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. 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 Wales. Join this tour to see the Gateway to Gower in the company of locals, Adrian and 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.
17 October 2021
Loved this look at Wales seaside. Felt I was really there—and appreciated the sights, sounds, and info.
26 September 2021
Of course it was great. Welsh innit!!
26 September 2021
The commentary was informative and conversational. As a Welsh-born person now living in Australia it was a chance to visit a place for which I hold great affection. On visits to Wales my partner and I have usually made trips to the Gower.
JUDY in Australia C.
23 September 2021
what an interesting place in Wales and the guide was very informative
23 September 2021
Well presented and clearly spoken.