Laugharne, home of Dylan Thomas and about which he wrote his most famous play for voices, Under Milk Wood. Visit his Boat Shed writing room and walk along the beautiful estuary overlooked by Laugharne Castle.
Think Laugharne, think Dylan Thomas. A bittersweet love affair between townsfolk and resident poet, conducted via prickly poems and supremely clever short stories. Think Laugharne, think castle too. The magnificent medieval castle turned Tudor mansion later became the perfect antidote to writer’s block. Both Dylan and author Richard Hughes put pen to paper in the castle’s garden summerhouse.
Looking out over the estuary, like an eagle nesting on its eyrie, this impressive relic of ancient times demands you stand and stare. It will simply take your breath away. ‘Brown as owls’ as Mr Thomas put it so eloquently in his ‘Poem in October’.
Make time to stroll through the castle’s Victorian gardens before heading for the foreshore to take in the views.
The Boathouse where the poet lived for the last four years of his life is now a heritage centre containing audio visual presentations, original furnishings and memorabilia, a themed bookshop, tea room, viewing platform and terrace. Dylan Thomas worked in the Writing Shed above the Boathouse with its remarkable and inspiring views of four estuaries.
Distance from Manor Bedw: 19 miles