What to do In Laugharne PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 July 2009 22:45

Laugharne is a township situated on the Taf Esturay.Many of the Houses in the main Street's are Georgian or earlier. There are prominent Houses, Castle House(Richard Hughes the author rented it for many years) and the Great House being fine axamples of Georgian architecture.Walking around the Townshio is easy enough and most Houses are on the roads,and makes a fascinating stroll

Dominating Laugharne-visible as you drive down the hill into Laugharne is the Norman Castle, built on the site of an older Welsh castle-known then as the Castle of Abercorran-the Corrran being the river that flows through the Town joinging the estuary below the Castle and next to the old property,Island House. The Castle overlooks the estuary and is well worth a visit-there is a Tower which can be accessed providing stunning views of the Township and the Estuary(Open April-October)

The internationally known Boathouse is a five minute walk along a path that follows the Cliff edging the estuary. Famous as the home of the poet Dylan Thomas who spent the last years of his life living there.The Boathouse is open to visitors all Year.

The estuary is constantly changing with the tides and has a wide variety of Bird life. On the far side of the estuary there is a footpath up Sir Johns Hill, providing stunning views over the estiuary towards Llansteffan and Ferryside.At the top of the Hill the path splits, one leading down onto the Marshes, and a Track with leads eventually to the main road just outside Broadway(adjoining village)and you can then walk back into Laugharne

On the outskirts of Laugharne is a Norman Church and Dylan Thomas is buried in the Graveyard, his grave marked by a soimple white cross.

Laugharne has several pubs, restuarants, two gift shops, a Silversmiths, a Chemist/shop and a Spar.There is a Fish and Chip shop.There are several B&B's and a small Hotel-Seaview.(A former home of Dylan Thomas

Situated on the Western edge of Carmarthenshire there are various places to visit nearby. The Pembrokeshire coastline, with Saundersfoot and Tenby is only a short drive. Neare, abouit 4 miles away at Pendine beach where they used to set Land speed records-the Beach extends all the way back to the estuary, although not all of it is accessible during the week

Other attractions nearby include Folly Farm Adventure Park , Oakwood Theme Park and Manor House wildlife park.

Cenarth waterfalls are about 40 minutes drive away on the River Teifi and there are several woollen mills around Newcastle Emlyn and Llandysul. The National Wool Museum is at Dre-fach Felindre.

The National Botanical Gardens are 25 minutes away and Aberglasney Gardens about 30 minutes drive

Laugharne is a an attractive,unspoilt township with good walks,bird watching and things to do and see.An ideal base to explore the Pembrokeshire coastline and Carmarthenshire countryside. Once you have visited you will never forget the charm of the Laugharne experience

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