No. 5 Cwmdonkin Drive

The Dylan Thomas Birthplace

The Dylan Thomas Birthplace

Where Dylan was born, spent twenty-three years of his life, and 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!

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