We’re celebrating International Dylan Thomas Day
13 May 2020
Is it any wonder that mesmerising views like these have inspired the work of so many celebrated, as well as keen, novice artists, poets and writers?
We snapped this from the glass wall of the infinity pool at our new Milk Wood House in Laugharne, where the multi million pound spa we’ve created is soon to open. Despite the challenges of these extraordinary past few weeks, there are glorious views from most spots in the truly luxurious building, and we’re here ready to welcome you and to show you around – the seascape here seems to shift every time we go to take another picture.
We’re looking forward to enjoying similar shots like these submitted from around the globe, when we celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day on Thursday, from here, right on his doorstep. It’s heartening that annual events like these are still able to take place under the circumstances, with a switch to online events substituting the wide and varied celebrations, which have been taking place on this day, growing in scale every year.
The Dylan Thomas at Home photography competition is backed by his granddaughter Hannah Ellis. To take part, snap a photo in your own home or garden, inspired by the words of Dylan Thomas, and share it across the several platforms listed on www.discoverdylanthomas.com @DylanThomas_100 and @DyddDylanDay
There are tons of other online events to while away the day, including the Leeds Library Zoom event or London Welsh Centre’s Dylan Day Project. Both the National Library of Wales and the BBC also have masses of Dylan-dedicated online resources, which are a great way to enjoy International Dylan Thomas Day in your own way.
We meet lots of fans who make the pilgrimage to the tranquil Welsh Village of Laugharne year-round to follow in the footsteps of one of Wales’ best and most loved poets, but the village still retains a sense of being slightly secluded and definitely spellbinding.
It’s a privilege to be based in such an intoxicating and mystical literary location. It’s rare to be able to choose, as you can at Laugharne, between gorgeous stretching beaches or lush, green fields and woods like Milk Wood, which is right here on the resort. Our Dylan Lodges provide beautiful, seaside accommodation, as well complimenting the area’s most famous son!
This shot captures the Taf Estuary and Gower Peninsula which inspired him as well as other hellraisers like Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O’Toole, who have all spent time in Laugharne and like Dylan, lost hours at the legendary but now closed Brown’s Hotel, where many creative ideas have been manifested.
Stars including Pierce Brosnan and Mick Jagger have come to experience for themselves the fascination around the secluded little village that has attracted so many. We’re in between Dylan Thomas’ Boat House home with his writing shed just above it and have views of nearby Laugharne Castle in the other direction. We’re spoilt for choice for picture perfect shots, but this is a snapshot taster of the bard’s former haunts.
Each of our four Luxury Lodges resorts has its own unique features and attractions – we even have our own Boat House at our Clowance Estate in Cornwall which resembles Dylan Thomas’– but the beauty of Laugharne and the charm that keeps guests returning again and again, is hard to encapsulate or to describe, if you haven’t been to experience it for yourself.