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“A Must See for Dylan Thomas Fans”

Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Laugharne
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Owner description: The poet's former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.
Broadway, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Must See for Dylan Thomas Fans”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Set in the village of Laugharne, this was the final house Dylan and Caitlin Thomas lived in and where he scripted some of Under Milk Wood, and looking around Laugharne, you get to feel where he got some of the characters from! Plenty of reminders for the late 40's period and a short film of Dylan is shown. Tea on the terrace is a must following your tour of the house and the Welshcakes are homemade by the staff - totally recommended!

Visited June 2013
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English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“To Much”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We would have loved to have gone inside but the admission fees were in my view to much especially when having to pay for a family of 4

Visited July 2013
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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great place to see and if you enjoy a little walk the views are ..... Your have too see for your self.

Visited November 2012
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Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Bard's Voice”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

As I walked passed Laugharne Castle towards Dylan Thomas' Boathouse I stepped further into the past. I love it here. The bay stretches out into the distant horizon, to my eyes the view is spectacular. As I neared Dylan Thomas' Writing Shack the hairs stood up on my neck, the shack lies empty but his spirit remains, everything is as it was when he left it to meet his untimely death in New York all those decades ago.

Sadly I wasn't able to go in this time, some repair work was taking place, it was surrounded by scaffold. But no matter, I took some pictures through the window; being outside of it was sufficient to sense the great bards spirit looking out from his desk on to the bay, composing his words, and no doubt having a glass of something while he did so.

Climbing the steps, ambling my way towards the Boathouse, taking pictures as I went, I ventured inside the small house to see where the man and his beloved Caitlin had lived with their children. A typical Welsh home, a small and cosy parlour, filled with character .... upstairs a film of Dylan's life, a few paintings and some memorablia.

Back down the stairs I listened to the Bard's voice, a preacher like rendition of his poems, what a treat that was. The lilting sound of his Welsh accent almost sending me to sleep.

The time you spend there is very much a personal thing... you may spend an hour or three.

Dylan Thomas Boathouse is well worth a visit and while your there why not call into the Castle too.

Visited February 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good walk but poorl signposted”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Good walk along the bay from the castle but the sign post for Dylan Thomas house is on the side so you cant actually read it when approaching the stairs that lead to, further on there are another set of steps but when you get to the top there is a slab of slate blocking the way, the stairs at bot entrance's are quite steep and poorly looked after and the bushes etc. are overgrown anyone with mobility problems will find getting to the boat house difficult

Visited May 2013
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