One of the favourite haunts of poet Dylan Thomas, Mumbles is cosy and filled with an eclectic mix of high end shops and boutiques where you can anything from find designer labels to surfing gear. Moreover, there you can stumble upon all sorts of handmade crafts and eccentric galleries, bars and cafes, and some world class ice-cream parlours, all cosily nestled along Mumble’s quaint streets between colourful cottages.
Upon visiting, you can enjoy some classic seaside attractions like the Victorian Pier and the Lighthouse dating back to 1794 – thus combining leisure with learning about Welsh history, or take a walk along the coastal paths and idyllic beaches where children can play undisturbed. Lovers of history will also enjoy a visit to the Norman Oystermouth Castle, which allows access to ancient graffiti from the 14th century as an unexpected addition to what you’d expect to find in a castle, as well as a great view of Mumbles and Swansea bay.
Mumbles is also a dream destination for foodies with its seafood ‘fresh off the boat’ and locally sourced produce offered in seafront pubs along the Mumbles Mile, as well as handmade chocolate and many delicious ice-cream flavours to choose from!
Simultaneously cosmopolitan and tranquil, Mumbles is equal parts the ideal European seaside resort and a classic Celtic village worth visiting at least once when in Wales!