All of Wales
16th-20th century books in Welsh and English on travel to all parts of Wales.
Brome, James, Historical account of Mr. Rogers’s three years travels over England and Wales. ... (London, Printed and sold by J. Moxon and B. Beardwell at the sign of Atlas in Warwick-Lane, and in Westminster-hall right against the Parliament-Stairs, 1694).
Leland, John, Laboryouse journey & serche of Johan Leylande, for Englandes antiquitees, geuen of hym as a newe yeares gyfte to Kynge Henry the viij, in the xxxvij yeare of his reygne, with declaracyons enlarged by Johan Bale (London, Printed by S. Mierdman for John Bale, ).
Leland, John, Itinerary of John Leland in or about the years 1535-1543, ed. Lucy Toulmin Smith (London, G. Bell, 1907-10).
Leland, John, Itinerary of John Leland the antiquary, in nine volumes, ed. Thomas Hearne, 3ydd arg. (Oxford, printed at the Theatre, 1770).
Speed, John, Prospect of the most famous parts of the world, viz. Asia, Europe, Affrica, America, with these Kingdomes therein contained…, together with all the prouinces, counties, and shires, contained in that large theatre Great Brittaines Empire (London, Printed by M.F. for W. Humble, 1646).
Speed, John, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland described and abridged, with ye historie relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger voulume ([London], and are to be sould by George Humble, 1627).
Speed, John, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine: presenting an exact geography of the kingdomes of England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Iles adioyning, with the shires, hundreds, cities and shire-towns within the Kingdome of England, divided and described (London, Imprinted at London [By William Hall], [1611, i.e. 1612]).
Speed, John, Wales: the second part of John Speed’s atlas ‘The theatre of Great Britain’, facsimile reprint of 1676 ed. (Wakefield, S.R. Publishers, 1970).
Taylor, John, A short relation of a journey through Wales, made in the year 1652, ed. J.O. Halliwell (London, Printed by Thomas Richards..., 1859).
[A tour from London to Holyhead, as far as Ewloe] ([London], [S.n.], [n.d.]).
Aiken, John, England delineated; or, a Geographical description of every county in England and Wales, with a concise account of its most important products, natural and artificial, for the use of young persons, 4th edition, considerably improved (London, J. Johnson, 1800; 1788).
Baker, James, Picturesque description of a journey from London to Holyhead (London, [S.n.], 1800).
Batty, Robert, Welsh scenery from drawings (London, John Murray, 1823).
Borrow, George, Wild Wales: its people, language, and scenery (London, J. Murray, 1862).
Brewer, James Norris, Walks through Wales, presenting a historical, topographical, and statistical view of the Principality... from the travelling notes of J.N. Brewer (London, James Robins & Co., 1830).
Brook, Mrs., Dialogue between a lady and her pupils, describing a journey through England and Wales, with a detail of the arts and manufactures of each city and town, and descriptions of natural history, designed for schools in general, 3rd edition, considerably enlarged (London, Printed for Sherwood [by Law and Gilbert], 1812).
Cambrian mountains; or, A tour through Wales, describing the scenery and general characters of that romantic country (London, Published for the Proprietors, 1851).
Camden, William, Camden’s Wales, being the Welsh chapters taken from Edmund Gibson’s revised and enlarged edition of William Camden’s Britannia, trans. Edward Lhuyd (Carmarthen, Rampart Press, 1984).
Champion, Anthony, ‘from a traveller in Wales to a friend travelling in Scotland, August 1772’, in William Henry Lyttleton, ed., Miscellanies, in verse and prose, English and Latin, by the late Anthony Champion (London, T. Bensley, 1801).
Chandler, Alfred Dupont, Bicycle tour in England and Wales, made in 1879 by the president, Alfred D. Chandler, and capt… (1881).
Clarke, Edward Daniel, Tour through the South of England, Wales, and part of Ireland, made during the summer of 1791 (London, published for the author, 1793).
