Located on the southern flank of the massive hillside of Cefn Bryn, the sprawling village of Reynoldston lies at the centre of Gower on an intersection that serves every corner of the peninsula. A small community settled here in the 6th century around a church that now provides the site of St George’s Church, a 19th-century construction containing a font constructed from a stalagmite thought to be from a local Gower cave, and a 10th-century pillar cross, one of the oldest Christian monuments on Gower. The village takes its name from Reynold de Braose, a Norman lord who settled here circa 1100. The large King Arthur Hotel is a dominant feature, serving good hearty food to hungry families.

Cefn Bryn is a great ridge of Old Red Sandstone rising to 610 feet and running much of the length of the peninsula. It dominates the view from most locations in Gower. Predominantly common moorland, Cefn Bryn is bare and bleak but forms a magnificent counterpoint to the views of the rocky coastline and sea that constantly appear, sometimes on both sides, whether you are travelling by car or on two wheels, on horseback or on foot.

Arthur's Stone © Neil Collier Photography

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