Llanrhidian Accommodation and Holiday Guide

Introduction

Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is almost a 20 mile peninsula of glorious beaches, dramatic cliffs and tiny pretty villages. The Gower produces some of the best surfing in Wales, as well as being an excellent spot for windsurfing and cycling. Due to the fantastic scenery and wildlife, the area is also popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Ruined castles, churches such as St Cadoc’s in Cheriton – known as the cathedral of The Gower and mysterious prehistoric remains add interest to an area rich in things to do and see.

Llanrhidian is a small estuarine village on the North Gower Coast, which takes it’s name from the church of StRhidian – Llan – being Welsh for Church. A curious addition to the church is The Leper Stone. Discovered during the last century, the stone has carvings that resemble humans and animals, such as bears. It is thought that the stone dates back to the Vikings and is the only one of its kind in Wales. For refreshments try the Welcome to town Inn 01792 390015 http://www.thewelcometotowninn.co.uk an award winning bistro featuring Welsh produce.
The town is situated on a steep slope overlooking wild tidal salt marshes and sandbanks which make for a fantastic view. Ponies and sheep graze on common land with Tamarisk as well as Sea Lavender and Marsh Mallow.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015