Cliffe, John Henry, Notes and recollections of an angler: rambles among the mountains, valleys, and solitudes of Wales, with sketches of some of the lakes, streams, mountains and scenic attractions in both divisions of the principality (London, Hamilton, Adams, 1860).
Collection of Welsh tours; or, a Display of the beauties of Wales, selected principally from celebrated histories and popular tours, with occasional remarks (London, G. Sael, 1797).
de Quincey, Thomas, Confessions of an English opium eater (Oxford, Woodstock, 1989; 1822).
Defoe, Daniel, Tour thro’ the whole island of Great Britain. Divided into circuits or journeys, giving a particular and entertaining account of whatever is curious and worth observation, (London, printed for Peter Davis, 1927; 1748).
Dineley, Thomas, Account of the official progress of His Grace Henry the first duke of Beaufort (Lord President of the Council in Wales and Lord Warden of the Marches) through Wales in 1684 (London, Blades, East & Blades, 1888).
Faraday, Michael, Michael Faraday in Wales, including Faraday’s journal of his tour through Wales in 1819, ed. Dafydd Tomos (Denbigh, Gwasg Gee, ).
Fenton, Richard, Tour in quest of genealogy through several parts of Wales, Somersetshire and Wiltshire in a series of letters to a friend in Dublin; interspersed with a description of Stourhead and Stonehenge, ... by a Barrister (London, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1811).
Fenton, Richard, Tours in Wales (1804-1813), ed. John Fisher (London, Printed for the Cambrian Archaeological Association by the Bedford Press, 1917).
Freeman, George John, Sketches in Wales: or, A diary of three walking excursions in that principality, in the years 1823, 1824, 1825 (London, Longman, Rees…, 1826).
Gastineau, Henry, Wales illustrated in a series of views, comprising the picturesque scenery, towns, castles, seats of the nobility & gentry, antiquities, &c. (London, Jones, [1829?]-1830).
Higden, Ranulph, ‘De Cambria sive Wallia’ in Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden monachi cestrensis, ed. Churchill Babington (London, Longman, 1865).
Hissey, James John, Old-fashioned journey through England and Wales (London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1884).
Hoare, Richard Colt, Collection of forty-eight views of noblemen’s and gentlemen’s seats, towns, castles, churches, monasteries, and romantic places in north and south Wales, principally from drawings by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, and engraved by the most eminent artists ([London], Published by John and Josiah Boydell..., [1806?]).
Hoare, Sir Richard Holt, Journeys of Sir Richard Colt Hoare through Wales and England, 1793-1810, gol. M.W. Thompson (Gloucester, A. Sutton, 1983).
Hughes, Hugh, ‘Crwydrau Arlunydd’, Cymru 8 (Ionawr 1895).
Hughes, Hugh, ‘Crwydriadau Arlunydd’, Cymru 8 (January, 1895), 220-224.
Hughes, Hugh, Beauties of Cambria, consisting of sixty views, in North and South Wales (London, Printed...by J. Johnson...and sold by...Evans, Caermarthen, 1823).
Jones, Theophilus (‘Cymor’), ‘Cursory remarks on Welsh tours or travels’, Cambrian Register 1796 (London, 1799), 421-54.
Journal of three years travels through different parts of Great Britain in 1795, 1796, 1797 (1805).
K. K., Wales and its people: a trip through the Principality, to learn something about the country and the natives (London, Simpkin Marshall; Wrexham, Hughes, [1869?]).
Knight, Charles, Land we live in: a pictorial and literary sketch-book of the British Empire (London, Charles Knight, [1847-1850]).
Llwyd, Richard, Trip to Wales, or the steam packet companion from Liverpool to Beaumauris, Bangor, Caernarvon, & Conway... (Chester, Edward Parry, [c. 1837]).
Louis, M.L., Sketches of a tour in Wales (Liverpool, John Tompkins, 1839).
Loutherbourg, Phillippe Jacques de, Romantic and picturesque scenery of England and Wales from drawings made expressly for this undertaking by P.J. de Loutherbourg ... with historical and descriptive accounts of the several places of which views are given (London, Printed for R. Bowyer, by T. Bensley, 1805).
