In Oystermonth Castle , the Chancery for the Seignory of Gower was held in the
reign of Edward II . , the Seignory being held under the Crown . For a long period
it was the proud baronial residence of the Lords of Gower . THE MUMBLES .
... Herald of Wales entitled 'End of a Great Ministry': 'Mumbles, and indeed the whole of Gower, will lose one of its bestknown and bestloved inhabitants'.
Author: James A. Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Although Dylan Thomas died in 1953, his work has never been out of print and his notorious life continues to fascinate. To mark the centenary of Thomas’s birth, Dylan Thomas’s Swansea, Gower and Laugharne is being reprinted. This popular publication provides a detailed account of the relationship between Thomas’s life, work and the three places that were most important to him. Illustrated throughout with photographs, this book takes the reader on a tour of the locations intimately connected with the poet, outlining the history and literary history of each area as well as Thomas’s links with these places and his use of them in his work. The result is a unique literary guide for all those who are interested in Dylan Thomas and the places that shaped him, whether they are visitors to Swansea, Gower or Laugharne, or armchair travellers who would like to know more about the geographical and cultural associations of Thomas’s writing.
The Mumbles is thought to have been named by the Romans after the two islands that complete the sweep of the bay, their resemblance to breasts giving rise ...
Author: Andrew Davies
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
This guidebook describes 30 circular day walks in the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, taking in the rich variety of landscapes across this beautiful area of South Wales. Ranging from 2.5 to 14 miles long, there are walks to suit all abilities. The peninsula is famous for its spectacularly steep, rugged coastline and perfect golden sand beaches but this guide also takes walkers to the inland valleys, hills and ridges little explored by most holidaymakers. Many of the routes combine a section of coastal path, which may visit a secluded cove or wide-sweeping beach, with a ridge offering stunning panoramic views or with a tranquil stream valley. All avoid road-walking wherever possible. Coastal areas such as those around Langland, Oxwich and Port Eynon are well frequented, but this guidebook concentrates on places where walkers can escape the crowds to find peace and solitude in this exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt area. Route descriptions are illustrated with 1:50,000 OS mapping extracts and inspiring photography and accompanied by a route summary table to help you choose walks to suit your location and ability. Along the way, the author provides a wealth of information on the plants, animals, geology, history and archaeology of a region with something for everyone, all within a compact area easily accessible from Swansea and Mumbles.
Author: Geographers' A-Z Map Co LtdPublish On: 2018-11-15
This A-Z map of Swansea, Bridgend, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Neath and Port Talbot is a full colour paperback featuring 125 pages of street mapping covering: -Mumbles-Pen-Clawdd-Gowerton-Gorseinon-Pwll-Burry Port-Portardulais-Gorlas-Ammanford ...
Author: Geographers' A-Z Map Co Ltd
Publisher: Geographers' A-Z Map Company Limited
Category: Bridgend (Wales)
This A-Z map of Swansea, Bridgend, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Neath and Port Talbot is a full colour paperback featuring 125 pages of street mapping covering: -Mumbles-Pen-Clawdd-Gowerton-Gorseinon-Pwll-Burry Port-Portardulais-Gorlas-Ammanford-Brynamman-Skewen-Briton Ferry-Margam-Porthcawl-Pyle-PencoedThe Gower Peninsular, a popular holiday destination, is also covered by street mapping at a scale of 2 inches to 1 mile.A large scale city centre map of Swansea is included.Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with maximum speeds are featured on the mapping.The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.
SOUTHEAST WALES Gower Mumbles and Oystermouth At the far westernmost end of Swansea Bay and on the cusp of Gower , Mumbles ( Mwmbwls ) is a lively and ...
Author: Mike Parker
Publisher: Rough Guides
This guide covers everything, from Wales' pumping nightlife and rural cosmopolitanism to its crags and castles. Critical reviews are given on accommodation and restaurants suiting all pockets, from budget to luxury. There are detailed descriptions of numerous walks, from gentle lakeside strolls to serious mountain scrambles, and water sports, including surfing and the locally pioneered sport of coasteering.
The Mumbles forms the usual and most convenient portal to the * Gower
Peninsula , which projects from the S.W. corner of Glamorganshire , and is about
15 M. long and 5-6 M. broad . Though comparatively little known , the whole of
The Mumbles terminates in the eighteenth - century lighthouse on Mumbles
Head ( the mumble lighthouse , as E. Donovan , F.L.S. ... Another Gower name
associated with Mumbles Lighthouse was that of Ace , as mentioned above , and