Holidays in Mumbles

Offering a gateway to the Gower Peninsula wrapped in a small lively seaside resort package, Mumbles is a hit with holiday makers of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Loved by wordsmith Dylan Thomas and the birthplace of actress Catherine Zeta Jones, Mumbles is close to the city of Swansea but holds an exclusive charm. As well as a range of high-end shopping opportunities, from clothing boutiques to artisan crafts, the Mumbles Mile has a cornucopia of winning eateries and bars to choose from.  Mumbles also boasts Wales’ first micro pub, the Mumbles Ale House, which promises to “deliver you the perfect pint” – it’s got to be worth a try, no?

A magnet for foodies, and with fresh seafood restaurants and an authentic Italian ice-cream parlour on the menu, a trip to Mumbles is truly fulfilling. Enjoy an amble along the traditional Victorian pier or a bracing bike ride along the promenade. Walk Back in Time with a guided archaeology tour. Take a hike up to Mumbles Hill Local Nature Reserve and listen for skylarks while you count the butterflies. Visit the hillside Oystermouth Castle and take in views of the gorgeous Gower. Hop on the land train and check out the 18th century lighthouse before stopping for a paddle.

Whether you prefer taking to the water for a powerboat tour of the craggy coastline, hitting the waves at surfers’ paradise Langland Bay or chilling in the pool at a nearby spa, there’s plenty in and around Mumbles to keep you active (or inactive if you prefer).

When asked where you’d like to take your next seaside break don’t mumble something vague, shout it loud and clear: “Mumbles, here we come!” Love Cottages can help you find a fabulous Mumbles holiday cottage that you’ll want to shout about too…