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Discover the iconic home and Writing Shed of Dylan Thomas where the poet experienced a creative renaissance

Dylan Thomas Boat House

Dylan Thomas first arrived in Laugharne in 1934 aged 19. He came with a friend by ferry from the other side of the Taf estuary and would have alighted just behind the Boathouse. He was instantly fascinated with Laugharne.

 

It was from the Boathouse that Dylan made the fateful journey to New York where he died in 1953 aged 39; an early death that turned a talent into a legend.

 

Dylan’s family still have a very strong connection to the Boathouse. Aeronwy, Dylan’s only daughter, became an ambassador for his work as well as a fine writer herself. Since her untimely death in 2009 the mantle has passed to her daughter, Hannah Ellis, who is herself a regular visitor to the Boathouse with her family. This is a place the Thomas family still feel very much at home.

 

Admission Prices

Adult - £6
Student / Disability Concession - £5.50
Child 5-18 - £3
Under 5 - Free

Tea room only - Free

 

Opening Times 2023

1 April - 30 September, open Thursday - Monday, 10am - 5pm

1 October - 24 December, open Thursday - Monday, 10:30am - 3pm

 

Opening Times 2024

4 January - 31 March, open Thursday - Monday, 10:30am - 3pm

1 April - 30 September, open every day, 10am - 5pm

1 October - 24 December, open every day, 10:30am - 3pm

 

Address / Location

Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Dylan's Walk, Laugharne
Carmarthenshire, SA33 4SD

 

Please use postcode: SA33 4SY for Satnav. This will take you to Green Banks Carpark. Please check the tide timetable for high tides as the carpark can get flooded. There is a ten minute walk to the Boathouse. 

 

There is limited seating in the Tearoom. There is also an outside patio / tearoom area where we will be serving a selection of homemade cakes and drinks. 

 

Access to the house and tearoom are down 40 steps to the house and 10 steps to the patio area (which might prove challenging to those with mobility issues) where refreshments will be served . There is no wheelchair access or disabled toilet.

Finding us

Keys

  • Abergwili SA31 2JG

  • Felinfoel Road Llanelli SA15 2LJ

  • Pendine SA33 4NY

  • Kidwelly SA17 4LW

  • Laugharne, SA33 4SD