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JL HE very rapid sale and extensive circulation of 
an unusuaUy large impression of this little Volume^ 
has called for another Edition, which the Proprie- 
tors have much confidence in offering to the rub- 
lie. The object rf.tbe'firsj part of the Work is, to 
^ve an abstract ah^iu^cofikt of** the 'i^st interest- 
mg and agreeable Rou4;^,. principally ih the High- 
lands of Scotland, — th6'^ vniK;{i celebrated Tourists 
have travelled and desccDJolJJ; '^iid'the observations 
have been made up^ ^^rflyfrom^tlier hints w 
tbeir works afford^ ^ and ' {)rincJpalIy from very 
recent and correct personal observation. 

Previous to introducing the Tours, it has been 
thought adviseable to give a slight description of 
the environs of the different cities, from which tra- 
vellers proceed to the Highlands z—EniNBUKGHy 
as being the metropolis of this ancient kingdom, 
distinguished of old as the residence of a long line 
of illustrious monarchs, amongst whom are num- 
bered the bravest soldiers, tl^ most accomplished 
men, and the best scholars that ever graced the 
historic page;— and eminent in latter days as the 
seat of science and philosophy, the great mart of 
literature, — famous for its University, and distin- 
guished in all the walks of art and literature.-— The 
neighbourhood of Glasgow is likewise extremely 
interesting, from its exuberant fertility, and from 
its being watered by some of the finest rivers, along 
whose Danks there is spread forth a rich conti- 
nued garden, abounding with all the requisites 
and luxuries of life, — *< a land flowing with milk 
and honey !" It is likewise the usual mode of ac- 
cess to the Western Highlands, and particularly 

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to those ^ stormv Hebi|d[es9*' wt^ch are so intere 
ing to the traveller, — the'rocky and sea-girt cave 
Fingal,— the perUoiis>hiSlpoo]s of Corryvreckany 
or that once famous and holy island, <^ whence i 
vage clans and roving barbimaas d|Hved the bei 
fits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion.'* 

The city of PsatHi besides the attractic 
^bich its own rich and beautiful^ eavirons. posse 
is the more immediate entrance into the Noi 
Highlands, and the gateway to^^tlie magnifici 
scenery of P^injccjc^ ^lair, AthQ|l, Inverness^ a 
BraemarlwSfxVii^G \^.^^£n ^lebrated in h 
tory,-— h&B* ^nrlodg ^iR. a ]g(ianner ^he Windsor 
Scotland, and' the niyetoit&ti^etreat of her kin 
from the bustl&* aail Nrekatiph. of a metropolit 
Court : it is*4^HM^i9e tli«K*«&Aia| route to Loch E 
therineand the* 'n*baat^i;*dtt)ie Justly celebrat 
and romantic regions, which hav^^ykcquired ad< 
tional interest by the works of S(^j and the ii 
mediate vicinity of Stirling, watere^. by the For 
and other rivers, is perhaps the mo^t luxuriant di 
trict in the whole of Scotland. 

With regard to the IxiNEHAttT, -every metb 
has been adopted to render it as correct and full 
possible ; and the Proprietors trust they have su 
ceeded in making it, not a dry list of names a] 
miles, hut more of a catalogue rai$omi€y contai 
ing short notices of whatever is worthy of remarl 
find, in attaining this object, a little repetitio 
^^which the nature of the work renders, quite un 
-voidable), will easily be efciised. \ 
. On the whole, it is boj^, that tap little volun 
now laid before the Pubhc may prove an agreeab 
«Bd useAil companion to the trave^I^^ ;:and eve 
.affcHrd amusement to those who maj^.6it at hon 
«nd read it ; and perhaps induce tbem^to visit son 
of the interesting scenery .which it ha^beenattemp 
ed to delineate. 
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J A-S it is impossible to describe every line of road the 
ti purist may have in view, we shall only attempt the 
n aost frequented routes, from whence the traveller will 
i >id roads branching off in all directions ; and will be-i 
gjin by making Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, or Stir* 
1^^, the grand starting-places. 
I Having supposed the tourist, on setting off, at or 

Qibar Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, or Perth, we shall 

be;gin the descriptions from these places. 

From EDINBURGH, to see, in its vicinity, Ros- 
LiN, Hawthornden, Dalkeith House, Dal- 
MENV Park, Hopetoun-House, &c 

From GLASGOW, to the Falls of the Clyde, by 
Hamilton, Lanark, &c. to Dumbarton, Lochlo- 


HEAD, Loch Katrine, Trosachs, &c. 
From PERTH, to DuNKELt>, Taymouth, Killin, 


From STIRLING, to Dumblane, Aberfoyls, 
Q)lair-Drummond, &c. 


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Travellers who vidt our Metropolis may consul 
Ibe luffious Guides to Edinburgh, published by Why tj 
fOad Fairbaira & Anderson, for a minute description | 
the public buildings, &c. The Pleasure Tours are on 
more extended plan, giving a short account of the prii 
oipal places visited in Tours through the country. ! 


CASTLE«ndCASTLfi-HiLL.— The Castle of Edinbur^ 
U an object so prominent and striking as to dema^ 
oar notice. If the strange has time to spare, he y^ 
find himself pleased and gratified by a walk round t:l 
Castle-hill. On the north side of the esplanade a 
seen the New Town, Leith, and Leith Roads, t:l 
coast of Fifeshire, and a view of a great portion 
the Frith of Forth. On walking round the hill, t! 
Pentland Hills present themselves, and a fine ri 
country intervening, studded with gentlemen's se; 

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Caak, Cattle JHUl, and CaUoH SiO. 

flhd 9iIaMil>e^gr«nicb, Oti ptwing die gales to the 
OHde, t1w«ntl>aMceiiMA4s6ldtfniiiid3(rikiiig^feQt*; 
iMleltgiilrifigibe heighl^ ^be ]|»i>(i9pect all roimd is 
perhaps one <kftbe finest to be met with.^ The objects 
OB tke oeasts ^ die; ICerlJi i^eboW fa^;4ifttinct ; the 
fmam&jA ef the Blr&U;a^ '^ttates Sa tte New Town 
aiie pmjBivcd as if laid^W^.M Ai,|BS^ The figure 
of die^cM lo^ra is see^ tn;&'l«^3P^nf&<m, and <he ^^ 
ttat Slid stnietureiiritl^is^a^ 4^i^^ the city ts 
easiijr 6oo^^helM[ed. * * The AA colftitry all around fills 
up liiis natural PfeUiofraiiSa. 

Tbe fiegdia of Scdtland are sheva in the Castie^ as 
also the rooin in which Qtteeti Mary brought fbrth her 
Mify sKnv James ¥1. 

CaXYom Hn.L«<*«-Mote thba ibrty years ago» Mr Adam, 
eo o^brated fior hisarchileictttrid designs^ projected our 
grand «astoni eBtraiice as. now $»raiied alopg die sooth- 
«r9 sUe of i& Caltan HUl. A variety of {^lans had 
been devned 'to rekned*^ Ae aaseemiy entraece by the 
Watergate. Adam's was admitted to be the beat suited 
as tke London entrance to our dity $ but the expence 
of cutdngf through sueb an exlci^ of solid rod^ and 
-thiowiiigliie stupendous ardi bver Lower Galton iStreet, 
besides pordiaskig the buildings necessary to be taken 
down, formeU a difiicuUy stt{^posed insurmountable. 
At length, bowcter^ during the pvovostdiqp of Skr John 
MaijoribankB, this uhdortaking, by his zeal, obtained 
the sanction of Parliament, when Sir John, with his 
ooileagues then in ofiice, found means to raise the ne- 
cessary sum ; and, we believe partly by the liberality 

* See Burns^ Poem to Edmburgh. 

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of his own private purse^ th<e citisens of Bdintmrgh 
soon obtained a beautifiil elongation to Prinee'a Streeti 
by the Regent Bridge, opening a passage to the Calton 
Hill. .^....^..,. ...,.,.., 
' On appi^^^^)^ cr^mg tlj^ ^dge, are seen— ii 
Nelson's iSf onument/ ^irec^ty m^ the buildings 

containing the Paff^Sie aiKt S^mp-offioe on the right, 
---^e Waterloo ll^ilVeHi^tgi^.K^ on the left,p— be< 
sides two elegant^ fin^e^Ji^liTQd fiboTe the great an^ 
thrown over Lower Calton^ l^'eet, with the date d 
the erection^ and opening of the bridge. After pass* 
ing the Regent Bridge^ on the right is the monament 
of Hume the historian ; further on^ the elegant New 
Jail, (on the plan recommended by Howard), ansj 
Bridewell. Af\:er passing these, the road is carried 
along a terrace of solid rock, elevated nearly 200 feef 
above the street below, exhibiting a panorama of na< 
tural and artiiieia} bea^tiea, not sureauWNl in Ui« worl<^ 
The patriotism of the magistrates, aided by the libe 
rality of their fellow-citizens, in the winter of 181< 
and 1817, raised a sum of money to assist men Out oj 
employment, when the improvement of this hill becanM 
an object of special attention. 

. Besides the terrace already mentioned, this fiivoU 
rite resort of the citizens contains a variety of pleaaan 
walks, forming a gradual ascent ; and as they sur 
round the hill, the spectator has an opportunity o 
seeing the city and the surrounding country to grea 

The CofTee-room at Nelson's Monument affords abun 
dance of refreshments in all seasons, and served witl 
the greatest attention and elegance. 

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St BemarcTi Wett^ Arthur* s Seat^ |c. 

oPl^VkitAnt The wonderful <>bJecti'^Hi^ ft presents 
to the eye and the mind^ are highly gratifying to every 
lAtettigent beholder. The Camera Obscur« itself will 
furnish amusement for':a considerable time. 

^Tte-New Jail^ with the Bridewell^ nerer ^1 to come 
in ftr^their ahare of attention ; but while admiring the 
elegiACe of their architecture, and their convenience 
fcMT 4be ' purposes of their erection, they at the same 
tdoui dtaw foilli an involuntary sigh, over the abodes 
of the misery of human nature, and of the evils which 
men lin society are compelled to inflict on their own 

8t Bsrnard's.Wcll, on the banks of the Water of 
litidi;^— 'Many years ago, a mineral s|>ring was discovered 
to issQelrim the nxd^ upon th^ south side of die Water 
of Loith, a little above Stockbridge. It was incl6sed 
-wkh a Stone biulding, but had been demolished by 
the.speirt& of the river. The late L(ird G^brdenstone, 
tUnkiilg highly of the quality of the water, and find- 
ing relief from drinking it, caused a very elegant tem- 
ple to be built over it, wherein is erected a statue of 
Hygeia, which is too large, howeiver, for the situatioA. 
This Water is impregnated with iron and sulphur ; is 
l^ght upon the stomach, and highly diuretic. 

Asthur's Seat*, knd Sausbvjry CnAios.-^The 
first of these is the principal hill, situated in Uie King's 
Park. It rises to a height of 830 feet above the level 
of the sea, and is on all sides very steep, except the 

* So called after Arthur, the British Prince, ivhb, hi the end of 
te M «sniiu7> dflfouedthe Saxons in ito neighbouihood. 

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Arthur't Seat. 

eastern dope of the hilL It is a vast irregular ^e d 
oolaninar rodcs^ which may possibly have owed thek 
origin to some volcanic processes in the grand labors^ 
tory of nature. After rising to its middle height, it i^ 
broken into several different smnmits that «urrdund s 
sort of mardiy plain, into which the middle space suhi 
jides« Of these several summits^ that which is by fai 
the loftiest towers up at the western extremity of tfa^ 
hill to a great elevation above the height of «very eoni 
tiguous eminenee. 

The prospect whidi it commands is even more graoil 
and extensive than that seen from the Castle, it eomi 
prehends the same objects^ but on all hands expand 
the limits df tlie horison^ particularly towiords the easi 
and soatii-east, and affords a much mc»re distinct viei\ 
of the bay and its coasts^ and the beautiful and well 
cultivated county of East Lothkn. 

The South side of Arthur's Seat is^ in many plaeeis 
a perpendicular rock. This rock^ at ^e sootfi^weq 
corner^ exhibits a range of basaltic pillars^ abeot fivj 
ibet in diameter, of a pentagonal or hexagonal iom^ 
and'ftom 40 to 50 £set high. Before approaoUng thii 
rode, thecie is one of a loww elevation^ firontiiig ^ 
irest, tt the bottom of which th«re is one^ of tlie ssaoi 
distinct echoes to be met with. At the bottom of tb 
Mll^ on the south-east^ is a beautiful sheet of watel 
called Duddingstone Loch, about a mile and a quarts 
in circumference. On the north side of the hill stand 
the old ruin of the chapel and hermitage of St Anthonj 
The spot is well adapted for ui hennitage; altliougl 
iathe neighbourhood of a populous cityj^ it bears th 
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SuMufff Cfmg9. 

Attbe loot of the rock is a piure spriag of water, cele- 
hrsted in the mournful ditty of '' St Anton's WelL" 

A most beautiful and singular ^potted ja^ier was 
some yeara ago dugout of this bill, below St Anthony's 
Chapel ; the basis is generally of a uniform colour, 
flomedmes veined. It contains a good deal of iron m 
amall round balls ; it admits of an elegant polish, and 
is wrought into seals, buttons, &&; the colours are 
brawA with white spots, blue with white spots, white 
with red spots, and sometimes all these colours blended 

Ac^ining to Arthur's Seat ast Satisbnry Craigs *. 
These last present to the city an awful front of broken 
rocks and precipices, forming a sort of amphitheatre of 
eolid rock, whose summit is 550 feet in height. Two 
yeara: ago a road was made round the front of ^ liill, 
frcm, which there is a beautiful view of Edinhar^ 
This rodk is used for the pavement of the streets ef 
London and Edinbor^ Between theae hills tbcce .is 
a reciutr valley. Immediately upon descending this 
valley, the view of Edinburgh is totally lost ; the im« 
perial prospect of the city and castle, which these rodu 
in a manner overhang, is intercepted by Salisbury 
Geaiga. " Seldom," says Mr Amot, ^^ are human be- 
ings to be met with in this lonely vale, or any crea- 
ture to be seen, but the sheep feeding on the mountain, 
and the hawks and ravens winging their flight among 
the rodcs." This valley has much the i4)peaittace of a 
crater, long ago filled up in part ; the west aide, which 
forma Salidbury Craigs, having yielded and sunk dxnrn 

* lliese have their name from the Earl of Salisbury, who aopin* 
paoied Edward III. in an expedition against the Scots. 

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Duddittggtone ffotuC'-^ralgmUlar Cattle^ 

on one aide. It is worthy the attenti^Hi of the nattt^ 
raliat> from the varioits strata that compose it^ ofvhici 
our limits will not admit of our going into detail; W^ 
shall only obs^ve^ that the great mass of whin rock ia 
incumbent on grit and day : these latter are commonly 
diought to be of posterior formation, whidi makes this 
arrangemmt to be considered as singuliu*. Beautiful 
specimens of radiated haematites are found in the quarr} 
near Holyroodhouse. These are intermixed with stea- 
tites, gteen fibrous iron-ore, and calcareous spar^ form^ 
ing in many places a very common mass. Veinsof call 
careous spar, beautifully striped, are met with in man} 
places. Also lac lunae, zeolite, and amethystine quartd 

DuddinostoneHodsc. — The walk from Edinborgi 
to IXuddingstone, along the foot of Arthur's Seat^ h 
pleasant and romuitic. It leads to Duddingstone House 
beloiiging to the Marquis of Abercom, at one time pos 
sessed by the Earl of Moira, when 
Chief of the forces in Scotland. It is about a mile di» 
tant from Edinburgh. The house, although in a lov 
situation, is unquedticmably an elegant structui^; anc 
the surrounding grounds and plantations are laid ou 
with much taste. A lawn of considerable extent stretch 
es out in front of the house, surrounded with rising 
wood. An artificial stream g£ water, from the loch 
beautifies the whole ; and the prospect of Arthur's Seat 
riung about 700 feet above the plain, and Craigniilla 
Castle on the south, adds much to the interest of thi 
cultivated spot. ^ 

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Dalkeith House. 

ding^tone House^ on the Dalkeith road^ stands Ctafg- 
millar Castle^ three miles ^m Edinburgh. It in of a 
square fiwrni, with various apartments suited to the 
magnificence of its exterior aspect. The great hall is 
splesidid^ according to the fashion of ancient times. 

On the east end of the hall are blazoned^everal coats 
of arms of families -with whom the Prestons'^ long the 
proprietors of Craigmillar, were nearly connected. On 
the south side of the hall^ is what in modern times 
would be denominated the drawing-room. The stair- 
ease which leads to the great hall is large and splen- 
did. The roof of the building still indicates marks of 
antiquity^ from the large square flags with which it is 
covered. The battlements and parapets which sur- 
round it are still pretty entire. The prospect from the 
top cannot be exceeded. A strong and thick ram- 
part wall, thirty feet high^ with parapets and turrets, 
encompasses the whole, At what time, and by whom, 
Craigm^lar was built, is unknown; but its name is 
found in some charters so early as 1212. An inscriptioai 
€n the gate of the outer ramp&rt bears the date 1427- 
Whde James V, was in his minority, he resided here. 
CmigmiilaF was also occasionally the residence of Maiy 
Qa0eii of Scots, after her return fVom France In 156l. 
Her French retinue were lodged at a small distance, 
at a village which stOl bears the name of Little France, 
a kind of memorial of Uie event. 

Dalkeith House. — This is the residence of the 

' noble famOy of Bucdeuch^ and stands about six- miles 

south of Edinburgh, on the banks of the North Esk, 

in the immediate neighbourhood of the town of Dal- 

keitb. It is erected on the site of an dd castle^ once 


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' • Newbattk Aibey. ^' 

the l^perty of the family dP Douglas. Earl Motion^ 
^ett Regent of Scotlan<)^ during the mhlartty of 
Jalniti TL frequently resided hei^e* At that -pi^Ay 
it*went by the designation of thtd LM^s Den. AhonX 
the close of the 17th eentur^^ tbe ancestors of the pre. 
ient -family erected the present mansion. The stair- 
Case^ and several rooms within^ are allowed by judges 
to be finished in a very elegant manner. In onie set of 
rooms is preserved, with great care, the fUniitare 
given by Charles II. to his natural son, the Duke of 
iXonmoutib, and his daughter-in-law, Anna, DttChess 
mi he^ess of Buccleuch, besides some very ekosUent 
pictures. The river North Esk glides along ■undier the 
widls of the house, over which is an excellent bridge, 
built at the expence of His Grace. > 

Newbattlb Abbey. — ^About a mile fi'om Dalkeith, 
on the South Esk, stands Newbattle Abbey, the seat 
df the Marquis of Lothian, built on the spot on inHbich 
St6bd the ancient Abbey of Newbattle, fbunded by David 
I. The house contains many fine paintings ; and ^before 
k, on the banks of the North Esk, opens a verdant larwn, 
litteifspersed with some trees o£ very large size. Close 
by the wall of the park stands the church of Newbattle, 
With a small village around it. The town of Dalkeidi 
is within sight; and by ascending an eminence coi 
either side, a prospect may be obtained of the city of 

On the highest part of the bill above Newbattle, 
about .650 feet above the level of the sea, are the re- 
mains of a Roman camp of quadrangular figure, cover- 
ing nearly three acres of ground;i now covered vidi 
thriving wood« 

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r ENVIRONjS OF EI>Il*B;gft§%j ; Jl 

MehUie Castle-^DalhotmeCastk'^Bf^Un Castle and Chapel, 

svHmnuht CAgTL«,f— the seat; ofi^ .ftigibt Hwu 
Mohmy^nndf^s Vieicwwit Mielvili^ Jir^JUofd of % 
4^dmm^, — ^19 situated on the. ^o):tji^v^'{p«lA of the 
iSmflj^ £sk^ a little below the ,parisb-&pt^^ch,.>Qf X^ 
i?r«d^l rfye 'Wles from i;dinburg^> ^d ttiif^i feom 
JgaU^ei^^/ Thi$ k a.deUg^ul fiitofti^^ tbf 

^Htff ajT^ Aot extensive, owkig-.^vstt^^o^l^^igjitrof the 
ig^oi^^^th^i Burroupd the h#u^ , flb^^^ii^ «Qm^ fin<& 
iiNii^ifP^w4;thi^maiQ8iafi. ^ . .^ 

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. JilAPovBiR CiVfi.TLB.-^Thi9 J9 a-.b^jil^ing 9f ffmK^ 
nnjj^ity^ situatcid o^. the South ^9l(^^ll7hJich parses 
ws^^k # few yards of i|s walls. Th^ Jate Earl of Dal. 
h^k( J^. modermzmg it, tog^^waj Itoql. its aneient 
grandeur and venerable appe^a^^ic^; ;fe»4.^4d^d vmA 
to Its habitable comforts, in return for the disappeai?- 
^c^^i9^ its antique wd <^tell^e4 .^Pf^ftmACP^ In 
4:m, Ir^th QeQtary> Sir Alexander Raiwafiy~o^ D^pusie 
flq^riBhedJ aiid was one of the bravest .wm^i^^ Scqt- 
Jbiod pould boast of. U^d^ him the Scottish youths 
gtori^ to learn the art of iirar. Me distinguished 
hisAself at the battle of Otterburajy but was basely 
»u;|ri^ered by DouglasofLiddesdal^^^so^, after 1^ 
«flYf9Df W?^ had appointed hinx Warden of the Bprd^ra 
for his bravery and faithful services. The present Earl 
greasy distinguished himself under the Duke of Wei* 
iingf on, in the war iu the Peninsula and in France, 

. Bosun Chapel and Castle. — The i411age of Bos* 
hsjip wiith its Chapel and Castle, along. with its roman* 
tic and picturesque scenery, afibrds annuaUy to th^ 
^a&f/sng of Edinburgh a cheering yiew of nature in 
its utmost beauty. During the summer-se^soou thifr 

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RosHn CaHU and Chapel 

excii^ionsto Roslin are nuroerousy and made >y the 
best company. To go to Roslin for strawberries^ to 
view the Chapel, the Castle» and walk down the bank» 
of the river £sk to Hawthornden, is to many the high- 
est gratification ; and so general is this kind of recrea- 
tion^ that the produce of many gardens in the country 
round \& laid under requisition for strawberries ta 8up-4 
ply the demand at Roslin. The village of Rodin is 
about seven miles south of Edinburgh. The scenery 
is scarcely to be exceeded. The Chapel is of the finest 
Saxo-Gothic architecture; it was founded in 1^4&, by 
William St Clair, Prince of Orkney and Duke of Ol- 
denburgh, for a provost and six prebendaries, and two 
singing boys, and dedicated to St Matthew the Evan- 
gelist. The inside is 69 feet long by 34 broad, sup* 
ported by two rows of ballustraded pillars about % feet 
high^ with an aisle on each side. The arches are ala9 
Saxo-Gothic, and are extended across the aisles ; but 
the centre is one continued arch, elegantly divided and 
finely sculptured. The capitals on the pillars are en- 
riched with foliage, and a variety of figures.; andi 
amidst a heavenly concert appears a cherubim blowing 
the Highland bag-pipe.— —The Prentke PiUwr^ ftt it 
is called, is a piece of matchless workmanship^ fbr 
which, as the good old man who shows the Chapel 
says, he had his brains knocked out by his master, as 
he had accomplbhed a task which by him was deemed 
impossible. It seems the Chapel was never finished ; 
that an altar once stood at the east end, on an elevated 
spot above the rest of the floor ; and at the west end there 
is a monument consecrated to the memory of George, 

Earl of Caithness, who died in 1582. Roslin C^tle 

is situated on a peninsulated rock in 9 deep glen^ and 

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Roslin Cattle and Chapel — Hawthornden. 

\n ficii^sible only by a bridge of great height. It ap- 
pears to have been the favourite iseat' of tile family of 
St Clair. The Princfe of Orkney lived at Roslin, aind 
kept a court, and was sumptuously served in vesseU 
of silver and jgold ; Lord Dirleton being master of the 
lK)a6^iold, Lord Borthwick his cup-bearer, and Lord 
Fkminfg bis carver. His Princess, Elizabeth Douglas, 
was served by 75 gentlevirdmen, 53 of whom were 
daugfhters of noblemen, all clothed in velvet and silk, 
witlT'tiielr chains ^f gold and oAer ornaments, and was 
attended by 200 gentlemen in all her journeys. Such 
wafi the vassalage and bondage of the ages of turbu- 
l^icd^and comparative barbarism, when the great Lords 
united with the Church to enslave and debase man- 
kind, and the industry of the common people was 
squandered away in keeping up a dplendid number of 
retainers. ' Near this place the English sustained thriee 
defeats in one day, February 24, 1302, from the Scots 
army, under dieir chiefs, Cnmyn and Fraser. Roslin 
was sofiae time ago created a British earldom, in the 
person of the late Lord Loughborough. 

HawthorIjden.— About^ miles down the Esk frrfm 
Ro8lid> stimds Hawthorndeti, built on a lofty precipice 
overhanging the river North Esk. The windows in the 
face of the rock are still to be seen, from which, it is 
said,' Alexander Ramsay, with his associates, sallied 
out in the year 1341, against the English invaders. 
The authentic account of its erection is involved in 
conjecture; it was, however, in 1433, employed as a 
foitaliee, so it must have been erected before that pe- 
riod, when the wars were carrying on against the Eng- 
Hah* It was used as a place of refuge, and two ranges 

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Fentdauek Sotue* 

of caves w<eve cut iit the rock near the xaumumy for 
the better i 8eoii]3(y> of the refugees and theff> effects. 
Williano DtDmBniotud, thepeet^ of Hawthornden^MlNiik 
the places thiAare now inhabited, where he cultivated 
the muaes^ and composed his historical writings, 

PiNNTCtftei^HousB^-— tlie seat of Sir George Clerk, 
Baxt M. P«-^ia 'about nine miles south of Edinburgh, 
OR the naeOuaoi bank of the North £sk, a mile west 
of the village of Pennycuick> and was built in I761, 
by the late Sir James Clerk, Bart. The situation is 
delight^U oommanding a prospect of the yaHey in 
which the Brie nuis> teorminated by the western ikxtve-^ 
mity of the Featknds, and the ruins of Bruttstone 
, Castle. The. lUnfary* contains an excellent collection of 
books and.paiiitings, and the proprietor has been assi- 
duous in'tbslfeetiog a number of Roman antiquities found 
in Britain* 'JS» pleaoare^grouadsarehighlyornamented. 
At the bask.of tibe house is an exact model of theoele^ 
brated Boman Temple^ which formerly stood on the 
banks of the Caihron, and termed by Buchanan Templun4 
Termini^ bkstter known by the name of Arthur's Oven, 
On the cppoiite side of the river, on the souths is en 
obelisk raised to the memory of Allan Ramsay, author 
of the beaotiMpafiltozal comedy, the '^ Gentle vShep* 
herd," who f^requently resided here, and is supposed hf 
some to have here composed the comedy that has given 
so much caelefaiity to his name« 

The house is a fine specimen of modem architecture, 
ornamented with light and degant sculpture-workj 
The rooms are large, in just proporticm to the naagni- 
tude of the edifice, elegantly furnished, and fitted up 
in the most beautiftd manner* One apartmezitji uaual^ 

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Dreghorn CcuiU'-^Cainigt^ House, 

Ij- designated Gf^'an'^ dEfii^ .ha&tbe oeUing beaotifulfy 
decorated by tJbiat eminent aitist^fi^iinciniain^ a native 
of Edinburgh^ with viari/iima kinJda of llistO!^i^oal paints 
ing9, which do honour t»lti$'g«mas and taste* Our 
limits will not permit aiarther.detftil of this princdly 
residence ; we recommend it as worthy the attention 
pf our readers^ and if time -w^ allow them a visits 
they will be much gratified ;»^^^i politeness and l}fa#M 
rality of the proprietor is diewn^ with marked atte&» 
tion, to strangers. 

