Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Loughor, Gower, Wales

Loughor is a town in the Gower part of southern Wales, close to the city of Swansea. Lying on the estuary of the River Loughor, it is set in a picturesque area and is wonderful for a self-catering break in this beautiful part of the country. Loughor Castle is a main attraction to the settlement, and this incredible 12th century Norman structure was where the town actually developed around. The ruins of this fortress are a fantastic tourist attraction and should definitely be visited if you are staying in Loughor and have an interest in history and architecture.

Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Loughor

Loughor is based on both higher ground and lower ground by the sea, so the seaside and surrounding inland countryside can be explored on a cottage holiday here. After a relaxing afternoon on the serene waters by the sea, there are a number of restaurants and pubs in the town serving delicious food, such as The Ship & Castle steakhouse and the Reverend James pub. Settling into one of these for the evening is a great way to try some fantastic food and mingle with the locals and visitors alike.

Loughor is very close to the city of Swansea, the second largest in Wales after Cardiff. There is a lot to do here if you feel like taking a day trip from Loughor for a more bustling atmosphere, and it is also home to a gorgeous coastline. There are plenty of cultural and historical things to visit, from Swansea Castle to seeing a show at one of the many theatres such as the Grand Theatre, and shopping is great in the city as well. The Mumbles Bay and Pier is a must-see with spectacular views over the sea, and this Victorian pier has plenty to do such as ice skating and ten pin bowling, to keep the whole family happy!

Loughor may be a small town but it is great for if you want to see Swansea without staying there. At only a twenty minute drive away, you can get the best of both worlds and experience a quaint little Welsh settlement as well as a vibrant and exciting city.

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