An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Gower Peninsula in South Wales was the first place in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. Its easy to see why. There is an island mentality here. Its a truly unique corner of the world, and has something to offer everyone.
Gower is renowned for its award winning beaches and scenic views. It boasts castles, churches and numerous caves - some of which are of international importance.
Add to this the rural expanse of the moor and common land, farms and marsh its not hard to see the fascination of Gower. (We think it also has a rather marvellous brewery!)
To find out more about Gower's caves, shipwrecks and ghost stories, as well as printable information sheets about all the attractions, beaches and legends, visit the Gower Infomation Site. You’ll find a vast collection of informative and entertaining information on offer.
There are many historical sites and points of interest to visit in Gower. Weobley castle is a very picturesque fortified manor house and with outstanding views over Llanrhidian Marsh and Loughor Estuary is definitely worth a visit. This is also the home to quite a lot of our Marsh lamb that features on our menu so you maybe able to buy some to take home with you.
Arthur's Stone on Cefn Bryn is a neolithic burial tomb dating back to 2500 B.C although there are many stories behind this including that it was a stone in King Arthur's shoe and he threw it all the way from Carmarthenshire! It was one of the first sites to be protected under the ancient monuments act of 1882. One of Gower other standing stones is named Sampson’s Jack - hang on, where have we heard that name before....
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