There are many reasons why holiday makers choose Wales as a favourite UK destination. It doesn’t matter whether you’re interested in hiking in Brecon, walking in Gower, or diving in Pembrokeshire, there’s something for everyone.
The Gower, in particular, attracts large numbers of visitors from all over the world who are drawn to breathtaking beaches such as Rhossili Bay, the wild moor of Cefn Bryn and the wildlife estuary in North Gower. All these natural features set the scene for long lazy beach days, picturesque walks, an endless choice of activities and a wide range of sports when you get here.
Taking in the view
If you love walking in Gower, apart from discovering endless beautiful beaches along the way, there are several historical castles scattered throughout the Gower, including Pennard, Oxwich and Clyne Castle. The Gower Walking Festival offers a wide range of interesting walks during the summer months at very low cost. The more adventurous among you might fancy rock climbing or hang gliding. Horse riding is a superb way to see more of the countryside, Parc Le Breos in Parkmill offer excellent packages and day trips which include half and full day trips with a tasty lunch stop at a country pub.
There are several golf courses in Swansea and Gower, offering spectacular views over countryside and sea. Including:
- Gower Golf Club
- Clyne Golf Club
- Fairwood Park Golf Club
- Langland Bay Golf Club
- Pennard Golf Club
- The Gower Golf Course
- Swansea Bay Golf Club
Mountain biking and cycling are very popular with loacal and holidaymakers with many scenic cycle routes, including the North Gower Cycle Route, Blackpill to Gowerton, and Swansea Marina to Mumbles. Every summer, the Gower Bike Ride attracts thousands of cyclists and spectators, the 26 mile course raising pulses and money for good causes!
Rugby union is the national sport of Wales and is considered a large part of Welsh culture and identity. The national team play at the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) owned Millennium Stadium, and compete annually in the Six Nations Championship, as well as having competed at every Rugby World Cup.
Swansea City AFC play in the Premier League. The only Welsh club in the division, they play their home matches at The Liberty Stadium.