Lyttleton, George William, Account of a Journey into Wales in two letters to Mr. Bower ([s.l.], [s.n.], [n.d.])
Mavor, William Fordyce, Tour in Wales, and through several counties of England including both the universities, performed in the summer of 1805 (London, R. Phillips, 1806).
Michell, J.H., Tour of the Duke of Somerset, and the Rev. J.H. Michell, through parts of England, Wales, and Scotland, in the year 1795 (London, R. Clay, 1845).
Newell, Robert Hasell, Letters on the scenery of Wales; including a series of subjects for the pencil, with their stations determined on a general principle; and instructions to pedestrian tourists (London, Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1821).
Parker, John, Revd John Parker’s tour of Wales and its churches (1798-1860), ed. Edgar Wyn Parry (Capel Garmon, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1998).
Parker, John, Passengers: containing the Celtic Annals (London, B. M.Millan, 1831).
Pennant, Thomas, Hynafiaethau Cymreig: Teithiau yng Nghymru, sef cyfieithiad o’r ‘Tours in Wales’, cyf. John Rhŷs (Caernarfon, H. Humphries, [1883?]).
Pennant, Thomas, Tour in Wales (London, Henry Hughes, 1778).
Pitman, Liz (ed.), Pigsties and paradise: lady diarists and the tour of Wales, 1795-1860 (Llanrwst, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2009).
Powel, David, History of Wales, to which is added a description of Wales, written originally in British by Caradoc of Llancarvan; Englished by Dr. Powell; and augmented by W. Wynne...; by Sir John Price. New edition, greatly improved and enlarged with pedigrees of families (London, Printed for T. Evans, 1774).
Pratt, Samuel Jackson, Gleanings through Wales, Holland and Westphalia with views of peace and war at home and abroad. To which is added Humanity; or, The rights of nature; a poem, 2nd edition, revised (London, Printed for T. N. Longman, 1796).
Price, Richard John Lloyd, Dogs ancient and modern and Walks in Wales (London, Eglington & Co., Ltd., 1893).
Romilly, Joseph, Romilly’s visits to Wales, 1827-1854: extracts from the diaries of the Rev Joseph Romilly, ed. M.G.R. Morris (Llandysul, Gomer, 1998).
Salisbury's Welsh county scrapbooks of prints and engravings. See archives catalogue.
Sinclair, Catherine, Hill and valley or, Wales and the Welsh, 2nd edition (Edinburgh, William Whyte, 1839).
Sinclair, Catherine, Sketches and stories of Wales and the Welsh, 3rd edition (London, Simpkin & Marshall, ).
Skrine, Henry, Two successive tours throughout the whole of Wales, so as to form a comprehensive view of the picturesque beauty, the peculiar manners, and the fine remains of antiquity, in that interesting part of the British island, (London, Elmsley and Bremner, 1798).
Sotheby, William, Tour through parts of Wales, sonnets, odes, and other poems, with engravings from drawings taken on the spot by J. Smith (London, Printed by J. Smeton in St. Martin’s Lane, 1794).
Sullivan, Richard Joseph, Observations made during a tour through parts of England, Scotland, and Wales, in 1778 in a series of letters, 2 gyfrol (London, Printed for T. Beckett, 1780).
Tillotson, John, Picturesque scenery in Wales (London, T.J. Allman, ; 1972).
Torrington, John Byng, Rides round Britain, ed. Donald Adamson (London, Folio Society, 1996)
Torrington, John Byng, Torrington diaries: containing the tours through England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (later fifth viscount Torrington) between the years 1781 and 1794, 4 volumes, ed. Cyril Bruyn Andrews (London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1934-8).
Tourist in Wales: a series of views of picturesque scenery, towns, castles, antiquities, &c. With historical and topographical notices (London and New York, G. Virtue, ).
Trevisa, John, ‘De Wallia’, in Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden monachi cestrensis, ed. Churchill Babington (London, Longman, 1865).
Tugwell, George, On the mountain, being the Welsh experiences of Abraham Black & Jonas White, esquires, moralists (London, Bentley, 1862).
Turner, J.M.W., ‘Diary of a tour in Wales’ (1792), in John Gage ed., Collected correspondence of J.M.W. Turner (Oxford, 1980).
Vaughan, H. M., ‘Synopsis of two tours made in Wales in 1775 and in 1811 by Sir Thomas Gery Cullum, Bart., and his son’, Y Cymmrodor 23 (1927).
Vernon, William, ‘Journey to Wales’, in Poems on several occasions (London, Printed for the author…, 1758).
Warner, Reverend Richard, of Bath, Walk through Wales in August 1797 (Bath, Printed by R. Cruttwell, and sold by C. Dilly ... London, 1798).
Warner, Reverend Richard, of Bath, Second walk through Wales by the Revd. Richard Warner, of Bath in August and September 1798 (Bath, Printed by R. Cruttwell; and sold by C. Dilly, London, 1799).
Wesley, John, John Wesley in Wales, 1739-1790: entries from his journal and diary relating to Wales, A.H. Williams, ed. (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1971).
Wigstead, Henry, Remarks on a tour to North and South Wales in the year 1797 (London, Printed...by W. Wigstead..., 1799).
Wood, John George, Principal rivers of Wales illustrated, consisting of a series of views from the source of each river to its mouth. Accompanied by descriptions, historical, topographical, and picturesque (London, Printed for the author, by T. Bensley..., 1813).
Woodward, Bernard Bolingbroke, History of Wales from the earliest times, to its final incorporation with the kingdom of England; with notices of its physical geography, and mineral wealth; and of the religion and literature, laws, customs, manners, and arts of the Welsh (London, Virtue, ).
Wyndham, Henry Penruddocke, Gentleman’s tour through Monmouthshire and Wales in the months of June and July, 1774, a new edition, to which is added an account of a journey into Wales by George Lord Lyttelton (London, T. Evans, 1775).
Young, Arthur, A six weeks tour, through the southern counties of England and Wales, by the author of the farmer’s letters (London, printed for W. Nicoll, 1768).
Allen, Peter, ABC tour of Wales (Newtown, Gwasg Gregynog, 1994).
Andrews, Dafydd, Cant Cymru: teithiau cerdded i gopaon uchaf ein gwlad (Talybont, Y Lolfa, 1998).
Arweiniad i barciau a gerddi hanesyddol Cymru = Guide to the historic parks & gardens of Wales (Talybont, The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, 1998-).
Ball, Martin J. a Berwyn Prys Jones (goln), Crwydro’r cledrau (Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer, 1984).
Davies, Glyn Dŵr, Ein siroedd (Aberystwyth, Swyddfa'r Urdd, 1958).
Davies, John, Hen Lwybrau (Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer, 1947).
Edwards, Owen Morgan, Yn y wlad ac ysgrifau eraill, gol. Thomas Jones (Wrecsam, Hughes a’i Fab, )
Edwards, Owen Morgan, Yn y wlad: troeon crwydr yma ac acw yng Nghymru, Cyfres Gwerin Cymru 2 (Wrecsam, Hughes a’i Fab, 1921).
Gerallt Gymro, Hanes y Daith trwy Gymru, cyf. Thomas Jones (Caerdydd, GPC, 1938).
Griffith, Wyn, Wales in colour: a collection of colour photographs, British Heritage in Colour series (London, Batsford, 1958).
Howe, George Melvyn, Wales from the air: a survey of the physical and cultural landscape (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1957).
Jenkins, David, Come to Wales: publicity photographs from the Great Western Railway 1905-1940 (Cardiff, National Museums and Galleries of Wales, 1998).
Jones, R. Gerallt, Pererindota: Hanes taith i’r Gorffennol (Abertawe, Gwasg Christopher Davies, 1978).
Meredith, Siôn, Teithiau car (Talybont, Y Lolfa, 1994).
Moore, Jeremy and Nigel Jenkins, Wales: the lie of the land (Llandysul, Gomer, 1996).
