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Ruined monastic edifice in Cardiff, in Edward Donovan, Descriptive excursions through South Wales and Monmouthshire (1805)
Ruined monastic edifice in Cardiff, in Edward Donovan, Descriptive excursions through South Wales and Monmouthshire (1805)

18th-20th century books in Welsh and English on travel to South Wales.

Barber, J. T., Tour throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire, comprehending a general survey of the picturesque (London, Printed by J. Nichols and Son..., 1803).

Black, William, Reflections on the relicks of ancient grandeur, and the pleasing retirements in South Wales (London, J. Haddon, 1825).

Carter, John, Progress of architecture, illustrated in a series of drawings, taken from existing remains in South Wales; with examples of arches...[&c] (London, Printed by and for J.B. Nichols and Son, 1830).

Clark, James Henry, Handbook to Monmouthshire & South Wales, or, A descriptive and historical tour from Gloucester to Milford ... (London, Houlston and Wright, [1861]).

Clark, James Henry, South Wales itinerary: being a guide for the tourist... compiled from the best and latest authorities by J. Clark (Chepstow, Printed and published by Clark and Son, [1853?]).

Cliffe, Charles Frederick, Book of South Wales, the Bristol Channel, Monmouthshire, and the Wye, a companion and guide... (London, Hamilton, 1847).

Donovan, Edward, Descriptive excursions through South Wales and Monmouthshire, in the year 1804, and the four preceding summers (London, Printed for the author, 1805).

Evans, John, 1767-1827, Juvenile tourist, or, excursions into the west of England, into the Midland counties, with part of South Wales, and into the whole county of Kent, concluding with an account of Maidstone and its vicinity, interspersed with historical anecdotes and poetical extracts, for the rising generation, 4th edition, corrected and enlarged (London, Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1818).

Evans, John, 1768-c. 1812, Letters written during a tour through South Wales in the year 1803, and at other times; containing views of the history, antiquities, and customs of that part of the Principality; and interspersed with observations on its scenery, agriculture, botany, mineralogy, trade and manufactures  (London, Printed for J. White, Fleet Street, 1804).

Evans, John, 1768-c.1812, Companion for the steam-packet, in excursions to Chepstow, Newport, Swansea, Ilfracombe, Tenby, and their vicinities (Bristol, [Philip Rose], 1824).

Guide to Monmouthshire and South Wales. No.1, Trip from Gloucester to Milford including a description of the castles, abbeys ... within an easy distance of the South Wales Railway (Usk, J.H. Clark , [ca. 1870]).

Hall, Samuel Carter, Book of South Wales, the Wye, and the coast (London, Hall, Virtue, 1861).

Hissey, James John, Across England in a dog-cart; from London to St. Davids and back (London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1891).

Hunt & Co.’s directory & topography for the cities of Gloucester & Bristol, and the towns of Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Laugharne, Llanelly, and St. Clears... (London, Hunt, 1849).

John Murray (Firm), Handbook for travellers in South Wales and its borders, including the River Wye, with a travelling map (London, John Murray, 1860).

Malkin, Benjamin Heath, Scenery, antiquities and biography of South Wales, from materials collected during two excursions in the year 1803 (London, T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1804).

Manning, J.C. (Carl Morganwg), Way about South Wales including the seven counties...with the lower Wye districts (London, Iliffe and Son, [n.d.]).

Matthews, William, of Bath, Miscellaneous companions volume 1, being a short tour of observation and sentiment thro’ a part of South Wales (Bath, printed for the author by R. Cruttwell…, 1786).

Parry, Edward, of Chester, Parry’s railway companion from Chester to Holyhead, containing a narrative of the early and parliamentary history of the project, with a descriptive and historical account of the adjacent towns, villages, castles, mansions and all other objects of interest that present themselves (London, A. Hall, 1848).

Parry, Edward, of Chester, Steam-packet companion from Liverpool to Beaumaris, Bangor, and Menai Bridge... (Chester, Ed. Parry, 1843).

