The Mumbles Travel Guide

  • View from Mumbles Pier, South Wales
    View from Mumbles Pier, South Wales
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    Houses and boats at Mumbles, South Wales
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    Mumbles Pier, Mumbles, South Wales
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The Mumbles Things to Do

  • Visit the Tourist Information

    The Tourist Information in Mumbles is situated right in the heart of the town. It is located in a very attractive chapel building. It has a lovely coffee and gift shop on the first floor together with the usual tourist leaflets. Whilst it is business as usual for the Chapel on the first floor.

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  • Langland Bay

    Langland Bay is an extremely popular beach destination which is situated on the Gower Peninsular, close to the town of Mumbles. Here you'll find rows of lovely painted beach huts overlooking which sit alongside the vast sandy beach, overlooking the clear blue waters.The Bay is surrounded by some great cliffs and wooded areas which allow (for those...

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  • Caswell Bay

    Caswell Bay is situated on the Gower Peninsuar about a 15 minute drive away from Mumbles. It is a popular destination for surfing but is better known as a great place to spend the day on the beach. On a a sunny day, people flock here in their droves to take advantage of the vast expanse of golden sands and the clear blue waters. The bay is...

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  • Mumbles Pier

    Mumbles has a really nice Victorian Pier or at least it did have and would have again it they spent some money on restoration, Most of it is ok, a little slippy in the rain maybe and some of those boards do bend a bit when you walk on them, but i suppose they do on most piers. A few tins of paint would certainly make it look smarter (at least near...

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  • Oystermouth Castle

    Sitting on a hill overlooking the lovely town of Mumbles and Swansea Bay is Oystermouth Castle. It was founded by the Norman Knight William de Londres (who also built Ogmore Castle) early in the 12th century and the castles Keep dates back to this time. During the 13th century the 'De Braoses' were the lords of Gower and towards the end of the 12th...

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  • Mumbles Lifeboat Station

    There has been provisions for a lifeboat presence in the Mumbles since 1853. At that time it was controlled and funded by Swansea Harbour Trustees. It was taken over and funded by the Institution in 1863. Lifeboats have always been stationed at Mumbles but the station was known as Swansea until 1904. The branch continued to be called Swansea,...

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  • Mumbles Pier

    The Victorian Pier in Mumbles was built in 1898. It stretches 225 meters out into Mumbles Bay and offers great views over Swansea bay and beyond on a clear day.For a charge of 50p you can go for a stroll along the pier and admire the views of Mumbles lighthouse or for a small fee you can buy a fishing permit and have a little fish off the end of...

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  • Oystermouth Castle

    Oystermouth Castle sits on a hilltop overlooking the Mumbles. It was founded in the 12th Century by William De Londres of Ogmore Castle. The remains of the building are impressive enough not to mention the views from the hilltop position, there are a few benches and telescope for you to sit and admire the stunning views across Swansea Bay right...

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  • Cycle/Walk around Swansea Bay

    Mumbles has a fantastic promenade which spans the whole length of Swansea bay, hugging the coastline as it goes; offering splendid views of the bay on one side and lovely green parks and gardens on the other. In 1807 the first ever passenger train in the World ran along the route of the path, carrying passengers from Mumbles head to Swansea Centre....

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The Mumbles Restaurants

  • A lovely place

    The George is a great looking pub situated across the road from Mumbles sea front. It is fresh and modern inside and if you're lucky enough to bag yourself a window seat you will get some great sea views across Swansea Bay. I have eaten here a couple of times and have not been disappointed once. On my most recent visit I had chicken tagliatelle...

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  • Pier Cafe

    Mumbles Pier Cafe is open 7 days a week and is a nice place to go after your walk on the pier, wether to have a hot drink to warm up after coming in from the cold wind, An Alcoholic drink to calm your nerves after the moving planks of for one of the delicious looking meals you will be able to relax and enjoy the views over Mumbles Bay while the...

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  • Lovely sea views

    The Pier Cafe is a spacious cafe where you can call in for just a coffee and a cake or have a meal. It is situated alongside Mumbles seafront right next to the Victorian Pier. The food here is good value - the all day breakfasts are particularly good value and come with a cup of tea thrown in.

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  • Lovely home cooked food.

    Trams Cafe has a seafront position in the Centre of Mumbles. It has a few tables and chairs outside and bistro style seating inside. There is a wide range of food available displayed on the chalk board on the wall. We went on a Saturday afternoon & it was very busy indeed which paid testament to how good the food is. The majority of the customers...

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  • Great Italian Hot Chocolate!

    This great Italian cafe overlooks the sea. In Summer you can sit outside and admire the view. At busy periods you may que for a seat but it's worth the wait and staff are very friendly and efficient. Once seated you place your order at the front counter and they bring your order to your table so take note of your table number. There is a take away...

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  • Local produce cooked perfectly

    Excellent menu's featuring local sourced produce such as Penclawdd Lamb and Welsh Black beef. Great ambience and excellent value for money. Situated on the seafront in the pretty seaside village of Mumbles near Swansea. Well worth a visit. Cannon of salt marsh Penclawdd Lamb served with smoked bacon, roasted shallots, port and rosemary jus. Lamb...

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The Mumbles Transportation

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    by Myfanwe Updated Aug 9, 2009

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    The Land train, known as the Swansea bay Rider is a 72 seater land train which travels from Southend Gardens in Mumbles to Blackpill Lido. It follows the coastal cycle path offering excellent coastal views accross Swansea bay - a fabulous way to just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

    It is excellent value for money, under 5's go free with a return adult fare costs £2.10 (August 2009).

    The train runs in the Summer months between July and September and operates hourly from 10am to 6.30 pm.

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The Mumbles Shopping

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    by Balam Written Feb 15, 2010

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    If you fancy doing some fishing or have gone to mumbles with all your fishing gear and even if you are just having a walk around and need a new hat, then why not just pop into this well stocked fishing tackle shop. it sells everything you need for fishing including outdorr clothing for keeping you dry while walking around in our lovely British weather.

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The Mumbles Off The Beaten Path

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    by Myfanwe Updated Feb 11, 2010

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    Parc Le Breos is a Neolithic burial chamber constructed in the Severn-Cotswold tradition of chambered long cairns. It has been well excavated in 1869 and the remains of 20-24 individuals were found in it. It was partially restored in 1960-1961. Most chambers of this type have a large capstone or slabs covering the passage but no evidence has been found for this at or near the site.

    Parc Le Breos is situated about 15-20 mins drive away from The Mumbles along the main road to the Gower. Follow the brown tourist sign after the Gower Heritage Centre and follow the lane to the car park by the camp site. Here you will find information boards. A ten minute walk alongside the country path will take you to the site of the burial chamber. Whilst walking along you can also admire the beautiful scenery, I saw many species of Orchids and lots of butterflies during my visit in the summer.

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