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Fantastic! restored with love

great project, very knowledgeable guide. Ring ahead to book your tour, personal storyteller guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Hidden gem in Swansea

Booked tour with the owner who was knowledgeable but also gave plenty of time for visitors to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greater Manchester, 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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5 Cwmdonkin Drive | Uplands, Swansea SA2 0RA, Wales
+44 1792 472555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great project, very knowledgeable guide. Ring ahead to book your tour, personal storyteller guides you round and you have time to experience the formative home of Dylan. visit the park too, on road parking.

Thank Frejacayman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked tour with the owner who was knowledgeable but also gave plenty of time for visitors to explore solo Great both for Dylan Thomas lovers and those who like period houses. In the future this house needs to be kept for posterity

Thank Joesco13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Thomas's house has been carefully and lovingly restored, after many years of neglect and those who, like me, have a keen interest in Dylan's work and life, should not miss the opportunity to visit his birthplace. Geoff is a very friendly person, a fantastic...More

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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Steve for your very kind comments - Dylan would have been pleased! I think he would also be astounded at the worldwide attention he receives

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Been there at No.5 many times when I was the beat bobby for the Uplands, and to Laugharne as a child. DT is in my blood, especially Don’t go quiet into the Dark night poem. Spen all my child hood down Laugharne with family, what...More

Thank Mysteryshopper53
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Geoff spoke to us at length about the Thomas family and the remarkable history and restoration of the house. We saw all the rooms and learned about how the Thomas family lived. We had to book the visit in advance so the experience was much...More

Thank geraldus777
Reviewed 18 July 2018

A very interesting experience. My husband and I were very impressed by how the house was run. The People involved obviously love what they are doing and gave us a very real feel to the house. They were very informative. Madeys feel as if we...More

Thank lesley418323
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a very fine restoration done with loving attention to detail and historical accuracy. If you're even remotely interested in Dylan Thomas, you must visit. This is not a state or even locally supported attraction in terms of finances or marketing, but rather one...More

1  Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 12 July 2018

you really do need to be into the writings of Dylan Thomas before you visit, if you are, you will understand, if it is just a name you have heard of, then I personally, feel it would be a waste of time

Thank hughes1937
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great place to visit,well recommended.Well done to the owners for this attraction in Cwmdonkin, Uplands.

Thank crazyjac
Reviewed 13 June 2018

I have visited Thomas' bar and apartment in NYC now his birthplace in Swansea. so I guess I can die now.

Thank Tebbé D
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Sue A
7 September 2017|
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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
8 October 2016|
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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
18 July 2016|
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
Hello Anne, no we don't have a tea room, we do however, offer pre-booked afternoon teas, lunches and evening meals by prior arrangement. - The house is where Dylan was born, lived for 23 years and created a near two-thirds... More