Morris, James, Cysegr-leoedd Methodistiaid Cymru ([Dolgellau], [E. W. Evans, Swyddfa’r ‘Goleuad’], ).
Musson, Chris, Wales from the air: patterns of past and present (Aberystwyth, Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales, ).
National Museum of Wales, Welsh scenery illustrated and explained, 3rd edition (Cardiff, The Museum, 1964).
Parry, Bill, Dewch i weld ychydig o gyflwr Cymru drwy lygaid Bill Parry: darn o daith-dyddiadur y Parchedig William David Parry (Caernarfon, Cyhoeddiadau Bywyd Newydd, ).
Photographic memories: a special collection of historical photographs. Welsh counties (Shaftesbury, Dorset, Francis Frith Collection, 1993).
Poucher, William Arthur, Welsh peaks: a pictorial guide to walking in this region and to the safe ascent of its principal mountain groups, with 235 photographs by the author, 14 maps and 52 routes, 4th edition (London, Constable, 1970).
Pritchard, Tom, Cynefin y Cymro (Llanrwst, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1989).
Rees, Ioan Bowen, Bylchau: Ysgrifau mynydd a thaith (Caerdydd, GPC, 1995).
Rowntree, Kenneth, A prospect of Wales: a series of water-colours (London, Penguin Books, ).
Savory, Hubert Newman et al, Henebion Cymru. cyf. Gomer M. Roberts (Llundain, H.M.S.O., 1977).
Savory, Hubert Newman et al, Henebion Cymru. cyf. Gomer M. Roberts (Llundain, H.M.S.O., 1977).
Stevens, H. Beresford, Picturesque towns and villages of England & Wales (London, Ed. J. Burrow, [1928?]).
Yerburgh, David S., A tour of the abbeys, priories & cathedrals of Wales: an itinerant’s exhibition: a pictorial journey around the major abbeys, priories and cathedrals of Wales, illustrated by engravings in the collections of the National Library of Wales and of Canon David Yerburgh ([Salisbury], [the author?], [1999?]).
Yerburgh, David S., The beauties of the ancient counties of Wales: an attempt to depict the ancient counties of Wales & [sic], illustrated with 18th and 19th century engravings (Salisbury, Revd. Canon David Yerburgh, 2008).
Pedestrian tour through thirteen hundred and forty-seven miles through England and Wales by Pedestres and Sir Clavileno Woodenpeg, Knight of Snowdon (London, Saunders and Otley, 1836).
Chetwood, William Rufus, Voyages, travels and adventures of Captain W.O.G. Vaughan, with the history of his brother Jonathan Vaughan (1736).
Churchyard, Thomas, Worthyness of Wales, wherein are more than 1000 things rehearsed, set out in prose and verse, and enterlarded with many wonders (1587, 1775, 1776, 1876).
Crouch, Humphrey, Welch traveller, or, the unfortunate Welchman (London, Printed for William Gilbertson, 1657).
Jones, Lloyd, Mr Vogel (Bridgend, Seren, 2004).
Parry, John, Trip to Wales: a farce in three acts, performed for the first time, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on November 10, 1826 (London, J. Mallett, 1826).
Richards, William, Wallography, or the Briton described, being a pleasant relation of a journey into Wales (London, Printed for Obadiah Blagrave ..., 1682).
[Torbuck, John], Collection of Welch travels, and memoirs of Wales… Collected by J.T. (including i. The Briton Describ’d, or, a Journey thro’ Wales: Being a pleasant Relation of D__n S___t’s Journey to that Ancient Kingdom… [gweler William Richards Wallography uchod]; ii. A Trip to North Wales; iii. A funeral sermon, preached by the parson of Llangwillin; iv. The Welshman’s Warning-piece, as it was delivered in a sermon in Shropshire; v. The Welch School-master, being some natural observations made in the school of Llandwwswrhwy; vi. Muscipula, sive Kambro-Myo-Maxa (The Mouse-Trap, a poem), (Dublin, John Torbuck, ).