A volume containing a copy, [c. 1803] (watermark 1801), of a sketch of a tour of north Wales, as well as parts of England, undertaken on 7-30 July 1791, containing descriptions of places visited with particular emphasis on the state of the inns and the roads.
The sketch was written by an individual identified only as 'A.B.', travelling on horseback with his companion 'W.D.' (p. 1). Beginning in London, the journey to Wales took in Worcester, Bridgnorth, Coalbrookdale and Shrewsbury (pp. 2-24). In Wales their itinerary included Welshpool, Llangollen, Llanrwst, Conwy, Caernarfon, Beddgelert, Harlech, Barmouth, Dolgellau, Tywyn, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, Newtown and Montgomery (pp. 24-76). They returned to London via Ludlow, Hereford and Gloucester (pp. 76-90). The volume includes accounts of the industrial works at Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge (pp. 13-18), the House of Industry [workhouse] at Shrewsbury (pp. 20-24), Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen (pp. 30-31), Cernioge Mawr, Denbighshire (pp. 32-34), Aber[gwyngregyn], Caernarfonshire (pp. 39-45), the dilapidated state of Harlech and its castle (pp. 56-60), and Tal-y-llyn, Merioneth (pp. 67-69).