Dylan Thomas Boathouse

Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne: Address, Phone Number, Dylan Thomas Boathouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Dylan Thomas Boathouse
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The poet's former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.
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Karen Tann
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Tranquil Place.
Jun 2021 • Couples
You can park near the castle and walk along the path by the waters edge and then up some steps to a path that leads you past the writing shed. A little further on you come to the Boathouse itself. Due to Covid we had to leave our details as we went into the garden and sanitize our hands. The path took us round the outside of the house and onto a terrace at the back. We ordered 2 cream scones and tea which we enjoyed very much. You leave by walking upstairs inside the house and paying at a till in little room by the front door. There are beautiful views from the path and Boathouse across the river estuary.
Written July 24, 2021
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MikeyG53
Emersons Green, UK1,729 contributions
Interesting place with views but basic food offerings
Jul 2021
I remember being bewildered at school when we were treated to Under Milk Wood as part of our combined English and Drama lessons. Little did I know that I would ever visit the place that Dylan Thomas spent most of his last few years of his life (having died just a few weeks after I was born).

We had visited Laugharne on our way home from our short break in Little Haven. It was a Monday lunchtime and most eateries were closed. We were attracted by the idea that we may combine a visit to The Boathouse, enjoy it’s views across part of Carmarthen Bay, and get a bite of something good to eat.

This sort of happened except the ‘bite of something good to eat’. The Boathouse does offer refreshments but due to COVID restrictions, the menu is equally restricted. We ended up in a baking-hot paved courtyard under a sweltering open-sided plastic shelter eating the best we could get from the scant menu.

My partner had a cheese scone with a small chunk of non-descript cheese, and some pleasant chutney. I had a Welsh Bara Brith: a rich fruit loaf made with tea, mixed spice, muscovado sugar, honey and dried mixed fruit. It is traditionally served with salted butter, and butter was provided, but in the heat it was practically melted by the time it got anywhere near the Bara Brith. It was OK but neither of us can say it was anything to recommend. We had some good cold bottled mineral water.

To get The Boathouse you should park in the main car park and head over the small bridge that carries the footpath around the base of Laugharne Castle. The path is clearly marked with signs to The Boathouse and takes you through a residential area in front of The Dylan Coastal Resort and along an elevated path above the shoreline. It’s quite a walk (allow 15-20 minutes) it look us about 20 minutes in such hot weather. Some of the views are stunning and if the weather had been more suited to enjoying a walk we may have stayed longer and walked further, and enjoyed, no doubt, further outstanding views of such beautiful countryside and waterscape.
Written July 22, 2021
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Rachel M
Cardiff, UK6 contributions
Gorgeous
Jun 2021 • Couples
Absolutely fell in love with this place! Will definitely return for a third trip. Friendly atmosphere. Very relaxed atmosphere
Written July 20, 2021
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DsHolidays
Merthyr Tydfil County, UK44 contributions
Hidden gem
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful picturesque experience, excellent “scones and coffee “, well worth a visit!! Thank you
Written July 5, 2021
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RKREF
Greater London, UK32 contributions
Definitely worth the walk
May 2021 • Couples
This is a delightful location and worth the walk. Lovely views and a cute cafe, as well as a sight of the garage where Dylan Thomas wrote.
Written July 4, 2021
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Helen W
Conwy, North Wales227 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Jun 2021
Even though we couldn't go in we still loved it. We walked up to it. Weather was glorious so we sat outside and has tea and scones, we saw his writing shed, you can look through the window. Stunning location and so glad we went.
Written June 20, 2021
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Shaun P
Pembrokeshire, UK21 contributions
Worth a look around
Apr 2021 • Family
DO NOT FOLLOW THE BLUE DYLAN THOMAS BOATHOUSE SIGNS IN YOUR CAR, THEY'RE FOR WALKING ONLY. FOLLOW THE CASTLE PARKING SIGNS INSTEAD. What a lovely area for writing poetry! We parked in the castle car park (which was free) and made our way to the writing shed. We had a pram and there are a few step hills there and back but nothing too bad. Lots of bins dotted around the area and amazing views. Well worth a visit for a chilled out day.
Written April 26, 2021
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Trish602015
Malaysia25 contributions
Inspiring atmospheric
Oct 2020 • Couples
Went on a wet windy day. Such an atmospheric place. Love his shed where he wrote and the boathouse where he lived. An inspiring place. You can feel his presence and I’m now going to tackle more of his poetry.
Written October 2, 2020
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myopinionWales
Wales113 contributions
Lovely first visit or the Boathouse.
Sep 2020
I have no idea why we haven’t visited Laugharne and the Boathouse sooner - I read a lot of Dylan Thomas and live just over an hour away!

The setting is as beautiful as Dylan’s description of the view.

In a way, it was the wrong time to visit as the house itself is partly closed inside due to Covid as there isn’t enough room to socially distance.

However, the tea room has reopened outside and we much appreciated tea and delicious bars brith In the sunshine. The one way system took us back through the house to the entrance so we could catch a glimpse of the atmosphericrestoration of the rooms .

The tearoom is looked after by volunteers Who were lovely and welcoming.
Written September 14, 2020
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TraceyLlanidloes
Llanidloes27 contributions
Poor
Sep 2020 • Couples
Saw the boathouse from the path above.but despite seeing cones and a taped area outside the gate was padlocked so we could not get to it.Disappointed.surely this could have been possible with a one way system and social distancing
Written September 8, 2020
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