24 October 2014

Follow in the footsteps of the Welsh poet & broadcaster

Dylan Thomas' bedroom in 5 Cwmdonkin Drive

Dylan Thomas' bedroom at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea by 5 Cwmdonkin Drive

Monday the 27 October will be 100 years since the birth of one of Wales' most famous writers. A journey that started at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in Swansea. Taking in various beautiful and inspiring locations along the way. Wandering through the landscapes of his life and work.

The most famous attraction being the writing shed in Laugharne along with the Boat House which was once home to the Thomas family. But there are other locations to discover, such as Mumbles (or The Mumbles). A coastal village and one of a few locations (along with Laugharne and New Quay) that inspired 'Under Milk Wood'. Not forgetting the "ugly, lovely town" of Swansea. Home to many of Dylan's regular haunts.

View of Dylan Thomas' writing shed

Dylan Thomas' writing shed in Laugharne 

 by Paula J James

Dylan also liked to wander along the shores and cliff tops of the Gower. An area that was the first place in Britain to be named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An area, according to Trip Advisor users, that contains one of the worlds top 10 beaches - Rhossili.

Find out more about Dylan Thomas and his life in Wales.