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St Martin

Thousands of people come here every year to see the grave of poet Dylan Thomas, marked by a simple white cross.

Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

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Church Street
SA33 4QP

The church dates largely from the 15th century, but was heavily restored in the 19th century. It contains 17th century memorials and much Victorian glass.

From the church make a circular walk on footpaths to the estuary of the Taf (Thomas's 'heron priested shore'), down to the Boathouse (where Thomas lived), on to the castle and back up the village street.

Pass shops and pubs that Thomas always denied were the direct inspiration for Under Milk Wood, although the people of Laugharne (pronounced Larn) never seem to have a problem with this idea.

  • Famous connections

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • National heritage here

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church in Wales

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