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Laugharne lies on the estuary of the River Taf and is most famously known for being the home of the Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas from 1949 until his death in 1953 the town is thought to have been an inspiration for the fictional town of Llareggub in his radio play 'Under Milk Wood'.

A castle belonging to the Princes of South Wales known originally as the 'Castle of Abercorran' existed in Laugharne before the Norman Conquest of 1066. King Henry II of England visited it in 1172 and made peace with the Welsh Prince Rhys of Dynevor then through the marriage of Prince Rhys' daughter the castle was passed to Sir Guy de Brian,(Once Lord High Admiral of England) and when his daughter Elizabeth inherited the castle and married Owen Laugharne of St. Bride's and the Castle was renamed

The cockle industry was once a significant part of the Laugharne economy and the well established pickling firm Parsons also started in Laugharne.

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  • Pros:A lovely Little Village, Great walks
  • Cons:Mostly closed down out of season
  • Intro Updated Aug 8, 2011
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