Live, love and visit Mumbles
The historic fishing village of Mumbles is situated attractively on the west end of Swansea Bay. Referred to as the gateway to Gower, Mumbles is one of South Wales’ up-market residential locations and a tourist hotspot.
Mumbles’ historic hotspots
One of the focal points of Mumbles is the Norman castle at Oystermouth. The stone fortress was constructed during the first half of the 12th century and is one of the many castles built in Gower as a defence against the native Welsh Princes who sought to reclaim the lands stolen by Norman invaders. Following the 2010 repair and regeneration of the keep, spearheaded by Swansea Council, Oystermouth Castle remains a popular attraction for tourists and residents alike.
Forming part of the striking view from the dining terraces of Oyster Wharf is Mumbles Lighthouse. Erected in 1793 on the outer of the two tidal islands of Mumbles Head, the lighthouse forms an iconic backdrop to the village.
As well as the upcoming Oyster Wharf regeneration project, the refurbishment of the 800-foot long Mumbles Pier is also a highly anticipated event that is set to further reinstate the town as a tourist hotspot. Following a £9.5 million investment, the pier, which dates back to 1898, will now house the Mumbles Lifeboat. Mumbles Pier will open its doors to the public in the summer of 2014.