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Great place to visit,well recommended.Well done to the owners for this attraction in Cwmdonkin... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Swansea, United Kingdom
Bucket list... check

I have visited Thomas' bar and apartment in NYC now his birthplace in Swansea. so I guess I can die... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The house in which the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was born and lived with his family for the first 23 years of his life. Enter Dylan Thomas Birthplace and you go back in time to when the Thomas family bought No 5 as a new house in 1914 just a few...more
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5 Cwmdonkin Drive | Uplands, Swansea SA2 0RA, Wales
+44 1792 472555
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Reviewed 5 days ago

you really do need to be into the writings of Dylan Thomas before you visit, if you are, you will understand, if it is just a name you have heard of, then I personally, feel it would be a waste of time

Thank hughes1937
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit,well recommended.Well done to the owners for this attraction in Cwmdonkin, Uplands.

Thank crazyjac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Thomas' bar and apartment in NYC now his birthplace in Swansea. so I guess I can die now.

Thank Tebbé D
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Been visiting this place since my childhood, my mum introduced me to works of Dylan Thomas. In my opinion schools should make children visit these places to keep the heritage alive.

Thank kev92lister
Reviewed 26 May 2018

First of all, well done and thank you to the owners for making this place exist. Over the years, it's been shunned and given up by both Swansea Council and the National Trust. Considering how important Dylan Thomas is to Wales and Swansea, I can't...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Saturday 12th May was a pleasant day, dry sunny but not too hot. We walked about two miles to Cwmdonkin Park. Anyone with any knowledge of the writer and poet Dylan Thomas would know that Cwmdonkin Park was a great source of inspiration for him...More

Thank Michael_SF6310RH
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We visited Swansea for a Dylan Thomas inspired walk around the city, starting at the house where he was born. Indeed, we hadn't realised in advance that tours of the house were available. As we were there we called the number and agreed to meet...More

Thank Alistair D
Reviewed 29 March 2018

In addition to the usual house tour, we also did the Cradle-to-Grave tour *and* we stayed in the house for four night. It was truly amazing, and the breadth of knowledge that Geoff brought to bear on the subject of the entire life of Dylan...More

Thank Shena W
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is a quirky and interesting experience run by knowledgeable enthusiasts - we loved it! We pre-booked to be sure it would be open.

Thank Jay517
Reviewed 15 March 2018

As suggested on the very good website, as it is not always open from 9 - 5, my brother had pre-booked our tour, so we were met exactly on time, by the owner/ guide, at the house. We were the only visitors at this time,...More

Thank Chris P
Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you Chris for your kind comments - it's our visitors that make the day for us and hope that it will encourage you to find out more about Dylan and - as Pres Jimmy Carter says in his video "...perhaps he will become your...More

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Sue A
8 September 2017|
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
I'm not sure how the previous review said that then house was cold with no hot water. There is a central heating boiler which also provides the hot water. There are gas 'coal' fires and lots of Welsh woollen blankets. We... More
8 October 2016|
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
Hello, we used to run set tour times but we are now predominantly open from 10:30am-4:30pm. We do however, advise people to call ahead of their visit as the house is also used for other things such as self catering stays... More
19 July 2016|
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Response from Dylanswansea1914 | Property representative |
Hello Anne, no we don't have a tea room, we do however, offer pre-booked afternoon teas, lunches and evening meals by prior arrangement. - The house is where Dylan was born, lived for 23 years and created a near two-thirds... More