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“Fabulous place to write and ponder”

Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Laugharne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The poet's former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.
Reviewed 11 August 2014

To reach the boathouse by car, you have to park down by the shore, and walk along the estuary side. Then you have to clamber over rocks and go up steep steps, and then a little walk to the writing shed, a garden shed type building where Dylan used to retreat to write, looking over the sea. Then more steep steps down to the property, and a further flight down to the very good tea room. Access would not be possible to anyone with mobility difficulties. It is quite a challenge even to the able bodied.
The house itself is small. The parlour is delightfully presented as it might have been when Dylan and Caitlin and their children lived there. A short video is worth watching, and I liked this as it was about Dylan in Wales, and the house itself. The excellent book shop sells well chosen selection of gifts and cards. I cannot praise the te shop enough, we had tea and bara brith in the sunshine, looking over the sea. An outstandingly enjoyable visit.

Thank Millie024
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"welsh cakes"
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

It was basic and unpretentious- the character of the building, its setting and history spoke for itself. Try the lemon drizzle cake in the tearoom terrace, overlooking the estuary.

Thank denez
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Always wanted to visit here, so made an effort in the centenary year. If you are a fan of Dylan Thomas or 20th century writers then a visit to laugharne is a must and the boathouse really helps you to understand the inspiration behind some of Thomas's later work. The museum is small but does contain a few interesting artifacts such as hand written letters and his death mask. Thomas's writing shed is just along the path and this can be seen without even paying the admission. The tea room which gives you access to the rear garden of the boathouse, which used to be the beach, can also be visited without paying the museum admission. If you're a Dylan Thomas fan then go in and have a look around, if you just want to get the vibe of the place and take in the stunning views over the Taff estuary then grab a cream tea and visit the gift shop.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The setting of the 'Boathouse is superb and the exhibits tell the story of his life and work in great and moving detail.

Thank AMCaerdydd
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Piece of history but thought an entrance fee was a bit pricey for a cafe!! You still have to pay for your tea and cake as well as an entrance fee.

Thank Trevor W
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