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Dylan Thomas Trail, Ceredigion

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The Dylan Thomas Trail runs through places associated with the poet Dylan Thomas in Ceredigion, west Wales. It was officially opened by Aeronwy Thomas, Dylan’s daughter, in July 2003. The trail is marked by blue plaques and information boards in Lampeter, Aberaeron and New Quay. There is also a detailed guide available, The Dylan Thomas Trail, which helps you walk the route but also describes the poet’s time in the area.The trail begins on the coast at the Central Hotel in Llanon, then meanders through upland countryside to Plas Gelli, Tal-sarn, the mansion where Dylan and Caitlin lived for part of WWII. It continues to Lampeter, before turning west to wander along the beautiful Aeron valley. The walk passes Tyglyn Aeron (now a hotel) which was the summer home of the publisher, Geoffrey Faber – T. S. Eliot spent holidays here in the 1930s.The trail then continues past the National Trust’s Llanerchaeron estate until it reaches Aberaeron on the coast of Cardigan Bay. From here, it runs along the cliffs to New Quay, where Dylan and family lived in 1944-45. The trail runs through Plas Llanina, once the home of Lord Howard de Walden, who encouraged Dylan to write in the mansion’s apple house.
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  • November 8, 2014
    Dylan Thomas loved the coast and countryside of West Wales where he found good pubs in which to meet and enjoy the company of master mariners, farmers and workers. The Dylan Thomas trail visits places...  more »
  • March 22, 2012
    this is currently a seriously underused and underdeveloped tourist opportunity in Swansea. There is too much rubbish along the trail and insufficient care of frontages. Insufficient signs also  more »

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