Dylan Thomas

One of Wales' best know poets and writers. Dylan Thomas was born and raised in Swansea but spent much of his life in New Quay and Laugharne. These Welsh locations inspired him to write some of his finest poetry and plays. Discover more about this charismatic man who frequently visited the pubs, cinemas and coast of West Wales.

Exterior of the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

Top Dylan Thomas spots

Jo Furber, literature officer at the Dylan Thomas Centre, goes on the trail of the poet and writer.

Exterior of 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea

Dylan Thomas’ birthplace

Visiting 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in Swansea, where the great writer was born.

Cauldrons & Furnaces at the Castle, Laugharne

A different arts event

Discover how Laugharne Weekend founder, Richard Thomas created the wilfully different arts event.

Hannah Ellis in a replica Dylan Thomas boat shed

Remembering Dylan's legacy

Hannah Ellis is Dylan Thomas’ granddaughter. She shares some of her grandfather’s favourite places and how they influenced the man behind the legend.
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Taf Estuary, Laugharne

Laugharne’s coast

Travel writer David Atkinson walks the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.

Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

Dylan's Swansea & Gower

Visit the city where the writer was born and raise a glass in a few of his favourite haunts.