Laugharne // by The Lilac Linnet

Laugharne City

Blogger Introduction

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Hi, my name is Llinos and this year I turned 30.  I live in Cardiff with my boyfriend Oliver and our guinea pig Maggie.  I grew up on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and speak fluent Welsh.  When I’m not blogging, you can find me drinking tea as I write letters to my penpals or visiting castles.

I blog at The Lilac Linnet, which is my favourite colour and the English meaning of my name.  It’s a creative bubble on the internet where I discuss books, history, my creative projects, what I’m watching and anything of interest that pops into my head.  If you’re looking for a lifestyle blog with a twist of this and that, check it out!

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Why I chose to write about Laugharne…

Laugharne is a beautiful town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, which I first fell in love with as a teenager when I visited with my parents.  Last year I booked an Air BnB in Laugharne for my boyfriend’s birthday and I left a little bit of my heart there.

Laugharne is most famous for being the home of Wales’ most famous poet, Dylan Thomas.  However, Dylan had a tragic life, dying at the age of 39 due to brain damage caused by alcohol.

5 things to see and do in Laugharne

Laugharne Castle

I never can resist a castle, and Laugharne’s has a particularly interesting history.  It began life as a Norman castle, became a Tudor manor and then fell to Parliamentary forces during the civil war.  It’s run by an organisation called Cadw and it’s only £4 entry for adults.
Laugharne - Castle

Dylan Thomas’ Writing Shed and Boathouse

No visit to Laugharne is complete without visiting the home where Dylan Thomas lived with his wife and children.  It’s a small yet cosy home right at the edge of the estuary.  It’s tinged with sadness though, because Dylan’s marriage was so tumultuous.  If you take a peek inside the writing shed, it’s so easy to imagine that Dylan has just popped out and will be back at any moment to pen a masterpiece.  Don’t forget to enjoy a cream tea on the terrace!

Tin Shed Experience

This 1940s museum is a haven of memorabilia and nostalgia.  It features items from European battlegrounds, the Rockies and the American Old West.  Naturally, it is housed in a tin shed.

Estuary Walk

If you park in the main town car park, you will be right by the path along the estuary, so you can take in the castle, boathouse, and the amazing views across the estuary.
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St Martins Church

I’ve previously blogged about graveyard tourism and if you make your way into the cemetery of St Martin’s, you will see the white cross which marks the final resting place of Dylan Thomas.

Laugharne - Beach

Llinos’ Recommendation for Food & Drink in Laugharne

The Owl and the Pussycat

This quaint cafe is full of knick knacks and we enjoyed a lovely meal which was also great value for money.  A lovely place to while away an hour.

Browns

This hotel is most famous for being Dylan Thomas’ favourite place for a drink in Laugharne… enjoy a drink in the bar just like the town’s famous former resident.

A map of things to do in Laugharne…


Thank you to Llinos for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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  • Emma Ramsell

    This is such a great post and a great blog for the series. I have to hold my ridiculously none geographical idea hands up and say I have no idea where this was- so the map was an amazing addition xxx

  • Food & Baker

    We love a good castle visit! We’ll be sure to add this one to the list! So nice to read more about cities we have not heard of before!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

  • Gwennan Rees

    I feel like I’ve seen a lot of Wales but I’ve never made it here! Looks like such a beautiful place (and lots of history!)

  • I definitely haven’t seen enough of Wales at all but this looks like such a gorgeous place! I’m a huge sucker for castles so I’m sure I’d love visiting here! xx

  • Sarah Pears

    Laugharne sounds beautiful! Definitely going to pay a visit next time I go to Wales.

    Sarah | http://www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk