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“Coffee and Culture”

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.
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Coffee and Culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We love the Boathouse. It is the perfect place to take a cup of coffee having had a walk around the nearby footpaths and Dylan's birthday walk. Lovely food, today it was the Barabrith.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

1. Locality
A short walk from the Main Street, once the brown tourist sign had been redirected. ;-) However, the walk is beautiful passing Dylan Thomas' writing shed and the views over an estuary that are truly stunning.

2. Food and Service
Although a little pricey the food was lovely and the staff were very friendly.

Visited May 2014
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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“beautiful area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

This was a very interesting visit. The village and views spectacular, a pleasant walk up to the boathouse.

Visited May 2014
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Thank 36Carol
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South Wales
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“Great to see where Dylan lived and worked”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

There can be few houses in Wales with such a beautiful location. It is nicely presented as a reminder to what it would have looked liked in Dylan's time with some original artefacts. It is small and doesn't take long to look around but it is worth lingering for the tea and cakes and the views over the estuary. Don't forget to visit his writing shed.

Visited April 2014
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Birmingham
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41 reviews
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“Interesting studio and boat house but not for faint hearted”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Visited here while staying in tenby. You definately need a good pair of lungs. Lovely walk from the FREE car park (what a lovely surprise). But then a very steep climb. Because of all the rain we had prior to our visit the steps were very muddy. After hauling ourselves to the top we looked at his shed where he wrote. Looks completely different to the pictures of it at the boathouse so presume it had been replaced at some time. We then walked to the boathouse where we had to walk down numerous stairs to gain entrance. The rooms were very interesting and there was a room with a video detailing his life. Impressed to see photos of Jimmy Carter and the Prince of Wales on the walls. Bought a picture of his writing shed (presume the original one). Went down stairs to have a drink before the long climb back to the top. Lovely lady served us and she explained that the outside garden was once accessible directly from the beach but was blocked off by the council. Seems a bit silly to me. If it hadn't have been there would be no need for all those steps up and all those steps down and perhaps more people could enjoy it. But enjoyable day even though it was hard work to get there and back.

Visited April 2014
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