It's little wonder Dylan Thomas was inspired to write such masterpieces.

Why the Gower Peninsula?

A self-catering Gower cottage is a great idea for those who love the outdoors, natural beauty and brilliant coastal views. Located off the southern coast of Wales, jutting out between Port Talbot and Tenby, it's a corner of the UK with a plethora of recreational activities to enjoy across the stunning region. A lot of the area is protected by the National Trust meaning areas are well-kept and looked after, making them excellent places to spend time with your loved ones. Along with walks and trails, you can spend time on the many beaches scattered about along the coast, whether it's surfing or sunbathing you love, there is something for everyone. For more inspiration on how to spend your holiday read our Wales Travel Guide.

Places to Visit near the Gower Peninsula

Leave your Gower Peninsula holiday cottage for the day and head out exploring the Gower Way, a 35-mile route crossing the peninsula from east to west, passing some fascinating historical sites along the way. Rhossili Bay, voted in the top four beaches in Britain for four years in a row, it benefits from the Atlantic swell for surfers and watersports, and fine golden sand for the expert sandcastle builders. The Mumbles marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula's coastline and is known as the Gateway to Gower, with a Victorian Pier and a lighthouse built all the way back in 1794 still standing, as well as Oystermouth Castle that has graffiti art from the 14th century, and a 30ft high glass bridge from which to sea amazing views of Swansea Bay! Travel west over to Oxwich Bay where a large sandy beach stretches out as well as waves perfect for watersports and activities. Visit the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, within easy driving distance, with their collection including boats in Swansea Marina, maritime paintings and coal-industry artefacts. On the opposite side of the peninsula find the town of Llanelli perched on the banks of the Loughor Estuary, visit the Llanelli Wetland Centre home to lagoons attracting thousands of migrating birds from all over the world, you might even meet a Caribbean flamingo! Places to visit include; Llanelli, Mumbles, Oxwich Bay, Rhossili, Swansea.

Types of Holiday

For a holiday to the Gower which includes all the family, then pick from our selection of dog-friendly holiday cottages in Gower, or if you're looking to be within driving distance of this AONB take a look through our holiday cottages in South Wales.

So, whether it's a family holiday by the sea or a walking weekend for two, try a Gower Peninsula cottage holiday and choose from our wonderful and extensive collection.