Gower Peninsula

Gower Peninsula

Coordinates: 51°35′29″N 4°12′59″W / 51.591500°N 4.216294°W / 51.591500; -4.216294

Gower Peninsula
Welsh: Penrhyn Gŵyr

1850 map of the Gower Peninsula
Gower Peninsula
OS grid reference SS465904
Principal area Swansea
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police South Wales
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Gower
Welsh Assembly Gower
List of places
UK
Wales
Swansea

Gower or the Gower Peninsula (Welsh: Gwyr or Penrhyn Gŵyr) is a peninsula in south Wales, jutting from the coast into the Bristol Channel, and administratively part of the City and County of Swansea. In 1956 Gower became the first area in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Read more about Gower Peninsula:  Geography, Governance, Economy, Landmarks, Representation in The Media

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Glamorgan - History - Origins
... the presence of Neanderthals has been discovered on the Gower Peninsula ... in a coastal cave between Port Eynon and Rhossili, on the Gower Peninsula ... hunter-gatherers began to migrate to the British Peninsula – through Doggerland – from the European mainland ...
Gower Peninsula - Representation in The Media
... A film, Gower Boy, made by artist Gee Vaucher and musician Huw Warren, described as a "gentle, contemplative exploration of the Gower Peninsula in Wales", debuted at the 14th Raindance ...
Parc Cwm Long Cairn - Location
... Further information Gower Peninsula and Parkmill The Neolithic cromlech at Parc le Breos is about seven ½ miles (12 km) west south–west of Swansea ... feet (15 m) above sea level, less than 1 ¼ miles (2 km) from the south coast of the Gower Peninsula. 2,000 acres (810 ha) by John de Braose, Marcher Lord of Gower, in about 1221–32 CE, the park is now mainly farmland ...
City And County Of Swansea - Geography - Physical Description
... To the west is the Gower Peninsula with its rural landscape dotted with small villages ... The Gower Peninsula was the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) ... Excluding the urbanised area in the south-eastern corner, the whole of the Gower Peninsula is part of an AONB ...