Reynoldston is situated on the Western slopes of Cefn Bryn, in the heart of Gower. It is thought to have derived its name from one of the early Lords of Gower, Reginald de Breos.

Reynoldston is the intersection of North and South Gower and has the advantage of sharing the views of both landscapes. From the top of Cefn Bryn, the second highest point on Gower and whose prominent skyline dominates most of the views, you can wonder at the breathtaking scenery.

On a clear day, you can not only see the coastline of the peninsula, but over the Bristol Channel to Lundy Island, Devon and Exmoor, North towards the Brecon Beacons and West to Carmarthenshire.

Arthur’s Stone pictured above is a Neolithic tomb. There are many legends and tales associated with it. One in particular speaks of a local miller, who cut a piece off the stone to use as a millstone, but once it was apart, was too heavy to move. The separated piece has laid in its fallen state since.
Another legend mentions that the stone was a pebble in King Arthur’s boot. once he had removed it from his boot, he threw it across the water and it came to land on Cefn Bryn. Watch out if you are around on Old Year’s Night (New Year’s Eve). The stone is supposed to get up and go down to the sea for a drink!

he village also has a strong connection with the Lucas family who have been part of Gower for 500 years. They built Stouthall and had strong connections with the Salt House at Port Eynon and the Old Rectory in Rhossili. Stouthall can be seen as the grand country house at the Southern end of Reynoldston towards Knelston.
(A good book to read is A Gower Family by Robert Lucas, ISBN 0 86332 126 7)

White Stile Bed and Breakfast, Knelston, in the Gower Peninsula, Swansea
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White Stile, Knelston

Reynoldston, Swansea, SA3 1AR

4* B&B with beautiful countryside views, central location to all beaches & footpaths. Spacious double with kingsize bed & en-suite shower. Guest dining room with view, warm welcome. Ample parking.

  • 1 Nights From£50 prpn
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The Meadows self catering property in Knelston on the Gower Peninsula
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The Meadows, Knelston

Reynoldston, Swansea, SA3 1AR

Renovated 1877 school house. Large family kitchen. Sleeps 5/6 in 3 bedrooms (1 king, 1 double, 1 single, 1 pull-out). 2 bathrooms. Convenient for all beaches. Pets by arrangement. Bed linen & towels provided.

  • 7 Nights From£350
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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Hotels

Fairyhill

Reynoldston, Swansea, SA3 1BS

Iconic Georgian house converted into a five star hotel. 8 luxurious en suite bedrooms. Stylish bar and lounge. Award winning restaurant. Log fires. Listed grounds, breath taking views. Renowned as one of best properties on Gower.

  • 1 Nights From£150
  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 8
  • PetsNo
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St George’s Church, Reynoldston

Reynoldston, Swansea, SA3 1AA

The dedication to St George is a reminder of the Anglo/Norman influence in this part of Gower: the figure of St George slaying the dragon is carved in relief on the stone pulpit.

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St David’s Church, Llandewi

Llandewi, Swansea, SA3 1AU

The church is said to have been built by Henry de Gower, a 14th century Bishop of St David’s. The chancel is not in line with the nave but inclined to the south: there is a theory that this is a ‘weeping chancel’, deliberately built as a reminder to worshippers that when Christ was crucified, he leant his head to one side; or may simply mean that the chancel and the sanctuary were built at different times.

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Reynoldston Methodist Chapel

Reynoldston, Swansea, SA3 1BR

Reynoldston is a lively fellowship, the chapel is prominently located opposite the village Post Office

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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 Reynoldston, to the various villages.

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Map of the Gower Peninsula

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