Pinnock, William, History and topography of South Wales, with biographical sketches...and a correct map (London, Printed for G. and W. Whittaker, 1823).

Pocket guide through Monmouthshire...also, directions for travellers making the tour of South Wales..., 2nd edition (Usk, James Henry Clark, 1839).

Rees, Thomas, Topographical and historical description of South Wales... (London, [s.n.], 1815).

Robinson, J.E.H., Ruins and scenery of South Wales: from drawings after nature (London, Published by R. Ackerman, [between 1832 and 1850?])

Roscoe, Thomas, Wanderings and excursions in South Wales (London, C. Tilt, and Simkin and Co., [1837]).

Sikes, Wirt, Rambles and studies in Old South Wales (London, Sampson, Low, Searle & Rivington, 1881).

Spence, Elizabeth Isabella, Summer excursions through parts of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Derbyshire, and South Wales (London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809).

Ward, Charles Slegg and Mountford John Byrde Baddeley, South Wales and the Wye district of Monmouthshire (London, Dulau & Co., 1886).

Aaron, John, Torf Ardderchog: Teithiau Cristnogol trwy Gymru, Cyfrol 1: Ceredigion a Phenfro ([d.ll.], Gwasg Efengylaidd Cymru, 1992).

Baring-Gould, Sabine, Book of South Wales (London, Methuen, [1905]).

Bradley, Arthur Granville, Highways and byways in South Wales (London, Macmillan, 1903).

Bradley, Arthur Granville, Pembrokeshire and south west Wales (London, Great Western Railway Company, 1930).

Court, Alexander Norman, South Wales in colour (Norwich, Jarrold and Sons, [1964]).

Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd, Teithiau Edward Llwyd Cyfrol 1: Canolbarth a Deheubarth Cymru (Llanrwst, Carreg Gwalch, 2000)

Edwards, Owen Morgan, Tro i’r De, Cyfres y Fil (Caernarfon, Swyddfa Cymru, 1907).

Fox, Cyril, South Wales (London, His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1938).

Fraser, Maxwell, West of Offa’s Dyke: South Wales (London, R. Hale, [1958]).

Gill, Edward, Curiosities of South Wales: a regional guide to the unusual (Seaford East Sussex, S.B.Publications, 1993).

Great Western Railway, South Wales, the country of castles (Great Western Railway Company, 1905).

Gruffydd, William John, South Wales and the Marches, About Britain series (London, Collins, published for the Festival of Britain Office, [1951]).

Guide to South Wales, including Brecon, Newport, Cardiff, Vale of Neath ... [&c], Ward Lock’s Holiday Guides, 7th edition (London, Ward Lock & Co., [1947]).

Hadfield, Charles, Canals of South Wales and the border (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1960).

Harper, Charles George, Oxford, Gloucester and Milford Haven road: the ready way to South Wales (London, Chapman & Hall, 1905).

Hilling, John B., Wales, South and West (London, Batsford, 1976).

Hudson, Rob, From east to west & dawn to dusk: photographs of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast ([s.l.], Church Row Books, 2007).

Johnson, Andrew, Coastal & valley walks in South Wales (Little Logaston, Woonton Almeley, Logaston, 1992).

Lloyd, Howard, Troedio Cymru: Teithiau cerdded yn Ne-Orllewin Cymru (Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer, 1990).

Perman, Edgar Philip, By-roads in South Wales: [a practical guide for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians] (Cardiff, Western Mail and Echo Ltd., 1933).

Redman, John, Rambles in and around South Wales (Cardiff, Western Mail & Echo Ltd., 1934).

Rhys, Ernest, South Wales coast from Chepstow to Aberystwyth (London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1911).

Saunders, Evan John, Rhamant y de: sef teithiau i gestyll a llannau enwog De Cymru (Llanelli, James Davies a’i Cwmni, 1933).

Senior, Michael, Portrait of South Wales (London, Hale, 1974).

Thomas, Ruth, South Wales (London, J. Bartholomew, 1977).

Worsley, Roger, Open secrets: explorations in South Wales (Llandysul, Gomer, 1987).