Literary landmark and must-see milestone on many a tourist itinerary, Laugharne is unique and historic.
website will provide you with an introduction to the
steeped-in-history, ancient township with a thoroughly-modern bustle
This is Dylan Thomas country
but there’s so much more to Laugharne than as the resting place of the
world’s best-known English-language poet from Wales
literary legend’s former home – the iconic Boathouse – is one of the
most famous views in Wales; then there’s the poet’s refurbished writing
shed overlooking the stunning Taf Estuary; and his favorite watering
hole, the world-famous Brown’s Hotel.
But “the strangest town in Wales” (as Dylan famously
called it) is a magnet not just for the culture vultures: it is a mecca
for walkers, bird-watchers and fishermen as well as artists, writers,
poets and painters.
Laugharne’s imposing Castle stands stately on the foreshore
overlooking the estuary, Carmarthen Bay and beyond.
The car park in the lee of this picturesque Norman ruin is
the first stop on many visitors’ Laugharne adventure. On the
menu are award-winning restaurants, pubs, gift shops, two stores,
Glass and a bookshop.
map of the ancient township also takes in churches, a primary school,
the busy community venue Millennium Hall, a cricket club, rugby club,
boat club, a popular and successful arts festival, the annual carnival,
the Laugharne Players theatre group, the centuries-old corporation . .
. the only active Corporation in the UK, run in accordance with the
Charter granted in 1290, during the reign of Edward I.
well as a fascinating history and its legendary literary connections,
Laugharne is a living, thriving community which, true to tradition, is
warm and welcoming towards to all those passing through, stopping off
or staying a little longer.
and charm of Laugharne is that, no matter how long you plan to stay,
you’ll wish you had a little more time. Just a few hours here will help
you understand how Dylan himself felt when he confided how he “got off
the bus and forgot to get back on”.