About the Database

Accounts of Travel: Travel Writing by European Visitors to Wales

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.