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Dylan Thomas Boat House

Dylan Thomas Boat House

Dylan Thomas Boat House
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Heritage, £2




01994 427420


Dylan Thomas was one of the greatest writers from Wales and a giant in the 20th century. The most renowned in a school of Anglo-Welsh writers that flourished during that period. He made particular use of the, then, new mass media technologies of broadcasting and recording.

Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea but his family roots were in Carmarthenshire and it was this county that provided him with a constant source of inspiration.

He lived at the Boathouse for the last four years of his life during which time many major pieces of work were written - including Under Milk Wood. The Boathouse, where Dylan and Caitlin lived with their children, Aeronwy, Llewelyn and Colm from 1949 to 1953, is now a heritage centre. The house now contains audio visual presentations, original furnishings and memorabilia, a themed bookshop, tea room, viewing platform and terrace.

Set in a cliff overlooking the glorious, 'heron priested' Taf Estuary the Boathouse offers a fascinating visit including memorabilia, interpretation, bookshop and tea-room.

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Facilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshments

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

From 1st May to 31st October 10:00 to 17:30 (last admission 17:00)
From 1st November to 30th April 10:30 to 15:30 (last admission 15:00)


Adult - £4
Concessions - £3.20
Family (2 adults and two children) - £10.00
Children over 7yrs - £2.00
Children under 7yrs - FREE



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Map reference: SN 306110  Lat: 51.77274 Long: -4.45526

Laugharne is easily accessible by car and is approximately 30mins drive from the end of the M4/A48 in Carmarthen. From Carmarthen take the A40 to St. Clears then the A4066 direct to Laugharne. Free parking is available approximately 10 mins walk from the Boathouse.

Parking: free


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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