Bishopston (Llandeilo Ferwallt in Welsh) is probably the largest village on Gower. It is situated on the South East Gower Coast. The old part of the village lies at the head of Bishopston Valley. It is fortuitously placed close enough to Swansea to be able to pop to the shops or into Mumbles, but has the added advantage of being remote enough to claim three beaches of its own, Caswell, Brandy Cove and Pwlldu Bay. The photo to the right shows Pwlldu, with the village of Bishopston nestling at the top of the cliffs.

Bishopston’s beaches are popular with locals and visitors alike, although they are very different from each other. Caswell attracts many surfers, but is popular with young families too, with safe bathing and lifeguards during the summer season.
There are many tales of the smuggling that took place at Brandy Cove, a tiny cove to the West of Caswell, that leads up to a wooded valley (hence its name).

Pwlldu, which literally translated from Welsh means “Black Pool” lies to the West of Brandy Cove. In its former life, it was a thriving community quarrying limestone. There are only two buildings remaining; which were the pubs and are now private residences, but ruins of further cottages can be found in the Bishopston Valley. Pwlldu has the air of unfathomed mystery and romance, that ladies I’m sure you could associate with many a good novel!

Murton Farm Shop

Murton, Swansea, SA3 3AR

Open Fridays and Saturdays 8am- 5pm. Fresh vegetables, local produce, honey. Plenty of parking.

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Pwlldu Bay

Bishopston, Swansea, SA3 3DS

Pwlldu is a very secluded bay. Very pebbly, picturesque and romantic.

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Brandy Cove

Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 3BU

Brandy Cove is set just to the West of Caswell Bay.

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Caswell Bay

Bishopston, Swansea, SA3 3BR

Caswell is another very popular bay, with plenty of sand to sit on, waves to surf and rockpools to explore. Life guards patrol the beach during high season.

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Murton Methodist Church

Bishopston, Swansea, SA3 3AR

Please allow us to introduce our Chapel on the Green, in the lovely setting of Murton. We are situated within the Gower area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a short hop from Swansea

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Useful Information

Please view the area map below to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads.  The table shows the approximate travelling times by car, from Bishopston, to the various villages.

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Village
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
0
Dunvant
20
Horton
25
Llangennith
25
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy, Landimore)
25
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
20
Mumbles (and Langland)
10
Oxwich (and Oxwich Green, Slade)
15
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
10
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
20
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
15
Pennard (and Southgate)
15
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
25
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Fairyhill, Knelston, Llandewi)
20
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pilton Moor, Pitton, Pitton Cross)
25
Swansea
15
Three Crosses
15
Upper Killay
10