I was now in a wide valley — enormous hills were on my right. The road was good, and above it, in the side of a steep bank, was a causeway intended for foot passengers. It was overhung with hazel bushes. I walked along it to its termination which was at Llangollen. I found my wife and daughter at the principal inn. They had already taken a house. We dined together at the inn; during the dinner we had music, for a Welsh harper stationed in the passage played upon his instrument "Codiad yr ehedydd." "Of a surety," said I, "I am in Wales!" [Borrow 41]

The Welsh Landscape and Castles


Piers, Bridges and Railways


David Cox’s drawings and watercolors of North Wales

Paintings by other artists

In literature

Related Material


Baddeley, M. J. B., and C. S. Ward. North Wales: Part I. 3rd ed. London: Dulau & Co., 1889. Internet Archive. Web. 14 April 2014.

Borrow, George. Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery. 1862. London and Glasgow: Collins, 1955.

Bradley, A. C. Highways and byways in North Wales. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell and Hugh Thomson. London: Macmillan, 1898. Internet Archive. Web. 12 April 2014.

"Dinorwic Slate Quarry." Coflein (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales). Web. 14 April 2014.

"Dinorwic Slate Quarry Workshops (Welsh Slate Museum Buildings), Llanddeiniolen." British Listed Buildings. Web. 42 April 2014.

"Hydropathic Establishment; Hydro Hotel, Neville Crescent, LLandudno." Coflein (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales). Web. 14 April 2014.

Jones, Gareth Elwyn. Modern Wales: A Concise History. 2d ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Jones, Richard Merfyn, The Trade Union and Political Activities of the North Wales Slate Quarrymen in Relation to Their Special and Working Conditions. 1870-1905. December 1975 Ph.D. thesis for the University of Warwick. Web. 14 April 2014.

Mining and Scientific Press. Vol. 96 (Jan-June, 1908). Internet Archive. Web. 14 April 2014.

"Story of Slate." National Slate Museum. Web. 14 April 2014.

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