Gorseinon is the town center of an Urban Area, located near the Loughor estuary, in South-West Wales. With a town population of approximatively 7,800 people, Gorseinon has been connected with the local surroundings to form the Gorseinon Urban Area, which includes other smaller communities, such as: Loughor, Garden Village and Penllergaer, and has a total population of over 19,000 people. The town developed around business related to tinplate industries and coal mining.
National Wetland Center Wales is located close to Gorseinon and it is the perfect location to experience a natural environment. Here you can admire many local species of wildlife, in their own natural habitat, on a wide reserve of approximatively 500 acres. Visitors can enjoy taking bike rides or walks across the park, canoe safaris or activities in the pond zone. In addition to this, there is a special area designed for children to enjoy special activities suitable for them and to learn about wildlife at the same time.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is only 5 miles away from Gorseinon, but it is definitely a place to visit when you are in the area if you are passionated about arts or would like to take a more cultural or educational objective on your tour. The gallery was opened in 1911, by Richard Glynn Vivian, a dedicated collector of art, and continues to bring beautiful exhibitions to the public, such as: contemporary artifacts and crafts made by local Welsh artists, British wares and Swansea and Nantgarw pottery items. It is the perfect venue to admire and understand local cultural values and artistic developments.
Weobley Castle is a sight to see. Located on the top of a hill outside of Gorseinon, the beautiful stone castle is a breath-taking image of Welsh history and architecture. It is a place that must be visited when traveling to Gorseinon, in order to experience the real medieval castle life.
Aberdulais Falls for over 400 years, has provided the energy to drive the wheels of industry, from the manufacture of copper in 1584 to the later tinplate works. Today, the waterwheel is the largest currently used in Europe to generate electricity which makes Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient in environmentally-friendly energy.
Gorseinon is filled with sights in and around the town and there are many splendid tour opportunities for everyone to enjoy around here and to learn more about the Welsh.