Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Aberystwith a town, a chapelry, a subdistrict, and a district 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 Aberystwyth 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 The Plynlimmon Range 3
William Camden Rest of Wales 2
William Gilpin To the source of the Wye 2
George Borrow Upon Plynlimmon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 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
Isandre 0 2
Llanbadarn Fawr 0 2
Uchandre 0 2
Faenor Isaf 0 2
Upper Vaenor 0 1
Llangorwen 0 2
Llanbadarn Y Creuddyn 0 2
Clarach 0 2
Llandychaearn 0 2
Bow Street 0 2
Broncastellan 0 2
Penrhyn Coch 0 2
Rhyd Y Pennau 0 2
Cyfoethybrenin 0 2
Bangor 0 2
Llanfihangel Geneur Glynn 0 2
Carrog 0 2
Llanilar 0 2
Cynnull Mawr 0 2
Borth 0 2