Account of Tour

Scope and Content

Two sheets containing an account of a nine-day tour of North Wales from Dunham Massey, undertaken in August 1829 by George Harry Grey (1765-1845), 6th Earl of Stamford. He visited Ruthin and Cernioge [in Denbighshire]; Capel Curig, the Penhryn Arms, Caernarvon, Llanberis, Beddgelert and Tremadoc [in Caernarvonshire]; Tan y Bwlych, Dolgellau, Bala and Corwen [in Merionethshire]; Llangollen, Chirk Castle, the Pont Cysyllte aqueduct and Valle Crucis Abbey [in Denbighshire]. There are brief notes on these places and the scenery through which he travelled.

Also a sheet containing a summary of the distances travelled each day, with notes on the inns at which he stayed, and a calculation of the total distance travelled during the tour (295 miles).

The wrapper is annotated "August 16 1829 | Tour | into | North Wales | from | Dunham Massey" in the hand of Lord Stamford.