Birthplace of famous poet Dylan Thomas, Swansea, together with the Victorian seaside neighbour Mumbles make up an extremely vibrant region which also boasts the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 25 golden beaches on the peninsular some with stunning vistas, while others are tucked away in secluded coves amongst the Gower’s fascinating limestone cliffs. The peninsula also has a number of mysterious monuments including Arthur’s Stone and Giant’s Grave, engraved stones from the Dark Age.