Dylan Thomas Walks

by Webmaster, 23rd October 2018

The writer was just 39 when he died but left a canon of great work that still inspires today

This month marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Wales’ most adored poet. Dylan Thomas lived a short and troubled life but one that produced pieces of writing that have inspired generations worldwide (Bob Dylan – real name Bob Zimmerman – actually named himself after the writer).

The Welsh coast features prominently in the life of Dylan Thomas. He spent most of his life there and it undoubtedly provided great inspiration for much of his work.

Our walks this month encompass three locations fundamental to his story.

ROUTE 1 — Discover the story of Thomas’ early days on this city stroll in Swansea

ROUTE 2 — Head to Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, to see the famous Boathouse that Thomas called home, plus his equally renowned writing shed

ROUTE 3 — Imagine the local characters that inspired Under Milk Wood in New Quay, Ceredigion


Route inaccessible? If you find that any of the routes featured on walesandborders.com has become inaccessible in any way, do let us know so we can alert the necessary authorities on your behalf. You can email the Web Editor at webeditor@borderpublishing.com

For the full feature on Dylan Thomas walks, see the November 2018 issue of Welsh Coastal Life. For back issues, click here.


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