Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Caernarfon. You may be able to find further references to Caernarfon in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
CARNARVON a town, a subdistrict, and a district Imperial
CARNARVON RAILWAYS four railways Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Caernarfon within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
George Borrow Bangor, Anglesey and Snowdon 8
George Borrow To Beddgelert 8
William Camden Rest of Wales 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 2
George Borrow Introduction; Norfolk to Chester 1
George Borrow Around Anglesey (4) 1
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 6: Lleyn and Bangor 1
Charles Wesley Jan: 15 - Apr. 29, 1748: Ireland, Wales and meeting future wife 1
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 31, 1748: London, Wales and Ireland 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 1- Dec. 31, 1748: Ireland and central Wales 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Llanbeblig 0 2
Castellmai 0 2
Bont Newydd 0 2
Llanfaglan 0 2
Llanfair Is Gaer 0 2
Waun Fawr 0 2
Llangeinwen 0 2
Brynsiencyn 0 2
Llanrug 0 2
Llanwnda 0 2
Llanidan 0 2
Llanfair Cwmmwd 0 2
Bethesda 0 2
Dinorwic 0 4
Gwyrfai 0 2
Cwm Y Glo 0 2
?Capel Cadwaladr 0 1
Penisar Waun 0 2
Llanddeiniolen 0 3
Newborough 3 2