Dbeghorn CA3TZ/E«-*-^TIiis siilgiilair buildings the 
se^ of Alexandear Trott«r> £aq^/ stands oa the north 
aide of the Pentland Hills, cominanding a prospect of 
Ijie city of Edinburghy Fxith^of Fordi^ and the Lo* 
thians^ — a scene for rid^ieisi, ^grandmir^ and extent, 
perhaps unrivalled in Europe* Only one4»a]f of this 
building is completed, but nqtwithfitanding, it k well 
worth l^e attenti<Hi of traveUieni^'lar the beauty of the 
biuldjiig, the convenience. of the interior arrangonent, 
and tiiie general fitness. of every kind of domestic eco* 
nemy. The proprietor had. dode more, perhaps, than 
any man living, for the inxpioyebiaitnf the method of 
keeping farm*accounts, and intradudng method and 
r^ularity in this most Useful btaoch of bmsiness in the 

CouNOTON-HousEi— fiHHinerlythe seat of the family 
of Foulis, now that of Sir William Fcnrfaes, Bart, 
banker in £dinburgh,~*4s about foar miles sonth and 
-W^est of the capital, and atandt on im elevated situaticm 
that overhangs the villi^ of Colo^gtoii and the Water 
of Jj^iXh, which form^ some:! {deusant windings in ifa 

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Dalmeny Park. 

passage through the grounds belonging to the house. 
The late Shr William Forbes, father of the present, 
built the family mansion, on nearly the site of the old 
house belonging to the family of Foulls ; adjoining to 
which, he planned^ one of the best gardens in the 
country, which is kept in excellent order by the present 
proprietor. The whole forms an object deserving the 
attention of the admirers of picturesque scenery or 
botanical pursuits. The village of Colington is much 
indebted to the humane and considerate disposition of 
the proprietor, who bestows liberally part of his wealth 
amongst the inhabitants in seasons of severity, and pays 
due regard to the education of the young. 

Dalmeny Park. — This is the seat of the Earl of 
Rosebery, and better known by the name of Barnbougle 
Castle. It is situated on the southern side of the Frith 
of Forth. Perhaps no place will more gratify a 
stranger, than an excursion through these enchanting 
grounds, naturally of an irregular surface, pres^iting 
some deep glens in one place, and in others some, rug- 
ged rocks, towering to a considerable height. The late 
Earl of Rosebery most judiciously took advantage of 
the situation, and planted the whole with trees $aita^ 
ble to the nature of the grounds ; on the higher places 
the mountain-ash and spreading birch cover the natu- 
ral barrenness, and in the lower and more powerful ^ 
soil, the oak and elm, and other useful wood, were 
planted with due care, destined perhaps,, at some fu- 
ture period, to refit the navy of Great Britain. They 
now cover this enchanting spot, exhibiting at oneplaoe 
the grandeur of the American forest, and at o^er& 

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the most improved picturesque and cultivated scenery. 
The noble prc^rietor is now building a house some* 
what like the baronial and Gothic structures common 
in the 1 5th and l6th centuries, united to some modem 
improvements, and within about half a mile of the 
old Ciistle of Bambougle; it commands a fine pros- 
pect of the Frith of Forth, and the shipping lying at 
anchor in the roads, or sailing on the surface of the 
blue (element. This castle, at one period, was the pro- 
perty of a branch of the Norman family of Moubray; 
and was purchased by the Earl Of Haddington, in the 
begipnfing of the l6tli century; and the first Earl of 
Rosebery, who was created a nobleman in consequence 
of his merit, after the restoration of Charles II. be- 
cam(^ its proprietor^ to whose successors it has ever 
sii^ce belonged, 

HoPKTouN^HousE. — ^This is the seat of the Earl 
of Ho{)etoun, and lies on the banks of the Frith of 
Fortfa^ three miles from Queensferry, and 12 from 
Edikibargh. The traveller will do well, if time per-* 
mtts^ to unite this pleasure with that of traversing the 
groondtf of Dalmeny Park, as there is a good inn 
at Queensferry for refreshment. The citizens of 
Edinburgh combine both in one day's excursion. This 
noble and princely habitation i^tands on a bank, spread 
into a terrace of great extent, with a surface varied 
by gentle and unequal swells ; the level of the ground, 
ih part^ subsides beyond, this bank, and then rises with 
Considerable acclivity, and affords a contrast to the 
scene below. There is a beautifril lawn extending di- 
Tecdy round the house. The wood is disposed with 
great beauty in the skirts of the lawn^ first presenting 

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to the eye single trees^ and then thickening into a 
verdant shade, through which are here and there to be 
seen the most endhioiting and varied prospects, to do 
justice to which would require the pencil of the most I 
able artist^^Through the woods are carried foot-paths^ ' 
in the most romantic manner, and seats are so disposed 
throughout, under the trees, as to represent to the 
lively imagination c^ a person fond of such transport- 
ing scenes, the simplicity, love, and innocence, which 
ancient poets were accustomed to ascribe to the scenery 
of Arcadia. The advantages derived from the local 
•ituaticNi of Hopetoun-House transcend all the beauty 
that possibly can be derived from interior decoration. 
Near ihe north-^west extremity, there is a pro^^ct, on 
the vei^ of the Forth, which comprehends in it eveiy 
turning and winding of the river, from Stirling to the 
Isle of May, and the Law of North Berwick; the 
course of the river, die expansion of 4Jie bay, the islets 
amidst the waters ; the vessels, of every descriptioiip 
sailing in different directions on its surface ; the towns 
and harbours around the coast, bounded by Ben Lo- 
mond, and the Oehil and Grampian Hills— all exhibit 
such a scene of land and water^ of the wonders of 
nature and the works of art, such an endless diver<« 
sity of light and shade, and an enchanting assemblage 
of whatever is sublime and beautiful, as is not sur- 
passed in the British empire. The present noble pro- 
prietor, then Sir John Hope, Bart, made a distin- 
guished figure in the wars csoried on during the French 

JXuhMAHoxymtike Seat of the Eari of M<wton,^-4iea 
about 6 miles on the ropd to Glasgow, by Whitbonu 

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4—Tlie emt^n entry into the ground^ is at the toll* 
bar : liberty is fre^y panted to inspect the beauties of 
hm Lovddiip's park. On enteviiig the groand, k has 
Tatfaer an unseemly appearance; but after passuig 
ontrards about a quarter of a mile, the beauties of 'the 
pkce b^^ to appear. On the left is a fine sheet of 
waler^ and in front some fuH grown wood. On ap« 
ptoaching nearer the mansioi^ the road winds along 
die banks of a rivulet, overhung by trees, whidi in 
9MQe places darken the banks, resemblii^ a forest. 
On the right hand side, is the venerable mansum^houae 
ef Addiston, built aa an elevated banl^ with a gar^ 
den, having a fine southern exposure. 

■Soon after the road leaves Addiston, it passes a 
gate, then takes an devated course round the northern 
aide of a park, from the centre of which the view 
is striking ; the full grown wood on the south bank 
of the faro<^, and the green sloping bank to the rivu* 
let itself, combine to give it a pleasant prospect. 

In a little space, the traveller will come to the house 
by crossing a bridge, the view from which is striking* 
On looking eastward, the fail grown wood, in some 
places mixed with brushwoodi, accompanying and over* 
shadowing the rivulet, has a pleasant effect, and fiUa 
the mind with the idea of an extensive forest. 

On looking westward, the muimuring of the waters 
making their way towards the bridge, through thick 
clumps of silvan scenery, which appears without li« 
mits, makes it equal in interest to the southern prQ»« 

From this bridge the road soon reaches the house, 
dtuated in the middle of a square formed by wood on 
all sides, grand and intereatiog. 

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The house itself^ although not of a splendid style of 
architecture^ yet for shaation^ prospect, and intenutl 
Cfmv&kience, m scarcely to be matdied. The TieWs 
from the windows are on all sides good, bnt the pros- 
pect towards the east ckints the greatest attention. 
On looking from the window, the eye finds an oatkc 
through the woods, and is refreshed by a fine sheet of 
water at a little distance ; and a view of Edinburgh 
Castle bounds the prospect 

Our limits will not allow us to enter into a minute 
description of this place. The whole extent of his 
Lordship's grounds dependent on the house, may term 
a circuit of eight or nine miles. 

When the tourist is at Dalmahoy, it may be worth 
while to visit the scenery at Mid«calder, formed by ihe 
woody banks- of the river Almond. If he should thiid:' 
of returning to Edinburgh thrdugh DrumshorlihgMuir, 
he will see a large extent of country, wild as nl^ure 
formed it. ^ 

When there, he will be in the neighbourhood of 
New Liston, once the favourite residence of the great 
Earl of Stair. 

This place was so planted by the great Earl of Stair, 
as that' the trees now form columns, like ihoad his 
Lordship commanded at the famous battle of Det- 
tingen, and vriil afford much gratification to those 
who del^ht in the victories of our countrymen. Per- 
haps Lord Wellington may at some time plant a 

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from Prince's Streajr-'wM a Fiem qfihe OU Tomn. 

This prospect is perhaps as novel to a stranger as any 
to be met willi m £urope> on which account a View is 
given. Taking a position at the north end of the 
Earthen Mound, the spectator will have on his right 
the Castle, towering to a great height above any other 
bnilding ; nearly in front, the mitred spire of St Giles, 
and a little on the left, the spire of the Tron Church'.—* 
These two latter objects are surrounded with a mass of 
buildings, singular from their construction, but more 
singular from the situation on which they are built ; 
which gives to the Old Town of Edinburgh that gran- 
deur of appearance so much* admired by strangers.-^— 
The annexed view will convey a pretty correct idea of 
this portion of the city. 

From the Head of the Earthen Mound, near the Bank 
of Scotland* 

This is a direct contrast to the former view^ bring 
that portion 'of the city called the New Town. The eye 
takes in at nearly one range, the dome of St George's 
Cbureh on the west, the s^Mre of St Andrew's Chi^ich 
in the centre, and Nelson's Monument on the east-^ 
The great length of.Prince's Street, the uniformity of 
the buildings, the solidity of the structures, and dura* 
btlily of the materials of which the houses are compoaw 
ed, renders this a matchless prospect. 

From the Castle. 

Thk prospects from Edinburgh Castle are of the 
greatest interest. 

Ifihe spectator take up a position near the Plag-^ 
staff, looking towards the east, he has thci High Street 
direct before him. This street has been long an object 

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of adinirmtion to strangers ;— 4ihe great heiglit of ilie 
lio«Ws,«ad6d tt»«i4i gpM ioiMMeso lof the <tre<et Itself «r 
length and ^bteadtb^ give it the character of the 4nt 
street in Edmhivghj and pcrha|psiath6woEld; oneadi 
side are Mi^^es of shqss «nd wa«diou8e8,«-*the priiici« 
pal liffices under GbvertuneBt «pe also kc^ here. 

The elevated sitiuttidik of fidinbiirgh makes it fveeof 
thsll deiM air that vrerfaai^ other citiesb Formorethaa 
SOO'diQrs in the ]rear> may he seen this etreety and other 
{Mots of the €kff elear as could be wished £oir, snd tis 
various iproqpeots enjoyed te their full extent. The 
hiiildinge dippii^ £rom the High Street towards tlie 
Ndth Lech and Cowgate^ eie-seen inn new and rather 
an interesting epi^enrance. 

On looking to the eouth, the ejetakes in at once 
the south division of the vity, the formatiofi of Salis- 
Imry Craigs and Arthur's Seat, with the meadows, 
finely fHi^^ with Wood^ — ^whith lore dl before^ the eye 
of the spectator, as if laid down in a map. 

Ontll^46ft0f%helqpieeuter h p ita w urikd Use Kew 
Towtt, petlia^ tiie iB«nft tegidar dty in the ^wvrttU^ 
The great ddsti^ Df •St Oeotye^'^ on the wwt, the mfimi 
Meeple of 191 Atid^w's in the ceMm, with IftelaotaV 
Moimtnetit 'seen ^n the Cakon tfiU nt the esMeen en* 
treofiity, add greatly to this «tlew. 

The eireetsi,, «quares> aiid«o«rta> are aeen fronl this 
grait ^e^tttkHi wi if kid Atfvm en n plan • the nihid 
contemplates with pleassfre the ^eKftensive and oompkte 
accommodation such « place affords mankind. 

From fkeisam die tfCorstarphine HUL 
The prospect of Edinburgh from this place has pe- 
ailiar c^brms, and is often copied by painters. The 
best point is a little above Ravelston, the seat of Sir 
Alexander Keith, Knight Marischal for Scotland. 

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Looking towards tbe €88t:» the New Town eomet 
into view. The dome of St Geoi^'s Chardi here makes 
a oonspicuous figure; tiie Castle appeal^ in peeulUur 
grandeur^ as also the Montuaent on Calton Hill, witfc 
other ob jecto ^bat malbs the Capital of Sootland so v erj 

From no single point can the Modem Athens be 
seen to sach advantage ; the whiteness of the mate- 
riate esmposhig the buildkigs of the New Town^ their 
mgiilarity and dLegance, combine to impress Ae mind 
vilh aa idea, tiiat it exceeds even andent Athens, not- 
wrt&standkig all her marble temples. 

The eeuntry around, highly cultivated, and stadded 
wkh gentlemen's seats and public gardens, fill up the 
WBiity. The Frith of Forth formipg s grand estuary, 
widt the Q^s> and other islands, se^ at a distance, 
faomda this extensive prospect. 

When the spectator has .satisfied himself w^th this 
view, he may walk over the hill, ahd view from the 
west side, the vale of the river Almond, whose banks 
di^piky seme fine forest scenery, and fields teeming 
mSA the greatest riches in com and dittle. 

Thrvale of this river, from Kirkliston to the sea, 
^''■^ fpnrtlg^ the lovers of picturesque scenery, if they 
find leisafe to pursue it as far as Cramond, where it 
jiMiM the sea. 


Thm town of Leith, or port of Edinburgh, is well 
worth visiting, and the tourist will be rewarded by de- 
voting one day to tbe examination of the harbour, the 
wet docks, with the battery, and the remains of the 
old fortifications left by Oliver Cromwell. 

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UttioH CanaL 

The communication between Leith and Edinburgh^ 
is of the best and most substantial kind^ — a fine car- 
riage way, spacious, and well paved, — ^having two 
foot paths, one on each side. It is thus rendered a 
most desireable walk, which is often enjoyed by the ci- 
tizens of Edinburgh. 


When this water conveyance is complete, the toat^ 
ist will have an easy way of seeing the country. This 
water-way begins at the head of Portsburgh, stretches 
west, and crosses the Water of Leith at Slall&ford over 
an aqueduct of nine arches, which has a pleasant effect 
over such a brea4^ ravine. It then stretches onward 
through Mid Lothian, and winds through a fine coim« 
try. At the riv^ Almond it crosses the viM^er over a 
lofly bridge of X^o arches, and has a grand appear- 
ance. When the workmen were digging the Canal at 
the seafipf Sir A.^.Maidand Gibson, Bart, of Clifton- 
hall, they found an^lephant's tusk entire. This relique 
of a former wtM-ld the worthy Baronet has taken care to 
preserve, and shews it to visitants with much polite- 
ness. Af);er clearing the banks of the Almond, the 
Canal stretches along up the^vale of Strathbr^e, pass- 
ing the west side of the village of BroxbAn ; then, 

' ' windiBgi.dpwnwards, it passes New Liston, the village 

of Winchburgh, and onwards to Linlithgow. Two 
miles farther on, it passes the river Avon over a fine 
aqueduct, the largest in its course, when it stretdies 
away to Falkirk, and occupies the same line of ground 
the ancient Roman wall did ; after which it joins Lode 
No. 16. on the Junction Canal, which soon landa the 
traveller on the banks of the river Clyde. 

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XXavino described the objects^n the^ neighb^iirhood 
(^ Edinburgh, the next is the scen^j near* Glasgow ; 
and the first in order is the Vale of Clyde. 

We proceed eastward from Glasgow, passing Cam- 
kchie and ToUcross) where «there are extensive iron- 
wcxdu, an^irhere abundanoe of ironstone and coal are 
withinSOC^irdsof the ^rnace; these employ nearly 600 
workmen, in casting iron goods, and melting malleable 
iron from pig. On the Edinburgh road, at the sixth mile^ 
the Clydesdale road turns to the right, and a little far-* 
ther on the beauties of the Clyde come in view ; objects 
both picturesque and interesting burst upon you while 
advancing, and, by continued variety, create those 
ideas winch are so highly gratifying to every mind 
soso^tible of ttfe beauties of nature. 


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BoihweJl Castle. 

From the bridge over the Calder^ the road runs pa- 
rallel with the Clyde^ till it arrives near the village of 
Uddingstone, on an elevated situation, commanding, 
towards the west, the Clyde, the city of Glasgow, 
and the numerous seats around ; the eye also takes m 
the distant hills of Stirling, Dumbarton, and Argyle 
shires ; a short way on, you come to the village -of 
Bothwell, in the vicinity of which is the ancient castle 
of that name, the property of Lord Douglas. 

Bothwell Castle was built about the beginning 
of the Idth century, and, like all buildings of the 
kind, has undergone many sieges, and been the fBcene 
of many battles, in wresting this strong-hold from 
different pretenders to its superiority. E^ard the 
First of England took it, and gave it to ffl Earl . of 
Pembroke. Robert the Bruce gave it to Andrew 
Murray, ft faithful follower ; it fell afterwards into the 
hands of the Earl of Douglas by marriage, and con^ 
tinned long one of the seats of that powerful family. 
James II. gave it to Lord Crichton ; James III. gave it 
to Lord Monypenny, but again reclaimed it, apd be- 
stowed it on his favourite, John Ramsay^ w^o lost it 
for counterfeiting a commission under the OKat seal of 
the Earl of Northumberland. Having again reverted 
to the crown, James IV. gave it to Lord Hailes, whom 
he created Earl of Bothwell ; in this line it continued 
until James, the last Earl of Bothwell, married the 
unfortunate Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland. Soon 
after, it fell into the hands of the Lairds of Buccleuch 
and Roxburgh, from whom the Marquis of HamUtim 
acquired the superiority of the lordship of Bothwell : 
it was again in the hands of Douglas, £arl of Angus ; 

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_ HatmHon. . . . 

but on the death of the Earl of Forfar, in the year 
1715, it again reverted to the noble family of Douglad^ 
and with them it still remains. 

The modern Castle of Bothwell stands on a beauti* 
fill lawn, near these magnificent ruins, and is an ele* 
gant mansion, erected by its present owner^ Lord 
Douglas, nearly on the site of a former. But what 
ms^s this place so interesting, is the beauty of the 
grounds, laid out in the most tasteful manner, through 
which the Clyde flows majestically, and, when com- 
bmedwith the many historical recollections, strikes 
th« mind with a variety of mixed emotions. About 
a mile east of the tillage of Bothwell is the bridge, 
celebrated for the battle fought near it in l679> he- 
tween tluU[!ovenanters and the King's troops, from 
whence called *' The Battle of Bothwell Bridge." Two 
miles farther on stands 


One of the handsomest small towns in Scotland, si- 
tuated in a beautiful, populous, and highly cultivated 
couiitry, and in the neighbourhood of two fine rivers, 
the Clyde and the Avon. 

Haihail^ contains nearly 4000 inhabitants, employ- 
ed in various trades, principally by the Glasgow mer- 
chants. This town, like Windsor, seems to have taken 
its rise from the valetage of the protecting family. 
Originally the houses of the servants and retainers 
were built under the windows of the palace ; but the 
improvements in the country affording employment to 
different craftsmen, who, feeling their dependence on 
the family lessened, built more commodious dwellings 
at a distatice, but still retaining the name of Hamilton : 

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and as a proof of this^ it was only within these few 
jears that the houses were completely separated from 
the palace. 

Hamilton palace merits attention. — The most ancient 
part was erected in 1591, and since that period has 
undergone progressive improvements; the principal 
additions were made in the latter end of the 17th €*en« 

The principal objects of attraction are the paintings ; 
several of the rooms are well furnished with them, 
particularly the gallery. The most remarkable is 
Daniel in the lions' den, by Rubens, supposed by 
some to be the best picture in Scotland, and the first- 
rate production of that celebrated artist. The marriage 
feast, by Paul Veronese, and the portrait oi the Earl 
of Denbigh, by Rubens, also adorn th^palace of 

About a mile to the eastward of Hamilton is the 
beautiful stream of Avon, which gives the name of 
Avondale to the grounds shelving towards its banks, 
on which are some enchanting prospects, and some of 
the stateliest trees in Scotland. 

Cadzow. ^ 

A little way up the Avon, and on the summit of a 
rock, the ruins of Cadzow Castle overhang the river, an 
ancient seat of the family of Hamilton ; it was plun- 
dered, and partly demolished, by Regent Murray's 
soldiers, in the reign of Queen Mary, and has since 
continued in 9 state of desolation and ruin. Near this 
was part of the great forest which at one time nearly 
covered Clydesdale, and some of the stateliest oaks 
in Scotland remain as a memerial of her once wooded 

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surface : and so late as 1 76O, there were a few of those 
wild cattle once so common in Scotlanc} ; their shynesf 
and ferocity of temper rendered them troublesome, 
and of little use^ they were therefore exterminated in 
that year. 

At no great distance^ on the opposite bank of the 
Avon, on a commanding situation, stands Chatlehe- 
rault, a summer-house of the Hamilton family, built 
from a design of Adams ; it is surrounded with a fine 
park, well stocked with fallow-deer. 

From the bridge of Avon the great park of Hamil- 
ton accompanies you on the right. The beautiful pros* 
pects afforded by the shelvings of the Clyde, expand 
here in great Inxuriancy, and fill the eye with some of 
the finest nrospects in this beautiful vale. The house 
of Dalziel/ surrounded with fine plantations, appears 
here to much advantage, on the <^posite side of the 
river, once the residence of the £arls of Camwath, 
from whom it was purchased, in dft^ j^st century, by 
a progenitor oi Mr Hamilton's^ its pr^esent proprietor. 

Farther to the west, on the su^ugoiit of a beautiful 
bank overhanging the ClydQ, is- ^^sji^omer-house be- 
longing to Mr Hamilton, built on the spot where once 
stood a ^man castellutn ; And at a little distance are 
the remams of a bridge, the work of that great people, 
alongst which the Watling Street, or Rpman Road, 
went : — the vestiges of this way are to be seen in many 
places in the neighbourhood. 

About a mile from the bridge of Avon, a gradual 
descent carries you to the more immediate banks oi 
the Clyde, nearly opposite to Cambusnethan, the seat 
of Mr Lockhart, placed in a beautiful situation* The 
charming lawn, its aged limes«. ^d terrace walks. 

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when joined with the surrounding scenery, sweet bejond 
description, attract and rivet the attention of eTery 
traveller. The beauties of the Clyde continue and 
open more fully to view — gentlemen's seats, plsasure 
grounds, well wooded and stocked with deer a,nd copse- 
wood, please the mind. Dalserf, a village embower- 
ed amongst orchards, produces the finest fruita in 
Scotland, and in such abundance, as to have Xongjpji^ 
the vale of Clyde the appellation of ^' the Orchu4 <$f 
Scotland" .: 

Mauldslie Castle, the seat of the Earl of Hjnd» 
ford, built from a design by R. Adam, in 1795« ill 
length 104 feet, by 58 over the walls, flanked by 
towers rising from the base, and terminating in a 
cone, the whole beautifully omammited add propoiv 
tioned* The roof is of a beautiful constructkxD, of 
which it is impossible to give an idea by any deacarip* 
tion. The situation from which Mauldslie is seen, 
when coming from the west, in the vicinity of Dalserf- 
house, is one of the richest and most charming proa- 
pacts in Scotland. It is situated on a bold headland* 
jutting out from the west, which nature seems tojbawe 
designed as the grand point from whiQl^id<>ioi)be 
seen, to most advantage, the vale of Clycre. Kear 
this stands 

The Castle of CnAiaNETHAN or Draffan, formerly 
a place of great strength, and once a seat of the fa* 
mily of Hamilton, whose arms are still visible above the 
gate*way. Queen Mary abode here a few days after 
her flight from Lochleven. The Castle of DraiTaii 
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the loene of some impovtimt trttnsaetions between the 
ftaiily of Hamikbn ttid the^ GoYenanters ; it was dis- 
poBed of to the hoa«e of Doaglas in the last century. 

Proceeding onward to Lanark^ you pass the village 
of Crossford ; — the honse of Lee^ at about the dis- 
tance of two miles from Lanark, the seat of Lockhart 
Maedonald, Esq. the representative of a very ancient 
Ikmily * here is kept what is called the Leestone <»■ 
Fennyy far-famed for its medicinal virtues. It is a 
stone of a dark red colour, set on a shilling of Ed. 
ward I. and has been in the possession of the family 
mvm iince the year 1520/ that is^ a little after the 
dealli of Robert Bruce; 

Continuing the route by Nethan Bridge^ and passing 
Carlkij. the seat of *-»— Nisbet^ Esq. the valley begins 
to contract, th* banks of the river become more pre- 
cipitoas, and the rocks jutting out, force the water 
tfarpogh ccmtcacted channels, indicating the approach 
of grander scenes.' The wood of Stonebyres, a forest 
•f^xlDBiderable extent, ntroduces the traveller within 
hfemngi of the Clyde. At first a hollow murmuring 
fotmd^etrikes'tlie ear; as he ptbceeds, the noise in» 
ewmiui; and the attention beeomes^ more engaged ; 
Mid'.'SoMi^aftte' clearing thie wood, lie comes in fiiU 
view of ne t'aU qfStmebyref, a most beautiful cata- 
ract of three successive falls, over which the whole 
stream of the Clyde rushes, with a prodigious fury, 
into a deep dii»m. The ear«stunning noise, the 
lofty rocks which sorrottiid the wafter-fiBdl, the varie- 
gated copse-wood whioh covers their brow, and the ef- 
fect produced from the grmid combination of the 
wholefy renders the fall of Sumdbyres a scene wonder- 
AiUy grand and sublime. 

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Town of Lanark. 

At a short distance from the fall of StonebyreSy the 
road crosses the Clyde to the northern side^ by the 
bridge of Lanark^ after passing the village of Kirk- 
field^bank. This bridge consists of three arches ; it 
was erected towards the end of the l6th century^ pre- 
vious to which the communication over the river 
was either by a boat or a ford. Ascending a short 
way^ by the side of a wooded hill^ you come to the 

Town of Lanark^ 

One of the most ancient in Scotland^ supposed to be 
the G>lania of Ptolemy^ from the Romans having seve- 
ral camps in the neighbourhood, and lying in the line 
of the great Roman road, called Watling Street Oa 
the Casde-hiU of Lanark, once a Roman station^ many 
monuments of that mighty people have been found. 

At Lanark one of the Scots Parliments was held so 
early as 978. Alexander I. erected it into a royal 
bi»gh. Robert the Bruce and James V., as well as 
Charles L, confirmed its liberties by subsequent grants. 
At what time Lanark became the county-town, it is 
impossible to determine. It is situated on the north 
bank of the Clyde, on a rising ground, at no great dis- 
tance from the river, and built in the form ofthe letter 
K, at least the leading streets resemble the ngure of 
that letter. It is classed with Linlithgow, Selkirk, 
and Peebles, in sending a member to the House of Com- 

Since the introduction of the cotton manufacture, the 
number of inhabitants have rapidly increased, the ap^ 
pearance of the houses have considerably improved, 
and are finished in an elegant and shewy manner. 

Near the centre ofthe town stands the town-house. 

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Corra lAnru 

an elegant and large hall for county-meetings^ a coun^ 
dl-room, court-hall, and weigh-houae; adjoining to 
which is the prison, which, we regret to say, it was 
found necessary to enlarge, to keep pace with the in* 
creasing population. 

The parochial church, which stands directly in the 
middle of the town, is a large modem building, with 
a lofty steeple, terminated by a dome. 

The grammar-school, the public markets, &c. are 
all creditable places of their kind. 

The magistrates, and freeholders of the county, some 
years ■ ago, erected, by subscription, an elegant inn, 
with requisite conveniences, which added to the former 
accommodations, the traveller may now depend on 
every comfort being found at Lanark. 

