The parish includes the hamlets of Middleton, Pitton, Pitton Cross, Pilton Moor and Pilton Green as well as the village of Rhossili itself.
Rhossili is located at the most Western part of the Gower Peninsula. The most photographed part of Gower, The Worms Head, stretches out to sea and becomes an island when the tide comes in. The breathtaking view is completed by the long sandy beach and the towering cliffs and this makes it a popular destination throughout the year with surfers, paragliders and ramblers. However, Rhossili still manages to maintain its tranquility and unspoilt beauty.
Did you know that Rhossili Bay was voted as the best picnic spot and the best beach in the UK in June 2010?
The village and surrounding area are steeped in history. The prominent wreck of the Helvetia, which ran aground on Rhossili Bay in November 1887 bears witness to the challenging weather conditions and the tales of our ancestors, who lured boats ashore to plunder their hold.
The arch over the doorway of the church dates from the twelfth century and is believed to have been moved from the lost village (built in around 1100 and buried possibly by sand storms some time in the early part of the fourteenth century).
St Mary’s Church, Rhossili
Remains of stone age man were found in Paviland Cave and fourteen Bronze Age burial chambers and two Neolithic burial chambers (Sweynes Howes) have been identified on Rhossili Down.
Add to that a handful of Iron Age promontory forts and nobody can dispute that Rhossili is not only beautiful but full of history too! (Oh… and it can be very windy, so come prepared!)
The parish of Rhossili stretches from the village itself towards Scurlage and encompasses the hamlets of Middleton, Pitton and Pitton Cross. There are plenty of establishments that offer various types of accommodation and many coves and beaches to visit and spend an afternoon.
Walkers are most definitely in their element with some of the most fantastic views on offer and try not to miss one of our sunsets!
On a budget? Then choose ‘bed only’. This is a unique opportunity to overnight in a pretty and cosy, traditional shepherd’s hut that sleeps 2 people. No bedding or breakfast is provided. Horse B&B also available.
This is a unique opportunity to overnight in a pretty and cosy, traditional shepherd’s hut that sleeps 2 people. Set in a quiet corner of a field, with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. Horse B&B also available
This newly refurbished and extended stone barn in the heart of Rhossili village sleeps 4; 2 doubles. Sea views. No smoking or pets.
Recently renovated country cottage dating to 1742. Sleeps 4. Cosy atmosphere, set in a pretty garden.
Luxury Shepherd huts situated in their own private paddock at the picturesque Pitton Cross campsite, with panoramic views of the countryside and sea. Complete with convenient private parking Gas BBQ and all bedding/linen/towel bales provided at no extra charge.
WTB 5* Breathtaking sea views. Recently renovated, fully equipped, spacious property with large garden. Sleeps 6: 2 doubles (1 en-suite) and 1 twin. Full c/h. Bed linen and towels provided. Short walk to all three of Rhossili’s bays. Sorry, no smoking or pets.
Two pretty cottages with a cosy atmosphere set on a working farm, benefiting rural views in peaceful secluded surroundings but also within walking distance to local beaches. Sleeps up to 6 (4+2). No smoking. Pets by arrangement.
Spacious property set on a working farm. Sleeps 7, (3 bedrooms; 1 double & single bed, 1 double & 1 twin). Log burning stove. Sky TV. No smoking. Pets welcome. Close to Mewslade and Fall Bay.
Well maintained, spacious farmhouse with sheltered, peaceful private garden. 1 double room, 1 twin room, 3 family rooms. Beautiful Mewslade bay and country – coastal walks minutes from you doorstep. No smoking inside. Well maintained, spacious farmhouse with sheltered,
Butterslade is a small, rocky inlet to the East of Thurba Head.
Ramsgrove is a very rocky little cove. Approached through a steep high sided, limestone valley.
Fall bay is one of the hardest to reach bays on Gower, however the walk is well worth it and the beach is never crowded due to its remoteness.
The church was built by Anglo-Norman settlers around the year 1200, and has a saddleback tower. The doorway surround is a fine example of late Norman work, rare in Wales and unique in Gower.
Rhossili Bay was voted the best beach in the UK in June 2010. Since then it has received accolade upon accolade, including best beach in Europe and within the top 10 best beaches in the world. Why not come and judge for yourself?
Pitton Methodist Chapel is situated half way between the Pitton crossroads and the village of Middleton, on the B4247, only a minutes’ drive from Rhossili.
Mewslade bay is one of the prettiest bays on Gower. The short walk to the beach, leads down a wooded path and then through the valley which is owned by the National Trust.
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 Rhossili, to the various villages.
Map of the Gower Peninsula
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