Poet Dylan Thomas lived in the Boathouse in Laugharne, Wales, with his family between
1949 and 1953, the last four years of his life. It was in this house that he wrote
many major pieces including Under Milk Wood. The boat house is set in a cliff overlooking
the Tâf Estuary.
Thomas first visited the village of Laugharne with a friend, the poet Glyn Jones,
in 1934, and was attracted to it. He moved there four years later, and the Boathouse
was later bought for him by a benefactor
It is now owned by Carmarthenshire County Council and serves as a museum. It is open
to the public for most of the year. It contains Thomas memorabilia and some of the
original furniture. Close to the main house is the "writing shed" where Dylan spent
much of his time. It receives about 15,000 visitors a year.
Laugharne is perhaps best known for its associations with Dylan Thomas, but for the
past 20 years, the picturesque castle, sited on the Taf estuary, has been the subject
of painstaking archaeological investigation and gradual restoration. There was probably
a Norman castle here by the early 12th century, though the upstanding remains can
be traced back no further than the work of the de Brian family in the late 13th century.
Just a short drive away from the barns is the famous pendine sands - 6 miles of beautiful
It stretches from Gilman Point in the west to Laugharne Sands in the east. In the
early 1900s the sands were used as a venue for car and motor cycle races. Motor Cycle
magazine described the sands as "The finest natural speedway imaginable". Numerous
land speed records were set on the beach during the 1920's
The beach now holds the prestigious Blue Flag Award and is a safe haven for children
to play with plenty of space and safe bathing
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