Gilpin 2020

In 1770, William Gilpin took Revd John Egerton’s Wye Tour from Ross-on-Wye to Chepstow …


… In 1782 he published what is reckoned to be the UK’s first tourist guide …


… By the end of the eighteenth century the UK’s first package tour was in full swing. …


… 2020 is the 250th anniversary and we’re celebrating it!



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The image next to the Gilpin 2020 logo is a portrait of William Gilpin by Henry Walton copyright National Portrait Gallery, London and is used under a Creative Commons license.