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Gower is an area of contrasts:
magnificent cliffs, estuary marshland and seascapes,
 some of the finest beaches in the UK,
hidden valleys, wind-swept uplands
and a unique place in history.
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  • What is Gower?

    What is Gower?

    Gower is an ancient lordship in south Wales, covering the area that is now the City and County of Swansea and including the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the U.K.

    Where is Gower?
  • Gower on foot

    Gower on foot

    There is no better way to get to know Gower’s stunning coastline and countryside in all their glory than by walking its many paths and beaches. You’ll discover a new favourite spot each time you come here.

    Walk with us

Gower is a special place. You will enjoy getting to know about it – its diverse land, its rich history and its people. Like us, you will come to love Gower, to appreciate all it has to offer and to care for its future.

The lordship of Gower has existed for a thousand years; and for centuries before that it was the Welsh district of Gŵyr. It includes majestic uplands to the north, Wales’ second city at its centre and – to the west – the superb Gower peninsula which encompasses the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956.

We want to share this special place with you.
We want to safeguard this special place together.

Robin Kirby, Chairman of board of trustees

The Gower Society works hard to protect of Gower’s iconic status on the South Wales coast.
Today, we have over 1,000 members worldwide and want you to be one of them.

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  • What's on

    What's on

    We hold over 150 events every year, members and non-members more than welcome to join us.

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  • Aged 5 – 14?

    Aged 5 – 14?

    We need you! Join GSYE and start making a real difference to the future of Gower and its surroundings.

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29th October, 2020

The Old Vicarage Llangennith Design Winners

Steve was born in Hillend and after working locally ended up working away for best part of 30 years in Civil Engineering before returning to his roots in Llangennith. The restoration of a decaying Victorian house that regularly flooded was not an option...

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Image: The Round House Design Winners

29th October, 2020

The Round House Design Winners

The Round House. The image shows Robin Kirby and Robert Griffiths at the gate entrance where copper slag triangular coping stones, made more than likely in Penclawdd, and have the original house name painted on it.

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Image: Birdwatching in Gower

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Birdwatching in Gower

A birdwatcher can spend a lifetime gaining an intimate knowledge of the birds of the peninsula and Mawr. However, we warmly welcome visitors and are happy – here – to share enough knowledge of habitats and species to get a visiting birdwatcher started.

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