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An absolute ‘must’ for Dylan aficionados

5 Cwmdonkin Drive is the ‘absolute place’ to visit if you’re a Dylan Thomas fan, or in anyway... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2019
JohnWestbury
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Westbury
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We stayed here for two nights whilst staying in Swansea for a concert. The house provides a rare... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2019
simonbjames1111
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed visiting this place. learning alot about this person, and taking it all in. my kids thoroughly enjoyed and wanted to see this place in a long time

Date of experience: August 2019
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your message. We are very pleased that you and your children enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon - why not sign up for our newsletter and get notice of events which are coming up.

Reviewed August 6, 2019

as I said been there a few times over the years as it's only about 3-4 miles from where I lived. never been in their it's in a tidy place to live, a few minutes away is what was his best drinking at the Uplands...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your message. I'm not sure how you can rate the house having not been inside - you really must come and look around the house - I think that you will be pleasantly surprised at howe th house has been restored to...More

Reviewed July 26, 2019

5 Cwmdonkin Drive is the ‘absolute place’ to visit if you’re a Dylan Thomas fan, or in anyway interested in his work - the house offers a really great ‘atmosphere’ and wonderful insight into Dylan’s formative years. The good people who ‘rescued’ this house and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is very gratifying when people write about the house in this way which shows that we have succeeded in making it a place where you could imagine Dylan and his family living. truly a 'must see'...More

Reviewed July 15, 2019

We stayed here for two nights whilst staying in Swansea for a concert. The house provides a rare opportunity to emerse yourself in welsh and litery culture and history. The house has been fully and truely restored by a hugely committed owner. everything in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you for your kind words - I hope the concert was as good as the Birthplace and your day out in Wimbledon on the Sunday completed a memorable weekend

Reviewed July 2, 2019

small but very interesting museum. My son was studying in Swansea and we had to hit this museum - tragic life!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

I'm afraid we can only be as big as the house! We prefer to call it a living house as you can explore the cupboards and drawers, sit on the chairs and even lie on the beds with no red ropes preventing to going to...More

Reviewed June 17, 2019

A great place to visit - very atmospheric and our host Geoff was full of interesting stories. The house has been decorated and preserved as it would have been in Dylan's time living there - so much attention to detail. We had booked afternoon tea...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Tank you ladies - you were the first hen party that we had hosted and I must say that you behaved inpeccably! I it was lovely to serve you afternoon tea from Florrie's Pantry

Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to win a 2 night stay in this wonderful house. Geoff the owner met myself and my husband and gave us an in-depth tour of the house. He supplied us with a welcome pack to settle us in. From the moment...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Great competition winners and so pleased that the Birthplace has inspired you to learn more about Dylan and his work

Reviewed May 21, 2019

What an amazing way to celebrate my 70 th birthday with friends and family. A warm welcome , interesting and informative talk and a good wander around the house encouraged. Dinner was exquisite, local produce beautifully cooked and presented. A wonderful surprise for me was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

We were so pleased that it all went so well and we kept Edward and his readings a secret from you until the very last minute. Our Edwardian dinners are a wonderful way to experience a little of what life might have been like a...More

Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

This is a very interesting house to visit. It has been restored lovingly by Jeff and with the advice of the Thomas' maid, now dead. It gives a deep impression of what life was like for Dylan Thomas and his family. Jeff gave us an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you Jane - I'm sure it will rekindle your memories of Under Milk Wood and other Dylan stories! Next time you must come and stay in Dylan's little bedroom

Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

This was my third visit and each time the house doesn’t disappoint. I keep recommending the house to friends as it is so interesting. We were greeted by Dot who gave us a warm welcome, an interesting talk and after we’d looked around the house...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you Sara for your lovely review - yes, those Welsh caes are something to die for - scrumptious!

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Vanessa T
February 17, 2019|
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
The prices are on our web for overnight stays. On the drop down menu go to Accommodation then the link at the bottom of the page for availability They vary depending on the number of people in the party - we only let to one... More
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Sue A
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
I'm not sure how the previous review said that then house was cold with no hot water. There is a central heating boiler which also provides the hot water. There are gas 'coal' fires and lots of Welsh woollen blankets. We... More
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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
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