Penllergare Valley Woods, Swansea


Penllergare Valley Woods, Swansea

Penllergare Valley Woods is a 250-acre country park designed by John Llewelyn, a 19th-century scientific pioneer. Llewelyn designed the Penllergare estate with varied trees, shrubs and exotic plants. He dammed the River Llan; he also created a waterfall and series of lakes. After Llewelyn’s death, the estate fell into disrepair and was abandoned for 150 years. Today, garden restorers and volunteers are working to reclaim this historic landscape and return it to its Victorian glory. Extensive renovation efforts, for example, are underway to recreate the terrace gardens, de-silt the lake and unearth the exotic plants.

Look for the Observatory - one of the first photos of the moon was taken here - or spot masses of bluebells in the spring. You could also enjoy the a leisurely stroll along the carriage drive and down the gorge to the cascading waterfall. Or how about checking out the parkland and the lake? With any luck you’ll spy kingfishers, buzzards and red kites.

For more outdoor activities, explore the rock pools at Caswell Bay or watch the waves crashing at Llangennith Beach.

Places to stay near Penllergare Valley Woods


Gower holiday cottage rental

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
2 Cadle Mill Cottages is a picturesque, semi-detached cottage, situated in a peaceful little glade, just four miles from Swansea, and can sleep six people. The cottage has two king-size double bedrooms (one with an en-suite bathroom), a twin bedroom, a shower room, a gr  …see more

from £46 / night

£319 - £803 / week

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from £46 / night


Moylegrove holiday b&b rental

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
we are a short walk from the coastal path and Ceibwr Bay. Our accommodation is suited to people wanting to get away from city life. Lovely views from our conservatory and garden. We have a cat and a dog who will also give you a warm welcome. Our food is locally sourced  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday home in Gower

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
Superb large property situated in mature private grounds.Spacious house with large rooms, plenty of room for the adults to relax and the children to play!Just a short drive from Swansea, the Gower Peninsula is more than just a pretty face. It was designated as the UK's  …see more

from £255 / night

£1650 - £2300 / week

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from £255 / night

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