Sitting at the far end of Swansea Bay, the village of Mumbles has recently made it to the New York Times' list of Places to Love in 2021 and it is not hard to see why. Get here before the crowds of NYT readers.... With a fascinating history stretching from Norman lords through Dylan Thomas to Catherine Zeta Jones, Mumbles has its own castle, lighthouse and pier. It had the first ever regular passenger railway service, it has a fascinating literary history and survived the bombs of the Second World War. All of which make it a sought after beauty spot which has kept it's village feel. This short walk will show you the cottages and castle, the history and heritage, the sights and sounds which make up this unique part of South Wales. Join this tour to see the Gateway to Gower in the company of local guide Sonia.
Sonia and Adrian have been guiding tours for over twenty years. Adrian is a native of Swansea with an Irish mother and a Welsh father. He has worked all over Europe as a tour guide and actor. He has a special affection for the works and story of Dylan Thomas, and has recently qualified as an official Green Badge guide with the Wales Official Tourist Guide Association. Having spent her childhood in Spain and Belgium, Sonia has a life-long affair with languages and all things European. She trained as an actor in London, and has worked in theatre, film, voice-over, teaching and travel. She has also been a European tour manager since 2000. Sonia eventually settled in Wales, making a home in the picturesque coastal village of Mumbles near Swansea. As well as guiding, Sonia and Adrian run a touring theatre company, Lighthouse Theatre. Join them as they show you around the cities, coastline and magical mountains of their beautiful land. Croeso i Gymru a ddiolch yn fawr iawn am ddod
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Wales with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Wales. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
22 June 2021
So well presented and informative.
20 June 2021
The first virtual tour by Sonia in the Mumbles, and she did a wonderful job! A quaint town to see.
20 June 2021
Terrific - great enthusiasm and energy from our guide and clearly she has a thorough knowledge of her area. She interacted brilliantly with us all and the switching from English to Welsh and back again was impressive! Mumbles is an area I thought I knew well, but I learnt a lot, and it was lovely to see it doing so well despite Covid.
Hazel and Bob B.
20 June 2021
A very welcoming and informative guided visit to a lovely area
20 June 2021