Top things to do in Gower Peninsula (Y Gŵyr)

Top Choice Natural Feature in Rhossili

Worms Head

The western extremity of the Gower is guarded by this mile-long promontory, which turns into an island at high tide. Worms Head takes its name from the Old English wurm, meaning 'dragon' – a reference to its snaking…
Beach in Parkmill & Around

Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay is named for the pyramid-like, triple-pointed crag pierced by a natural arch that juts out into the water at its eastern point. It's regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain, and…
Tomb in Reynoldston

Arthur's Stone

On a fittingly desolate ridge near Reynoldston stands this mysterious neolithic burial chamber capped by a 25-tonne quartz boulder. The view from here is fantastic: you can see out to the edges of the Gower in every…
Pub Food in Llanmadoc


This plain 18th-century inn may not be the most picturesque on the Gower, but the food is a cut well above average pub grub. Options include a sublime steak-and-ale pie, a local salt-marsh lamb burger and a lamb tag…
Bistro in Rhossili

Bay Bistro & Coffee House

A buzzy beach cafe with a sunny terrace, good surfy vibrations and the kind of drop-your-panini views that would make anything taste good – although the roster of burgers, sandwiches, cakes and coffee stands up well…
Pub in Parkmill & Around

Joiners Arms

Pop into the slate-floored Joiners for a pint from the pub's own on-site microbrewery. A drop of the hoppy Three Cliffs Gold Ale is the one to try. It also does decent pub food.
Park in Parkmill & Around


Nestled in a tiny valley between wooded hills, this verdant park contains the Long Cairn, a 5500-year-old burial chamber consisting of a stone entryway, a passageway and four chambers. It once contained the skeleton…
Hill in Rhossili

Rhossili Down

Rhossili beach is backed by the steep slopes of this humpbacked, heather-covered ridge (193m), whose updraughts create perfect soaring conditions for hang-gliders and paragliders. On the summit are numerous Iron Age…
Castle in Llanmadoc

Weobley Castle

A fascinating view over the salt marshes awaits at this partly ruined late medieval castle, built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Grouped around a courtyard, it functioned more as a fortified manor house than a seri…
Historic Building in Parkmill & Around

Gower Heritage Centre

Housed in a restored mill with a working waterwheel, this complex has plenty to keep the kids entertained when the weather drives you off the beaches. There's a puppet theatre, craft workshop, petting zoo, fish pond…