No. 5 Cwmdonkin Drive

The Dylan Thomas Birthplace

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The Dylan Thomas Birthplace

Where Dylan was born, spent twenty three years of his life, & wrote two-thirds of his work.

When you walk through the doors of this living museum, you immediately feel an uniquely intimate connection with the life of one of Wales’ greatest poets. In every room you breathe in the spirit of the Edwardian era, when the Thomas family first moved in. Today, it’s a unique leisure destination for private tours, staycation, and dining experience.

The house was opened by Dylan’s daughter Aeronwy Ellis on the 94th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 2008. Former US President Jimmy Carter lends his voice to welcome visitors to the Birthplace, which King Charles III (then Prince Charles) visited in 2012.

Award Winning:

  • The Best Place to Stay by the Hudson’s Heritage Special Judges Award 2017.
  • Featured in Lonely Planet’s Great Britain Travel Guide 2019.
  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.
  • Visit Wales Accredited Attraction.
  • Best Small Attraction in Swansea Bay 2019 Tourism Swansea Bay Awards.

‘It’s as if the Thomas’s have just popped out and they’ll be back in a minute now…’

Your Dylan experts Alun & Geoff

Your Dylan Thomas Experts

Geoff and Alun offer you a warm Welsh welcome to Dylan’s home.

Sample Dylan’s culinary life

A spot of afternoon tea, Edwardian Dinner or A Taste of Wales Lunch? 

Tours of Dylan Thomas’ Life

Personalised tours from our friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Stay at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive

Unique opportunity to stay overnight and be inspired!

Find out what happened when Johnny Depp visited the Birthplace!

Dylan Thomas and Taylor Swift Connection

Who is Dylan Thomas Anyway?

That is the question that many Taylor Swift fans, aka Swifties, will be asking. Taylor’s 11th album ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ has just been released and mentions our Dylan in the chorus of the title track!

“I laughed in your face and said, ‘You’re not Dylan Thomas. I’m not Patti Smith. This ain’t the Chelsea Hotel. We’re modern idiots.”

The internet is already full of speculation about what the Dylan reference means, and if Taylor is a fan of Dylan’s poetry & writing. Being so connected with Dylan we have our own thoughts….. What’s your theory?

Taylor is performing at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on June 18th 2024. Will be amazing to hear the Dylan Thomas name drop live in Wales!
Want to know more about Dylan Thomas, and uncover the Chelsea Hotel/Patti Smith connection? Then take a look at Dylan’s Timeline.

Or visit us here at the Dylan Thomas Birthplace, where Dylan was born & wrote the majority of his work. Writing that is still inspiring global artists like Taylor Swift today!

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