"Y Mwmbwls" The Mumbles by Balam

The Mumbles Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 88 photos

Said to be one of the best seaside towns in the UK (although every seaside town will tell you that) Mumbles takes its name from the headland which stretches out into Swansea Bay and the Mumbles is the name of not just the town but of the surrounding area which includes Oystermouth were the remains of a Roman Villa were found on the site of the present All Saints Church when the site was being extended in 1860.
In 1793 the Mumbles Lighthouse was erected on the outer of the two tidal islands off Mumbles Head and In 1806, the Oystermouth Railway was built between Oystermouth and Swansea at first with the intention of carrying coal to Swansea until the potential for carrying passengers was realised and a horse drawn railway passenger service started on March 25 1807.
As tourism developed in the area a pier was constructed and opened in 1898.

Famous poet Dylan Thomas was said to have enjoyed many hours at The Mermaid Public house

A Verse says:

Mumbles is a funny place,
A church without a steeple,
Houses made of old ships wrecked
And most peculiar people

  • Last visit to The Mumbles: Feb 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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