The Dylan Thomas Boat House and Writing Shed in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
The Dylan Thomas
Tel. 01994 427420
Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin lived at the Boat House in Laugharne from 1949 - 1953, the last four years of his life. It was here where he wrote 'Under Milk Wood', one of his mayor works.
Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, but his family roots were in Carmarthenshire. Dylan and his wife Caitlin were regular visitors to Laugharne and he was particularly attracted to the boat house, which eventually became their family home. The boat house is set in spectacular scenery, on a cliff overlooking the Taf estuary, and is open to the public for much of the year. There is an exhibition of Dylan memorabilia, a tea room, a bookshop and of course the famous 'Writing Shed', where Dylan did most of his writing.
The Writing shed is built on stilts, and when you visit you can easily imagine how Dylan Thomas sat there, inspired by his surroundings, including the spectacular view over the hills, the town of Laugharne and the Taf estuary.
During the summer months the boat house is occasionally used for evening entertainments and events. It can also be hired for private events in the evenings.
May to October and Easter Weekend
10:00am - 5:30pm (last admission 5:00pm)
November to April:
10:30am - 3:30pm (last admission 3:00pm)
Unfortunately, the Boat House is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Other attractions nearby: Laugharne Castle
For more information, including admission fees and details on private hire visit the website www.dylanthomasboathouse.com or call 01994 427420. If you contact the Boat House please mention that you found this information in www.carmarthenshire-pages.co.uk