Details: Dylan Thomas’s Wales

August 15, 2013
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GETTING THERE

KLM Royal Dutch offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Cardiff, Wales. A taxi to Swansea takes about an hour and costs about $88.

Multiple airlines, including United, Virgin Atlantic, American and British Airways, offer nonstop flights from Dulles to London. Multiple airlines, including British Airways, American and Finnair, also offer nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to London. From Heathrow, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station ($30; www.heathrowexpress.com) and then a three-hour train to Swansea (from $26 when purchased in advance; www.britrail.com).

WHERE TO STAY AND EAT

Dylan Thomas house

5 Cwmdonkin Drive

Uplands, Swansea

011-44-1792-472555

www.5cwmdonkindrive.com

Rent the entire four-bedroom house. Rates, which vary by time of year, start at $200 per couple. Additional adults are $62 each, additional children $31 each. If you can’t stay overnight, take a tour ($7.75, children $3.10) or have dinner — a meal of local meat and fish is available most nights, with advance notice, for $77.50 per person for a couple, $62 per person for a group of three to five, $54 per person for a group of six or more.

Patricks With Rooms

638 Mumbles Rd.

Mumbles, Swansea

011-44-1792-360199

www.patrickswithrooms.com

Great views of the sea. Rooms from $178 including abundant breakfast for two. Restaurant serves roast rack of Welsh lamb, smoked salmon, etc. Entrees start at about $27.

WHAT TO DO

Dylan Thomas Centre

Somerset Place, Swansea

011-44-1792-463980

www.swansea.gov.uk/dtc

Daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Dylan Thomas festival is held at the center annually from Oct. 27 to Nov. 9.

Dylan Thomas Boathouse

Dylan’s Walk

Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

011-44-1994-427420

www.dylanthomasboathouse.com

Daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 through April. $6.50. Visit Thomas’s nearby grave site during daylight hours.

National Library of Wales

Penglais Road, Aberystwyth

011-44-1970-632800

www.llgc.org.uk

Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dylan Thomas exhibition runs June 24, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2014. Free.

INFORMATION

www.dylanthomas.com

www.visitswanseabay.com

M.S.

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