In the summer season Lanark is much resorted to by 
strangers: The beautiful and romantic scenery, the 
celebrated falls of the Clyde in the neighbourhood, the 
great cotton manufactures, the fteility of traveling, 
and the goodness of the roads, are amongst the causes 
of these visits. 

Having described the fall of Stonebyres, the lowest 
on tilie Clyde, we shall proceed to describe the other 
two^ above Lanark. The first in order is 

CoHRA Linn, 

the moat picturesque and sublime of the falls of the 

Ccwra Linn is composed of two separate falls, at an 
inconsiderable distance from each other, over which 
the vast body of the Clyde rushes, with impetuous fury, 
into a deep abyss, eighty feet below its former level. 
On every side the course of the river is environed with 

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lofty rockft of the most romantic foniiBy^aiiii CMrertid 
with trees of every diversitj of fotiage. -Upon th6 
tummiit of one of the highest^ and direetly abo>i*e' the 
upper fall^ staoidB &e ruinous eastle of Corm; foMtoee- 
ly the residence of a family of the name «f « 'Sdin^r^riHe. 
More to the rig^t^ and environed amongM trieie^^'la the 
modem miowion of that name^ lately the sisat Hi &e 
Miss Edmonstones. We are informed they-^^hiive^part. 
ed with it to George Cranstoun^ Esq. advocate. Be- 
tween these^ and situated in a most singtilai'Hsi^itttion^ 
itni^ediately on the verge of thelall^ ie a ^^tuh^sqne 
imil> whi<^^ with the other obj«(«9 j>a»t'iiowttii<eiitfon^ 
ed> add still farther to the grandeur of the" im^speet. 
To painty however^ in Adequate ]angaage^ the'^beau* 
ties of the scene^ is a difiicalt^ if not an im^oteible ta^ki 
—^The mighty i^Ukig of thewate^s^ daBhing" fi^M nick 
to rock^ as if they would pierce the earth to t^ie ^h^httt 
-<«4he thundering noise oGCBsibiied ' by these ' eohens- 
sions^^-the "lofty rocks^ the rvy-dad and f^^obi(^fei%g 
OBitk of CiMffa, shaking firom ite biaile *-<-iaftid eh^'thic^ 
doctds of mist arising from tlie deep abyss b^loW^' arid 
towcrring towards heaven abcfve <^e etiitely Wdodn;^— ^ 
foira<sttcha'6^i:ie> and produce 7i^<^h ^11^^ i^|)o(n'%he 
nuhd^ a» thagt' c^tafnfily "baffle: ^^ uti&o^ pWwt^ >of 

From the fall of Corra Linn^ the walk continues up- 
wards to the fall of Bonningtbn^ through groves of 
lofly trees^ intermixed widi honeysuckle^ the wood- 
rose^ and other flowering shrubs ; and approaching iSie 
bank of a tremendous precipice^ from whic^ the Clyde 

* In great floods, the castle of Corra is sometimes so violently shak- 
en^ as to spill water ia a gUss.. 

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bjr, ib». carnal oprenkiga of tbe wooda, &am vhich more 
diftUm^(prOBpecta ai^ obtaiiied..: 

FrpnilM «nmmi|^ of a lofty ]»roinpcftoiy overhangs 
iiig t|^ Cljrdej to vbich, the foot-path, kada, you oIk 
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G9ide.^' about th^ty feet^hjgh^^ Like the other falls, it 
i» eniifiironed witjbi r9el^8> aildroverhmg with wood. 
Th^4EC»nery is^'hoi9^({yer>:of.a;6oft^r Iwd than around 
those .ii«% have alve^diyiQei^ti^ned; and those ideas of 
grandeur and in«g7«fi^^9^<i^;hiah had be^i^ raised be-^ 
foroj. fMrie.nqw suppla^^ by others of a more tranquil^ 
thm^h jperhapa i no Jesa.pleasilig nature, 

-Frpn^ the situ|i<{ion at wbioh the first view of the FaU^ 
of Boopujogton i» s^eipk, a.$i]»j^.foo^athc«niesyouto. 
ita.yioinity».wliereth^ view hvf^m^ cpnftraeted, firooa 
the rela^T^aituatipn of. tba ^^rroundaig objects, thaor 
at tbe^.Qt^ioji ju^ mentioned. Leaving these sublime 
scenei^. and prooeeding weltwm'd alongst the banka of 
theOyde, by . ja windipg Wi»)k cut through the woods, 
you shortly arrive in view of the 

Great Cotton Manufactoky and village of New 
Lanark, the property of Messrs. Owen j^ Co. 

This manufactory was erected in 1785, by the late 
David Dale, and has been conducted ever since with 
great success. The number of children employed here 
exceeds 2000, and the utmost attention is paid to their 
morals and education, so far as is consistent with the 

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New Lanark* 

restraint the occupations they have to attend to will 

Mr Owen, the proprietor and manager, a man of 
much benevolence, has devised sundry plans for the 
improvement of the young people, and his efforts have 
been crowned with as much success as many of his 
firiends anticipated. ' 

Mr Owen may be rated among the Howards of the 
day : His plan for the amelioration of Society does him 
much honour ; although some may deem all the good 
he anticipated unattainable, yet the new light he threw 
out on this important subject, will still have a tendency 
to do much good, and mankind are indebted to him 
for the efforts he has made to lessen the evils that aeem 
to be inseparable from human nature. 

Having described the vale of the Clyde from Glas- 
gow upwards, so as to include the portion usually deno- 
minated the Pleasure Tour, we shall return to Glasgow, 
and continue the description down the Dumbarton side 
of the river, along the bank of Loch Lomond, &c. 

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Leaving Glasgow at the western side of the city, 
the road leads direct for Dumbarton. Passing through 
Anderston, an improving village, you next come to 
the village of Partick, where the Company of Bakers 
at Glasgow have extensive mills and granaries, situat- 
ed on the river Kelvin. About five miles from Glas- 
gow, dose upon the Clyde, stands Scotstown ; soon 
aflter passing which, you obtain a view of Renfrew, on 
the opposite side of the Clyde. 

About eight miles from Glasgow, on the opposite 
side of the Clyde, is North-Bar, or Sempill House. 
The road at the ninth milestone ascends a little emi« 
nence, called Dalnotter Hill, just below which is the 
village of Old Kilpatrick. At this place the view be- 
gins to open, and presents to the eye a scene highly 
interesting and picturesque. The Clyde here expands 
into a noble river, producing a very fine efiect on the 
landscape. The Castle of Dumbarton rises majesti- 
cally as if from the bosom of the water, of a conical 
fonn. Towards the right is the ruined fort of Dun- 
glass, projecting iiato the Clyde ; once a place of coi^ 

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Canal— 'Aqueduct at Kehnn, 

sicterable strength. On the left^ near the e^^ of ilie 
water^ y^ ^^^ Erskine Houaey the seat of Loi*d Blan- 
tjXBi . pleasantly situated^ and the grounds finely 

FfkCther on the rights £ffe seen some rockis di{>ping 
into the river, as a biilwark to confine its wait ei^s - die 
lo% mountains of Argyllshire/ their summits eoVered 
with clouds, bounding the view, within whidi the 
Cas|le-)»nd townof 'Dumbaarton, with its gla^i^hotises, 
are distinctly seen; while Port Glasgow and Of ^^niock^ 
wlith Ae.bW surface of the river, thickly covered wi& 
wbit#.sails, filling tip as it were the centre of tfee view, 
come under the eye at one glance. 

The Canal joins the Clyde here, and displays whait 
can heikme by the persevering hand of man. Its ex- 
treme Je^gth from the F<Mfth to the Clyde is thirty-five 
miles, beginning at the mouth of the Carton ahote «n 
the east, and ending in the Clyde near Kilpatrick on 
the west coast of Scotland. It rises and falls l60 feet 
by m^ans of thirty-nine locks, twenty of which lire' on 
the east, and nineteen on the west,*-^tfae Clyde not 
ebbuig so low as the Forth by nineieel; ... 

About five miles firwoa Kilpatrick, the grand a^e* 
d«ct loyer the Kel>^i» is to be seen, eonsiatmg oi four 
arches sixty-five feet high, and four hun*dred and 
twenty in length. The situation of the bridge \& very 
striking and picturesque. 

Ealpatrick itself is a small village, but was once a 
place of importance^ taking its name £rom St Patrick^ 
the tutelar saint of Ireland. 

About a mile and a half from Kilpatrick may be seen 
the remains of a Roman bridge at the village of Don.^ 
tocher^ iatbe line of: the Bomanwall, wMch joined 
the Clyde near this place^ 

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Thfi road frcia tbis place to Dambarton continues 
close to the. dyde^ pasisiog Priakie-hall^ a small villa 
singularly situated ; and a little farther on^ the minoiaa 
fort of Dunglas^ standing on a point of the promontory 
of Dunglas, more conspicnoos from its singular situa- 
tion than from any picturesque effect of itself. 

, On approaching Dumbarton^ the bold parts of rods, 
become more aifd more distinct^ pointing out how ad- 
mirably it is calcukBE^d for a fortress^ being only ao» 
cessible by the ncoth-east. 

Dunbeck^ a rock cm the right of the road^ pofs en 
a migestic appearance^ and is^ Hke Dumbarton^ eom- 
posed of basaltes; having some tendency to a cdumnar 

About the 18th mile from Glasgow is the first dis- 
tinct view of Benlomond; rising with great majesty 
ai^idit hills of inferior magnitude. 

DuM3ART0N Castle. 

On approaehing Dumbarton^ the Castle become^' a 
very jucturesque object : the rock divides about the 
middle, and forms two summits ; the craggy sides ak^ 
finely bipken; the buildings upon it, although of them- 
selves St little importance, yet when combined ivi^ 
other objects, have a good effect, and serve to give it 

The entrance to this fortress is by a gate at the bot- 
tom ; from hence you asc^id by a long flight of stepa 
to that part of tlie rock where it divides, where are a 
I battery, barracks for the garrison, and a reservoir al« 
I ways filled wiUi water. Above these are several bat- 
teries, mounted with cannon. 

To describe f^Hy the various objects of attention in 

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this fortress would fill a volume ; suffice it to say^ tbat 
the mind^ on entering this plaoe^ is impressed with its 
magnitude and strength^ and on ascending^ these im- 
pressions are confirmed hj passing hatteries and hul- 
warks on all sides^ until you gain the summit of the 
rock^ when^ upon looking round, it has the impression 
of a scene in Fairy-land, after escaping from the dan- 
ger of frowning rocks overhanfiniig' the passage up, 
with the devouring cannon facingyou at every turn. 

On gaining the summit, the projects all around 
are striking, and laid down as on^a map. Standing on 
the top of a rock rising out of the water, as if the 'whole 
mass was your footstool, you see the lofly Benlomond 
on the north,-*— the vale of the Leven, hounded by high 
hills on every, side, with the river holding its serpen- 
tine course down the centre. On the east, the course 
of the Clyde from Glasgow, with the various objects 
on its banks. On the west, the towns of Greenock 
and Port-Glasgow, with their numerous shipping fill, 
ing the basin of the river, forming here a bay of con- 
siderable extent, bounded by the mountains of Ar- 
gyllshire, &c. 

The town of Dumbarton probably owes its origin to 
the protecting influence of the Castle. It is «situated 
14^ miles from Glasgow, at the mouth of the Leven, 
and carries on a considerable trade in glass, and isome- 
times in fish. The shipping belonging to this little 
port employs a good number of hardy seamen. 

Leaving Dunbarton, the road crosses the Leven, 
taking a northern direction, having on the left a road 
to Helensburgh, and to Arroquhar, by Loch Long. 
Continuing forward to Loch Lomond, through the vale 
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Dr Smollett^^Renton^^Akxandria. 

ruhing villages^ elegant seats, neat and comfiiftable 
cottages, well wooded, with the Leven holding 
its silvery and winding course through the bosom 
of this vale, from Loch Lcmiond to the Clyde, in 
a course of 9 miles, including all its windings, with 
only a fall of 22 feet. Dr Smollett,, the author of 
Roderick Random, &c. was a native of this place, and 
has painted its beauties in an ode, beginning thus,— t 

<< On Leven's banks while free to lOve, 
And tone the raral pipe to love," &c. 

At the distance of ^#o miles from Dunbarton, on 
the right, is an old mansion-house on the bank of 
t^ river, in which that eminent writer was bom. On 
the left of the road, a little farther north, js an elegant 
monument erected to his memory, consisting of a Tus- 
can column, terminated by a vase, and having inscribe 
ed <m it his character in classical Latin. 

On passing this monument, comes the village 'of 
Renton, created from the number of people employed 
in the bleachfields and other manufactories in the 
neighbourhood. Another village, called Alexandria, 
owes its existence to the same cause. The bleaching 
trade is ^rried'on in this vale to nearly as great an ex«« 
tent as 9 ^ff other part in Britain, paying annually 
about L. 50,000 of duties to government. These works 
have been drawn towards this place from the continued 
supply of dear water issuing from. Lochlomond, for 

« No torrents stain thy limpid source, 
No locks impede thy dimpling course. 
That sweetly warhles o*er its bed, 
With white round polished pebbles spread ;*' 

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Fruin — Glen Fudat^LochUmond. 

CiJiltinuing northward, the prospect is more ooti&ied ; 
•< ThnHigh boweit of birch and fpoTflS ai pmty 
And hedges flowered with egUntuie,'* 

the beaaty of the vale still continues rich and diversi- 
fied, passing, at one time, through a vista of trees, of 
every diversity of foliage, at another, nearly excluding 
the light, and th«i opening the most delightful pros- 
pects, as if by the power of magic. * 

Proceeding onward, you pass the water of Fruin, 
which falls into the lake, and which is now seen very 
fulfy on the right, with its numerous islands; and 
about a mile further on, is Glen Finlas, so named 
from the stream that waters it. At the ninth mile*, 
stone, is Ross-lodge, the seat of Mr Colquhoun ; and 
at the tenth, is Rosedoe, the seat of Sir James Col- 
quhouUjt Bart, supposed to be one of the finest situations 
near the loch, standing on a peninsula projecting into 
the lake, commanding a delightful prospect of the 
scenes around. * 

Passing onwards for rather more than two miles, 
through a well-wooded tract, at the 12th mile, stands 
Luss, a village of inconsiderable extent, and irregular- 
ly built, though placed in a delightful situation, and 
may be considered the portal of the HighUn A Hcfire 
the Highland garb begins ; the bonnet am the tartan 
ar^ the prevailing fashions, and the language of the 
people is Gaelic. 

The tourist has here the best opportunity of visiting 
the islands on Loch Lomond, and of exploring the 
glens among the mountains, where the msaai of taste, 
or the botanist, will have ample field for enjoykig their 
favourite pursuits. 

This loch extends, in a direction from north to 

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south, nearly thirty miles ; its breadth^ where great- 
est near the southern extremity, is betwixt eight and 
ten miles; — from this situation, it gradually becomes 
narrower as you advance towards the north, where it 
terminates amongst the mountains. 

Its depth is very different : in the southern part, it 
measures twenty fathoms, and increases in depth to* 
wards the north, from 66 fathoms at the Point of Far- 
kin^^to 100 two miles above Tarbet, and from this place 
the depth gradually diminishes. 

The northern part of the loch never freezes, although 
the southern part is frequently covered with ice, so 
strong as to afford a safe communication from the shore 
to the islands. The islands amount to about thirty in 
number, and mostly 6outh of the viUage of Luss,— 
those on the north are small, and few in number. 

Our limits will not admit of a particular description 
of these islands, which look as if sown over the glassy 
surface by the sportive hand of Nature, 

<• — — All the fairy crowds 
Of itlancb which together lie, 
As quietly as spots to sky, 

Among the evening douds,'* 

which, wflk the towering height of the mountains on ita 
banks, comp<Se a scene so finely diversified in form, in 
situation, and in colour, combining at once the beautifril 
and the picturesque. Some of these islands present a 
wooded surface, in which the woodbine, the mountain 
ash, the oak, and the birch predominate; the greater 
part may be descriSbed aa brusb^wood, but some state* 
ly trees stretdi to a great height, affording, by their 
shade, protection to plants of the sweetest fragrance. 

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luqppily combining to soften the rough appearance of 
the lowering and barren mountains with which Loch 
Lomond is nearly surrounded. Should the tourist 
think of visiting these islands^ he will find them an- 
swer as deer-parks, and to have once been the place of 
religious worship, as the ruins of a church demon- 
strate—on one of these water-protected spots, a 
nunnery stood, and bears a name originating from, 
and indicating its use. 

The road continues open, and at the l6th mile-stone 
passes the stream of Inveruglass, where is a ferry over 
the loch. At the 17th, is Point Farkin, jutting out 
nearly half-way over the lake. The road continues 
onward to Tarbet, at a little distance from the waters, 
having some full-grown wood on the right, through 
which Loch Lomond is seen with much effect ; on the 
left, a continued series of broken mountains, some- 
times well covered with underwood, in some places 
bare and sterile. A little beyond the 20th mile««tone 


The inn of this name stands on the right-hand side 
of the road, a neat modem house ; and on W pane of 
glass, in a window of this inn, are some verses, fre- 
quently copied^ composed by Thcnnas Russell, Sd Oc- 
tober 1771^ descriptive of the ascent to the top of Ben- 

From Tarbet, the road continues in a northern di- 
rection, still along the border of the lake, to Tyncbrum. 
The road to Inverary turns to the left at the inn, and 

* See Poem at the ascent of Benlomond, 

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Arroquhar — Glencroe — Glenkinlass, 

passes through a glen ; and at the distance of two miles 
from Tarbet^ the surface of Loch-Long appears, en- 
vironed by lofty mountains ; and before reaching the 
lake, by turning to the left, stands the inn of Arro- 
quhar, a building erected by the late Dukeof Argyle, for 
accommodating the company who came to visit these 
romantic scenes ; for on each side the hills are in ge- 
neral covered with verdure, intermixed with rock and 
wood, and the whole enlivened by Loch Long, an 
arm of the sea, signifying, according to some, the 
Lake of Ships. In the vicinity, is the mountain called 
the Cobbler, from a rock on its top having a resem- 
blance to a shoemaker at work. 

About the 27th milestone, is the vale of Glencroe, 
next to Glencoe,. on the borders of Inverness-shire, 
the most romantic of all the Highland passes. 

In travelling through this valley, few human habita- 
tions are to be seen, and only such as are inhabited by 
shepherds. The ravens^ and other birds of prey, seem 
lords of this frightful pass. 

After a passage of about three miles, and at the 29th 
milestone, comes the eminence, called, with much 
propriety. '* Rest, and be Thankful ;" it had this ap- 
pellation ^ven to it by the 22d regiment, when em- 
pk^ed in making the road. 

Continuing the route, before coming to the 31st 
milestone, the road crosses the water of Kinlass, when 
it enters a glen, taking its name from the stream by 
which it is watered. Glenkinlass is more verdant^ 
though less picturesque than Glencroe. 

The road continues to be guided by the stream for 
about four miles, having high precipices on the right, 
and the water on the left^ holding its way to the loch; 

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• Caimdow — Town of Inverary, 

and ftt the 55th mile terminates this dreaty waste, when 
a beautiful stretch of Loch Fine, with the woods and 
policy of Ardkinlass coming into view, refreshes the 
eye and spirits, as a recompence for the toil that has 
passed. A little farther on stands the Inn of Caimdoiir, 
where the traveller may have every comfdrt and re- 
ftohment, an attentive landlord, good beds, provisions 
i^sh and well cooked, civil servants, and all at a mo- 
derate charge ; so that> if the traveller has any incli- 
nation to spend a few days in the Highlands at CailTi- 
dow, he will find every comfort, and a romantic neigh- 
bourhood to range and shoot over. At this place the 
tourist has a delightful prospect of Loch Fine, which 
has been, from time inunemorial, noted for the excel- 
lency of its herrings, which arrive here annually in 
immense shoals, and are caught from July to January^ 
during which time the lake is in a manner covered 
with boats — 500 or 600 will be sometimes employed 
in one bay, taking, in all, yearly, about 20,000 barrelf , 
worth L. 25,000, which are sent all over Europe, West 
Indies, and America. The road continues along the 
banks of the loch to Inverary, which is first seen at 
the 4dd milestone, on a gentle eminence, ^wo miles 
farther on stands 

The Town of InverarV, 

Approaching to which, a bridge in the deer park is to 
be passed, then enter a vista formed by some fine trees ; 
then, coming nearer, the lake and castle j cross an- 
other bridge over the Aray, a stream that waters the 
pleasure-grounds, having the castle on the right, and 
in a few minutes you come to Inverary. 
When approaching this town from the east, an idea 

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Iwoercanj CatUe, 

strikes the loind that the whole buildings have the ap« 
pearance of the palace of some nobleman^ and excit^B 
expectations of grandeur^ which a nearer inspectioa 
convinces you to have been fallacious ; and some tra- 
vellers have remarked^ that the ideas fbrmed by poli- 
tical economists of the progress oi society are here re« 
versed^ for the people have little comfort in their ha^^ 
bitations : the outward prospect of the buildings be> 
speaks considerable wealth ;--^first i^ould come internal 
comfort^ then to spare for decoration on the exteric^ 
-—at Inverary^ things have taken a contrary direction* 
Several attempts have been made to introduce ma^ 
nufactories here^ which have &iled. The fishiqg in the 
Looh may have been one cause ;-^the great wages which 
it affords for six months in the year;, would attract the 
attention of the workmen^ and promote habits of irregu- 
larity inconsistent with that steadiness required for the 
successful prosecution of manufacturing concerns. 

Inverary Castls. 

In order to visit the Castle^ it is necessary tx> leave 
the names of the party at the Inn^ which are trans-* 
mitted to^e Castle ; soon after an answer is returned^ 
imentioning the time it wiU be convenient. The castle 
itself is a square building (^ Gothic architecture, flank- 
ed with circular towers, crowned with a square embat- 
tied pavilion, risii^ from the middle. 

It consists of three storeys, one of which is partly^ 
below the level of the park. It is built of dark grey* 
ish stone, harmonizing with the surrounding scenery. . 

The interior diecorations are in unison with the ex« 
terior of this noble knansion ; having a lofty saloon, 
hung round with arms and armour, as also a gallery 

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mbic\ briiadb^ tlmjdiSetexikiM^^^itmmafytiidaio niinin 
jWHis to be^pnticakriaflS. TlieogrttBtjji^bulii^^rtMm 
mmf he ib^Dti^iied.; it «| vhniig itead^vidi^ llcai^^ 
Ii^»^i|ti7> iftijidiaihsowikenriieittcntadjils thevQeaMKatiOKl 
,me8l>aiip«rb manQm.! Ilieaii^stbec ^f ^Mtiois i»iliii»t 
. g«08t, t»iiai8tai|^/pr]sitiptd}|r o^&iiay,pgtftirftM«i#iifflt 
wbidi are the upibrtgobteiMiiiqfiiit «fL*iAigy\«t}M)diiki8 
4tei^,9rlko.peTirii€d pnllwtfcfffQidt :iiO&th^,k«dM4>es 

in tbe neighbourhood of Inverary».i>ooiiiuodiigba L... 
The scenery about Inverary has been much improv- 
ed by the Dukes of Argyle since the rebellion in 1745| 
when the cas^^m^'^f^fii'MflM'ihat time nearly 
L. 300,000 has been expended in planting, improving, 
<liaki»jg vi)8di>,T^^odMniv;(|riM 1)^ 

; . (fr^^ pai^ o£tbi9isn]0[t3n»>b|f«iii«i4Qi9lt^ 
91lire9tgro(wds atsUushed t» ^i^8t|if^.p»4it]^e!(|^3M()^'j^ 
Pl^rlhjsiejripg* The bc^gfi 4^?9^ .l^e^^i^^a^^^ 
jfc^^.Qf D«niop(Ubi ,wW<*,i^|MW|8vjl«Wi>dt]^ 
^hm fimmgfffm tb9 mn^.aKeitniEo jiy;j]M9|^ i$#^fi(i^j 
Afll^fig^ irf.vthe hUl i#,74p,ft^ .ffiof(tljc^o^^ji^ 
"Vfopdj exjG^t on the sunumt, where is ^ect^d t^M^ffif^ 
tpw^, noted for its extensiy^ prospect* , . ■ . iiu. . . 

. The walks, laid; oi|t with d^e greatest tf»^ .1^ 
ppn4^ct th^ traveller tQ many beauti&l prpspei;;ts^ too 
Qumflrous fpr recital, ^heyale of Ei^sachpsei)^. ik})Qi^ 
^p iaile9 froi^ Inv^erary, is ;a rpmantic ^qen^..^ JJ»^ 
^Qfld ^qafk tbe i^ leads to it tbrqu^^ a long .anfl^4$''l^ 
ayiMiue of, aged, elm?,, f nd, at^ ita. upp|^^ ei^treoutjr^a. ^ 
^e.casca^e^ surround^ l^hilla cover^witIii3^q^|m4 
verdure^ but broken here ^d there by rocks. 

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Tbe bridge of Dott|^, over a sBuili river of tbaC 
name^ ie abo w<Nrthy of attention^ sui^sed by some 
to be a Roman stnictare. On this stream are three 
fidls of watCT, each fonaing a considerable easca^, 
well deserving the attention oi the carious ; the highest 
called Lenadi Glattim, is the largest^ and above it 
a wooden bridge^ wludi^ with the surrounding roeks 
and trees^ ionas a simple and highly pleasing view. 

laverary^ in the fishing months, is enriched by te 
number of people employed at the fishmes on tkt 
Loch, aff<Hrding employment to the people in the town 
and neighbourhood. 


After leaving Inverary^ the road proceeds liiroiigh 
Glairora, in a northern direction. For the three first 
miles, it presents an agreeable andinteresting prospect. 
At the 6th mile'-stone, there is a pretty steep «soent 
whidi continues for two miles. Having reached Ibe 
aummity an eictensive and s^eeably diversified scene 
opens to the view, and laost'forcibly attracts the eye<^ 
the traveller ; — he beholds Loch- Awe, with its woody 
islands, the beautiful seat of Ha'yfield^ and the tower- 
ing hills of Cruachan and Etive. The road proceeds 
with a gentle descent to the end of this stage. Here 
there is a small ferry across Loch- Awe, where there 
are boats fit to convey across horses and carriages.-—. 
Having crossed, the road goes through a pretty fertile 
country, till it arrives at the second stage, near the 
Tillage of Bunair, at the foot of Cruachan, the second 
liigliMt hXU in Sdotlandi * From' this nothing occurs 

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DuHgtqffkage Ciuik^'-Obam.'^rott^ 

iprortliy of remaric, till, within a few miles of ObHt^ 
tibe roaring tide of Connal rouses the atte&ti<m of Ihe 
tmrdler with its tremendous noise. A little further 
etty the ancient Castle of Dunstafihage presents its 
acMMildering fabric. The approach to the port of 
OImb is extremely romantic. The village is neat and 
iJmving. The few streets in it are regular, and same 
of the houses not inelegant. At the inns, strangers 
meet with very good accommodation. The harbour is 
safe and capacious, but stands greatly in need of a new 
irier. From this town, travellers are accommodated 
with boats to the island of Mull. 

The most eligible place for those who wish to visit 
Staff A, is to take the boat along the Sound of MuU 
^ far as Aross, which saves a walk of l6>ifiiles, there 
being no horses to hire. The sail along the Souiid of 
Mull, in a good day, is as pleasant as can be imagined. 
The scenery on each side of the Sound is highly pictu^ 
resque and romantic. Landing at Aross, travellers are 
ttow well accommodated in the inn lately built there. 
The distance from this to the ferry of Stafia is i^xmt 
•even miles. Here they keep an excellent boat, ready 
at all times for the convenience of passengers. 

Sir Joseph Banks's description of Staffa is the best 
we have seen, and is here presented to the reader io 
his own words, as inserted in Pennant's Tour.«-^The 
Fktes are engraved from drawings by Mr Pennai^ 


. /^ In the Sound of Mull we came to anchor, oi| the 
Mortem side, opposite to a gentleman's jbonse, fCtd^ 

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Sir Joseph BauksU DetcripHon ofSiogtu 

Tkfegtitketki the owner of it, Mr Mademe^. hwmg 
t&oxA out who we were^ very cordially asked us aahon^ 
we aceepted his invitation, and arrived at his hame^ 
where we met an English gentleman, Mr Leach^ wh* 
no fiOMier saw us than he told us, that about 9 leagues 
from us was an island where he believed no one evcb 
hi ^ie Highlands had been, on which were pillars like 
diose of the Giant's Causeway. This was a great ob* 
ject to me, who had wished to have seen the Causewi^ 
ifsdl^ would time have allowed ; I therefore resolved 
to proceed directly, especially as it was just in the way 
to the Columb-kUl ; accordingly, having put up two 
days provkions, and my little tent, we put off in the 
boat about one o'clock for our intended voyage, having 
ordered the ship to wait for us in Tobirmore, a very 
fine harbour on the 'Mull side. 

*^ At nine o'clock, after a tedious passage, having 
had not a breath of wind, we arrived, under the d& 
rection of Mr Macleane's son, and Mr Leach. It was 
too dark to see any thing, so we carried our tent and 
baggage near the only house upon the island, and be- 
gan to cook our suppers, in order to be prepared for 
the earliest dawn, to enjoy that which, from the oon^ 
versatioB of the gentleman, we had now raised the 
highest expectations of. 

'' The impatience which every body felt to see the 
wondtors we had beard so largely described, prevented 
our morning's rest ; every one was up and in motion 
before the break of day, and with the first light arrived 
at the S. W. part of the island, the seat of the most 
remarkable pillars ; where we no sooner arrived than 
we were struck with a scene of magnificence which 
exceeded our expectations, though formed, as we 

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Ifhok (pf <tiwt end i»f i^if^»I^4jW^pp«piafllAhy i^ »l ^g c fc 
yatsfil fiBlfirA^; naovtif 2ib0¥O-*5O ieet iu^kjc 4(tm[idH^rd>> 
QMtmml eoioaufldei^ .McoriLi^f as>%h« b^jor ipfc>ifi0ii«f 

fimie^ 99^li above lh«8e, tb^-etvatiMi ^hi0i(>irt9e)M 
lxi»die«ail «r«fEr&ce of tbeiabeit]^ .vmediiq*iihMlliu»ap» 
•I'tbe itiaiid itoeif fona^d int^ bilk or yattieirt}. iiMb 
Jlill; Mfaickb hiiag 0Ter the oolumaai below^ fomfingjm 
m^pjo'pedimmit ; iM>me of iheat above SQ fi^ip^t ttbMb- 
IIBH^;&oMi the base to the poislj fonned by: tilt jb^- 
ffH^ oC the bill on each side> alm^t into 4;be 9kapK^.4if 
lkii0e,used in ardbiteoture* - Jt mi- 

'^ Compared to this, what are the eathedsakMfli^ tbe 
palace^ built by men I mere modda or plaything fimi- 
iattons as diminutive as his works will alwaysibisbivlMli 
cjamparedtethoseef nature. Whereisnowthebi»a8tt<MElbe 
jMbitecti Eeguhrity^ the <Hily part in winckh^fiiifeiad 
Jnais^ to exceed his mistress JNetiurOi is faerdjfiwilA^n 
iMr iKuaession^ and heve it has been for jagea ,u9nd»* 
scribed. Is not this the school inhere thejart^iiiaiLga' 
^gittBlly fttudi^d; atid whet has rbeenf addeditoiiAiaby 
-liwifhakiKirectaD^sch^ali i>«apitaL to dniaiiaaMlie 
column of Nature^ of which they could ex^jHrititAwpily 
^a modd ; and for that very capitiil they were oU%ed 
^to) a bash of Acanthus. How amply dees natUie itfi/^ 
"dnae who study her wonderful works 1 •. c r. 

^' With oar minds full of such rcflecticms, we {n»- 
eeeded aloog the thvre, treading upon anodier GiaMs 
Gauaeway, every stone being regularly fenaed iltaLja 
eeelain number of sides and angles until ia^jivdhait 
tiaie.we arrived at ihe auiatli of a cave^ ikft^iMHt 
•^ attigfaificeiit> I aoppoaej; thaiuhaB aver been 
by travellers. 

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i«i%feii of tobMnfB ^ ' iftiil^ rMfbd^ l3^^^«4>^ltdiii« of diM» 

atr ^iti^'^l^fai^ «^^kaf«i iQr tbe 4lta iM re#ttx' of hOi* 
ikte%' l» pei^feMjr -^ ' ttnd' irhdleaoiiiei fre^ ^entifligr 
fron die damp ti^uts witii i^A natund i»¥Mi» 
Ifii gttia^iibofmd* ' 

(^^.1l^aiifcBdtheiMuiM>of'«t Sittkl<<iiir gaidey The 
€i^0fV]|iiiii. IIHiaeM Fhi»ik^ aaidiwfi* Ffaim<l^ 

|(iv1tik'tUe'Tem«MlMruMt>ii^that^ wlii»^ «niU 
8, ^;well iafftiiit of ^the ^luMe'E^or- pMm^' ^Ip talL 
; doftbtedihr^iiglaDdi ' :' ^ r ' ; n- 
'^iBii#i^>fi^:tWikai^ieft^^ ^9laA I^lwdl.Mv 
f tW j dflw I iWdesoHlle it and it* pfodociionf «ite^ fliil»« 

j'^neiitde isiaiid of Staffii Iks os die we^ ooasi «f 
MvU, aboat three kagues N. £. firom Idna^ or Ae G^ 
bimb Kill; its greatest length is about an EagBidi 
taSb, and its breadth about half a one. On the west 
sMa of die isle is a small bay^ wlrare boals genenAy 
ksMl ; k litde to die soadiward of whicfa die first ap» 
I of pflkrs are to be observed ; Aef ^on small, 
^inslead-ef being plaeed upright, lie doiwB en dMir 
%:cack£i]rminf asegBMntof adrde; ftomt 

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Sir Joteph Btmka't Desctiptkm o/Stqgk^ 

jrtw |>au a flmall cave^ above whidi, the pillan ndw 
grown a little larger^ are inclining in all directions; in 
mmfUce in particular, a small mass of them very 
mudb resemble the ribs of a ship ; from thenee faavii^ 
pasted the cave, which if it is not low water^ you 
BMUt do in a boat, you come to the first ranges of pil- 
krs, whidi are still not above half as large as di^se a 
little beyond* Over against this place is a small island, 
(caiOed in Erse, Boo-sha-la, or more properly Biiacha- 
ille, or the herdsman^ separated from the main, by a 
channel not many iathoms wide ; this whole iiri^l is 
cnnpoBed of pillars without any stratum above them; 
they are still small, but by much the neatest fonaad (^ 
any about the place. 

" The first division of the island, for at high water 
it is cbivided iiito two, makes a kind of a conie, the pil. 
larsconvergingtogethertowards the centre; on theother, 
tbey are in general laid down flat, and in the front next 
to the main, you see how beautifully they are packed 
together, their ends coming out square with the bank 
whidi they form ; all these have their transverse sec- 
tkms exact, and their surfaces smooth, which is by no 
means the case with the large ones, which are crupked 
in all directions. I must question, however, if any 

' ene of this whole island of Buachaille is two feet in 
diameter* ' . 

!■ r*f fhe main; island opposed to Boa-dia4a, and: 'dStt" 

^ thar towards, N.W. is supported by ranges of ffiiars 
pretty erect, and though not tall, (as they are ii«it «n- 
oovered to the base) of large diameters; ai^at itknr 

^'feet tB an irregular pavement, made by the upp^^Mdes 
'of sueh as have been brokea.'ctf, .whioh e^Mx^^ma*&x 

^ ^nder water aa, the «y« can rench.. Jlere the>ftifa« 

,y Google 

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Sir Joseph BmktU DescrfpOon of Sit^ffb. 

of the pillai« are apparent ; these m^ c^ three, 
foar, five^ six^ and seven sides, but the numbert ^ of 
five and six are by much the most prevalent. Tibe 
largest I measured was of seven, it was four feet five 
inches in diameter. I shall give the measurement «f 
its sides, and those of some other forms which I nwi 

" No. 1. 4 odes diam. 1 ft 5 in. No. 2- 5 sides diam. 2 fU 10 ia. 



Side 1 








L 6 sides diam. 3 f) 














1 10 


1 10 


1 5 


1 7i 


1 6 

^ 7 sides dial 


2 10 


2 4 


1 10 




1 1 


1 6 


1 3 

'' The surfaces of these large pillars in general «re 
rough and uneven, full of cracks in all directiosisi 1^ 
tnnererse figures in the upright ones never fiiil ta nm 
in their true directions ; the surfaces upon which ire 
wdkfced were often flat, having ndther concavity -^r 
convexity ; the larger number, however, ^virere ^j^nn- 
cave, tkou|^ some were very evidently convex ;i) in 
•one platta the interstices wJUiin.the pcarp^di^IiPfc^iT 
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yffxphfokm wd «rariied thi^iigii and ah*^glk''6i' Iffl 
faivpotms^ |ret cAeir ipeifiekidicufailr' %bflw lafei^ Isffimdi IhMn whtecef it » emtfti %Mf, 
that wb»te!ir<ar .lh» «oeidbiit;|a^ hkvelbeefli &ii»*lii^^ 
«d^ di8loQ|tiofi> it happennl «fter tbe IbriiiilliMi^^ 
tJw'paiaui,. ■ -.' • .'^--m.-iu-i. 

\,,'^;^i:fKn Iiencai)Po6eedsig akn^ iduft^ yM'tifrlfeiit 
P^^'^i cav^; iia diitictiaifiBi,>tUMigh'l hiiv«^vli[^,^1 
dMlil«?e Ugain repedt fit tbe^&Ati'of a tabkl ' ^^o:>a^'1 

I«tti|^rof die eftve'0<*ath^i^d<^ wi^^ ^'^S^ ^^ 
rivf n r ' fiiMb the |Mtyi of Aevcb/'^^^ 

HoigirtrfdieaiGhiattNiiioiitt, ^' - 'llT^^ 

luf: i:c£oi»Jrtate^N. W:o69mttJ, ' •-.-• "'i^' SJ? ^ 
nftpAirf^*ritfj«rAtih*ftWiifli, ' . "^*W^^' 

Iqr^*b7 thecomiMm. -'••'jc'^ 

f^ Proceeding fiuliw te the N. W« ywL meet i«idi>^ 
dM highest rattget of fflkn^ the iDaiiiificnitfl|ipM»& - 
illc#c€ wbleh is past all description; here they arc 
bate to iMek tery ^^> rmd 'th# stntam hdowt diMtei' 
is a^ visible ; in a short time it rises many feet abo^re 
liiewatpr^ and giv^, aa j^ppoltimky of- eoHnnihinyJis *- 
qufl^tf*. Its sarface is roughs and baa ofteft bvgb -"^ 
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iivcUped,pa9i|;uAk# di|>iiiiig gradually idwlffdAthe S: £. 
As );i#ir#Aba|it%ib thQ'flfttiaifcioQ >of tbe-highest fMlhrfi/ I 
shall mention my measurements of them^ and ijbib dif- 
fo-eot s|r«ta>in tbis .plaee^ premising that the measure- 
ments, were made witha line^ held in tibe han^ df a 
person who stood at the top of the diff^ and readiii^ 
to the^^tom^ to the lower end of which was tied a 
whit^,^(iark, which was observed by one who staid be* 
low &r.)the<pttrp(^; whe^ this mark was set off from 
tlie water^ the person below noted it down> and madi 
signal, to him idbove^ who made then a mark in his 
r^pe ^ -^ whoever this mark passed a ^notable ^pl^soig 
Hb^ 99BC^e signal was made^ and th^ name of the place 
]|Qted[ down as before : the line being all haaled upi 
aii4 tbe distan^s between the marks meaauced and 
noted^down^ g^e, when compared with the bo^l 
kgpt l>elow^ the distances ; as for instance, in the 
cave : 

? Nb^l^trtlirat bd^> bdow, was called frotn xhib 
yinXet to the foot of the first pillar> in the book above r 
Kci« \. gave 56 feet 8 inches, the highest of that ascent, 
whjdirwms composed of broken pillars. 

"^Kftr h Pillar at die west comer <rf Fingal's cave. 

,..•...* • ■ . • Ft la.. 

). JPrgmthewatertotheibotofthepilhr, 1% 10 

t. SMgbKifthwpiltaP, . • 97 3 

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Sir Jdtif^BMc^i iM tf iplit m 9fStqffit. 

Ft Ilk 

1. From the water to the'fbot <tftbe pillar, S6 S 

t. Height of the pillar, - - 39 6 

S; Fxti^ the top of the pillar to the top of ^ffiS ^**^^ 

Areh/ . . - i - >M"^* 

■*: Th*^tte«srfthe stratum above, i. ' ' "^W 4 

'"'Bjr^rfdding^ together the tliree (irst measure-^Z^^'' ' * 

meats, we got the he%ht of ^att* fhihif ' ■^^'" 

-' ' -the:^wtfter, i ■'' - • •-•'• ---^Jl^t^ 6 

^•^ No. 5. Comer pillar to the westward of Fiij;al*s cave. 
Stratum below the pillar of lavarlike matter, , :X^>>J> 
Length of pillar, - , - . -*^ .^,-^5^ O 

Stratum above the pillar, r - , "! , . J " . / ^^h^J^ 

'' No. 4^ AlKAiieir pilkr to the wastWttpd^. ^'^ 
Straitum beLdW the pillar, , - < >^ - ^ ^ '17?:; 1 
Hei^htdf the pillar, - - 1 i u i^O;^ -O 

'Stratui^ aSbbYB, • - -- ^j^t SW-X 

'" Ndi 5. Another pillar farther to the westward. 
Stratum below the pillar, - - 19 . $ 

Hteigiit of the pillar, - - , 44:,. 1 

Stratum above, - - -^ ... 54. J 

^ *' The stratum above the pillars, which is he|*e pient' 
tioiiecl^ is uniformly the same, consisting of numl^erless 
small pillars, bending and inclining in aU directions, 
sometimes so irregularly, that the stones can only Jt^ 
said to have an inclination to assume a columnar £09x0^ 
in othiers more regular, but never breaking into or dw* 
tttrblng the stratum of large pillars, whose tops ffv^. 
where keep an uniform and irregular line." .^ . 

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0^aff^-*C!MMiU-i^^9;M9M»»r >/f 

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P ^? .-•■ , •fNVERNEBS; • v* ••-■ ^-^-^T : 

^ v^ - ^- ."• ■' ■"• -^ ^ 

We meiui.npw to conduct the touriit' taEort-Wi^ 

]fiaiqj^ Fort Augustus^ and onwards to tnven&^^ 
^ J^imn Obap to DimdUy Castlfi^ about # mifeHsloqg 
the bay ^ Oban^, there ia a pleitsani walk*. Th^ first 
view oi^,tbi« place^ia 9tn}ung^ it stands on th^iop of 
a bcplj^ basaltic^ rock^ with the requisite fai;e/>gr^.und6 to 
finish the picture. From this qastle the specter b^ 
an extensive view of MuU^ Kerrara^ Lismore^ ami 
several other islands oh the coast of Argyllshire. . ^ 
'; . At Connal, four miles distant from Oban, there' is a 
ferryover Loch Etive. The current is very rapid, and 
in bad ^^thi^ the passage i^ daaigeraus. .After land- 
ings the road runs along an aim of Loch Greranyfiaii- 
ing i&jrdmucknagej on the opposite side of the-kidft. 
Neqr^this place is the seat of Sir Duncan Campbl^^^lir 
Locbnell ; here is a Gothic temple on a steep eminence, 
visible at a great distance, which cpmmands a, fine 
firospect. The road continues under some hanging 
rockr of immense magnitude, having the appearancj^ 
of tfce pudding-stone rock. 

Near this place stood the celebrated city of Btrego- 
niam, for ages the capital of Scotland. A cau^eway^ 
paved with common stones, is said to be seen still.. 
eaUed the Market Street^ and another at a little dis- 
ttfi€e, cdled the Meal Market, (the Gaelic words, when 
tri&alaied, bearing this meaning). . Some years ago, a 
matk^ while cutting peats, found the remains of ^ 
^oodetr aqueduct, of good workmanstiip. ' 

There is a trftditionv that tbiscapii^ war destroyed 
by fire from heaven ; and as a confirmation of thia, the 

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Cattle StaUnr^-^Apfk^ffouse-^^'^lencoe. 

a^^^Mbl^^A^^i^— l H ■ Hii n l II I n — — n^l I II ■ II III i » — 

mdk» m the Neighbourhood are all brown in^bHrigfii 

' At a ^tattce oJP four nuks £»m Connal, and • eight 
doaiObAiiy crosd L6di Creraxt at Sbeanfenjy, and jcn 
iMM ^MMt the plidtHtsms of Airds. ' The gmtindA^ na. 
ecii*ally r^maatta;^ ha;^e bein' oii^aineatttdMrith taste^ had 
iiie nMd9 are eni^werMl ^«ritb tree^ Air«fei« t)i^ ^^r». 
felftyofMr CtoipbiBU. ir 

the tx^uri^ itill h^e be tratrelling on the baii^e ycf 
4lie^gt«at fi»n of the 6e« balled Lodi J^hUdfeyiik wlik^ 
Jtifeid4he ruing of Castle SttfclkiPy ireasairkable ite oea^ 
^yhig: the mt£a4i& of- the whole Mlalid iomlrhiefe h:^ 

built It is also the property of Campbell of Ait'ds^^^ 

•' Rii^ng;rlittfidtheheadof thisAt]1i6ftfajBLocU,4yaa 
^eocm reach the iiift of Portna<tfaish^ about fire miles 

libtaiitJE^^jto iSkhean f^tty. The mad leontinncas i^Mi^ 
Hiteila^ks of L<>ch Litit^ie^ which are vomaa^ae/'Ae 

ofipositis^hiBB bifiiig bountled by the tnjggMJlMm^ 
-ifotfHiW. It passes' Al^inHouse^ ihe {iropert^^qf 'Mr 
-db#kiili» M. P. The sicuati^ is* chacmingpeevBfiiaQdd- 

kig a Hn^ view of die Looh^ theisknd of Lhaixoi!e}.Biid 
4ke ^tintiy of Fitigal. The plantationsr a«e estehnte^ 

tfid add much to the beauty of the scenei^* ^ - la d? 
-' '' ^Yi^aleer 'passing Appin Hotse; thereto Mife e^ 
' nerinwiB blotks df*qi4a«t^ lying dose on the ihoTfk- -A 
-fbw mileb further on^ Loch Leven opens to view ln^ 

gt^at grffiadeur and sublifnity; it id a htmasdt.^ 

Loch Li^nhe^ Mid id nearly surroai^ded wfth *iafty 
^ mountiutiSi On riding a few miles al^mgthebdi^M 
' ^isloohy y6a reaefa Batlaeholifili^ wh^e there b aiftcty 

to F^rt-Wiliiam;. : > o 

Near this is the sciStie of the inafesatil^ c^ GkMMte^ 
^^'lie«isft'kabl& nihkttei^^ Shofi^th« la>*««l]j^^dllte tee 

ibk gl^, the toad ii dong the bueyki «f Ledi Leveik 

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bfitaislate quxRyi ' 'IDhe eip^ttatioti^ of die tiufistlm 
hflaiiiflji'beidisiappddisledw Whe istefep^ittd rugged di^iiii^ 
li%i» obnwhjQB0i8idte8' the Mnt tnift lia&g$> mld-wkjlch 
«eB^ #aRxj^owtiiiald^djeep IWrotrt by ^ rapid isUnnfiii^ 
tkattiuobteonir^itheibi t^gedler with thfi fbttile V|i)tef 
JaItl,tibeltiVer^WB^dk9> tl»6agii^ it>«^relLd^ db» -gicil 
4nffdj^dtljitrgrattd^ and|M<^ Iti *i^ nneooEkfiKm 40^ 

gree. On the right is Malmor^ H meuHtain ^^ehrnled 
l>yB€llfliini^oir'die I^^ Con Fioci^ or the Hill of Fin* 
.^I n- Ther Ttalle]^ is ddsed by sainfe other grotesii^e 
^■tmnlnlDfli tv^hkJb are/ d^e^ii^iitly eova:<ed vfifik :ms^ 
jKoA aieni^tQtBhiittheinfaahittidit^df thifi^qpoteo^ 

^. rXhobic^brdted gieti ^^ tile hir^plfteo^ of 09«i«n» 

ratkiipfwirSiAoid 4leiP€rrttl p^j^gesmhi^-po^m^.^ Here 

rjdMf jomig befd inhded those id^as of d^ i»tihlime ib»t 

^ptty!s&4^JafovL^^miiM^i poeeais^ H0 eotild seebeil&'iio- 

lihsi%{blitgf«tid- ^d -simj^le inf agei^>^-^t|i& Mile ifBi^ 

rhA^tifgrrofk the .bilte^Mile sun peeping thronghvlAie 

Bkn&iSr^tibe rag«i^ of th^ 8tafm>--<-the mciking^ cf % li|e 

l^Mudierm bib yid)le9>«^Dfriih the mi^gid toireii^ iry^ 

iogitoiiAejr streateletoy eJid the^tre&mletd<i!oairing4|iid 

diafog trith tiieur b^ke. t i ^f 

* SWi ghn w«8 the li^equ^;^ resoH of :Fii:^al <#I|4 hie 

. ftaHsf-; indeed, ahnost evety glen tends to eonfirpar^htf 

eatihenticky of Oasian ; his descriptions of plaoeSf t^ 

ioritxaet; that no fictitious imagery could delineate with 

so ttiuieh truth the seenes aUuded to in these poeme.-^ 

Tlie tooti&t who may feel inclined to take a pait in tfa« 

oMtirorersy nbout Ossiftn, may here have an oppovlti* 

Ai^ of hearing many pec^le repeat mmk^ ef th64tt»8t 

, iMMUfiil^fhttprodueitons. ,^ 

•Thie dreo^l vaaeeaittie i^ the gl«fi of <So0 ig too* iJro>» 

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61 wtEj^isuam^wGow&KfmaiiU 

n^lMie to be pa$sed over. Thu horriUediianeMtiDn 
took place in February 1691. Copteia CampbdAs^i 
Gleviyou, by virtue of an order from Migor Ditniwiu 
9Qil^- uuyrched into the valley of Glencoe with aroiam 
p«Ay of aoldierSf on an unwarrantable pretenee, wiiidi 
d^^ived the poor natives into an idea of safety^ ^havii% 
promised on his honour, they were safe from hafm: 
(a consequence of this declaration on the word and ho- 
nour of a soldier, he was allowed to march iatk» ithe 
v«lley wkhout suspicion, and was entertained Ibr jy& 
leen days with the grent^st kindness and hospitalil^ 
diudng which time he was, along with his £bilowi6r% 
learning the places of their resort, in order to makt 
t)ie bloody business the more comf^ete. ,? : < .» 

^ Young Maedonald, son of the chief of the glei\^ in* 
fiofrmed his father of his su^cions, which the< fadmr 
^seated rather jocularly, but soon after he had hk Jnead 
pievced with a mudcet^bullet, and fell: in the aaar jaf 
his wife, who died the next day of a broken heart ^ for 
tbo ddath of her husband. The houses of the teoaati^ 
weit^ aurrou];M}ed, and every man butchered who mmt 
found. Thirty-eight persons in their beds weie;:har«^. 
nod into eternity, before they had tune to imfdoneidU 
vine mercy. . Th^ intention was to murder all themldet 
«nder seventy^ but some of the detachments misan^ 
tk«uf way, a number found means to escape. : . i 

^ Tho tourist must return again from the glen to. th» 
ferry^house at Ballichulish, and crossing the lo<^, pto^. 
ceedalcmg the banks of another aim to Fort WtUkm^ 
diiatant Jibout fourteen mjles from the ferry. The.ioikd. 
iii.e;xti?ei9?]iy good^ and being carried along the side^fltS 
^e h^^. is in a ^ne d^y rep^ark^bly pleasa^ *: AJtoiifit 
half-way is seenj, on the oppQai|e^«ftd««if thftiod^vthv 

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maAnen^hoase of Macdonald of Glencoe^ callied'fdi^ti^ 
toadle: ; A lew mtles further it takes a northerly diree^ 
ikn^ forming nearly a right angle with its former di^ 
racfeiDii ; it here takes the name of Loch £il. N^r tlr<l 
head of it k a good house^ occasionally the resid^H 
^the Lahrd of Lochiel^ the chief of the powei^ltlAA 
of th^ Gamerons. 

oAs^ the tourist proceeds onwards^ he will nstariilly 
be led to reflect on the changes lately effected in-thtf 
H^hhtndb; and i» no place id it more natural than 
b^« At4>nep6riod> the strife of clanship ptevafkd 
in^^s quarter to its greatesthi^ght. The Macdondd^i 
tiie (Camerona^ the Maciiabs^ Grants^ Erasers^ Mao* 
kenzies^ MacpheriionA^ Macleods, Campbells^ and cH;hlaf 
idans, assembled in hostile array against each other^ 
wliniithjsir disputes ended in fierce^ savage^ and blodd/ 
enoount^is^ before the time when sheep fari^ng wifii 
Intnodaeed* Round the fire in the evenings ^eenier-^ 
tammeixt was rehearsing tales of the days that w<er» 
gone^ the actions of the great men of their &milie#i 
tbefeataof valour they had performed^ how they hud 
revaiged the insults on their house and dan^ and daov 
nsd "war and devaeA^tion into the abodes of theenemie* 
of liieir kin. The young Highlander was fired by sncfa 
qpwversations, and panted for an opportunity of beinig 
aignalized by such deeds. Attachment to Ms chie^ 
and jealousy of his honour^ were reckoned the primary 
▼irtaes ; these were inculcated at an early period of life^- 
WWB strengthened by habit> and spread by example. ' 
^ /Pannant^ when on his Tour to the Western IsW^ 
entera into the following soliloquy^ highly charaeterisd^ 
oC tliia subject ; it is here presented to the reader in the 
w^d» of that eminent tourist* v - ^ ,,^^ 

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6^ p^A^qm x(»7»« 11^ acoxx^uis^ 

' ^_ ^ ' ' ■ ■ I. i r- '' ,■ ''■ — ,? I P ^^—i»> 

/' ]t^etire4 U» lojr cl)«H^9^, filled witiL rffleolioiitfott 
the wpiQiw.evepts Qf,my(xpjrA9^; *»d leveiy <iMiieJqr 
tu?n3 .p^e^ei^t^ it89lf .beffire my innigmAtUHl* . ^ 
•<K»i,,^ niy^jes .were dosed, I discovered^ lliAl ih^ 
d^mi^esrj^jtk^]M^ nfqs bui ificfPoking <f tie si^ul* AA 
I bfi4 9^^^ appealed tp.bft^e boeii dull and oload^d ^to 
mjr.appiTQlii^nsiojt^ serving to evince^ ^Ao^ our wakbtg . 
eoBC^^iq^ do 11^ matfih the Jimciet qf cur sle^ I im* 
|igi]3/^d,;D(i78elf agaia gently wafted down the Sound- of 
MttUi. bqunded on each, side. by the former.dominioi^ 
c^^migbty chieftains^ or.of heroes immmr^Vxed in tb#. 
ve^ of. OssiAN. My busy fancy was worked ix^to^ a 
sp^CJifa of enthusiasm^ and for a time it 

.1 ,^...j ^ 1 >** .■■■ I B odied forth > . 

. . 1^. (Turned jt^iem to sbjfip^ «nd gave to au]f nothiqg .. < . 
A. local habitation and a name.** 

A ipj^ure^ 'dressed in the garb of anandend waiirio^ 
floatjod in the air before me :^ his target and hia ekfmtu^ ; 
seemed q£ no c^anmoisL sisey a&d spoke the &irmi&p 
strfi^;i^>th!^ liejel>. - Agracefut vjgourfvas appaf « nt |ifc • 
hif^QQIMii^t^i^fejffipliifftha^^ tinie hedlraljlMd^lMii 
of part of his loeks^ mid given to the remainder a yt«» • 
netj^le^ ^oariness. . As soon as he had fixed my^attrin^ 
tio^ ,iie thus seemed to ad^ess himadf to me : .^ v * 
. f^STRANGER^ Thyptirpoie is not unknown toinla; ' 
I h^fse attended thee (Invisible) in all thy voyi^e; hlav# . 
9ym9fiitfi$fiA with tibe^ m the nsiBg tear at the niteij - -^ 
of isyimme-kvtediOottBtiy $ ^md aighs> .fiiidi;«s « s|Miiit ic 
<»nx#iip^> bMr* been faithflil eehioes to dieseiof •dqr babL»« 

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PiMuii*9]>tedtn. . 

■- II .--iiiiif-- • — - 

'* Know, that f9 t1»&,dftjw.i>CAiiij.en^nce on earth, 
I pouessed an ample portion of the tract thou seeat to 
thr NOHh; I wad the dmd of 1%e neij^bdarin^ ctAeJT. 
tfltKii yi^ delight of my p<^le ; th^if prdtetitaft, i^eit 
Mind, their father. No injury they evei' receiVedf; 
pMed^tmare^en^d ; f(ff 116 one exceed me in coo&t^ ^ 
naghegMtoim my elatir^ or in repaying insults on^bem ] 
eoeknietf. A tiiousand of 'my kindred followed me ih 
aitii/ Wheresoever I eoibnniifded. Thehr obediehc^ 
watf/ttii DaeidipUctt, f^ my word wa^ to them a hew-i ' 
iBy*iJiift(^/'tfae loiodt: s*er<^' of oaths. I was {^n6^' 
ibM^ikm e/M be eonceeaecl]| fi^i^, ah^ogant, despockr, ' 
iriMMe i'lny passions Weirei»troii|t^ my anger tremeiw 
douas^yWlhad^e art of conoilisiting the affections tif my 
people^ and was the darling^ of a humerous Cirave. they^^ 
knew tile love I bore tilMii th^ saw, on a thousand 
ocCB^ons^ the strongest pn>6fs of iny afi^tidn. in the 
day of bat(9e^ h^6 covered the w^eak with my 4hield; 
and lidd at my feet their hostile antagonists. The too 
gnpMMF vrmd^ m fe«am^ in ^e next conflict, hia ' 
spnu^^hefiolreim^ and received in his own bbscMH ^kb 
shiftiliHt his bDen ieMled at mkte. In reCTeiitB from ^ 
fnmpmmtmg awmbers, t * wat ever last^ in the field. 
I atsiriPlhttHrfe^kbpt ^ereneiir^'M^ b«yy and purdusaed 
iafaiy §at my people with a hmidred wounds. 

n.Jmthb short interval* of peace^ my hall was filled 
with my friends and* kindred: my hospitality wai 
equal to^tny bleeds of arms; and hecatombs c^ beeves 
and ^Mer e^vered tny rnde but welcome tables. My 
nearest nlations sat next to me^ and then succeeded the ' 
bnuraal of my clan ; and below them, tiie eomldus 
yoirtbJeaned forward, lO'lriearlthe gdlant teeksl of our 
paat actions. Our bards rehearsed the valittift^ deedi ^ I 

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Fetmanfs Dream, 

oi our great anoestorfi^ inflamed our valour by ibs 
.nibliniUy of their verse, accompanied witlittieiA- 
gpiring sound of the ear-piercing PedfireckU. . . 
< ** The crowds of people that attended at an hunhle 
distance, partook o£ my bounty : thw fawHliea./ytre 
my care ; for I beheld in their boys a future supporfcof 
the greatness of my house — an hereditary race of ^jk^ 

" My numerous kindred lived on lands the gift e£ 
my distant progenitors, who took care to. plant their 
children near the main stock : the scions took firm root, 
mid proved, in after times, a grateful shelter to the pa- 
rent tree^ against the fury of the severest storms. 
These I ccmsidered, not as mercenary t^iaots, but as 
the friends of good and of adverse fortune. Their te- 
nures were easy ; their Duckas inviolate. I found my 
interest interwoven with theirs. In support of our 
miitwd welfare, they we^e enabled to keep a beccimiiig 
:hoq^tality. They cherished their neighbouring diqpGB- 
dents, and could receive my visits in turn with a wfS^ 
ooivered board. 

" Strong fidelity and warm friendship reigned smsmg 
us ; disturbed perhaps by the momentary gusts, of my 
passions : the sun that warmed them might espeiriQiice 
a short obcurity ; but the cloud soon passed awajfi ipd 
the beams of love returned with improved advm^lpi^ 
I lived beloved and revered : I attained the f|llI^tt0i9f 
years and of glory ; and finished my course a^$^pi4^ 
to my grave with the full Coranich of my IwiflPl^ 

*' My progeny for a time supported the gf€^^ f^d 

¥fild pi|ignificen^e of thie feu^ r^gp. .. Jli^^^t^d^e 

T-ftw. CPMS*/ ^f^VrtuqiH^ly ijr^yieftteiiJ^^g^gi^W. 

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fS»ml?A, *0 FCfttT-WlLLlAif, 'fte. 'W 

PemtaiW* Dream^ 

ing dikt^ey had a superior ; and their ideas 6f Idf^ 
akj' were regulated only by the respect or attenti<Ai 
paid to their fancied independency. Their vassals 
ir^i^ fiappy or miserable^ according to the disposition 
of the little monarch of the time. Two centuries, ftHwn 
my days, had elapsed, before their greatness knew : i(6 
foal period. The shackles of the feudal gov^nmetit 
were at length struck off; and possibly happiness was 
announced to the meanest vassal. The target, the 
dii^, and the clyraore, too long abused, were wrested 
feota our hands, and we were bid to learn the arts of 
pesbce ; to spread l^e net, to shoot the shuttle, or to cul- 
tiTate the ground. 

• '^The mighty Chieftains, the brave and drsintet- 
ested heroes of old times, by a most violent and £rar- 
piriiing transformation, at once sunk into the rapacious 
iMicficMrds ; detiermined to compensate the loss of p6i#« 
er, with the increase of revenue; to exchange' ilbe 
warm affections of thehr people for sordid trash. Thdr 
v2bit8> to those of their fore-fathers, are like the suf- 
veys of a cruel land-jobber, attended by a set of qui<^« 
sighted vultures, skilled in pointing out the most ex- 
qtiisite methods of oppression^ or to instruct t&em in 
^ art of exhausting their purses of sums to be wkilM 
in distant lands. Like the task-masters of Egypt, they 
require them to make brick without straw. They leave 
them in their primeval poverty, uninstructed in any 
art fef their future support; deprived of the wonted 

..leiottfeeft of the hospitelity of their Lord, or the plen- 
tiful boards of his numerous friends. They expevieh^ 
itt i^istantaneous desertion ; are flung at once into a 

* iaft#1itiitb df life, and demand die fostering hknA to HAHth 
«s»0(e*flttrit'inltot colonyi ^Wkkn I hov^i^^tf^aW 

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Peftnctitt t DffMi* 

'^Mk, I see ttiesaixietutkediiesr exists the siooae^MBiify 
iHf^'liabtatioii^ th6 «ame idle dis|K>8itibh. VKmld^' f 
csidd hltreseenthesame ^tic aid vigour tMin ^'AHyi 
oiyentel But the po^irerd of their soular are sunk "m^ 
oppression^ and those of their bodiefir lost #ttli watkit. 
They look up in despatf at our deserted castles jr'and, 
nMrn^imt with famine and disease, drop into afi tiiiiib'* 

^^ffht tito Of aieetktti amongst Telirtions' ar^ nbW'itbi 
iMi&tfc i' ' nd dirtindkion 4s at present mine betw^eta^pt^oui* 
ttdtf%£^hhod, and themost'diifCaMl stranger. 6idBH^ 
Mt^ atone -creates the prefe^enc^ of toan to tnair. '^'Hm 
dioti«^dd Ibat witft joy expected ihfe retail 'tf^ tbHOt 
dtAnfUAA; iMiw retiiie with suU^ grief tnto - tb^^doi- 
UfftiB ;« ori M Mtle 'gr6ops, express their tagie iif di^toi 
fcistiii 'lotfd idid' deep/ No t«ssal nchv springs W li^ 

bitt^rtflilieit i^fehes to pkmthid em in lAi<b>l3MM6ii& ttf^f^ 

^^ «)( I%e^ aiidMk KATitn,rtS^ of the idea tif tbt tMMf 
toik^of 'thj^ warri6rji And IHends of his youth;' is'kftii^ft 
adntitttll^ at the : degenerate ' ptogenj i f^ltttte toA 
htfbitiMidiang^ ; tk^ oite dfet&vn^ed, «^e cNiheIr Vi& 
dCMMt'riditiiaoM^ tyy Jtddpting the idle fkisMol^df »-' 
1^1^ l^mi^ 2 lost to the love of tiieir country: Idftt U 
all the eweet affettkms of potrrstfchal lil^ ! Whiit ^«ti 
Mtf|r I say, are the fruits of your travels ? What 'iMI 
have you brought home, that will senre to bring 'M^ 
ststetioe to your people f to recompense Uiem* ftir 
yow^ drafted revenues? What to clodie thentdLM? 
To ft^ the hungry ? To furnish them wilii mmreeMf- 
'Hftable pHPtikstson^iloni the indemeney of theHroMii^ 
:(>f Tkey veqidrono fr«^ mtttters :' a l^midl^pdHioiliC 

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i^ai{l^^t.^,.«, little msaL. With ^ cooi^aci^oii jim^ 

iii|;^^ta;|er<Kf th^ vass^s. of jui Axgyl^^r api A4;h«l, ^Sf^m 
d#f^iej.iqwi a Jute* 

, ^'^Ee^n to joux:. country ; iofi^^a^theiii. -fritb your 
pr^9cpc^; .^:^i^^J9ire.t0 th^od the laudable p^ of- tbei^kr 
dent manner ; eradicate the bad. Bring theni inBHriM}^ 
tors,, and tjticiy would learn. Teach them art$ adapted 
to ^ur climate ; th^ would brave the fary^f our mtm 
in idling. Send them materials for the coarser tm«^iin 
fii^res^ they w:Quld with patience sit rdoiwa.ito. tbe 
l09Pi ;^y. would weay« the sails to waft ^oor mv^ifli 
|E^^Yic|»ry ; and part of them xisjoice to share the ^siatf 
m.ibe most distant combats. Select a portipn 'Of them 
io^ the toils> <^ the ocean: make your levieOi ^eomollt 
t)i^m; discipline them under able veterans^ aeda^tHl 
afig^ually. to lOur. ports the smaller yeasels of. y^M ,ti#4 
mendous navy. Trust them with swords^ and a smaH 
i^ei^yjnping'pay. <if you have doubts, establishajT^oc* 
fatnfiifSr in. vacant times> the deposits of tfaisit .wieiH 
pai98^ ^nder proper g»rrieon.. They would anbic^riti^ 
ig9^f»i^ictiens); .ai»«ik w>. rctstraints^. landed ^M 
tbf fl^^et^r^ofjtbe wbolej an ii^f^in^ment oftliberty^K^i^ 
9m invasion of property. Legislature has given theos^ 
tb^ manumission ; and they no longer consider tbem^ 
falves as part of the live sU^ of their chieftain. Dr^A 
th^fla^to, distant, climes^ and they will sacrifice their 
Ufies in the just, cause of government, with as amiob 
S6fd aa. their fore&th^a did under .the lawle^ dir^ 
tJi^Apf my valiant «D€eBt9r& Idmit onlythtf* tiak0 ^tff 
titmr. Yrac£ure ; aweeten it only wi^ the hapas of * asM 

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Petmauft Dream. 

wSUng snlMtitBtes for dieir Southern bretteeiL'' ((^ 
ci^ied in the toft arts of peace, those should' esit«Mft 
your manufftctttres ; and thb&e would defend yoor 
aimnence. Persuade their governors to experinic«»> 
their seal ; and let courtly favour rise and fall with theit 
oetions ; have not thousands in the late war ptoved lihfif 
sincerity f Have not thousands expiated with their Uiod 
the folly of rebellion, and the crimes of their parents 

" If you will totally neglect them ; if you will not 
reside among them ; if you will not, by yourexmnfSe, 
instruet them in the seience of rural oeconomy, noir 
cause them to be taught the useful arts : if you ^eMVKiot 
obtain leave for them to devote themselves to the ser- 
vice of their country, by deeds of arms ; do not at least 
drive them to despair, by oppression: do not force 
them into a distant land, and necessitate them to seek 
tranquillity by a measure which was once deemed liie 
jttinishment of the most atrocious criminals. Do %ot 
be guiky of treason against your country, by depiiv- 
iiig it of multitudes of useful members, whose defisnce 
it may too soon want against our natural enemies. 
Do not create a new species of disaffection ; and let h 
liot receive a more exalted venom, in a continent re- 
l^ete with the most dangerous kind. Extremes oJP 
cllaf^e mre always the worst. How dreadful wiH be 
the once-existent folly of JacobUism, transformed into' 
th^ aecursed spirit of political libertinism ! 

"Leave them (if you will do no more) but' the bare 
potrer . of existence in their native country, and they 
win riot envy you your new luxuries. Waste your 
hours in the lap of dissipation : resign yourself up to 
the fascinations of Acrasia ; and sport in the Bower 
or ^Liss. Cover your tables with delicacies, ^t ' the 
expence of your famished clans. Thiiilr not of the 

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wretches, alt those seasons, lest your ajipetite for liie 
Aert ^0uores be palled, and you feel a momentary !}»• 
mom tat deaths occasioned by ye, ye thoughtless de^ 
atirters of your people I With all my failings, I eanilc 
ift. innocence of such crimes; and felicitate myself on. 
mj amal state, capable of withdrawing from the sight 
of missies I cannot alleviate, and of expression I can* 
not. prevent." 

Pennant's fame as a Tourist is so well established,- 
and hia powers of description so accurate, that we have 
fieeoi/e4 it proper here to introduce his reverie. 


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Soon the tourist will reach Fort- William, situated 
lit; ihe eastern extremity of the lake, where it begins to; 
turn towards Loch lel. This place was formerly, 
named ^laryburgh, but when fortified, and cpasidered. 
one of the chain of forts for curbing the Highlanders, 
was called Fort- William. — The number of inhabitaijits 
is;, between 500 and 600, principally employed in th|^ 
hei;^|ig fishery — ^here inconsiderable. Some trade ^ 
also done in the wool line ; a number of the Englishr 
manufacturers come here to purchase wool, which is 
sent by sea to Liverpool. 

The fort isk of a triangular form, with two bastions. ;j 
ithapr.fiOeen 12-pounders, some mortars, and a con. 
siderable armoury. It was built during the usurpation, 
of Cromwell, by. the advice and direction of General 
MonV ; fit that time it contained 2000 effective troops,^ 
vjfA w»J gained, " The Garrison of Inverlochy." In 
the time of King William it was rebuilt, and stood a 

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Atemi to Sen^Kang, 

iicge in 1746« of five 'wetks, with the lost of aeify tic 
men killed, and twenty-foar wounded. 

The road from Fort- William to Fort-Aagnatu^ ia 
.jdoDg the banks of the Lochy, a conaiderafole iif«r 
which runs from the lake of the same name, about m 
mile onwards. Pass the rums of Inveriochy Casde, 
once a place of considerable strength ; the walla m» 
nine feet in thickness, and measure nearly <»ie hundred 
feet every way within them. 

Opposite to this castle on the right stands Ben-neria, 
the highest hill in Britam. It elevates its nigged fiont 
far above the neighbouring mountains, its summk and 
broken sides being covered with eternal snows. The 
elevation of this mountain has been repeatedly ascer- 
tained to be not less than 4370 feet above the level of 
the sea. 

When the tourist is in this place, he may feel aemie 
inclination to ascend the highest hill in Britain, whidl 
presents a view of unparalleled extent. 


The best way of ascending this mountain b^^ 
about a quarter of a mile up the Ness, from Inverlochy 
Castle. — The view is entirely confined to Glen-nevis, 
until you are about 500 yards perpendicular up ite 
mountain. The vale in this portion of the ascent ex- 
hibits some interesting features. 

In the valley is seen a neat romantic habitation sur« 
rounded with wood, at one place forming an agreeable 
vista, in another overhanging the rivulet, a mountain 
stream that toils its way to the Ness, near Fort-W3^ 
liam. A late traveller said, " The scene is such aa 

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muyCiSxptod-tttefifiaht, and delight tlie i^otator ^bb 
18 attached to the ehaHns^of nature or* rui^rdeetfery^y 
andv^Ksito 4hind the.days ef * oldy wh^iif^ifti^ii^ are 
taid tA'hsLvis attended fheirUier^ amiddt the 'beauties 
of Arcadia^''' -^ ••'••-■ "" -■ ''' "'•■"' '"■' 

€b' 4s^ti^i«g'^b%^>'> the pi^odpect 6pem to 'tire 
8DU&-'West^ * and yod 'beholdthe 8tf«iits of Ckiimin^ iSe 
ukMkUiB StftinMi^ and li^mcire/ and bihi^r tre^erh 
islands, — ^the Paps of Jura> &c; ' Oh the ndrth-#ert 
Ram^ond-^iira eome int©; view, and the tn6unt^ns of 
SkyeJ' OnTcachingtheheight of 600 or 700 yar*, 
vegefcatkHi' ceasea, when sttcQe^d rocks and kones Willr- 
oat evetT' a ^mixtare >&£ ^ast^h; some excellent i^rings of 
walttr aria hioweter to be fbund; 

Tfr^^miHst mtif expect tkhne deceptions efrt he ^each^ 
68 the top of the hill, by supposing he is just* at Ae 
•utnitfhV' bltt^wh^n the^poittt banted has been gained, 
fae«eea ^MMtfaer - 'eniihehce to which he mtist direct his 
efforts; when h^ has ^one tliis two or three timd. 
over, he will find himself on the utmost altitude.-— 
Then he wiB w4k:over;$torres}aa if ^n a pavement, 
and will, all at once, come to a precipice on the north 
sidfriof thd'Aiii^uitti^n, dmost perpendicular; -and cer- 
9ifa^.»oi less, thai! 400 or 000 ydrd^ deep, or perhaps 
more, for it seems to exceed one third of the total 

When the tourist has gained this elevated istation, 
the highest in Britain, he may really be contented witK 
his situation, so far as it regards altitude; he has 
here all mankind in a manner at his feet. To whatever 
side' he tarns his eye, the prospect is immense. 
I MouBtains, to which he looked with wonder, now ap» 
pter>«s little • Ovations ;riverti of great magnitude 


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Ben NevU. 

now look like etreams of a small size. Trees dwiiidle 
into shrnbs ; woods and fortsts look like brushwood ; 
the habitatiims of men are as mole*hills ; the great 
valley of Scotland^ containing Lochs Ness^ Lodiy^ 
Eill^ and Linnhe^ with the cut for the Caledonian 
Canal, are as a river yi a ravine. The seas which 
these join are seen ; the eye takes in the breads of 
the island at a glance ; the whole appears like a pie- 
tore on canvas. The immense sublimity of the hea- 
vens, the sun's beams spreading life and light all 
around, if softened by the dewy clouds, in a fine hum- 
mer day^ who can put on canvas ? 

To enumerate all the objects in this view is impos- 
sible; if the tourist take the Map of Scotland in 
the Pleasure Tours, and spread it in a horizontal po- 
sition, he can then take the range of one hundred niiles 
around, and the objects to be seen will be distinctly 
kid before him. For instance, let him take an object 
jpin the east, west, south, or north ; then turn leisurely 
round, and he will have it pointed out to him by name 
on the map as he comes to it. This appears to us 
better than inserting a mere catalogue of names, with- 
out pointing out their positions. 

The torrents of water which here and there tumble 
down the precipices, which in many places break 
through the cliffs of the rocks, arrest the eye, and sus- 
pend the mind in awful astonishment. In a word, the 
number, the extent, and the variety of the several 
prospects,— the irregular wildness of the hills, of the 
rocks, and of the precipices, — the noise of rivulets and 
torrents breaking and foaming among the stones in 
such a diversity of shapes and sizes, — ^the shiiiing 
smoothness of the seas and lakes, the rapidity ' mi ^ 

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High Bridge — Lochaber, 

rumbling of rivers falling from shelve to shelve^ and 
forciio^ their streams through ^ multitudes of bbsta- 
cles^ — ^the serenity of the azure skies^ and the sploi* 
dours, of the glorious sun, shining without obstruc* 
tion^-^have something so grand^ wild^ and romantic, 
and so congenial to the contemplative mind^ as sur- 
passes all description, and presents a scene of which the 
most fervid imagination can scarcely form an idea. 

After descending to the inn, the road continues along 
the banks of the river Lochy, soon coming to a dreary 
muir, when it crosses the iSpean, a rapid torrent 
running between high perpendicular rocks, which it 
crosses by a bridge, having two arches of ninety feet 
in height, named the ^^ High Bridge." It was built by 
General Wade soon after the suppression of the rebel- 
lion of 1745-^, at the same time that the chain of 
Forts iwas erected. 

Soon after passing High Bridge, you come to the 
counti^y of Lochaber, dreary and thinly inhabited, and 
the people live in as wretched a state as can be con* 
ceived. A little hut built with sticks and covered with 
sods^ with a small hole in the wall to supply the place 
of a window in their habitation ; yet in these cabins, 
lyhiph are extremely small, six or eight persons con- 
trive to live. 

About twelve miles from Fort- William, Loch Lochy 
comes into view,— a fine fresh-water lake : its length 
is abo^t fourteen miles, and its breadth one and two ; 
on each side bounded by mountains, steep and covered 
witji wood. 

Nearly half-way up the lake stands the inn of Let- 
terrFiniay^ fourteen miles distant from Fort- William. 
t T^ ix>ad along the banks of this lake is liable to be» 
frequently damaged by the torrents rushing down from 

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Gkngary-'^Invergary Cattle, 

Ae moantains^ which precipitate themselves widi such 
impetuositj as to carry away the channel^ and' cut 
the roads into great ruts. 

Soon after passing Loch Lochy, the road enters 
Glengary^ a narrow hut romantic glen^ hounded by 
mountains wooded to their tops. Here the tourist will 
meet with a small but beautiful lake^ named Loch Onii, 
about three or four miles long. Its banks slope beau- 
tifully into the water^ forming a number of little bays^ 
tind there are some little tufted islands. 

On the opposite side are the ruins of Invergaiy 
Castle^ which was built in 1745. It was once a large 
building, and now forms a very picturesque object. 

Near this is the seat of Colonel Alexander Macdo- 
nell, the chief of the clan of the Macdonells. In vergary 
Castle was the residence of the chieftain^ and he ruled 
his dependants with a princely sway. His extensive 
pastures fed the cattle reared on his hills ; with these 
he fed his vassals, and kept their courage up ; and 
when the hour of danger came, the chieftain, with his 
followers, shewed an undaunted front to his enemies. 
The Macdonells were the most celebrated freebooters 
in these glens ; their hardihood and daring enlerprize 
were proverbial. In the levying of Black Mail they 
excelled all their neighbours ; their knowledge of the 
fastnesses of the country enabled them to elude pur- 
suit ; they held cold and hunger in contempt ; in the 
hour of battle they voluntarily received the deadly 
diaft aimed at the breast of their chief, and sacrificed 
their lives in devotion to the honour of the clan. The 
^ youthful Flora Macdonell is still fresh in the annaJs of 
the country ; she was a picture of the Macdonell resKed 
in the female line. 

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Falls ofFoyers* 

After passing Loch Oich, the road ascends a rising 
l^vonnd^ from whence the head of Loch Ness, with iti 
rough and rocky banks^ appear to great advantage. 
Near its head is situated Fort Augustus, standing be- 
tween two rivers running into Loch Ness, taking their 
names from the lochs from whence they flow, theOieb 
and the TarfT. 

The fort itself is a regular fortification, with four 
bastions, and barracks for 400 soldiers ; it is a neal^ 
looking place, and a surrounding plantation gives it 
mnch the appearance of a gentleman's country-seat. 

Near Fort Augustus, is a village with a comfortable 
isoa, where stabling may be had, as also beds, dsoN 
tmtBf &c. 

The road from Fort Augustus to Inverness passes 
the river Tarff, and ascends a high hill on the oUier 
side, from which is seen Loch Ness stretching' far to 
die eastward; at the head of which Fort Augustas* 
seems to preside. 

Proceeding a little farther. Loch Ness is lost sight 
ct, and the road enters a beautiful sequestered vale, in 
which are some fine small sheets of water ; the princi- 
pal is Loch Tarff, about three miles in circumference. 
The river Tarff, that soon joins its water with the Ness, 
has its source here. 

After travelling a few miles among the mountaii^s^ 
you come to the water of Foyers, which glides along 
a valley very romantic. The banks of the river and 
sides of the mountains are covered with weeping birch. 
Here the hills present their naked summits, fir^xn 
which huge fragments of rock have been hurled to the 

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Loch Neti. 

After emerging from this vallej^ at the distimce of 
about thirteen miles from Fort Augustus^ again appears 
Loch Ness ; and on entering an avenue of weeping 
birch trees^ you soon come to two rude pillars on a 
wall on the left, from which there is a good view of 
the famous cataract called the Second Fall of Foyers. 
The first fall is about a mile and a half above the Ge- 
neral's Hut, and about half a mile from the second^ 
seen from the road. Here the river Foyers, bein^ 
confined on each side by steep rocks, precipitates it- 
self with great velocity, forming a very fine cataract. 
A little below the fall an arch has been thrown over by 
the proprietor, Fraser of Foyers, from which the fill 
is seen. But those who wish to have a proper view of 
it, must scramble down the brae through brushwood. 

The body of water, which after great rains rushes 
down these falls, is immense. To form some idea of it, 
Johnson says, ** Endeavour to conceive the effect of a 
thousand streams poured from the momntains into one 
channel, struggling for expansion in a narrower pas- 
sage, exasperated by rocks rising in their way, and at 
last discharging all the violence of their waters by a 
sudden fall through a horrid chasm." 

The following beautiful description of this fall was 
written with a pencil by Bums,^ while standing by it : 

•« Among the heathy hills and ragged woods, 
The roanng Foyers pours his mossy floods ; 
'Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds. 
Where, thro* a shapeless breach, his stream resounds. 
As high in air the bursting torrents flow, 
As deep recoiling surges foam below. 
Prone down the xock the whelming sheet descends, 
And viewless echo's ear astonished rends. 

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Loch Nessn 

Dim 3een, throtigh rising mists and ceasdess show^is. 
The hoary cavern wide-surrounding low'rs ; 
Still thro* the gap the struggling river toils. 
And still below the horrid cauldron boils.** 

The road, after leaving the General's Hut, continues 
aloqg the brink of Loch Ness, which it in a manner 
overhangs, being cut out of the side of the bank, part 
of which is considerably above the traveller's head, and 
part below his feet, dipping towards the water. The 
great height of the banks indicates the depth of the 
water in the Loch. 

The ride from the General's Hut to Inverness along 
* the banks of the Loch, is one o£ the finest in the king* 
dom. The view of the water for miles, overhung on 
the sides with high and precipitous banks, wooded to 
the, top with birch, ash, oak, hazel, rowan, and other 
woods peculiar to Highland scenery, give the banks of 
Loch Ness something very striking and peculiar, in 
a country otherwise full of barrenness and sterility. 

In a summer day, when the sun is in full splendour, 
and the expanse of water open to the eye, with the 
woody banks of the lake reflected from the glassy 
surface below, — ^the fragrance of the breeze mixing, 
with wood of various foliage, — ^the woodland songsters 
infusing as it were their song into the breeze,^! a 
scene not easy to be described. 

At the east end of the Loch the Canal begins. The 
massy flood-gates for regulating the water flowing out 
of the lake, have a fine effect. The overflow of " 
water of the Loch forms the river Ness, which winds 
gently down the valley until it comes to the end of its 
course at the town of Inverness, described at the end 
of the journey from Blair, through Badenoch, &c. 

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: Aft£r passmg^ sereral elegant country-seats in tbe 
jttlirirons of Glasgow, we crosis the Kelvin by th^ bridge 
iof Garscabe, about' five ihiles from the city, having- on 
iAe left the seat of Sir Hay Campbell, Bart, beatftf* 
fully situated on the banks of the river, and surrtiiind- 
ed with fine plantations. Advancing northWard,^wc 
fyass Balvey and Mains, the first the seat of Henry 
Glassford, Esq. the last the property of ■ Dougli^, 

£l9q. About half a mile on the south of AHmarray- 
toll, on the left, near the road, are some curious s|)ed- 
lAens of basaltic rock, lying in small and elegant 'co- 
Iwi^ns, presenting an appearance simSar to the ^d^^ 
ft hfoney-comb. ' Li'^'^B 

After having crossed tlfiB Stockie Muirs, the dreari- 
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by a view of Loch Lomond^ we pass Croy, situated in 
the vale of filane^ having on the right its romantic 
glen, with its well wooded environs — ^the stream of 
Dowalt^ tumbling in an unbroken sheet over a rock 
of at least 50 feet high, and murmuring along amidst 
overshadowing trees, — all which deserve the attention 
of the traveller of taste. 

The beautiful valley of Blane is seen stretching to 
the right, covered with thriving plantations. The vale 
of Epdric, towards the left, is ornamented with many 
elegant seats ; here is one of the finest specimens of 
basalt that is to be found in the interior of the island, 
consisting oi a colonade of pillars, of about 70 in num- 
ber, standing perpendicular, in height about 50 feet; 
they are honey-combed, with the appearance of hav* 
ing undergone fusion. 

In the vale of Blane, near the village of Killeam^ 
at a farm called Moss, Buchanan, the poet and histo- 
rjan, was bom. A part of the cottage in which \» 
first saw the light is still preserved, with a laudable 
veneration, by Mr Finlay, the proprietor ; — several 
trees remain, said to have been planted by Buchanan 
when a boy. 

From Croy, we proceed to the village of Drymen, 
where some refreshments may be had for a passing 
traveller ; — ^he had better, at least, refresh his horses, 
before he ascends the long and dreary hill above tha 

Should the tourist take his departure from Dumbai^ 
ton^ it will be proper to describe that route befbrt 
going fiirther. 


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Levetuide^^-M&nMll^^Buehanan House. 


Advancing by the road that winds along the Uevea, 
the seat of John Campbell^ Esq. of Stonefield^' called 
Leyenside^ is seen on 'the left^ in the midst of an ex- 
tensive lawn, surrounded by wood. In describing 
the tour to Inverary, we have noticed the clear and 
equable stream of that beautiful river, the Leven ; — ^the 
busy scenes of active industry which enliven itsbAtiks, 
and the many elegant mansions that adorn the ^6ini- 
ty, cannot fail to interest and delight the stranger. 

Before turning to the right, on the way to Dry- 
men, we have a fine peep of the southern extremitr 
of Loch Lomond, where the Leven issues from it. 
The new church of Bonhill, standing on the baii^ar 
of the river, is a beautiful object; in the church- 
yard wDl be seen one of the largest ash-trees in Scot- 

At eight miles from Dumbarton, we obtain a'^he 
general view of Loch Lomond — ^the Highland moim^. 
tains finely grouped in the back ground ; nearer, the 
luxuriant woods and newly built mansion-house €£ 
Ross, ^om a design of Mr Gillespie, happily adapted 
to the surrounding scenery, and approximating to the 
ancient Gothic, combining elegance with utility and 
comfortable accommodation. In passing the castle^ 
in ruins, at Kilmaronock, is the place most favour- 
able for viewing Buchanan, the seat of his Grace the 
Duke of Montrose *. It is surrounded by a lawn, and 

* This nobleman is high in the anny and high in the State, beii^ 
one of the liereditary councillors cf his Sovereign. He is the li p g|^\ 
descendant of the great Marquis of Montrose. 

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pleasure grounds of more than 1500 acres, decorated 
wiih 6Very embellishment which taste and opulence Ciih 
bestow. It has been remarked, that this domain bears 
a Ji^ongei: resemblance to an English park, than any 
qti^er of the kind in Scotland. 

JQeffa:'e crossing the Endrick, we leave Catter, and 
it 13 worthy of notice^ that few places present such a 
cb^rming evening-scene as Catter ; — ^the mansion, gar- 
denfij,. aijkd pleasure-grounds of Buchanan, its extensive, 
pli^,.. stretcliing as far as the surface of the lake, — the 
la)^ it^lf;^ studded with islands, with the grand amphi- 
theatri^^X)f. ff^ountains in the distance, gilded by the. 
TS^^i p{. the departing sun, — form in a fine evening of 
su4^x]9jer^ ^a scene of tranquil beauty and sublimity, on^ 
w^cb. ^very mind^ possessed of taste and sensibility, 
ifi^il delight to repose. 
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13ie traveller, when at Drymeo^ may wish ta^^o 
down the bank of Loch Loraond> and cro<Bs the f<»i^, 
at fiowaffdennan, by which he will have apleflisiiit 
journey along the margin of the. lake, and hayeai^ 
oppoiftilaity of forming a more just estimate of the 
pleafUDe grounds of Buchanan, which extend as far as 
the pass, as also the beautiful islands already described 
in th^ journey along the western end. On getting 
thxough the pass, a magnificent view of Loch Lomond 
and Its environs opens, — an expanse of water of about . 
teanail^s in length, and five in breadth^ skirted by 
luxuriant woods, islands of various extent and form^ 
sflttie inhabited and under cultivation, some elevated 

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Loch Lomtmd-'^^tcent to Ben^Lomond. 

to a height of 300 feet above the surface of the lake^ 
others nearly level with its surface^ almost all of them 
covered with wood^ — ^furnishing, perhaps, the finest 
view in Britain. 

At Rowardennan, at the base of Ben Lomond, the 
road terminates. There the traveller will find a neat 
inn, with good accommodation, and a ferry furnished 
with boats sufficient to convey horses and carriagea 
aiaross the lake. 

Here, if the tourist wishes to visit the top ot Ben* 
Iiomond, he will find useful guides at the inn. 


This mountain's perpendicular height is 3262 feet 
above the sea. At Rowardennan, when looking north- 
wards, it almost completely fills up the view. It con- 
sists of three great stages, each rising above, and more 
distant than the other ; these again are divided into a 
number of lesser swelling knolls, some of which are 
covered with heath and craggs, and others verdant 
and smooth. 

The following poem, written in the inn at Tarbet by 
an English gentleman nearly 50 years ago, is highly 
descriptive of the ascent to Ben- Lomond : 

«* Stranger^ if e'er this pane of glass perchance 
Thy roving eye should cast a casual glance: 
If taste for grandeur, and the dread sublime, 
Prompt thee Ben Lomond^s fearful height to ^limfr ^ 
Here gaze attentive, nor with scorn refuse, 
The friendly rhyming of a tavern muse. ^ 

, For thee thAt muse this rude inscription plann*d^ 
Prompted for thee her humble poet's hand. 
Heed &ou the poet ; he thy steps shall lead,^ . , ^ 

,_ , Safe o*er yon tow'ring hiU's aspiring head ; ,^ ^ ^ 

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Ascent to Ben Lomond^ 

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Attentive then to Uiis informing lay, 

Read how he dictates, as he points the way: 

Trust not at first to quick adventurous pace. 

Six miles at least its top points from the base. 

Up the high rise with panting haste I pass'd, 

And gained the long laborious steep at last. 

M«ire prudent thou, when once you pass the 'deep, 

With measurM pace, and slow, ascend the steep. 

Oft stay thy seeps, oft taste the cordial Daop, 

And rest, oh rest, long, long, upon the top. 

There hail the breezes, nor with toilsome haste, 

Down the rough slope thy precious vfgour waste : 

So shiill thy wond'ring sight at once survey, 

Vales, lakes, woods, mountains, islands, rocks and sea; 

Huge hills, that heapM in crowded order stand, 

Stret<ih*d o*er the northern and the western lfind,>~ 

Vast lumpy groups ; while Bek, who often shrouds 

His lofty summit in a veil of clouds. 

High o*er the rest displays superior state, 

In proud pre-eminence sublimely great, . < 

One side, all awftd to the astonish'd eye, ;. 

Presents a steep three hundred fathoms high* ,. 

The scene tremendous, shocks the startled sense. 

In all the pomp of dread magnificence : 

AH these and more, shalt thou transported see, 

And own a £Eutfaftil monitor in me.*' 

Thomas Russel, Oct. Sf2, 1771* ^ 

The distance from the inn to the top of the moutt* 
tain^ is reckoned six miles of a continued ascent^ which 
in general requires ahout three hours. During the 
first part of the course the surface is rocky^ and in many 
places covered with heath ; by degrees you ascend a 
green ridge^ alongst which the way is more plain and 

The view now becomes extensive as you advance, 
and the objects below, which lately so much engaged 
your attention^ dwindle almost into nodiing»- You 

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Ascent io Ben Lonumd* 

<gro6» in smne situations a mossy and spongy surfao^^ 
where that water is received and deposited, whicli gives 
birth to so many rills and cascades which tumble down 
on every side. The ascent again becomes more 8teq>, 
and the surface is composed of a slaty rock, while liie 
temperature of the air feels very difTerait from that 
upon the plain. At length, after a toilsome ascent, 
you gain the summit, from whence a varied and ex- 
tensive prospect opens upcm the eye, in every dircc- 
ti(m, to an immense distance. The lake, which yon 
may have lately contemplated with so much pleasure, 
now appears as a small pool, and its rich and diversi- 
fied islands as so many specks upon its surface ; beyond 
it, and to the left, appears the vale of thelEndrick— 
tho distant county of Lanark, its town, and the moun« 
tain of Tinto, amongst the highest of the southern hills. 
M^^ to the right, the outlet of the lake, the river Le* 
vep-^ts ivindings and rich bank8-«-*the castle of Dum- 
bartour— and the countieii of Renfrew and Ayr. Near- 
ly in the same direction, the Frith of Clyde— the lodt 
of'Ailsa*— the islands of Arran and Bute, with the more 
distant Atlantic«-the coasts of Ireland, and the Isle 
of Man, — are, when the atmosphere is clear, within 
the boundary of the view. 

To the east from this point, are seen the counties of 
Stirling and the Lothians, with the windings of the 
Forth, and the castles of Stirling and of Edinburgh* 
The prospect to the north is, however, the most aw- 
fully grand. Immense mountains, piled, as it wer^ 
above each other, and extending from the borders of 
Stirlingshire to the Western Ocean, with the indenta» 
tions of the coast on one side, and the numerous lakea 
on the right, forming the natural reservoirs of theFqrtbj 

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Ascent to Ben Lomumd* 

ankd Loeh Catherine repoeing in the vallies^ fonning a 
prospect which may in some degree be conceived^ but 
GQimot be properly described. 

Amongst the most conspicuous mountains in this di* 
reotion^ appears Ben Arthur or the Cobbler, Cruachan, 
B^nroirlich, and Ben Nevis, the highest of the British 
hills ; and still farther on, and in the south-west, the 
P^>s or mountains in the island of Jura. 

After surveying the extensive prospect around us, 
we naturally turn our attention to Ben Lomond itself, 
which appears as an immense cone, detached or insu- 
lated from the surrounding mountains. Towards the 
ndrth, however, this figure is broken by an immense 
precqpice o#2000 feet in height, conjectured by some 
to be the remains of an imperfect crater, with one side 
forcibly torn off. To look down this fearful steep re> 
quires a considerable resolution ,* you approach it with 
cautious step and ^trembling nerve, clinging firmly to 
the surface of the mountain, which even appears in-* 
seoure ; the view is terrific and grandly sublime, and 
sttdi a one as the genius of our immortal bard had 
before his imagination, when describing the clifls of 
Dover : 

•* How fearful 
Aad dizzy His to cast one*s eye so low ! 
The crows and choughs that wing the midway air. 
Show scarce so gross as beatles.** 


The attraction of Ben Lomond, and its great alti- 
tude, environ it almost every day in fogs and rains. 
Seldom, indeed, can you remain long upon the sum- 
mit, without witnessing phenomena of this kind; 
sometimes a small cloud floating at a distance in a se« 
rene sky, and in a bright sunshine appears moving to- 

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Ascent to Ben Lomond'-^Gartfnore, 

vtwrds you — ^the current of the air increases by degrees, 
as well as the apparent magnitude of the cloud, and 
all on a sudden, you find yourself involved in a thick 
mkt, or perhaps a close rain, which continues a great* 
er or less time, according to the dimensions of the cloud, 
or state of the atmosphere. It then passes on, and all 
again is serene and beautiful. 

At other times, while on the top of the mountain, 
the clouds are seen to move far below you, sweeping 
over at one time the surface of the lake, at another 
winding down the vallies, and at a third, perhaps, en« 
vironing Ben Lomond like a girdle, and insulating the 
spectator upon its top, as it were, fronfcthe world 
below. Whatever side the tourist may think most 
proper for returning, the guide will conduct him with 


Having conducted the tourist as far as the ferry at 
Rowardennan, we shall continue from Drymen to the 
Trosachs. Drymen, to Gartmore, is seven miles across 
the hill ; the road in bad repair. On the brow of the 
hill, looking S. W. a fine view of Loch Lomond, in« 
terspersed with its islands, is obtained, with the wes- 
tern shore, skirted with wood. At the summit of the 
hill, nothing can be more bleak than the view, before 
the vale of Monteith opens, to the north. The pros- 
pect here was so appalling to two Englishmen, who 
visited Scotland in I76O, that they returned, being 
i^uck with horror at the forlorn appearance of the scene^ 
seeking shelter for the night at Buchanan-House ; tot 

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0(tr tmore — Abetfoyk. 

^well entertained with Highland mutton and old' 
cUvet, of which they liberally partook for three days^ 
rendered it doubtful whether the horrifying scene^ or 
the probability of obtaining good cheer^ was the mo* 
tive for turning their horses to the hospitable mansion 
of tlie Duke of Montrose^ who happened to be at that 
time in London* 


Ib passing Gartraore-Houee^ the seat of Mr Graham, 
the traveller will not regret the time occupied in seeing 
an edifice' which has many claims on the curious. The 
drawing-rrobm, in its dimensions and style of finishingy 
i» perhaps the most elegant north of the Tweeds 
Same good paintings, by Lorraine, Berghem, Ruben«,! 
Stein, and Salvator, are well worth the attention o€ 
the amateur; besides a family picture by Hogarth, 
and a portrait of General Don, by himself, as also; 
Lord Kames and Professor Richardson, the last by 


From Gartmore to Aberfoyle is three miles. A com* 
fortable inn has been lately built by hi^ Grace the Duke 
of Montrose, where travellers will meet with good beds, 
stables, and other accommodations. From the inn to 
the opening of the Trosachs, is 5^ miles across the hill^ 
but by Port and Callander, 22 miles : guides and horses 
QUiy be had at the inn. 

The valley of Aberfoyle, with its precipitous rocks, 
ita winding river, its meadows, and richly wooded 
knolls, has been long admired by strangers for its sin* 
gular beauty. Lochard is admitted by all to rival thi» 
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are diqMMed to prefer its softer cluiracters of beauty to 
the wild sublimity of the Trosachs. Let the trayeller, 
before he crosses the hiH^ dedicate a day to the exami^ 
nation, of this delightful region. Professor Richardson 
has delineated its beauties with much effect. — See his 
Ode on the Prospect of Leaving Britain. 

The best station for seeing the beauties of this vale, 
is on an eminence above the ford called Alinan ; for, 
westward, a stretch of about two miles in length and 
one in breadth, is in full view. The Forth, called 
hare Avendow, or Black River, traverses the whc^ 
extent of the vale, which has the appearance of an am- 
phitheatre, surrounded by mountains coveeaS^lialf way 
up with luxuriant woods. On the north is a' mountain 
exhibiting a tremendous precipice of at least 1000 feet 
high, which seems to threaten destruction to the tra- 
veller as he* passes along the road, under the Imtow of 
the rock. 

From this precipice immense rocks tumble down firom 
time to time, with a noise like thunder, tearing up the 
earth in their progress, or making it like the channel 
of a torrent. 

The Forth has its source from a small stream about 
12 miles west of Lochcon, * and is joined by the water 
of Duchray, about a mile above this station. Duch- 
ray has its rise near the summit of Ben Lomond, whidi 
may claim the origin of the Forth. 

The Grampian mountains inclose the vale of Aber« 
foyle on the south and east, and in passing through this 
distriot, the internal conformation of these mountains 
is marked by very particular characters. 

To the mineralogist, the vale of Aberfoyle produces 
various objects worthy of attention. The immense 

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nuMses of breccia present sometimes a perpendicular 
precipice, at other times a round projection ; and oa 
the eastern extremity of the vale there are some fine 
proportions, rising to the height of 500 feet, beauti* 
fully covered with thick wood, or oak and birch. 

On the summit of this little hill, on looking east> 
ward, you see the windings of the Firth, Lake Mon- 
teith, Bednock-House, Cardross, the Great Moss, 
Stirling, and the Ochil Hills; on the west, the 
vale of Aberf oyle, the opening of Lochard, and Ben 
Lomond, surrounded by inferior hills in the back- 

''■: * Lochard. 

About a mile west of the inn, Lochard opens to the 
view. A few hundred yards east of it there is a beau- 
tiful cascade ; the waters of the Forth, or, as called 
by the natives, the Avendow, bubbles over a height 
of diirty feet, forming in the rainy season a beautiful 

The opening of the lower lake from the east is un- 
commonly picturesque. Ben Lomond, on the west, 
raiaes its mass in the back-ground ; in the nearer pros- 
pects the grounds are finely wooded with oak and birch 
to the summit of the hiUs ; the lake, from a narrow 
beginning, striking out to the breadth of about half a 
mile, is seen in full prospect, and the right banks are 
skirted with extensive oak woods, covering the moun- 
tains half way up. 

AdvanciDg westward, you lose the lake for about a 
mile ; the upper lake, which is by far the most exten- 
sive, is separated firom the lower by a stream of about 
^OQl J9xd» in length. 

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Upper Lochard, 

Uppkr Lochard 

It about three miles long^ and one and a half in 
breadth : on the west and north sides it is diversified 
with meadows, corn-fields, and farm houses ; on the 
left, thick clumps of wood are elegantly dispersed over 
its heights, down to the water edge. Mr Farrington, 
who was employed some years since to make drawings 
ci this loch, has the following remark : — " A stranger 
'' must feel himself uncommonly struck, on meeting, 
** at the very back of Ben Lomond, in a spot so se*- 
" questered as to be almost unknown to the world, a 
*' scene like the present — an extensive sheet of water, 
" skirted with woods and cultivated fields^'and accom« 
^' panied with every object essential to ptctuTesque 
^ beauty ; th« whole grouped and diversifited tst a 
*' style of harmony, which may be thought by ► some 
^ to rival the scene presented by the Cutn^berland 
« lakes." 

This loch is remarkable for a very distinct edio^ 
which will repeat, if the water is smooth as glass, a 
Une of ten syllables, if pronounced with a firm voice. 
First it is returned from one side of the lake, ami again 
repeated from the wood, a distance at least of a quar- 
ter of a mile. Near the east end of the lake is a cas- 
cade well worth the attention of the traveller, the 
stream falling into a basin formed in the solid rock, 
from the height often feet ; and the water is «o cleaf, 
that a pebble of the smallest size may be seen at the 
bottom ; it afterwards precipitates itself over an irre- 
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About two miles to the west is Lochcon^ whose 
scenery resembles that already described : Its length 
rather more than two miles^ and one in breadth. On 
the south it is bounded by a mountain about 1500 feet 
high, from which a stream tumbles down a height of 
more than 1000 feet in height, resembling the fall at 
Croy, and in rainy weather the appearance is magni- 
ficent. In a small island in the lake, a vast number of 
herons build their nests. They seem to have chosen 
this spot from its sequestered situation, and from the 
number of fish they find in the lake. The road stretch- 
es north- wert from the head of Lochcon to Inversnaid. 
A little lake called Loeharclet is on the left, and the 
water flowing from thence finds its way to Loch Lo- 
mond, marking the elevation being passed which di- 
vides what is called the shearing of the waters. Near 
this may be had a fine view of Loch Catherine on the 

Inversnaid was a garrison for soldiers, to repress the 
depredations of freebooters ; at one time the celebrated 
General Wolfe was quartered here. There is a beau- 
tiful cascade at the mill of Inversnaid, and a ferry, by 
which the tourist may pass the lake, and land within 
a few miles of Arroquhar. 

We shall now close our description of the routes from 
Glasgow, and commence from Stirling. 

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• Haying described the objects deserving attention 
in the tours fcom Edinburgh and Glasgow, to follow 
out the plan, Stirling comes next under notice. 

Stirling may be called the key of the North, and has 
oftentimes been the bulwark of Scottish freedom. It 
presents a variety of objects interesting to the antiquary, 
the historian, and traveller of taste. Situated on a bold 
projecting rock, fronting the west, sloping with a gra- 
dual descent to the eastward, the castle occupying the 
western and perpendicular parts ; — ^the town being built 
on the slope or declivity of the rock on the east side, 
evidently appears to have taken its rise from the protec- 
tion of the castle, in times of comparative barbarism. 

In a clear day, the prospects from Stirling are not 
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Blair^Drummond — Rednock Hoiue. 

east, you see as far as Edinburgh, with the windings 
of the Forth holding its serpentine course through the 
richest vale in Scotland, studded with gentlemen's 
seats, villages, and highly cultivated ^fields; at a 
greater distance, the shipping, with which the estuary 
of the Forth is generally covered ; on the south, the 
village of Bannockbiirn, the Torwood — ^both famous 
in history ; on the west, the view is bounded by the 
lodHty Ben Lomond, and more immediately under, is 
seen the vale of the Forth, and some of the prospects 
already described. 


On inspecting the map, the tourist will see a direct 
road to Aberfoyle by Blair-Drummond, which, soon 
after leaving Stirling, passes Craigforth House, the^ 
seat of Colonel Callander, situated on a rock, precipitous 
on the west, like the rock of Stirling. A little after 
crossing the Forth, the Teith forms its junction at the 
bridge of Drip. 

The mansion-house of Blair-Drummond, with its 
extensive lawn, now opens to the view, finely be- 
sprinkled with trees of various species, a great propor- 
tion of which are more than a century old. It is the 
seat of Henry Home Drummond, Esq. Member of Par- 
liament for Stirlingshire, — and was formerly the seat of 
thefamousLord Karnes, so emineiit in the varied walks 
of literature. 

This road presents next, as an object of interest, 
Rednock House, the seat of General Stirling, who has 
made this place, although not eminently distinguished 

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for its natural beauties, yet, from the usistance of «r. 
namental improvement, well worth the seeing, — a fine 
lawn, with extensive and thriving plantations^ judi- 
ciously disposed, affording a relief to the dreariness <^ 
the adjacent moss, which, together with the exertions 
of Mr Erskine of Cardross, have given a new and 
pleasant aspect to this whole tract of country. Anti<{na- 
ries are of opinion, that this moss owes its origin to the 
destruction of the Caledonian forest by the Roman 
soldiers, in the time of the Emperor Severus. This 
opinion is corroborated by the discovery of vast num- 
bers of large trees through its whole extent, when the 
moss is removed ; these appear lying in all directions, 
without any appearance of order. 

As the traveller leaves the lake of Monteith, he will 
remark a wooded knoll jutting ouV into the water, 
covered with underwood nearly to the summit — 4;his is 
the best situation for seeing Inchmahoma. About a 
mile to the east of Aberfoyle, at a place called Downans, 
there is, on the left, a curious occurrence in nature, 
being a number of ridges from three to ten feet m 
height, shooting out in various directions, so as to re- 
semble a Roman camp ; but it is generally allowed it 
owes its formation to the workings of the Forth^ seek- 
ing its way to the lake of Monteith^ before it had 
forced its present course to Gartmore. 


Passing the Forth, over the great bridge, the first 
that crosses this river, you come next to the bridge of 
A'llan^ and on ascending the eminence^ a fine yiem^ 

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opens — th? kwn of Keir^ the seat of Jsmes StirUng 
Keir, £sq[. siUiated on a rising ground^ conunaadiiig 
one of the finest landscapes inScodaxid; the great vale 
of 1^ Fordi OB the west, the contintiance of that 
•tream, holding its serpentine windings to €be east, 
with the Carses of Stirling and FaUdric, m immediate 
project, is a view not to be excelled. 

Soon after clearing the woods of Keir, we come 
withhi sight of Doune, near which village is Doune 
Castle, one of the finest baronial ruins in Scotlalid> si-* 
tuated on a peninsula, formed by the junction of the 
waters of Ardoch and Teith, marked by nature as a 
plaoe of str^ogtlu It was long the residence of the 
Earls of Monteith; and the principal remains of its arti* 
fidal strength, is a large square building, the walls of 
whidn are about 40 feet high, and tm in dnckiless, 
and a tower more than 80 feet high: whenorbywhom 
it was built, there remains no record, but it is con- 
jectured it was in the 11th century. 

Doune Castle is now Ae property of the family of 
Moray, and gives the title of Lord Doune to the Earl 
of Moray. It was for a long time fast verging to 
ruin, till the present Earl, with a laudable attention 
to the antiquities of his country, arrested the pro* 
gvess of dilapidation, by some substantial repairs. 
It is a place of considerable interest to all who feel for 
the fate of the beautiful and accomplished, but unfor* 
tunate, Mary Queen of Scots. 

This distinguished Princess was fondly attached to 
the healthful amusements of hunting and hawking; 
die country in this neighbourhood had many charms 
fbr her and her gay court, affording great scope for 
iiidi amusements* 


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At a little distance to the west of Doune Tillage^ en 
the right, is Cambus- Wallace^ whidi has received die 
name of Doune Lodge, for having been long the i&- 
vourite residence of the present Earl <^ Moray whilst 
Lord Doune ; he decorated it with much taste, in 
a style of distinguished elegance, giving a charm to a 
spot, marked by many attractions to the lover of ruxal 

The road follows the northern bank of the Teith^ 
which runs with a clear and rapid curr^it over beds 
of rocks, interrupted at times by large stones, whi^ 
the strength of the current has been unable to carry 
away ; and oil its southern bank stands Lanrick Castle, 
the magnificent seat of Sir John Macgregor Murray, 
of Lanrick and Balquhidder, Bart. The Castle is an 
elegant modern mansion, with environs highly favour- 
ed by nature, and these natural beauties decorated by 
artificial walks and thriving plantations ; the river 
passing under the windows of the castle, tumbling 
over successive ledges of rocks, forming a series of 
small cataracts or breaks of water, murmm-ing along, 
refreshing and beautifying the banks, which are in 
their season charmed by the melodies of woodland chcK 
risters, of various plumage and song. 

Within two miles of Callander, stands Cambos* 
more, the seat of John Buchanan, Esq. on the left, 
embosomed in plantations, through which winds the 
Keltic, a mountain stream, that falls into the Teith, 
from the north. 

We cannot pass this place, without mentioning a 
circumstance generally believed, that the audior <^the 
Lady of the Lake, and other celebrated poems, first 
imbibed his taste for the sublime scen^y of< the High^ 

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Author of the Lady of the Lake-^CaUander. 

lands^ in the vicinity of the place we are describing. 
It is said^ that in his juvenile days, he delighted to 
pass some months in the summer at the houses of 
Newton and Cambusmore. — Here, on the outskirts of 
Benvoirlich, and Uavar, with Benledi full in his eye, 
on the west, and within an easy ride of the wonders of 
Loch Catherine, he satiated his imi^ination with the 
beauties of these sublime scenes. 

