“This beautifully designed book is a fine introduction to the fascinating world of historical travel texts; it is also a rich visual record of Crickhowell and its environs … Over 50 illustrations, many of them in colour and all of excellent quality … A succinct but well-researched text … The sketches and watercolours by women, many previously unpublished or little-known, are an especially pleasing feature of this attractive and informative volume.” Mary-Ann Constantine, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, in Brycheiniog 52
About the book: For many years Crickhowell has welcomed visitors. This book focuses on the experiences of distinguished travellers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Many had made long journeys to view the outstanding mountain scenery, engage in outdoor pursuits including walking, hunting and fishing, and study the local geology, archaeology and natural history. A significant number painted landscapes and views of the town, whilst others wrote descriptive accounts of their travels. Several had stayed at local hotels; others had been accommodated by longstanding friends. The text is well-illustrated with images from public and private collections, many of which have not been previously published.