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Dylan Thomas's Cradle to Grave Journey

history walk

Dylan Thomas's Cradle to Grave Journey

1 review
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English
history walk

Dylan Thomas's Cradle to Grave Journey

history walk

Dylan Thomas's Cradle to Grave Journey

1 review
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The tour starts from Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea. You will have the chance to visit the house where Dylan was born and lived for 23 years. On the way to the ancient township of Laugharne, or as Dylan called it 'the strangest town in Wales,' we take a slight detour and follow the course of the meandering River Towy to see the old farmhouse that inspired one of Dylan's greatest poems, the majestic 'Fernhill' where Dylan proclaimed himself 'Prince of the Apple towns.' From here we proceed to the stunning beach at Llansteffan whose castle sits atop the cliff looking over the 'three tongued bay' that is Carmarthen Bay. The area, as Dylan said, was a 'breeding box' for the Thomas family. Indeed he is right, he has very strong roots in this quiet and picturesque corner of Wales. Laugharne and its imposing Norman built castle holds many 'must-sees' for a Dylan Thomas fan including his first and second homes 'Eros' and 'Sea View,' his famed last home, the Boathouse, his writing shed and of course Browns Hotel. We end our trip in the only manner fitting, both Dylan and his wife Caitlin now lie at rest under a simple but moving white cross in the town's churchyard. Many lovers of the poet come and leave tiny mementoes at the graveside, including coins, cigarettes, whiskey and notepads and pencils.

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Your host

Learn more about Geoff

Geoff

My name is Geoff, and I am the restorer and owner of Dylan Thomas Birthplace. The house has been loving restored back to how it was in 1914, the year that the famous writer Dylan Thomas was born in the front bedroom. Dylan spent most of his life living in the house and it is where he wrote two-thirds of his work. I am also the Chairman of the Dylan Thomas Society so have in depth knowledge of Dylan and his haunts.

What's included

Transportation
Price includes driver and knowledgeable guide

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Where you'll be

The tour starts from Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea and takes a detour to visit the old farmhouse that inspired one of Dylan's greatest poems. From here we proceed to ​the stunning beach at Llansteffan. Then we head to the ​boathouse and Browns Hotel in Laugharne. We end our trip the churchyard in Laugharne, where Dylan and his wife now lie at.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Regrettably, we are unable to accept children who require car seats.
Geoff
Dylan Thomas's Cradle to Grave Journey
1 review
$599/person
1 review
$599/person