Llanrhidian is located on the North Gower coast and benefits from many spectacular views over the estuary and salt marshes. Once upon a time you would have been able to see workers loading cockles onto the backs of donkeys, and although the marshes have long been used for common grazing and cockling, donkeys are no longer employed. On a clear day, you can see lots of sheep and wild ponies grazing on the marsh.

The lost village of Llanelen lies burried in the woods beneath Welshmoor. The old story of Llanelen is a rather pitiful one. Many, many years ago, some sailors who were stranded on the coast struggled to make their way to Llanelen for help. Rather unfortunately, the sailors were carrying the plague, which spread to the residents of the village and wiped out its entire population.

Between Llanrhidian and Llanmadoc stands the castle of Weobley, a fortified manor house, which is open to the public and owned by CADW.

Aberlogin, which was once a farm standing alone to the West of Wernffrwd is mentioned in Medieval records.

Llanrhidian has some amazing sunsets that you can enjoy.

The Mews at Willow Cottage, Llanrhidian
Self Catering

The Mews at Willow Cottage

Llanrhidian, Swansea, SA3 1EH

New luxurious addition to original Gower Cottage that combines traditional & modern. Stone kitchen, oak floors, exposed stone walls & vaulted ceiling that towers above the mezzanine. It is packed with wow factors that makes returning after your day out a joy in itself.

  • 7 Nights From£350
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • PetsYes
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Woodlands self catering cottage in Llanrhidian, Gower
Self Catering

Woodlands

Llanrhidian, Swansea, SA3 1EU

Sleeps 6 (1 double, 1 set of bunks, 1 double futon in lounge). WTB 4*. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Price all inclusive, bed linen provided. Secluded garden. Lovely views.

  • 7 Nights From£300
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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Llanrhidian Sands and Loughor Estuary

Llanrhidian, Swansea,

Llanrhidian Sands is the Gower side of the Loughor Estuary.

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St Rhidian & St Illtyd Church, Llanrhidian

Llanrhidian, SA3 1EH

The original ‘Llan’ probably dates back to the 6th century, as there was once an inscribed stone (now lost) in the area.

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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 Llanrhidian, to the various villages.

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Village
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
20
Dunvant
15
Horton
20
Llangennith
15
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy, Landimore)
10
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
0
Mumbles (and Langland)
25
Oxwich (and Oxwich Green, Slade)
15
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
20
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
5
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
20
Pennard (and Southgate)
25
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
15
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Fairyhill, Knelston, Llandewi)
5
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pilton Moor, Pitton, Pitton Cross)
20
Swansea
15
Three Crosses
10
Upper Killay
15