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Top Choice Gardens in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Clyne Gardens

Spanning 20 hectares, these magnificent gardens are particularly impressive in spring, when the azaleas and rhododendrons are at their most spectacular. Plus there are delicate pieris and enkianthus, bluebell woods,…
Cafe in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Front Room

With seashell chandeliers and local art on the baby-blue walls, this convivial little cafe is a pleasant place to tuck into a cooked breakfast, Welsh rarebit, a ploughman's lunch, a sandwich (toasted or doorstop) or…
Wine Bar in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Jones

The best of Newton Rd's wine bars, Jones buzzes with 40-somethings giving the chintzy fittings competition in the bling stakes. There's Ali, Bowie and Siouxsie Sioux on the walls and no chance Dylan Thomas ever hung…
Cafe in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Mad Hatter's

White walls offset with Alice in Wonderland stencils provide an elegant backdrop to an affable eatery, which transitions seamlessly from daytime cafe to after-dark bistro. Crowd-pleasing classics dominate the menu, …
Ice Cream in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Joe's Ice Cream Parlour

A popular branch of a Swansea institution.
Pier in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Mumbles Pier

The Mumbles' mile-long strip of pastel-painted houses, pubs and restaurants comes to a picturesque denouement with a rocky headland, a pretty sandy beach and two tiny islands, the furthermost one topped with a light…
Castle in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Oystermouth Castle

It wouldn't be Wales without a castle, and sure enough the trendy shops and bars of Newton Rd are guarded broodingly by a majestic ruin. Once the stronghold of the Norman lords of Gower, it's now the focus of summer…
Modern British in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Munch of Mumbles

Small, cosy and romantic, with flowers and candles on the tables, Munch offers a top-notch bistro menu, with half a dozen choices for each course. You can bring your own wine for a small corkage charge. Dishes tend …
Pub in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Pilot

Stained glass, polished wood and a roaring fire set an immediately comforting tone, but it's the beer that the grizzled bunch of blokes propping up the bar are here for. Sample from the Pilot's own microbrewed range…