Laugharne (Talacharn), a small coastal town in the state of Cameroonshire, is best known as the home of Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), the country’s favorite poet. A simple white cross in St. Martin’s Church marks his grave and the tomb of his wife, Caitlin. There are still a few old men in town who remember him sitting in a bar at the Brown Hotel.
The house he called “Boathouse”, where he lived with Caitlin until the last year of his life, is now a museum, and by looking quietly at the mouth of the Taf River, it exhibits a lyrical beauty. Nearby, his writing room is littered with his papers, manuscripts, and wool, just as he left. Some of his most famous works were written by Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O’Toole, and Wales-born Richard Burton, including his playwright ‘Under the Milk Wood’, which was adapted into a classic film in 1972.
For a place to stay in Laugharne, the best place to stay is Hurst House in Marsh, a luxury hotel to the south of the village. Originally part of a 16th-century dairy farm, the main building is now an attractive combination of modern and traditional designs, with the lightness of a restaurant conservatory.
Thomas was born and educated in Logarm, Swansea, the second-largest city in Wales. He worked for a local newspaper there, and frequently visited local halls, especially in the area known as Mumbles. Today, his life and work are celebrated at the Dylan Thomas Center, near the city’s docks. Now it has been revived as a maritime quarter. The center is a hub for Thomas-related academic and regular arts events, including the annual Dylan Thomas Festival.
It stretches for about 15 miles from Swansea into the waters of Carmarthen Bay. It has a sparsely populated Gower Peninsula, green hills, rocky mountains and sandy, surf-pound beaches. The Magic Fairyhill Hotel in the village of Reynoldston is a magnificent place with a remarkable natural beauty that has been officially declared. The 200-year-old house has only eight guest rooms, which guarantees a peaceful stay. The highly acclaimed restaurant allows you to enjoy Wales.