Dylan lived and worked at his Boathouse with its clifftop writing shed and spectacular views in the sleepy seaside town of Laugharne on the sandy fringes of Carmarthen Bay.
For the last four years of his life, Thomas lived at the Boathouse during which time many major pieces of work were written – including Under Milk Wood.
It is not difficult to get a sense of what inspired Dylan. Laugharne has a placid, timeless charm – helped along by sand, sea and even a castle. 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.
The closest car parking is at the Castle car park (the Grist car park) which is chargeable. The Boathouse is clearly signposted from here and approx 500m away on foot. Unfortunately this venue is unsuitable for wheelchair access and has some sets of stairs both inside and out – the Writing Shed can be viewed from the pathway.
Entrance fee applies.
The Boathouse has a year round interesting and varied events programme with a whole new brochure dedicated to the festival.
It is point 22 on the Dylan Thomas Trail.