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).
Dylan Thomas house
5 Cwmdonkin Drive
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.
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.
Dylan Thomas Centre
Somerset Place, Swansea
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
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
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.