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Great visit and so informative

The tour of Dylan’s birthplace was a great experience and an excellent insight into the early life... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Haydn C
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Fantastic visit!

What a marvellous visit we had to 5 Cwmdonkin Drive. As it said on the website, we phoned in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
spanishmiss
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5 Cwmdonkin Drive | Uplands, Swansea SA2 0RA, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour of Dylan’s birthplace was a great experience and an excellent insight into the early life of Dylan and his family. The tour guide, Clive, gave a relaxed informative talk and answered all our questions with great information. A lovely way to spend a...More

Thank Haydn C
Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It's such a pleasure to introduce our visitors to Dylan and his work but also his home which reminds many people of houses from their past

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a marvellous visit we had to 5 Cwmdonkin Drive. As it said on the website, we phoned in advance to book a tour. Steve met us and we followed the self guided tour around. Really informative. The house has been restored beautifully, with meticulous...More

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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderfukl review - many people comment that it feels as if the Thomases have just popped out - one day they'll walk back in!. The response from visitors makes it all worthwhile - please come again at Chrstmas - another magical...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone with an interest in the background to Thomas himself, and of course, to his poetry and other writing, a visit to 5 Cwmdonkin Drive is an absolute 100% must. The owner saved it from serious neglect and has brought the house back to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out of this world to step back in time to actually get to see where Dylan Thomas got his inspiration for his great works that are read by so many people & will live on forever loved it

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Advise visitors not to turn up at the house and expect it to be open. Beforehand visit the Dylan Thomas Birthplace website to check dates/times society members are available to conduct tours, then telephone the number listed in advance to arrange a convenient time to...More

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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you Richard for your lovely review. As the Birthplace is not publicly funded we are not always there. However, if you do turn up at the house a phone call is worth a try as we will always endeavour to get someone over within...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We entered a sort of treasure hunt which began at his home in Uplands Swansea.It was really interesting to see where and how he lived.We then had to visit some of his favourite haunts and take photos of things he liked about his Swansea.

Thank heather1948
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Geoff gave a tailored introductory talk but we bombarded him with questions, all of which he answered fully. He has an extensive knowledge of Dylan's life and poetry and had himself bought and authentically restored the house. It was poignant to wander through the rooms...More

4  Thank Celia T
Reviewed 11 September 2018

great project, very knowledgeable guide. Ring ahead to book your tour, personal storyteller guides you round and you have time to experience the formative home of Dylan. visit the park too, on road parking.

Thank Frejacayman
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Booked tour with the owner who was knowledgeable but also gave plenty of time for visitors to explore solo Great both for Dylan Thomas lovers and those who like period houses. In the future this house needs to be kept for posterity

Thank Joesco13
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The Thomas's house has been carefully and lovingly restored, after many years of neglect and those who, like me, have a keen interest in Dylan's work and life, should not miss the opportunity to visit his birthplace. Geoff is a very friendly person, a fantastic...More

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Dylanswansea1914, Owner at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you Steve for your very kind comments - Dylan would have been pleased! I think he would also be astounded at the worldwide attention he receives

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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
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217jeananddave
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
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anneking2
18 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
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