St Martin

Thousands of people come here every year to see the grave of poet Dylan Thomas, marked by a simple white cross.

About this church

The church dates largely from the 15th century, but was heavily restored in the 19th century. It contains 17th century memorials and much Victorian glass.

From the church make a circular walk on footpaths to the estuary of the Taf (Thomas's 'heron priested shore'), down to the Boathouse (where Thomas lived), on to the castle and back up the village street.

Pass shops and pubs that Thomas always denied were the direct inspiration for Under Milk Wood, although the people of Laugharne (pronounced Larn) never seem to have a problem with this idea.

Key Features

  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St Ishmael

Perched on the side of a hill overlooking the estuary of the River Towy and the magnificent sweep of Carmarthen Bay, this church has been a place of worship for more than a thousand years, and a chapel of ease for pilgrims on the route to St David’s in Pembrokeshire.


St Margaret

A low, simple building in a large round churchyard, St Margaret's, as it stands today, dates from the 14th century, but there was almost certainly a much earlier church here.

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