Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Laugharne Castle

The Boathouse

The Boathouse is set in a cliff overlooking the Tâf Estuary and was the house that the poet Dylan Thomas lived with his family between 1949 and 1953, the last four years of his life. It was at this house that he wrote many major pieces. When he died, his mother moved into the house.


It has been suggested that she is responsible for the unusual phenomena that include the sound of scraping furniture from upstairs, lights found switched on when staff arrive in the morning, and paintings moved from one side of the room to another.


Pictured left is the Boathouse courtesy of Chris55.

Dylan Thomas Boathouse,

Dylan's Walk,


Carmarthenshire, SA33 4SD.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks.


The ghost of a spectral Mastiff reputedly haunts the area of Pant-y-Madog. It is said to have very bad breath and “blazing red eyes”. It is known as the Gwyllgi (Dog of Death), and it runs from the castle (above) to the town.


For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks and Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Laugharne (Welsh: Talacharn) is a town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Tâf.

It is known for having been the home of Dylan Thomas from 1949 until his death in 1953, and is thought to have been an inspiration for the fictional town of Llareggub (‘Bugger All’ backwards!) in Under Milk Wood.

Pictured is Laugharne Castle courtesy of Psychodelicacy. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.