About the Village

Gowerton/Tregwyr is a village about 4 miles north west of the centre of Swansea. Gowerton is known as the gateway to Gower and was originally called Ffosfelin. In 1980 the Welsh National Eisteddfod was held at the Elba Complex in the village. The Eisteddfod stone is located on the roundabout on the B4295 road to Penclawdd.

People from Gowerton are often referred to as “starch”. This is from the times when the local area processed steel for export and the steel owners and white collar workers lived in the Gowerton area.

Gowerton is twinned with La Gacilly in Britanny, France.