Visiting Laugharne in Carmarthenshire
Laugharne is a small town on the south coast of Carmarthenshire, at the mouth of the river Taf and Carmarthen Bay. Steeped in history, Laugharne has much to offer as well as it's picturesque architecture, landscape and variety of shops and accommodation.
At it's centre, Laugharne Castle dominates the skyline against an idyllic backdrop of the estuary and river Taf. It's this same estuary and view that famous poet Dylan Thomas saw from his doorstep while at residence in the Boat House. You can visit Dylan Thomas' Boat House and learn more about the Welsh Poet and his connection to Laugharne.
Laugharne boasts an abundance of accommodation, from hotels to self catering and bed and breakfast. It's a fantastic places to stay and base yourself to further explore Laugharne it's self, as well as the rest of Carmarthenshire and West Wales.
There are many heritage trails and walks to discover in Laugharne, providing a variety of walking opportunities as well as the Wales Coast Path walks.
Laugharne Heritage Trail
This walk has been designed to pass many of the places of historic interest in the township. Although it is a circular walk and can be walked either clockwise or anticlockwise, this guide starts from the foreshore car park and sets off in an anticlockwise direction. However, as the walk is circular, you can also start anywhere.
Just follow the way markers. The walk is 2.75 kilometres or 1.7 miles long. Take as long as you want and visit places along the way. Stout shoes are a sensible option, as there is a section of the walk that can be muddy after rain. Apart from one set of steps, the walk is generally flat with some gentle climbs.
See a map and details about the Laugharne Heritage Trail here.
Boat near Laugharne Castle
Why not try Dylan’s Birthday Walk and come back on your birthday each year?
See dylanthomasbirthdaywalk.co.uk for more details.
Children will enjoy the riddles along the Talacharn Town Trail designed by local children, which overlaps this Heritage Trail. If you are planning a long walk from the foreshore car park, check the tide table before you leave, as very high tides will flood the car park.