"Laugharne - the home of Dylan Thomas" Top 5 Page for this destination Laugharne by Myfanwe

Laugharne Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 101 photos

A picturesque village..

Laugharne (pronounced 'larn') is a small village in the heart of Carmarthenshire, South Wales. It is most famous for being the home of the famous poet Dylan Thomas whose play 'Under Milk Wood' was based on characters livng in the village. Many visitors flock to see the boat house where Dylan Thomas lived, the writing shed which inspired much of his work and the Browns hotel which was his favourite watering hole. The hub of the village is built around the estuary of the River Taf with the Norman castle dominating the skyline.

The Browns Hotel

Just up the road from the castle lies the 'Browns Hotel' this was by far the favourite watering hole of Dylan Thomas. It is said that Dylan Thomas was quite a loner and used to sit in the bar listening to other conversations, occasionally jotting down notes and ideas for his poems on cigarette papers.

Browns Hotel is now co owned by the popular British TV Actor Neil Morrissey who made a bid for the pub when it went up for Auction - the Grade II listed building sold for 670,000 GBP. Neil Morrisey and his partner also own the Hurst Hotel and the Three Mariners pub & B&B,

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small & beautiful
  • Cons:The car park floods in the winter!
  • Last visit to Laugharne: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Balam's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Great Tips, I want to go again!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    I wonder what Dylan Thomas would have thought of all us tourists traipsing through his house and writing shed.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    It's a long, long time since I visited the Boat House! Thanks for the memories.

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    I do love a good castle ! But I haven't heard of this one before. Great little page !

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 3:30 PM

    Another fantastic Welsh page. I especially like your toilet tip. To be honest, I always liked the good coverage of Great Britain with free public toilets in even the remotest places, but times seem to change. Keep up the good work .... :-)

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2006 at 11:43 PM

    Hello Vicki. This looks like such a picturesque and lovely area to visit! Thanks for the tips & photos. Greetings from another animal lover :-) Jess

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2006 at 11:09 AM

    My family immigrated to the US from Wales. I would love to visit here oneday and discover where my ancestors lived.

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2006 at 6:19 AM

    A very impressive opening picture. Thank you for your tips.


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