Sunday 10 June 2012

The Mumbles, Swansea

Mumbles is situated just outside Swansea in the county of Glamorganshire. It is often called Oystermouth after the parish and there is a medieval church and castle. The worlds first passenger train ran from Mumbles and Swansea in 1807 although it was a horse drawn affair on rails.

Oystermouth Castle is open to visitors and the castle grounds offers breathtaking views across Swansea Bay. Most people from Wales have heard or know about the Mumbles. Outsiders may never have heard of it. Its name is derived from the French word 'mamelles' which means breasts. This originally referred to the two islets but is now the name for the whole area.

With good seafront pubs and restaurants, shopping and excellent coastal views, Mumbles is a place that deserves a visit.

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