We pass on to the village of Callander, through 
thriving plantations ;— Benledi, in all his grandeur, 
with the adjacent scenery, in front ; Benvoirlich, with 
his lofty brethren^ towards the right; passing near the 
end of the village, an elegant seat 6f the Right Hon. 
Lord Gwydir, called the Roman Camp, taking its 
name from some natural formations, resembling a 
Roman fortification of that kind. 

The situation of the village of Callander, and the 
surrounding scenery, is uncommonly beautiful and pic- 

The village is neat, clean, and well built. The 
Laird of Macnab some years ago erected an inn upon 
his grounds, at the west end of the village, possessing 
all the elegance and comfort necessary to make the 
traveller satisfied with his situation. • 

The river first takes the name of T«ith, or Teath, 
at Callander, formed from two branches, that unite 
their streams a little above the village ; the more north- 
erly issuing from Lochvoil, in Balquhidder, by Loch- 
lubnaig, and the pass of Leney ; the more southerly 
fWmi Loch Catherine, Loch Achray, and Loch Ven- 
nachar,— these branches receiving the names and the 

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orerflowings of the lakes from which they issue. We 
would advise the tourist to spend as much time as 
he can spare^ in examining the beauties of the interest* 
ing objects in the neighbourhood of Callander. 

The beautiful villa of Mr Menaies, chamberlain to 
his Grace the Duke of Montrose^ is perhaps amongst 
the best situations that can be found, for viewing this 
delightful scenery, situated on the southern bank of 
the Teith, and finely diversified with walks and un- 
derwood. The traveller will here see many fine pros- 

Looking towards the west, in the fore-ground is the 
river Teith, formed from the drainings of the lochs, 
meandering with a gentle current through the vale of 
Leney and Bochastle, over which is a bridge of three 
arches, giving variety to the picture : The lofty Craig 
of Callander, rising in alternate ledges, partly covered 
with mountain brush- wood, and partly exhibiting the 
bare rock, with the outskirts of the luxuriant woods of 
Leney full in view. But the magnificence of the back 
ground, the rich verdure of the Carchonzie woods upon 
the left, the hanging groves of the Pass of Leney upcm 
the right, and above all, the majestic Benledi before 
the eye, with his summit often enveloped in clouds— 
to be described is impossible, for the most vivid ideas 
fixed in the mind by words, can give but a faint idea 
of the scene. 

The bridge of Bracklinn, situated about a mile up 

the hill, north of the village, is worthy the notice of 

'- travellers ; tliey will find an Alpine bridge, without 

ledge or hand-rail, cross a profound ravine, under 

which, at a great depth below> the water dashes over 

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Pa$9 of Leney~^3enledu 

disjoiiited masses of rocks^ described by the author of 
the Lady of the Lake ♦. 

Coming on, and at the comer of the lardi^wood to 
the east of Callander, there is another fall^ affording a 
magnificent specimen of the cascades formed by the 
mountain-stream of the Keltic, ere it readies the Teith. 

The Pass of Leney is another ravine made by the 
rapid river which issues from Lochlubnaig, forming a 
passage for the water, and the means of C(»nmunica« 
tion between the lower and higher districts of the 
coontry. The road conducts the tourist along, having 
die stream on the left; and passing liie village of Kil« 
.mahog, we enter die Pass of Leney, akirted by woods, 
And hemmed in by lofty mountains and ru^ed rocks, 
Ibrmkig a aeries of £dls, tlirough adedivity of nearly 
two hundred feet, which, when jomed to the gran- 
deur of the surroun(£ng scenery, furnishes a feast to 
the imagination that feels pleasure from contemplating 
such sublimity. 

Beidedi forms a striking feature in the scenery of 
Callander, bounding the horizon on the N. W. towering 
to a height of SOOO feet The name Ben-ledi, signifies 
the Mountain cf God, and supposed by some to have 
been a Druidical place of worship, though no monu- 
' ments of that superstition are to be found there. Re- 

• «< BnM;kIinn*8 thundering wave,'* he say^ in a note, " » a 
. beautiful cascade, made at a place called the Bridge of BtacUiiui, by 
a moaotain-stream aflled the Keltie, about a mile from the village of 
CaOaiider of Monteith. Above a chasm, where the brook precipitatei 
itsdf from a height of at least fifty feet, there is thrown, for the con- 
vcDieoce of the neighbourhood, a rustic foot bridge, of about three 
feet in breadth, and without ledges, which is scarcely to be croeied 
ly a ftnngCT, without awe and i^rebeniion.— .See Note to Canto II. 

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port says, however, that in ancient times, the people of 
the adjacent districts met on the first of May, to kin- 
dle the sacred fire, in honour of the sun, where the 
young people had a feast, prepared of eggs, and sa- 
cred cake, of which they all partook. 

Benledi, on the south, is bare and tame ; the northern 
side, that overhangs Lochlubnaig, is extremely grand, 
appearing as if the mountain had, at some distant pe- 
riod, been broken near the summit, and to have tum- 
bled in enormous masses, threatening to fill up the 
chasm containing the loch. On the north-east side of 
the loch, is the road from Callander to Balquhidder, 
holding its course near the bank of this beautiful sheet 
of water, presenting a picture, like most of our High^ 
land lakes, of a body of water arrested in a deep ravine, 
overhung with birch, oaks, and other Alpine wood, 
amongst which the oak, birch, and mountain-ash pre- 

About the middle of the lake, near the side of the 
road, opposite to the towering Benledi, stands Ard- 
chuUerie, many years the favourite residence of the 
celebrated Abyssinian traveller, Mr Bruce. 

The territory, stretching to the north-west, along 
the shores of Lochlubnaig, is called Strathire, and is 
the utmost boundary to which the bloody cross of 
Roderick Dhu extended ; at the lower end, was the 
Chapel of St Bridget^ or St Bridge, in the poem al- 
ready alluded to. 

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Loch Vennachar. 


The distance finom Callander to the opening of the 
Trosachs is about ten miles ; the road passes along the 
northern banks of Loch Vennachar and Loch Achray. 
— There are *two ways to leave Callander, but the one 
passing KUmahog is the best, being more picturesque, 
and generally preferred ; the other passes the woods of 

Leavings on the left, the plain of Bochastle, the ca- 
taracts of Carchonzie, formed by the waters issuing 
frofm Loch Vennachar, axe well worth the attention oif 
the trav^er. 

We are now arrived 

<« As far as C(ulantogle's ford, 
— Clanalpine's outmost guard/* 

nbw rendered more convenient to the traveller by a 
bridge of two arches. It was in this immediate vi- 
cinity that the combat took place, in which Roderick 
Dhu sunk under the superior arm of Fitz- James. 

Loch Vennachar, a beautiful sheet of water, about 
five miles in length, by one and a half in breadth, soon 
opens upon the view. This lake is finely skirted by 
wood, exhibiting a scene of much interest. At the 
west end, at a place called Milntown, there is a cas- 
cade, exhibiting, when the sun shines, about the 
middle of the day, prismatic colours, nearly as distinct 
as in a prism glass. 

Proceeding westward, comes the Wood of Lamenta- 
tion, so named from a dismal disaster said to have 
happened to a number of little children. The kelpie. 

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or wiiter demon, appeared in the foxm of a lieantifid 
grej ponej, who lengthened itself as they numnted; 
until the whole of the little urdiins were joooeelj seat- 
ed on its back, when it set «ff at< folL ipced to tlie 
Tomsr, and drowned the whofe, ercept one, who ie- 
iciqped to tell the tale. 

▲bout a mile above Loch Vennachar, the trai^tdkr, 
aa he approadiea the Brig of Turk, anaves'at AesQ^i. 
mit of aa eminence, where there bursts upoahis >«ye 
the prospect of the beautiful windings of the river that 
iaaaaa fisam Xjocfa Achray, and that awwet lake itsdtf'i& 
ftonti ftnoiDg a natural reservosjif Ibr 0npplyki|p.'Ae 
sihrery stream that shapes its course through an extm* 
sive meadow, until it loses itself in Leeh Vennaehar. -•. 

From die Brig of Turk, the road to Gle^n|^aa 
turns to the right, a beautiful little vale ; it is said to 
afford a good diaracteridtic of the scenery that Ossian 
MO often describes. At the distance of a mile fitxm hia 
course, the tourist will see, when pa^sipg Uarou^-a 
confined ravine, a mountain-stream on the left, dash- 
ix|g, oyer rugged rocks^ gurgling amoaog^t uuahapen 
^^s•es of the mountain that oppose it— the stpeani o<v 
casionally .covered with underwood* . IJpoii eutevfaig 
Gl^nfi^^las, through tl^s narrow and rugged deSi^, 
we meet with a verdant plain, of considerable extent, 
surrounded with lofty mountains, from which str^aaaa 
tumble down, forming some considerable cascades . 

Glenfinglas was anciently the deer forest of the 
Kings of Scotland, and it was then well wooded^ 
th^ r^aaams of which are contin u all y pr y a cnt i pg tbceeK 
selvas. If the tourist will travel from this vale to* 
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€f mountain glen of ten miles in lengthy withoat the 
aaalleet mark of habitation or cultivation. 

Glenfinglas is the property of the Earl of Moray. 
It has been possessed from time immemorial by tenants 
of his own dan^ Stuarts^ who^ livkig in this seques- 
tered situation^ in a sort of rural innocence^ are eeOdi 
neeted with one another by intermarriages ; and, pass« 
ing their days in ease and comfort^ famish one of the 
finest examples of patriarehal felicity that is to b^ met 
-with in these times. 

Returning from Glenfinglas^ by crossing the water 
Finglas, over a neat bridge, and leaving the river and 
waving woods of Bridge Michael on the left, proceed 
along the margin of the lovely Loch Achray ; thus ad- 

*'*' Up the margin of the Lake, 

Between the precipice and brake^*— 

the Trosachs, at every step, open with increasing mag- 

On passing Loch Achray, you enter the first opening 
of die Trosachs, a scene which baffles all description. 
Ti> be known it must be seen, and to see it properly, it 
must be travelled over and viewed fr<»na different points,- 
— 4ior will this appear irksome. 

On entering the Trosachs, the tourist will observe, 
on the right hand, the lofty mountains richly clothed, 
to a great height, with waving woods ; — ^he will also 
observe the picturesque disposition into which nature 
has thrown the birches and the oaks which adorn the 
prqeeting cliiTs j the degant grouping of the trees, ' 
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Loch Catherine, 

weeping birches^ in the crevices of the rock«^ wiU at- 
tract his eye. Ben-venue, towering upon the left, tad 
Ben-an upon the right, at every step present different 

When he enters the dark and narrow defile which 
opens at its farther extremity upon Loch Catherine?, 
let him remark an echo produced by the concave rocks 
on the left, which, though too near to repeat many 
syllables, is very distinct and loud. 

Loch Catherine. 

On entering upon Loch Catharine, the tourist will 
be struck with the magnificence of those masses in 
which Ben- venue, on the left hand, appears to tumUe 
in upon view, as nothing can be more sublime. The 
lake, on the, first appearance, gives little promise of 
that majestic width it soon assumes, being, aft Sir W. 
Scott has well described it, 

«* A narrow inlet, still and deep, 
Afibrding scarce such breadth of brim 
As served the wild duck^s brood to swim.** 

The road passes along the side of the lake, cut out 
with immense labour, in a solid rock which overhangs 
a frightful abyss. Mr Farrington, who was employed 
some years ago in taking views for the BoydeUs of 
London, remarked, that the picture resembled the 
views which are given of the scenery of New South 

Advancing by this road along the lake, the view of 
it is lost for a few minutes, but it soon returns with 
increasing grandeur, presenting Ben-venue on the left. 

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Loch Catherine. 

coming to a pebbly beacb^ opposite to the i8lan40 
iM^ere Fair Mea> abooting^ in.her little skiff, to tb^ bay 

'« That zounfd the promontory, steep, 
Led its deep line in graceful sweep,** 

hud her first interview with the Knight of Snowdon. 

About a mik below tbe farm-house <^ Brenchoil, 
where the rock projects its .bluff head over tjbe broadest 
part of the lake^ a grand prospect of the scenery can 
be had ; the view to the south is truly magnificent. 
Here^ more than six miles of water in lengthy by two 
in breadth^ are under the eye ; the remaining four 
miles to which the lake extends^ being lost in a turn 
amongst the mountains on the right. — The lofty moun- 
tain of Anoqnhar terminates the prospect on the 

The tourist having now arrived at the utmost verge 
of the Trosachs> he may go by water from the opening 
of Loch Catherine to the opposite side.— -We shall stc^ 
here for a few remarks. Loch Catherine^ and the 
river which flows from it into Loch Achray^ and Ach- 
ray itself, and the river which it sends into Loch Ven- 
nachar, form the boundary between the parishes of 
Aberfiiyle on the south, and Callander upon the north ; 
the southern division being the property of the Duke 
of Montrose, i^d the northern, of Lord Gwydir, the 
Earl of Moray, and Sir Patrick Murray, Bart. 

The most conspicuous object in this part is Bai-an, 
or Binnan, on the Perth estate, and Ben-venue, on that 
of the Duke of Montrose, which give the scenery the 
highest interest in these parts. 

Ben is a tenn applied to the first order of mountains 

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in the Highlands ; Ben-an^ hawertt, aldiough not in 
die first rank of Bensy may be estimated at 1800 fisct 
in height^ towering above the precipices of the Tro- 
sachs. Near the top it is perfectly pyramidaL Its 
oonical summit seems to render it liable to the attraiB- 
tion of lightning. Some years ago^ a rock on the siua- 
mit of Binnan was torn up by the lightning in fiirrows 
of « sig*zag directionj to the dq;ith of several iaqfaes. 
Inautiunn 1811, during a heavy rain, an avalanche, 
torn fiitxn its southern side, axuA near its summi^^ cast^ 
ned down an immense mass of stopes and ear^i with 
a noise like thunder ; the path of its curr^it may be 
easily traced on the road. 

BeU'.Tenue, another Ben, towers to the he^bt of 
MOO feety forming one of the most picturesque moon* 
tains in Britain. On the north, besides the immeatse 
maasea of rock which appear to have been, by #ome 
ponvnlsion of nature, torn from th^ summit, the whole 
slope is covered, for two thirds upwards^ with alders, 
birches, and mountain ashes of ancient growth, and 
sprinkled over the sur&ce with grace and beaii^ un- 
al^nable by Ae hand of art. 

The first prospect of the Lodi, imd for a consider- 
able way along the lake, Ben- venue, stretching north- 
ward in abrupt masses towards the shore, prewita a 
sloping ridge el^antly clothed with birches, in a s^le 
that no prose description can represent.— -The author 
uf the Lady of the Lake may be said to have oyer* 
come this deficiency. 

•« Hi^ on the south, huge Ben-venue 
Down to the hike hu ma«et tineir, 

Th« firagmeott of an etrikr world ; 

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A iRaderinglarert fcathet'd o*er 
His jruin'd Mdes and fiumioiU hoar ; 
While on the north, through middle air, 
Ben-an heaved high his forehead bare." 

Ben- venue is a mountain held in deep veneration by 
the superstitious Highlander. He believes there are^ 
in a cave or recess^ situated near the base of the moun* 
tmn which overhangs the loch^ supematurals/ which he 
calls Urisks^ who can be induced, by attention, toper« 
ibrm the drudgery of the farm ; and he believes^ that 
many Highland families use them as servants of all 
work, they neither requiring rest nor sleep, performing 
their labours without intermission. 

The tourist may ascend through a chasm on thu 
southern side, to about 800 feet above the level of the 
lidce, when he will have on the south Bealach-nambdr, 
or the Pass of Cattle — a lAagniiicent glade overhung 
with birches, the whole composing the most sublime 
piece of scenery that imagination can conceive, 

"This pass seems an immense gap, formed by the 
northern shoulder of Ben- venue, torn from the body 
of the mountain, by some violent convulsion of nature. 
Iii these inaccessible cliffs, a black eagle had her eyrie^ 
committing much havock among lambs and sheep in 
the early spring, until, some years ago, she was expel- 
led by a person let down by ropes from a height of 40 
feet. While in this perilous situatrlon, and plundering 
the nest, the old eagle returned, and was shot by a 
person keeping watch. — Since that period, the species 
have not haunted this mountainous region. 

After having attentively surveyed this wonderful 
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along the north-eastern shore of Ellen's island^ his eye 
will foe delighted with the boldness of the foank^ thickly 
wooded with oaks, mountain ashes, and aged aspens. 
On the northern promontory of the isle may be traced 

" The dambering unsuspected road. 
That winded throu^ the tangled screen." 

On quitting die island, he Hiay either direct his 
course to the silver stream, near which Fitz«James 

<( stood concealed amid the brake. 
To view the Lady of the Lake :** 

Or he may be conveyed by water to the spot from 
whence he started. Should he return to the Trosachs 
towards the east, he will meet with some views of a 
high cast, but not equal to what have been described. 

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The great road leading to the North of Scotland by 
Stirling, passes Dunblane. This road is pleasant and 
picturesque as soon as it joins the water of Allan. 

Dunblane is rather remarkable for what it has been, 
than what it is now. 

The cathedral was founded by David I. in 1142, 
and situated on an eminence, as the name imports : 
what now remains is used as the parochial churdi* 
At the west end are 32 prebends stalls, and on the 
north of the entrance to the cathedral, are the seats of 
the Bishop and Dean, both of oak, and handsomely 
carved. The length is Sl6 feet, the breadth 76, the 
height of the walls 50. The height of the spire is 128 
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Some years ago, the noblemen and gentLeaien in this 
neighbourhood exerted themselves to arrest the n^d 
decay of this venerable building. The money raised 
by them for this purpose^ with L.lOO from the Exche- 
quer^ amounted to h.SOO, which sum being most ju* 
diciously applied^ will be the means of saving this ve* 
nerable pile from decay for many years. 

Dr Robert Leighton^ first ordained Bishop of Dun- 
blane^ and afterwards promoted to the Archbishoprick 
of Glasgow^ endowed a valuable library here, as also 
a house for holding the books^ with funds to pay the 
necessary expences^ and make additions from time to 

The Bishop's palace stands in the centre of the town, 
still retaining some of its ancient decorations, although 
now debased into hay-lofts, warehouses, and whisky- 
shops — 

«• Imperial Cesar, dead, and turned to dajr* 
May ftop a bde to keep the wind away." 

When standing on the bridge of Dunblane, looking 
down the river, a fine wooded scene is seen, and the 
banks dipping towards the water, form a picturesque 
landscape. The river is an interesting object, holding 
its way to the Forth, sometimes diaffing with the op- 
posing rocks, pleases the eye and the ear. This place 
receives an accession of sprightliness in the summer 
months, from the resort of genteel company, enjoying 
the scenery, and drinking water from a ^ring said to 
have medicinal qualities. At the lower end of the 
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of Inxiiriant beeehes^ whidi stretches along thebaiAs 
of the river that flows underneath. 

. New the jbrther extremity of this walk will be seen, 
in the Lawn of Kippenross, a plane or sycamore tree> 
supposed to be die largest of its kind in Scotland. The 
circttipference at the ground is 27 feet^ the brandiea 
stretching over a circle of 100 feet in diameter ; when 
in foUage^ it makes a pleasing and solemn iminression 
upon the. spectator^ shaded midemeath; 

Holding on the joamey to Crieff^ die road piasea 
over some rather bare country. At a place called Afr 
doch, near Greoiloaning, is to be seen the mostentm 
and beautiful remains of a Roman Camp to be found.: 
in^Seodand. This eneampmeDt is supposed to harre 
been> constructed hy Agri<;ola in his fourth campaign in^ 
BriiiMn* It is 1060 feet in lengthy $fDO iaibr^tb^ and 
would contain 26^000 men^ according to the ordjnjpjr^ 
diatrSmtion of die Roman soidiers in dieir encamp* 
ments. Several monuments have been found here, 
which verifies the fact of ks having been a Roman 

The Grampians begin here to make an iqspearance. 
These mountains run through die middle of Scodand, 
from Aberdeenshire in the east, to Argyleshire in die 
west^ and generally present a bold and imposing front. 
The Romans^ when they had driven the natives thus 
far, considered diem pushed beyond die habitable 
world, aod retreated behind dieir fordfied wall, run* 
ning between the Friths of Clyde and Forth. The 
Caledonians, however, bore with impadence their 
thraldiyn, and, on every occasion that promised sue* . 
eets, sallied out oif their mountainous fastnesses with 
recruited strength, bearing in mind their former chas* 

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tkenouentfi^ burning with a desire of revenge, and eager 
to recover their liberty. 

The natives, in one of these excursions^ faUing on 
the ninth legion in the nighty committed great slaugh- 
ter ; and to revenge this insult, the wise and prudent 
Agrioola^ who commanded the Roman legions, having 
no desire to carry his arms farther than to repel these 
repeated attacks, at length drew out his legions and 
marched through the country, keeping the Highlands 
on his left, as far as the Murray Frith, ordering his 
fleet, which had sailed round the eastern coast of Eng- 
land to the Forth, to attend his movements. On the 
approach of the Roman legions, the Britons, under 
Galgacus, prepared to meet them, taking up a posi- 
tion in £ront of one of the passes of the Grampians, 
and waited the charge of the enemy, with a firm and 
determined resolution, that his followers, as well as 
himself, should die on the ground on which they stood, 
rather than allow his vallies to become the property of 
his enemies, thinking life without liberty not worth the 

A battle ensued-— the particulars we have from the 
pen of Tacitus, and the result was fatal to the Britons. 
They fought gallantly for a whole day, attacking the 
Romans in large divisions with dreadful shouts, hav- 
ing their bodies painted and smeared with different 
colours, to give themselves a warlike appearance. — 
As might be expected, the Romans were victorious^ 
having the advantage of military glory and disciplined 
valour, opposed to men who had nothing but their na^ 
tive bravery and the love of their country, to. meet the 
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at tlie end of the day^ 10^000 Britons lay dead on the 

The next morning the Romans had a full view of 
the melancholy scene — ^the field was now silent and so- 
litary ; heaps of dead were lying rounds but not a sin- 
gle body of the enemy appeared^ either in the plain or 
in possession of any post^ while the country at a 
distance^ was seen from the heights involved in 
smoke^ as if it had been ravaged by an enemy.-— The 
cause was soon discovered: The Britons fiying 
from the fields had themselves^ with barbarous 
fury^ set fire to their own houses and villages^ and 
many of them had even put to death their wives 
and children. So innate a love of liberty burned 
within them^ that when that was lost^ all was lost with 

Tacitus describes the effects of this battle in the fol- 
lowing language : — 

'^ The Britons^ in troops^ consisting of men and 
" women^ fled every where with lamentable cries ; 
'' dragging away the wounded^ and calling on those 
" who had escaped. Their houses were deserted, 
" and by themselves often set on fire. Hiding places 
'' were sought out, and immediately forsaken. 
^^ Plans of defence were debated, and hones for a 
'^ moment entertained. Then, perhaps, the sight of 
*' their wives and children would drive them to de- 
'^ spair. Rage and frantic wildness would succeed; 
'' and it was affirmed that many of them put their fa- 
'^ milies to the sword, declaring they did it in mere 
" pity." 

The next place on this road worthy of notice, is 
Muthil, in the neighbourhood of which is Drummond 

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Drummond CatUe^-Vt^ qfStratheam. 

Castle^ die seat of the Right Honoarabk Lord Gwydir. 
This was the family residence of the Earls of Perth^ 
and wardens of Stratheam. The grounds are well worth 
seeing^ and access may be had by applying at the gates. 
*-iThe road from Muthil to Crieff is almost a continued 
vista of three miles^ and Crieff is a neat clean town^ 
pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Earn, 
which in a manner washes its walls^ and gives the 
name of Stratheam to die vale through which it holds 
its glassy way. 

The vale t>f Stratheam is to Scotland what the vale 
of Clwyd is to Wales, both possessing beauties peculiar 
to each, and in many respects resembling each other. 
The river Earn, after making its way through the 
Grampian mountains, winds its serpentine course 
downwards, until it joins the Tay, through a valley of 
about SO miles in length, bounded on each side by 
green pastoral mountains ; the land shelving from those 
Iteights towards the basin of the Earn, affords some 
prospects of matchless beauty; the vale itself, full 
of rich meadows and com fields, studded with gentle- 
men's seats, in a manner screened by its eminences^ 
would, like the vale of Clwyd, require a volume to 

Scenes like these inspired the bard of Scotland into 
strains like the" following : 

**> Their groves o* sweet myrtles let foreign lands reckon, 
Where bright-beaming smnmers exalt the perfume, 
Far dearer to me yon lone glen o* green breckan, 

Wi* the bum steding under the lang yellow broom. 
Far dearer to me are yon humble broom bowers. 
Where the bhie-beU and gowan lark lowly uDseen/' &c 

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At the head of this vale stands Drummond Castle, 
and the town of Crieff. The prospects from Crieff are 
of the best description, the hills rising into the fonn 
of an amphitheatre on the north-vest the grounds 
finely wooded about Drummond Castle on the south« 
west, with the screens of mountains on the south and 
mnrth, is a sight peculiar to this place alone. 

The finest of our Scottish melodies has its localitj 
in Stratheanu Invermay, the scene of our beautiful 
air, the ^'Birks of Invamay," in some degree fcnrms 
an eastern wing to the land attempted to be described. 
Mallet, the Poet, seems to have been inspired with 
the beauties of the place, when he wrote, 
^ The smiling moni, the breathing spring, 

Inyite the taneful birds to sing. 

And while they warble from each spray. 

Love melts the universal lay ; 

Let ns, Amanda, timely wise. 

Like them improve the hour that flies. 

And in soft Tapturos waste the day. 

Among the birks of Invermay," 

Having conducted the tourist to Crieff, we^ shall 
ccHitinue this line of road as far as Locheam. On leav- 
ing Crieff, the road goes north-west ; it affords in front 
a fine view of the serpentine £am^ and numbers of 
hills tufted with trees, and backed with immense rug- 
ged mountains. 

Pass by Ochtertyre, the seat of Sir Patrick Murray, 
Bart, situated on a hill, sprinkled over with good oaks, 
and commanding a most extensive view. The Loch of 
Monievaird lies beneath, and its church at a small dis- 
tance. Pass by Lawers, the seat of Ixnrd Balgray, finely 
tituitted amidst woods ; continuing onwards, go throi^;h 
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Comrie^~J}unira-^Loch Earn. 

erect, and placed so as to fonn a square^ supposed to 
be the portal of a Druidical place of worship^ long since 
destroyed. About two miles from Comrie^ in the very 
embouchure of the Highlands^ stands Dunira^ the 
romantic sieat of Viscount Melville. Nature and art 
have happily combined in the embellishment of Dun- 
ira. Nature has given lofty mountains, precipitous 
rocks, waving woods, a beautiful river ; and all that 
taste and genius could suggest is added — an el^ant 
house and garden, an extensive lawn in the very bosom 
of mountains and rugged rocks, surprising the eye by its 
extent, and contributing to render this one of the most 
interesting places in the Highlands of Scotland. After 
this, the valley begins to grow narrow, and intersect- 
ed by small hills, mostly clothed with woods, occa- 
sioning a change of scene, within the distance of half 
a mile, agreeable and refreshing to the tourist ;— -new 
vallies succeed, or little plains beyond plains, watered 
by the Earn, here limpid and rapid, frequently to be 
crossed on genuine Alpine bridges, supported by rude 
bodies of trees ; over them, others covered with boughs^ 
well gravelled over. The higher we advance, the more 
picturesque the scenes become ; the little hills that be- 
fore intersected the vales, now change into great insu- 
lated rocks-— some naked, others clothed with trees ; 
frequently the road winds through groves of small oaks, 
or by the river side, with continued views of the vast 
rugged Grampians, soaring far above this romantic 

At once, in the midst of this romantic scene, you 
arrive in sight of Loch Earn, a fine extent of water, 
about eight miles long and one broad, filling the whole 
vale ; the vast and rugged mountains, whose wooded 

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Loch Earn. 

bases bound the margin^ very rarely give an opportu- 
nity of cultivation. A fine road through woods im- 
pends over one side, and is a ride of uncommon beau- 
ty. This lake is the termination of Stratheam towards 
the north-west, and gives name to the river and the 

At the west end of the lake, a road goes by the right 
to Tjmdrum, another turns to the left, going to Callan- 
der by Loch Lubnaig, besides one to Loch Voil and 
Braes of Balquhidder. 

