Wales:- Description and Travel


Engravings or prints of subjects, places and personages in Wales, including maps; On Ceredigion Archives/Catalogues with photographs, postcards

Railway plans: insights into one of the first railways in Wales - on NLW's blog

Pictures and stories of Wales' lost towns, villages and neighbourhoods on Wales Online. "Some of the names are instantly recognisable and integral to the history of Wales. Others are not so well-known and their names, just like their buildings and villagers, all but lost to time."

Special Areas of Conservation in Wales - on the JNCC site

Modern and Administrative Counties  and County Boroughs of Wales

The complete A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849) by Samuel Lewis is on the British History Onlinesite

Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516. The Gazetteer compiled by Dr Samantha Letters is a catalogue of markets and fairs in medieval England and Wales. This is the first comprehensive national survey.

Principal Markets and Fairs in South Wales.  Extracted from Kelly's Directory South Wales 1910, it includes entries for Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Breconshire, Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Radnorshire.

A Vision of Britain Through Time. "This site contains information about your home area from the 2001 census -- and from every earlier British census back to 1801. It can present this information both as maps of the whole country and as graphs showing change over time in your area. It truly offers a Vision of Britain through time"

BBC Wales - information about myths, Celts, genealogy, language, history etc etc.

Visit Wales.com - things to do and places to visit

The Geoff Charles Collection (Search Catalogue) - The work of photojournalist Geoff Charles (1909-2002). The entire collection at the NLW consists of about 120,000 images about 15,000 can be viewed here.

The John Thomas Collection (Search Catalogue) - John Thomas (1838-1905) was a Welsh photographer based in Liverpool. The collection at the NLW includes some 4,500 images, mainly Welsh landscape and portraiture

Thomas Rowlandson (Search Catalogue) - A collection of drawings and water colours of Welsh landscapes at the NLW by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), one of England's most talented draughtsmen and satirists

Images of Wales Several excellent photographs of historic buildings and attractive landscapes are available on John Ball's site.

Pictures of Wales - the Cymdeithas Madog site

Castles of Wales Jeffrey L. Thomas provides photographs and information on more than 400 castles in Wales.