Expert tours of Dylan Thomas country

With our friendly and knowledgeable guides you can experience the beautiful West Wales landscapes that he called home and inspired many of his famous works.


Whether you'd like a 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog' in his adolescence or learn of the poet's later years when 'time held me green and dying, though I sang in my chains like the sea.'
We'll ensure that you find the answers that you've been looking for.
 

Swansea, Mumbles & Gower

£210 (groups of 1-3 people)
£410 (groups of 4-8 people)
Larger group numbers? prices are available upon request.
Price includes driver & guide.
Price excludes lunch & refreshments.
*Please note - Dylan Thomas' Birthplace has stairs which may not be suitable for visitors with mobility issues.
*Opportunities to take lunch in Mumbles or Gower.

Dylan wrote nearly two-thirds of his published works by the time he was in his early twenties.
It is clear that his creativity was fuelled by the sights and sounds of his adolescence.
We begin our tour at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive his 'Glamorgan Villa' in the Uplands where he was born and where so many of his works were also born. We wander through his 'world within the world of the sea-town' of Cwmdonkin Park to the site of Swansea Grammar School where his tutors tried to educate him, imagine the coffee smells of the old Kardomah Café where he and the 'gang' discussed all the cultural matters of the day...and girls! and of course the site old the Evening Post building where Dylan 'worked' as a junior reporter. All of these places that he recounted in his radio broadcasts 'Reminiscences of Childhood' & 'Return Journey'

Onward then to the picturesque fishing village of Mumbles which became a second home to the young poet as he frequented the Mermaid Hotel and the Antelope, getting up to hijinks and wowing audiences in his turns at the Swansea Little Theatre.

From here we venture further west to Gower and its stunning landscape (declared Britain's first 'Area of Outstanding National Beauty' in 1965.) Beaches, woodland and imagination - the area is the setting for some of Dylan's wonderful stories from 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog' - Could you spend the day on the imposing 'Worm's Head?' or perhaps run the length of the expansive sands of Rhossili?

 

Laugharne via Llangain & Llansteffan

£250 (groups of 1-3 people)
£450 (groups of 4-8 people) 
Larger group numbers? prices are available upon request.
Price includes driver & guide
Price excludes all chargeable entrance fees, lunch & refreshments.

*Please note - Entrance into the Dylan Thomas Boathouse is chargeable and is not suitable for wheelchair users.
*Opportunities to take lunch in Laugharne.

On the way to the ancient township of Laugharne, or as Dylan called it 'the strangest town in Wales,' we take a slight detour and follow the course of the meandering River Towy to see the old farmhouse that inspired one of Dylan's greatest poems, the majestic 'Fernhill' where Dylan proclaimed himself 'Prince of the Apple towns.' From here we proceed to the stunning beach at Llansteffan whose castle sits atop the cliff looking over the 'three tongued bay' that is Carmarthen Bay. The area, as Dylan said, was a 'breeding box' for the Thomas family. Indeed he is right, he has very strong roots in this quiet and picturesque corner of Wales.

Laugharne and its imposing Norman built castle holds many 'must sees' for a Dylan Thomas fan including his first and second homes 'Eros' and 'Sea View,' his famed last home, the Boathouse, his writing shed and of course Browns Hotel. We end our trip in the only manner fitting, both Dylan and his wife Caitlin now lie at rest under a simple but moving white cross in the town's churchyard. Many lovers of the poet come and leave tiny mementoes at the graveside, including coins, cigarettes, whiskey and notepads and pencils. Why do they do this? Nobody really knows, perhaps a small thank you for his life and incredible works. We think it's quite nice...