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Gower Heritage Centre

Rural Life Museum

Set in the heart of the Gower Peninsula just west of Swansea, South Wales, the Gower Heritage Centre was set up in 1990 as a countryside crafts centre. The 12th century water powered corn and saw mill was renovated, other craftspeople moved here and today it is a vibrant crafts and rural life museum that welcomes visitors from all around the world. We are only 15 minutes’ walk from one of the most beautiful bays on Gower, Three Cliffs Bay. The whole peninsula is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has its own very distinctive culture that owes a lot to the mix of Welsh, West Country and Norman ancestry.

So whether you are interested in old water mills, looking for a day out with the family, organising coach tours or wondering about workshops for your class of 10 year olds, we are sure we have something to interest you. We are open throughout the year with a daily timetable of guided tours and demonstrations and an annual programme of special events. Several craftspeople are resident at the Centre and you can either visit their shops or watch them at work as you go round. Pineneedles shop sells wooden gifts (and just about everything else!), Gower Colours is the place to go for hand-made paper and cards and Siren’s Pottery has a range of original designs by the Sue the potter. Davies Glass makes stained glass mirrors, lampshades, jewellery and other beautiful things. Our woodturner, John de filippo, has a display of various items in different turned woods. Mandy at Poppet Puppets has many different types of puppet for sale as well as puppet kits. We also have a range of garden furniture made at the Mill which is made to order.

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Converted barn holiday let near Mumbles

Owen's Barn

Swansea and Gower Lovingly renovated stone barn near all the attractions that Mumbles, Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula have to offer for your holiday. Within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of Caswell and Langland.

Distance 3.7 miles

Holiday rental cottage at Mumbles on the Gower

Periwinkle Cottage

Swansea and Gower Charming fishermans cottage with private parking, wi-fi and great sea views, quiet location. Attractive fitted kitchen. Window seat, comfy sofas, kingsize 4 poster, terraced garden. Walk to village, pubs,shops, seafront, sandy beaches only 20-30mins walk

Distance 4.6 miles

Holiday let apartment at Caswell Bay on the Gower

2a Redcliffe

Swansea and Gower We have two stunning beachside apartments overlooking Caswell Bay on the Gower with direct private access to the bay. Golf close by and wonderful coastal walks either side of the bay. Ideal beach for surfing and families holidays. Short breaks available.

Distance 2.1 miles

Gower self catering cottage at Horton

Ash Cottage

Swansea and Gower Pretty stone cottage, newly renovated to a high standard with wood burner and two shower rooms. Set in the coastal village of Horton and just a short walk to the beach.

Distance 4.9 miles

Self catering bungalow near Mumbles on the Gower


Swansea and Gower Lovely holiday home in very quiet location suitable for all ages. Private parking, wifi, garage, attractive contemporary interior, furnished verandah overlooking south facing garden. Walking distance to village, shops, cafes, sea front, beaches.

Distance 4.8 miles

Self catering cottages near Swansea

Clyne Farm Centre

Swansea and Gower Self catering properties in converted cottages and barns. Stunning views over Swansea Bay and Mumbles. Outdoor activities for all ages on site.

Distance 4.0 miles