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Dylan Thomas Birth Place

5 Cwmdonkin Drive | Uplands, Swansea SA2 0RA, Wales
+44 1792 472555
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Excellent reconstruction of the original home

You need to book for the organised tour around Dylan`s birthplace. Best to travel by taxi as steep... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard C
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Magical Victorian Weekend in Swansea

The Dylan Thomas House has been restored as a home. The house itself is a work of art. When you... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
Margaret T
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The house in which the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was born and lived with his family for the first 23 years of his life. Enter Dylan Thomas Birthplace and you go back in time to when the Thomas family bought No 5 as a new house in 1914 just a few months before Dylan was born in the front bedroom. Soak up the atmosphere of the house in which he lived for 23 years and wrote two thirds of his published work The Dylan Thomas Birthplace is unique in that it allows you to stay in the house as a visitor. When you book the house you have exclusive use during your stay. The house has a growing reputation for introducing new literary and musical talent from both Wales and the rest of the world. The house is open for visiting every day from 10:30am to 4:30pm and the relaxed journey takes you through the beautifully restored rooms to give you an insight into life in the Edwardian era and a perfect starting point to discover just how Dylan was inspired by "...this sea-town..." Phoning or emailing ahead is advisable, as on occasion the house is utilised for overnight stays, dining experiences and other events which will mean the inability to carry out house visits at times where advertised. We do of course, apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused in these instances.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5 Cwmdonkin Drive | Uplands, Swansea SA2 0RA, Wales
+44 1792 472555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to book for the organised tour around Dylan`s birthplace. Best to travel by taxi as steep road that is not suitable for people with mobility issues. Once there all is fine..good tour with plenty of explanations of how the home was restored in...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed June 12, 2017

The Dylan Thomas House has been restored as a home. The house itself is a work of art. When you reserve the accommodation, you get to use the whole house. We were greeted by the owner, given a cup of tea, told the history of...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed June 2, 2017

It is free, so nothing lost if you don't really like it. If you are a fan you will be fascinated by the sound recordings and photos.

Thank amf1954
Reviewed May 22, 2017

My 12 year old daughter and I visited 5 Cwmdonkin Drive yesterday to supplement her curriculum in school. We arrived at the house and rang the telephone number to arrange an appointment. In hindsight, I should have phoned earlier than the day of the visit....More

Thank VictoriaParkPies
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Our stay at the family home of Dylan Thomas was an essential part of our investigations into his life. The family home has been recreated to a high standard and should not be missed. The owner is to be applauded for the welcoming atmosphere and...More

Thank travelsmitten
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Come here to recreate Thomas' life in his home of many years. The curators have tried to furnish it like it looked in the early 20th Century. Good self-guided tour.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed April 9, 2017

I studied Dylan Thomas in school here in Swansea for my A levels. I have to be honest and say that I never understood what he was on about in certain works and Under Milk Wood has always been a complete mystery even after reading...More

Thank chowWales
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Read his works years ago- Bob Dylan took his name after reading his poems for inspiration. He really had a unique style of emotional poetry and it was wonderful to see where he did it all. Just go!

Thank Gareth G
Reviewed March 4, 2017

An absolutely fascinating place, with so much to be learned about Dylan Thomas. The set up is great and the guides are so knowledgeable about everything Thomas related.

Thank Emma S
Reviewed February 3, 2017

I attended the Christmas at Dylan's in December 2015 and it was lovely to see where he once lived. I would recommend purchasing a ticket to g there if you have any interest in Dylan Thomas.

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October 8, 2016|
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
Hello, we used to run set tour times but we are now predominantly open from 10:30am-4:30pm. We do however, advise people to call ahead of their visit as the house is also used for other things such as self catering stays... More
July 18, 2016|
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
Hello Anne, no we don't have a tea room, we do however, offer pre-booked afternoon teas, lunches and evening meals by prior arrangement. - The house is where Dylan was born, lived for 23 years and created a near two-thirds... More
July 18, 2016|
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
No, all of our lunches and dinners are by a pre-booked arrangement. Meals are then prepared and served in house. The menu consists of ingredients that are fresh and in season in the local area.