{"LocationDetails":{"Id":872,"Name":"Laugharne","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holiday cottages in\u0026nbsp;Laugharne\u0026nbsp;\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nAn enchanting mix of natural beauty, culture and history, Laugharne cottages are perfect for those seeking something special from their break in Wales. With some stunning coastal scenery \u0026ndash; including one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most loved beaches \u0026ndash; and loads of activities to enjoy inland, it really does offer the best of both worlds.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nLet\u0026rsquo;s start with one of its most notable residents. The legacy of Dylan Thomas stands proudly over the town of Laugharne. The legendary Welsh poet and writer lived here twice, the second time until his death in 1953. Explore his haunts and share in his inspiration.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nLaugharne\u0026rsquo;s history runs even deeper. Visit the grand romantic ruins of the town\u0026rsquo;s 12th century castle and enjoy views over the River T\u0026acirc;f estuary. Explore the town\u0026rsquo;s streets and admire gorgeous Georgian townhouses, or make your holiday history in your own cottage, a holiday in Laugharne offers all the ingredients you need for an amazing break.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThings to do in Laugharne \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe Dylan Thomas influence is understandably large in Laugharne and nowhere displays this better than the legendary Laugharne Weekend. Taking place in the springtime, the bill is impressively big for such a small town. Enjoy a cottage around April time and you can rub shoulders with the stars of literature and music on the town\u0026rsquo;s tranquil streets. There\u0026rsquo;s no festival like it!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe beach is a spectacular all-season attraction and a must for any holiday in Laugharne, whether you\u0026rsquo;re enjoying a romantic retreat, a family break or a weekend away with your four-legged friend. Visit Pendine Sands for truly spectacular clifftop views, fresh air and relaxation. It\u0026rsquo;s also the location for many land speed records over the years \u0026ndash; though there are far more relaxing activities to enjoy on the shore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nLaugharne\u0026rsquo;s scenic setting makes it a hiker\u0026rsquo;s delight. There are miles of gorgeous walking terrain to explore, including some of the Wales Coast Path\u0026rsquo;s most stunning sights. There\u0026rsquo;s no better way to dust those cobwebs away on your break! If you fancy something a little more vibrant then you can head to Cardiff where life is a little livelier. \u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nLaugharne Attractions\u0026nbsp;\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nVisit the Dylan Thomas Boathouse to brush up on your knowledge of the Welsh poet. Located in an idyllic setting overlooking the Taf Estuary, it is now a museum, chronicling the working life of Thomas. And if you really want to walk in his footsteps, you can enjoy the \u0026lsquo;Birthday Walk\u0026rsquo;, which traces the same steps along the route he took on his 30th birthday. Pop along to Browns Hotel for a drink and you can really start to celebrate!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe surrounding area is filled with activities. Take a trip back in time to Laugharne and nearby Llansteffan castles to see romantic ruins and learn about the local history of the area. If you\u0026rsquo;d prefer a more active experience then you can ride horses on Pendine Sands, go caving, body boarding, coasteering and much more. \u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nOur favourite Laugharne restaurants \u0026nbsp;\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThere\u0026rsquo;s a meal to suit every palate in Laugharne. Enjoy a selection of cosy restaurants such as The Cors country house, The Ferryman Deli and Arthur\u0026rsquo;s Resturant and Caf\u0026eacute;. You will find gastronomic delights at The Corran resort surrounded by sea, the Towy estuary and acres of marshland. Thanks to its close proximity to the sea, you can also enjoy some seriously good fish and chips. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"laugharne","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/laura/2018/10/iStock-518778929.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dylan Thomas Boathouse ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eA trip to Laugharne wouldn\u0026rsquo;t be complete without a visit to the Dylan Thomas Boathouse, home to the infamous poet, writer and broadcaster Dylan Thomas. During the last few years of his life, he used the building as his creative hub and worked in the Writing Shed above the Boathouse where he was regularly inspired by the spectacular coastal views.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Boathouse itself has had a rich history. Its name suggests that originally it was used as a mooring location for boats, however now it is a popular haven for locals and holiday makers alike to gaze upon the wonderful views of the Taf estuary.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Boathouse Tearoom boasts a locally sourced, home-cooked menu, perfect for weary walkers. \u0026nbsp;As well as the tearoom there is also a furnished front parlour, allowing guests to spot local wildlife such as herons, oystercatchers and seals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhy not treat yourself to a visit to this historic building during your trip to Laugharne and surround yourself in heritage and culture.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.7714,"LocationLongitude":-4.45637,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Dylan Thomas Boathouse.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"laugharne/laugharne/dylan-thomas-boathouse","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Dylan Thomas Boathouse.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Laugharne Castle ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eKeeping a watchful eye over the peaceful town of Laugharne, Laugharne Castle sits pride of place on top of the hill. Built in the 12\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e Century, the shell of the castle remains an impressive structure oozing with ancient history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe highly recommend a stroll through the beautifully kept Victorian gardens that surround the Castle as well as taking in the panoramic views of the estuary.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are lucky enough, you may be able to spot the resident barn owl - made famous by Laugharne\u0026#39;s\u0026nbsp;Dylan Thomas \u0026ndash; who has nested in the chimney of the curtain wall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.7697,"LocationLongitude":-4.46235,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Laugharne Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"laugharne/laugharne/laugharne-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Laugharne Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLaugharne\u0026rsquo;s famous poet Dylan Thomas was often inspired by the beautiful environment that surrounded him as he wrote. \u0026lsquo;Poem in October\u0026rsquo; was written in 1944 on his thirtieth birthday. The poem is simply about his love of Laugharne; over 70 years ago Dylan took a walk along the shoulder of Sir John\u0026rsquo;s Hill and the sounds and sights that he experienced on that walk were beautifully translated into poetry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLocal man Robert Stevens established the theme-based walk on the poem, and by venturing on this \u0026lsquo;modern day pilgrimage\u0026rsquo; you too can follow in the footsteps of Laugharne\u0026rsquo;s most famous resident.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk is approximately 2 miles in length and will include some sections that will take you uphill, so sensible footwear is recommended. The walk is waymarked and allows you to read the poem as you walk. 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Stumble across hidden caves and impressive castle ruins where ancient battles once took place, and be blown away by the stunning views that inspired poets and artists.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCarmarthen Bay is a coastline of great contrasts and takes in a range of habitats including freshwater marshes, salt marshes (including the largest continuous salt marsh in Wales), sandy dunes, pine forests and coastal commons all with a fantastic collection of creatures to look out for.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are many walks to choose from such as Dylan\u0026rsquo;s Walk and Sir John\u0026rsquo;s Hill that begin at Laugharne Castle, so lace up those boots and head out the door!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.7724,"LocationLongitude":-4.45631,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Taf Estuary-Laugharne.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"laugharne/laugharne/wales-coast-path","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Taf Estuary-Laugharne.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]}],"MetaData":{"Title":null,"Description":null,"Keywords":null},"ErrorCode":null,"ErrorDescription":null,"IsSuccess":true},"PointOfInterestDetails":{"PointOfInterestItem":null,"Distance":null},"IsDestinationPage":true}