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"timeless, mild, beguiling island of a town"

Literary landmark and must-see milestone on many a tourist itinerary, Laugharne is unique and historic.

This website will provide you with an introduction to the steeped-in-history, ancient township with a thoroughly-modern bustle and buzz.

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

The 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, Laugharne Glass and a bookshop.

The 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.

As 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.

The cheer 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”.

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