Things to do - South Wales

The Gower Peninsula of West Glamorgan is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with 160 square miles of unspoilt beaches and rugged coastlines. Its other main town Swansea (the name is from one of its earliest visitors - a certain Swein Forkbeard!) on the shores of Swansea Bay in West Glamorgan is known as the gateway to the Gower. The mines of the South Wales Valleys once supplied millions of tons of coal and iron and many miners cottages are still dotted around the hillside.