Burry Green is a hamlet on the Gower Peninsula, City of Swansea, South Wales. The village lies on the junction between the north Gower road (from Swansea to Llangenith) and the road south to Port Eynon. It is a little over a mile north west of Reynoldston, and is not far from the Burry Stream, which runs north into the Loughor estuary.
The large village green faces the north-eastern slopes of Cefn Bryn, the second-highest point in Gower.
Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities
There are a number of paths criss-crossing the landscape around Burry Green and one footpath cuts directly through the village en-route from the Landimor Marshes on the North Gower Coast to Port Eynon Beach on the South Gower Coast. It is just a mile (as the crow flies) to the Wales Coastal Path at Landimore.
Rhossili Beach is some 3 miles West from Burry Green on the western tip of the Gower peninsula. A wide expanse of golden sands and a cliff top walk with breathtaking views of Worms Head.
Port Eynon beach is some 3 miles South from Burry Green. The beach is perfect for crabbing, beach combing or just plain walking. It is popular for all types of watersports including, diving, sailing, surfing and windsurfing, with a slipway to the beach.
The history of Bethesda Chapel, Burry Green goes back to 1813 when Lady Diana Barham, out of concern for the spiritual needs of the area, employed a minister and built the beautiful chapel and manse.
They continue to be a very active, friendly and warm church family and love to welcome families and children to their services.
Today we are led by our minister, Revd Iain B Hodgins and three elders. Our fellowship is part of the Gower Pastorate which encompasses Cheriton, Old Walls, Crofty and Penclawdd.
Weobley Castle standing just a short distance away on the North Gower Coast was the proud home of the de la Bere family until the 15th century. The castle dates from the 13th Century. It was attacked and damaged by the forces of Owain Glyndŵr in 1403.
The de la Beres were an elegant and refined family by all accounts. Domestic niceties incorporated into their manor house included a fine hall with fireplace, private rooms, sizeable guest chamber and numerous toilets, or 'garderobes', as they were known back then…..
Local attractions include Weobley Castle, remains of Llanddewi Castle, Whiteford Burrows and the many beaches of the Gower, including Porth Eynon, Rhossili, and Oxwich Bay.
Accommodation and Services
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