Accounts of Travel: Travel Writing by European Visitors to Wales

Authors Organisations
  • Rita Singer(Author)
    Prifysgol Bangor | Bangor University
  • Heather Williams(Author)
    Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
  • Carol Tully(Author)
    Prifysgol Bangor | Bangor University
  • Kathryn N. Jones(Author)
    Prifysgol Abertawe | Swansea University
Type Other contribution
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputInternet
PublisherPrifysgol Bangor | Bangor University
Number of pages475
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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The database contains summaries of over 400 travel accounts about Wales by European travellers from outside the British Isles since 1750. Where possible, the individual entries give information about the following:
- dates of travel
- countries of origin
- purpose of travel
- summary notes on the content of the account
- languages in which individual accounts are available
- gender
- type of travel account.
In addition, the database plots on a map the places that have been visited by each visitor based on textual evidence in each of the accounts. Every entry lists the source with regards to authorship, title, publisher, date of publication and type of medium, such as printed work or manuscript.


  • Database, digital humanities, Travel writing, modern languages, Wales, Europe, tourism, industrial espionage, life writing, GIS