Natalie's Journey - Laugharne

Duration: 1 hour

Distance: 2 miles / 3.2 km

Start: SN 302 114

End: SN 305 099

Parking: There's a car park at the start of the walk: Saint Martin's Church, Laugharne, Carmarthen SA33 4QD. The nearest car park to the end of the walk is by the Castle: Grist Square, Carmarthen SA33 4SS


The walk starts by Saint Martin's Church. If you enter the cemetery, you can visit Dylan Thomas' grave (A). With the church behind you, walk on the public footpath through the trees for around 500 meters towards the coast. You'll come out on the coast, turn left and walk on Dylan's Way for around 300 meters. You'll reach Dylan Thomas' Writing Shed (B). From here, walk down the steps towards the coast and you'll reach the Boathouse (C).

Turn back on yourself and pass the Writing Shed on your left, towards Laugharne. Continue on the coastal path and you'll reach Laugharne Castle (Ch) on your right.

After visiting the Castle, continue to walk in the same direction on the coastal path for around a kilometre. Before the path turns to the right, this is where the journey ends. To reach the car park, walk back on yourself towards the castle and cut up through the main street of Laugharne.

Points of Interest

A) Dylan Thomas' Grave

Cyfeirnod Grid: SN 302 114

Dylan Thomas was buried in the cemetery of Saint Martin's Church, where his grave is marked with a simple white cross.

B)Writing Shed

Grid Reference: SN 305 109

This is where Dylan Thomas wrote. It is believed that he finished the famous Under Milkwood in this shed.


Grid Reference: SN 306 110

Although not his first period of living in Laugharne, The Boat House was Dylan Thomas' most famous home from 1949. The building itself has a history stretching back to the early 1800s and includes everything from regular family life and fishermen to smugglers and famous poets.

Ch) Laugharne Castle

Grid Reference: SN 302 107

Laugharne's history stretches back over nine centuries. Founded in 1116, it was part of a chain of Norman coastal castles from Chepstow in the east to Pembroke in the west.

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