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Gower National Landscape - an area of outstanding natural beauty

Gower - a land apart...

... a precious landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty is so outstanding that it is protected for future generations...

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Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956 for its classic limestone coast and the variety of its natural habitats, it was the first such area designated in the UK. Now we are part of a family of 46 National Landscapes and 13 National Parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Rich and diverse, Gower's scenery ranges from fragile dune and salt marsh in the north to the dramatic limestone cliffs along the south coast, intercut by sand beaches. Inland, the hills of Cefn Bryn and Rhossili Down dominate the landscape of traditional small fields, wooded valleys and open commons.

Award-winning beaches, dramatic coast, rolling downs, and traditional villages linked by small lanes make Gower a place to unwind and recharge your batteries.

Gower - managed in partnership

The Gower National Landscape team works in close partnership with all those who live, work and manage the land in Gower, and those charged with conserving and enhancing the landscape and wildlife for the nation.

Gower - developing sustainably

The Gower National Landscape Partnership operates a small grant scheme which aims to develop and test ways of achieving a more sustainable way of living in Gower.

Contact the Gower National Landscape team

A small team of staff are employed by the council to implement the Gower National Landscape Management Plan and support the Gower National Landscape Partnership.

Other sources of information about Gower

Find out where you can discover even more about Gower.

What is an National Landscape?

Gower National Landscape is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its distinctive character and natural beauty so precious that it is to be protected in the national interest.

Pennard Castle ivy removal project

Overlooking Three Cliffs Bay, Pennard Castle is one of the most recognisable images of Gower. Pennard Golf Club owns and manages the Castle as a Scheduled Monument.
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Last modified on 05 June 2024