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The villages of Bishopston (Llandeilo Ferwallt),
Murton and Kittle

Pwlldu Bay

Bishopston (Llandeilo Ferwallt in Welsh) is probably the largest village on Gower. It is situated on the South East Gower Coast. The old part of the village lies at the head of Bishopston Valley. It is fortuitously placed close enough to Swansea to be able to pop to the shops or into Mumbles, but has the added advantage of being remote enough to claim three beaches of its own, Caswell, Brandy Cove and Pwlldu Bay. The photo to the right shows Pwlldu, with the village of Bishopston nestling at the top of the cliffs.

Bishopston's beaches are popular with locals and visitors alike, although they are very different from each other. Caswell attracts many surfers, but is popular with young families too, with safe bathing and lifeguards during the summer season.
There are many tales of the smuggling that took place at Brandy Cove, a tiny cove to the West of Caswell, that leads up to a wooded valley (hence its name).

Pwlldu, which literally translated from Welsh means "Black Pool" lies to the West of Brandy Cove. In its former life, it was a thriving community quarrying limestone. There are only two buildings remaining; which were the pubs and are now private residences, but ruins of further cottages can be found in the Bishopston Valley. Pwlldu has the air of unfathomed mystery and romance, that ladies I'm sure you could associate with many a good novel!


Churches and Chapels

Self Catering
Click to enlarge 19 Gerretts Close, Bishopston: more
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within the village of Bishopston, with easy access to local beaches and beautiful walks around Gower. A fully refurbished bungalow finished to the highest standards.
Click to enlarge Gower Holiday Cottages, Murton (Near Bishopston): more
Three fully equipped farm cottages sleeping 4 to 6 people.  No pets. No smoking inside.  Ample parking.  Bed linen and towels available to hire.  Easy access to Mumbles, Swansea and the Gower beaches. Short breaks. Phone 01792 232732
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge
Tŷ Pwlldu, Bishopston: more
Pwlldu Bay, Brandy Cove and Gower Coastal Footpath are 15 mins walking distance along quiet lane from ‘Tŷ Pwlldu’. Sleeps 4. Post Office/Grocery Store on corner of the lane. 2 pubs serving excellent food and Real Ale a 7 min walk. Mumbles village a 10 min drive.
Amenities in Bishopston (for other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here)
Places to eat and drink Surfside Cafe, Caswell - 368368
The Beaufort Arms, Kittle - 850270
The Joiners, Bishopston - 232658
The Plough & Harrow, Murton -
The Valley, Bishopston
The Lamplighter, Bishopston (coffee shop) - 232140
General amenities Gower Surf School, Bishopston 386426
Hot Dog Surf Shop, Kittle - 234073
Holt Model Railways, Bishopston 232264
Butcher, Bishopston
Kittle Village Shop & Post Office, Kittle - 232397
Presence, Kittle (Gifts and framing service)
Spar, Bishopston
Village Bakery, Kittle - 232354
Chemist, Murton - 232978
Bishopston Post Office - 230125
Carltons Hair Design, Bishopston - 233927
Jenkins Bros (Bishopston) Ltd (Petrol) 232432

Please view the area map, to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads.  Below are the approximate travelling times by car to the various villages.  To view their facilities, please click on the specific village page (where applicable) or view the complete directory.

mins by car
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
Pennard (and Southgate)
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy)
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Knelston, Llandewi)
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pitton)
Mumbles (and Langland)
Oxwich (and Slade)
Three Crosses
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
Upper Killay


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