Having finished the present route from Stirling, we 
now request the traveller's attention to the excursions 
from Perth, 

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Wb have mentioned before, that our business was 
with the country, and not crowded cities. FoUowing 
up this plan, we shall notice only some remarkai)le 
places in the neighbourhood of Perth, bef<ve setd&g 
out for the Highlands. 

The vicinity of Perth affords soipe capital pros- 
pects. On the Edinburgh road, from the hill of 
Moncrieff, Pennant says, " The prospect from tfaenoe 
is the glory of Scotland, and well merits the eulogia 
given it for the richness and variety of its views. On 
the south and west appear Stratheam, embdlished with 
the seats of Lord KinnouU, Lord RoUo, and many odier 
noblemen and gentlemen : The Carse, or rich |dain 
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Enviratu of Perth^Kk^nt Cattle. 

whose vast cliff is remarkable for its beautiful peb- 
bles :" and goes on to say^ ^' The meanders of the 
Earn, which winds more than any river he ever saw, 
are most enlivening additions to the scene. The last 
turn it takes, forms a fine peninsula, prettily planted ; 
and just beyond it, joins the Tay, whose estuary 
lies full in view, tixe sea closing the prospect on this 
side. On the north, is seen the town of Perth, 
with a view of part of its magnificent bridge ; which, 
with the fine woods, called Perth Parks, — ^the vast 
plain towards Dunkeld, — ^tlie windings of that noUe 
river the Tay, — its islands, and the grand boundary 
formed by the distant Highlands, finish this matchless 

Tradition says, when the Roman soldiers came with- 
in sight of the Tay, they could not refrain bursting 
into an exclamation, " Behold the Tiber i" 

About two miles below Perth, stands Kinfauns 
Castle, the seat of Lord Gray, commanding a fine 
-prospect of the Hill of Moncrieff, and the vale of the 
Tay, as far as its junction with the sea. The noble 
owner has, with much discrimination and cultivated 
taite, made an excellent collection of paintings, rare in 
their singular excellencies, but still rarer in their con- 
centration, in a place so distinguished by its surround- 
'ing objects. 

The proprietor, we are informed, permits strangers 
to inspect his collection of pictures; and, when at 
home, with the most condescending politeness, in- 
farmj the visitants of the peculiar marks of distincti<m 
that give character and value to the works of different 
artists, whose labours adorn this residence. He h 

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W2 PLfiASITftft ItrtTttfi Tl* SIO«SAl*ND. 

Lord drm^^-^SebrK, ■ '■■ '■' '" 

now building another castle, near the situation of the 
present mansion. 

It may be added with feelings of exultation^ that the 
present Lord Gray is a noble example of a pro^i^etor 
living at his own residence for the greater part of *tte 
year, diffusing politeness^ cheerfulness, and wedtfi, 
through the immediate neighbourhood of his ext^^Ve 
property.— Lady Gray coming to Perth of a' Sdnc&y, 
with her elegant liveries, to attend divine service, is 
perhaps as exhilarating a scene as can possibly meet 
the eye of a Scotsman. 

The palace of Scoon, or Scone, next demands our 
notice, about two or three miles above Perth, on the 
east bank of the river. Here was once an abbfey of 
great antiquity, which was burnt by' th^ refomrfng 
zealots of Dundee. At thite place was kept the cele- 
brated stone chair, the palladium of Scotland, how 'sta- 
tioned in Westminster Abbey, in which the Sings of 
Scotland were crowned ; Charles IL before the batOe 
of Worcester, was crowned here ; — the Pretenders of 
1715 and 1745 visited Scone, as a place famous in the 
* history of their ancestors. 
' ' The ancient residence of the Kings of Scotland^ tes 
given place to a modern palace. Nothing remaihd of 
the old building except the walls of the Great Gallery, 
or Coronation Hall. There are some fine portraits in 
Scone. The view from the ramparts that stretch rotmd 
the palace, is particularly pleasing. ''\ 

The neighbourhood of Perth has, besides tk^e, 
many other places worthy of notice, but Out liniits 'will 
not allow a description. '^• 

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'^ti^ftt?! .:^<Mwi leaves Perth to the north, keeping the Tay 
^^ tfie, rights passing through a well-cultivated country 
^ 9^ few miles; then succeeds a black heath, after 
w)^cb> the road goes through a beautiful plantation 
of pines^ and then descends with an easy slope ; the 
plain beneath suddenly contracts itself into a narrow 
glen, when the prospect in front strongly marks the 
entrance into the Highlands. 

Near Auchtergaven, about nine miles from Perth, 
atood Naime Hpuse, the residence of the Lords Naime, 
a family distinguished by its antiquity, rank^ and in« 
fluence; but a.tPo.fjr|3^ adherence to the desperate for- 
tunea of t)^e Stnarts^ completed its ruin. The magni- 
fioeiit mimsion was designed by Sir William Bruce, 
and erected by William Lord Naime in 1709. It is 
^d there were thvee hundred and sixty-five windows 
in Nairne House : This vast fabric was never com- 
pleted, owing to the troubles of the times ; and when 
the attainder of 1746 took place, the whole domains 
passed into the hands of the family of AthoU, who 
pulled down the house, about fifty years after its 
foundation-stone had been laid. — The garden wall, 
tm'aces, and part of the vaults, and a few very aged 
trees, mark this relic of former magnificence. 

On the left, a few miles farther, is Bimam Wood, 
and at a great distance may be discerned the ridge of 
tbe Dunsinnan Hills^ where there are still some jri^ 
mains of the Castle of Macbeth. 

Murthly Castle may be seen on the right, about a 
mile from the road : it is an ancient seat, finely situate 

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ed on « height, md eommanduig extensive prospects. 
The gardens and avenves were laid oat by a Dutoh 
artist in 1669. In the castle chapel are many moHider- 
iog hatchments, and some handsome old monumeitta. 

The pass into the Highlands is awi^lly magnificent : 
-***lugfa, cnggy, and often naked mountains, piPesent 
themselyes to view, approach very near to each other, 
and, in many parts, are firinged with wood, orerhang- 
11^ and darkening the Tay, that rolls with great rapi- 
dity 'beneath. 

After some advance in this hollow, a knoll, covered 
with pines, appears full in view ; and soon after, the 
city of Dunkeld, seated under, and environed by 
oags, partly naked, and partly wooded, with summits 
of vast height. • This may be called the grand gate^way 
of the Highlands of Scotland^ and the most remark- 
idde of all the passes for historical events. 

A bridge has, within t^ese few years, been built 
uvcr the Tay, leading t0 Dunkeld, which vtea formerly 
buth an episcopal see and an abbey. 

This favoured spot consists of a large circular valley, 
the diameter of which is, in some parts, a mile, in 
others, two or three. Its surface is various, and some 
of the rising grounds within the valley itself would 
even be esteemed lofty, if it were not for the grand 
screen of mountains which encircles the whole. At the 
base of these, towards tlie south, runs the Tay, in 
thk- place broad, deep, and silent. The whole villley 
is interspo*sed with wood, both on the banks ' of iJbe 
river, and in the internal parts. 

J The remains of the cathedral, shrouded in di^rk'ever- 
gr^ioB, stand on the edge of the I>ake of AthnU^^vk. 
ThesercEinsi;ond3st^^tke''nave0f the great ^lRfr(;lt,<ithe 

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twa mgie$ sad the tower. The architectureis a mjasture 
of Gothic and Saxon, and elegant of its kind. TUe cbfik 
is now renewed^ sxid used as the parish dmrjgjvf ne«r 
it wdl . be seen the anciait chapter-house^ now the 
hftryitig^place of the faoodly of Atholl, adorned with 
taUelSi containing the arms of all their connections. 
Besides the ehurdi, nothing of the abbey or Episo^ni 
palace r^natns ; this is qwinff to the piety of the 2ea* 
lots> in the time of the RStonnatioi^ wlu>> following 
the advice of their enthusiastic leader, destroyed the 
habitations of the moaks,* exclaiming, ^^ Down with 
the nests, and l^e rooks will fly away !" Very near 
the cathedral is the mansion of the Duke of AthoU, with* 
Q«t any of tiiat magmficence generally seen in a duoai 
residenee. The gateway and stables are however new, 
and in the best style of Gothic architecture. Travelers 
should not omit seeing the two first larches ever brought 
to Britain, which stand near the cathedral :«-4hey were 
OHginaUy placed in fiower-potSi» in a hotJiouse ! now 
the largest trees of this kind in ii» kingdom, and 
thriving luxuriantly. 

Bound the rocky mountains which screen the vaUey 
of Dunkeld, the Duke has carried walks (said to. be 
to the extent of fifty miles) :<-^4nany thousands of young 
piaes are struggling for existence among the crevices 
1^ the rocks, and many thousands more, which haive 
gotten hold of the soil, are flourishing greaify, for the 
situation seems wonderfully agreeable to them ;^->bi|t 
on so broad and lofty a base, the whole has the appear- 
ance of underwood, and it will require some time 
before these woods, thriving as they xte, will be so 
grown as to break the lines of the mountains, and give 
a proper degree of sylvan ^iefaness to the scene. 

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Dunkeld^Onktn's "HuH-^nuinbHn^ Brig. 

On th6 opipidsite b&nk dP the' Tiiy; sin€l^maiin|i£|f^ 
part of the same circular screen^ «eand9 ^^i^ 4ffMr %#) 
Bfanani^ celebrated inj dramatic storj^ ttftd ^h<W^lb^' 
tally divested of wood. Shakespeare^ ho#«Vei^; li%^lr> 
in making it once a woody scene^ which it ceMib^ 
was. Two great trees at the east i^rrf tiT Outfkdld^ 
are considered by tradition to be the only reMl^a ^^ 
the forest. - '- •< ~ 

The tourist will have to cross the Tay Btgiiss, h<mi 
Dunkeld^ to see the Hermitage^ or Obslan'i *HM, iri- 
tuated on the Braan^ the channel of wUd^^s-ftd^lg^d/ 
and the water^ in Its passage^ is oneccmthiired'Setoe'AP^ 
turbulence and violence^ until it joins 1^^ ll&y.^' iTwe 
rocky cheeks of this river^ almost miltihg^' eo nip t iMtf 
the stream into a narrow compass, anif t]iei^tti^b^« 
sudden turn, the water suffers more than eommcHtl viihf 
lence, through the double resistance it'reoeiT^tf fedkt 
compression and obliquity. Its efforts 'to dise^fs^ 
itself have, in course of ages, undermined, disjointed,^ 
uid fractured the rock in a thonsarfd pieces, and havir 
£lled the whole channel of the descent witii ftttffttdM 
wl^ch oppose its course, and fanas one of thetifelsi 
grand and beautiful cascades to be seen. At €tL6'h^^ 
tom, it has worn an abyss, in whach- the wfiedliHj^' 
waters suffer a new agitation, thouj^ c(( a -di ffiWttif 
kind. » *' i»<*' 

The whole scene, and its accompaniments^ aH^ inM 
only grand, but picturesquely beatitifdl'ih ilie HlglMlg 
degree. About a mile and a half high^iiji^tt^Wittil 
is another grand sceiie, at a place icallecf^h^ Ylutiibift^ff 
Brig, where Nature had almost fbMti^V^ U^{dgtM%f 
soUd rock, which is now fiiiished 'By'ahL ^Viiaer^«ii5N^^ 
arch the river thrbwft itself over il predf^^ bf^ifidre 

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tW IH9^ litot supiMwrt tfai^ ];»ri4ge ; the prospect rou»d 
i&(59e9|r)<fn|||^ificeiitj.cgmbiniQg a scene of the rlcb* 
efit^^prii^tm), when the river happens to be. well 

LJFr^im'Ouxikeld to Blair-AthoU is about 20 mifes far- 
tli^.nfirtb,; the whole road is a continuation of pictu-. 
resque scenery, and the Tay enlivens the first eight 
niflfffc keeping xq) a playful variety, sometimes coming 
dfipe .mider tha road, then hiding itself behind a woody. 
Pf^fli^>'md at. another^ turns its glassy surface round 
w^fga»^\, with the most pleasant serpentine windings*, 
Ifki qppopite bitfik is very richly wooded, and slight, 
PfB^B»jfflny be had of one or two ancient seats, deeply em-, 
l)(i9f^^^ i^ 4^iage. .When the road loses the Tay, on^ 
o£>«?Mftrib»rtary,}atrc}ama, the T^mmel, takes it up. 
!IJh^,tN9ikf jofthia ijiyer are chiefly pastoral, but where 
it;i9rj»«,f|jufictipn<withthe Garry^ is a piost sublime 
Mien^; hfre the .paa« of Killicranky begins to open^ 
wbjcb bMb with mo^ propriety, been called the Gale- 
d^fliMI Thermopylae ;«*this pass forms a very magnifi.^ 
Qpat: ^Gene. . On entering the pass> the mountains on each 
side extend in noble irregular wings ; the road takes 
t^ff. rig^, and iqppears to traverse the base of the 
OKHilitain, although far raised above the river, foaming 
and dashing along through rocks, and huge fragments 
tln^wi^.down from the lofty precipices that tower to a 
l^^^j^ight above the passenger. Should the traveller 
pi^ t^irp^bthe defile soon after a considerable fall of 
rfip».bi}.f^ill -hear. the noise of a thousand cataracts 
t^mblingl down tha face, of these mountains^ which, 
QQi^ibiit^ to the fucy ^i the.iny^etuouf stream below. 
j^Ii^a^military li^h);^ this e^t^^c|.i^^ the Highlands 

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lias at all timw 'teen cmnmdeMd.Jis-ia'viinrgr^fiHE^^ 
defile. In thelast rdsdlkniy a i>o^<e£ Hetftiahs hav- 
ing been detached into these parts of deodatid^ made 
a full pause at this strait, refusing to march fiKrther.^— 
It appeared to them as the ne plus ultra of habitable 
country. In King William's time, it was marked with 
the destruction of a royal army. — The onlj tppited 
attempt in his reign in favour of the Jacobite cause, was 
made by Claveihcru^fS^ Viscpunt Dundee. This n^ble- 
iQap^ who was a vf^an of honour and ^t^rprisc^ col- 
lected a large foroe, and set up the standard of jthe^exil- 
ed Prince. With xec^ he importun^ all the disaffected 
dans to join him; but amidst the warmest professions, 
he found only lukewarm assistance* MortiBc^d by, re- 
peated disappdintmentSj and chagrined alt having the 
whole burden of the war upon himself^ he was s^cuUc- 
ing about Lpchbar with a few half-staryed 9»d ill- 
armed troops, hesitating what course to take^ whei^^e 
received advice^ that General M^Kay, who was in 
quest of him, at the head of the English army, was 
in full march towards the pass of Killicranky. In the 
midst of despair a gleam of hope kis^nred him, He 
harangued his men, assured them of success, roused 
them to action, and fell upon M'EUty as he filed out 
of the straits, with such judgement and well-directed 
tary, that in seven minutes ^e English infantry was 
broken, and the horse in as many more. In the ar- 
dour of victory, Dundee was mortally wounded; he 
was led out of the battle, under the shade of a tree, 
where he breathed his last, with that intrepidity whidi 
is so y^eH described by a modem Scotch poet, in m 
ititerview between Deaih and the victorious hero : 

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Lj?Biwtt,-«a.«»ir»Mawi^dktt r^M9 

KtUicr m lk lf Bmr Cattle. 

v< ! ^iIM«tbb^m^--)-^l^airl£8B«]nehe«e»b!]xiy ; 

_ , I , . , . , And when he i*>, 

His latest dcaught of breathing leaves him 
*"'^-'''' In faint huzzas!" 

"fiiiiidee was the life of a cause which, in his short 
'blaze of success^ expired. 

^ ' Soon after passing the straits of Killicranky, comes 
the district oiT Blair- AtholL The exterior of the Castle 
has now rather a mean appearance. It stands in a plain, 
with wood before it, consisting chiefly of fir. This place, 
however, claims attention, for being the scene of some 
high military achievements, and the perpetration of 
toany acts of violence. In 1744, the celebrated hero, 
the Marquis of Montrose, laid siege, and took it by 
Itssault; ten years after, it fell under the displeasure 
of Cromwell, and experienced the same fate; in the 
rebellion of 1745, Sir Andrew Agnew retained it for 
the King, although twice attacked, but each time 
without success. 

Soon after the last scene of turbulence and strife, 
the then Duke of Atholl took the resolution of disman- 
tiing it, that in future, should any trouble arise, it 
might not become the scene of strife to the contending 
parties. The dilapidations it suffered at this period, 
still deform this noble residence : four stories and the 
iurrets were taken down. 

When at a distance^ the castle appears to stand under 
a mountain ; it changes the appearance at a nearer ap- 
proach : The mountains take a circular form around 
" ■ ■' F 2 

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780 FL^AAmM^frootts ti^ itesffiiND. 

Blair OuHe. 

it, Biid it standi on a ^fi$m, as the VorS KiSr li^^^ 
Erie boignage implies. ' '^' -^^^ 

The apattments witliin are Aoble^ arid^ ^i itt tfA P^ 
Ae first style of taste and elegance. - ^^^'^'^^ ^"^ 

The flat on which £he house stands, j^pHslfi&'lBiHfl^ 
nnle in front, and is beautifully diversified widi%ei3. 
The plain is bounded by the Tih, a furiottii' ^tr^SSM, 
running within rocky and steep banks, into wh^idfirfSffl 
two cascades, one (^ them called the York 'casMd^ 
after Archbishop Drummond, — ^mudi admired ' fbf ' m 
broken stages, and the wooded scenery which seeiils ib 
overhang it ; an elegant Chinese bridge is thrown over 
it, from which is an excellent view of- the feX^i The 
|p*ound on the othfer side of the hon^ is bounded i>y 
the mountains, which apfHroach near the house^i W- 
tween these mountains are glens or ' dfelk cotetedVtdi 
wood, one of which has a sounding and' ' turl^us 
stream, presenting a piece of beautiful natur^^ i<^^? 
ry, with a pleasant walk of about two mile$ in/lei;^^ 
around it. 

The space between the hills and the house are em- 
4»elHshed with mudi taste ; some fine firs of the spruce 
kind, have a most picturesque effect. ,^ " 

' At Blair Castle, the Dukes of Atholl in tim^ of ^Ua* 
ger assembled their clans ; here they fed them> .whfen 
mustered, around them, and kept their courage a&fe 
from the produce of their extensive pasture, and Vasi 
vange of forest, full of cattle and game. The JDukepf 
AtTioll's estate is very extensive, and the country -po. 
pulous; while vassalage existed, the dueftun ooiild 
raise 2000 or 3000 fighting men, and leave sifffiekiit 
at/home to take ears of the ground. ^ ''-^ 

The forests, or rather chases, (for they are quite 

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flfl^fll) ifW^ v?W- ^twsif;€, 4??d. CefA "l^^ »W*<>|8 flff 
stags^ which range, at certain tiwe^ ,pf die ^yearj^ip 
Jh®?feiflfri!J^o*^ ^OOu Jh^ hunting of these ai^als 
was formerly after t|xe xnanner of axi eastern vi^rm^^. 
^{^gSH^^pf yasa^ surrounded a gre^t txact of ,^fun- 
tiy^,j^ 4jf<^yetthe deer to the spot where tfee cUeftmp 
if^^^ta$ionedi who shot them at theii: leisu^rew T^ 
i^g^^)^ig<^nt hiu^y^ inade by an Earl of AthoU ne^r ittiii 
p)^^ for^th^ amusement of James V. and the Que^n 
j^other^^ i$ top r^arkable to be omitted ; the relatioii 
19 |h^epefof 9 given,, as describe by Sir David of tbe 
.Mou^^ .v^o i» fill .p^:pl?abiUty Assisted *. The bea«»- 

t ^ aKl%|»;Baiirl bf AIM, heanbg of the King's comltig, made grc^t 
jftmm. |or<himi= in «ll diui^> potiMng to a Piinee ; that he w^ as 
.fd^Mfp;i^^>e9l^} wftbfiK things necessary to his esCate, as be 
had befl^ \xk his own,p^ of Edinbuigh* For I heard say, tiii^ 99. 
ble Earl gart make a curious place to the King, to his mother, and 
td'dib amt^assador, where they were so honourably eased and lodged 
i^l9t«y hiia btieii !if Efiglai^d, France, Italy, ot Spain. Concerning 
the time and equivalent for their hunting and pastime, which w<is 
bnp^ed ia the midst of » faix mea&w« a fidr place of green iSmber, 
wind with birks, thut were green, both ^ad^r and abbvey whidl mm 
fiohioned in four quarters, and in every quarter and nuih thereof, 
a great round, as it had been a block-house, which was lofted and 
jdMd iiie itpBCA of thi«e house height, the floors laid with green sea- 
Deli; "vpEeatB) medwafto, and flours, diat no man knew where in 
^ffdbiuashe had been in a garden. Gxice, capmi, coney, etan, 
oran,. patridge* plover, duck, drake, bcussel, eoack and pawns, 
.h]adL«cock and muir-foul, cappercaillis ; and also ftanks that weu 
Mkiiii'ab^t the place, were full of all delicate fishes, as sahx^ons, 
tMitojIf '^[JearBhes, pikes, eels, ani all other delicate fishes that qould 
bi^gotteniftfimb waten^ aUd ready for the banket; syne were fhei% 
IHaHae a|9irait% cttnikiiig baKtm, extellM cdoks, and pothigers tHtl^ 
•onfectaoos and dmgi ilNtMB.^Memr. and the balk audcUair- 

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ti6i)i l^mi unfoitunale tkugbtttr >ef - Jamn ¥« Mkry 
Sumrtt Qit«en of Scoto ^ wheil on h» retutn from in 
n^Kthem joutney^ spent tome tinre here inixxtii^ 
What a sight ) a beautiftil and accompfished yumng 
Prinoess^ in the heyday of life and expectation^- tra«- 
Terting these wilds after the roebuck and red deeiu- 
but> alas ! what a lameiitalvle end I 

AhoDt three miles and a hidf beyond Blair is the 
village of Bniar^ which takes its title fram the tnrtm-» 
lent stream of the same name, that rolls along its rocky 
bed mider a bridge. The Duke of Athcdl^ with his 
usual attention to the safety and entertainment of tra* 
veUerSj caused a footpath to be made alcmg the bank 

bers were prepared with costly bedding, vessel, und ii«perj apcard- 
ing for the King, so that he wanted none of his orders more than he 
had been at home in his own place. The King remained in this 
wildeme^ at the huntiog the space of three days and three nights, 
and his company, as 1 have shown. I heard men say* it oast the 
Earl of AuthoU every day in expense, a thousand pounds, Fivther, 
their were two great rounds on ilk side of the gate, and a gsaat 
portculleis of tree, falling down with the manner of a barraoe, with 
a draw-bridge and a great stank of water, of sixteen foot deep, and 
thirty fbot of breadth. And also, this place witlun, was hung with 
Snt tapestry and arrasses of silk, and lighted with fine gUss windows 
in al^ airth s That this pkce was plesingly deeored with all Beoessasys 
pertaining to a Prince, as it had been his own place ioyal« at bofse: 
Farther, this Earl gart mad such provisions for the King and his 
mother, and the embassador, that they had all manner of meats, 
drinks, and delicates that were to be gotten at that time in aU Scot* 
land, either in burgh or land ; that is to say, all kinds of dniik, 
as ale, beer, wine, both white and daret, mdkfery^ tnmc^iadkf Ay- 
procrcuy acquavita : Further, there was of meats* whi^^t-bcead, maiD- 
bread^ and ginge-bread, with flechcs, beef, muttoQ« Uanhf veal, fis- 
sion, goose^*' &c. 

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Bntar^Vmi M rioch. 

VKok, nridi tbe gremcbt eafbtjryBeirlval very fiti^^eaeOidiJr 
■jwkp^jdver which a bridge is l^irown^ forms « V«iy' 
piotanrfMliievobjcct^ and is naemed the Lower Fall d^ 

Tkcr wiater is confined here within the cheeks of ^e 
rocks, and rushes from under the bridge through a na^ 
tuial ardi, into a dark bkck poel> as if taking breath 
b^bre it rashes dofwn to the Garry. 

Contiiiuing along the same path, soon comes another 
miNiie l>^idge and a noble cascade, consisting of three 
falls, «me immediatidy above atiother, making, united, 
a fall of no less than SOO feet^-this is called the Upper 
Fall of Bruar. When viewing this object from the 
bridge, it is one of the finest prospects in nature. The 
water shooting headlong down 200 feet, sends up a 
spray that fills the whole chasm as if with smoke, pro- 
ducing the finest rainbows when the sun shines. 

When the po«t> Bums, visited tiiese falls, he wrote 
a beautiful poetical petition fi'Om Bruar Water to the 
Duke of AthoU, praying him to ornament its banks 
with wood and shade. The noble proprietor has be^, 
pleased to grant the prayer of the petition, and has or« 
namented the banks with plantatiosa that now ai<Mrd 
both shade and decoration. The following is a copy 
of the above-mentioned Poem : 


•< My Lord, I know, your noble ear 
Woe neV anailt in vain ; 
Bmbolden'd thui, I b^ you*U hear 
Your humble Slave oompUun, 

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%%i TLV4tmJWRfT0WBS IV^XSCmL AY^jy. 

FMU^ Srttar. 

How iaac7. ^bcnbiM* M^rchJDg 

In flaming summer-pride, 
Dry-withenngt waste my foamy 

And drink my crystal tide. 

• The lightly jmnpio, glowrin troots. 

That through my waters play, 
If, in their random, wanton spouts, 

They near the margin stray ; 
If, hapless chaaoil th^lin^Br lang, 

I'm soorchiBg' up eo. diallow* 
They're left 4l)e whitening atanes araaag. 

In gasping death to wallow. 

• Last day I grat wi' spite and teen, « 

As Poet B*»*» came hy. 
That to a bard 1 should be seen 

Wi' half my channel dry : 
A panegyric rhyme, I ween, a^ 

Even as I waa he sher'd me f 
But had I in my glory been. 

He, kneeling, wad ador*d ne. 

' Here, foaming down the shelvy rodd, 

In twisting streogth J rin ; 
There, high my boiling torrent smokes. 

Wild-roaring o*er a linn ; 
Enjoying large each spring and well 

As nature gave them me, '^ 

I am, altho' I say*t myad» 

Worth gaun a mile to sea. 

^ Would then my noble master please 

To grant my highest wishes. 
Hell shade my banks wi' tow'ring trees,, 

And bonnie spreading bushes ; 
Delighted doubly then, my Laid, 

YouH wander on my bonks. 
And listen moi»y a gratefiil bird 

Betum you tipeftil tbanK . 

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VESXSI^ :lX»il!N*t:E»^ 1^ Hi 

Fail§ of Mrma^^ 

The oaim^attesiotkt warbliDg^ wikt^ 

Shall to the skies tsj^ire ; 
The fOiirdtpiidc, models gayest child, 

Shall sweetly }din die choir : 
The Uackhird strong, the lintwhite dear, 

The mavis mild and mellow ; 
The lohin pensive autumn cheer. 

In aD her locks of yellow : 

> This too^ * covnt shftU ensoK, 

To shield them hom the sfeNm ; 
And cowaid mmkin deep seoiic, 

Low in her grassy form .* 
Here shall the shepherd make his seat, 

To weave hiis crown of fiow*is ; 
Or find a shdtering safe retreat, . 

Prom prone descending show'n. 

( And hfre, by swtet endearing stealth, 

Shall meet tfan foving pair, 
Despising worlds with all their Wealth, 

As empty idle ^re: 
The flow*rs shall vie in all their charms 

The hour of heav*n to grace, 
And birks extend their fragrant arms, 

To screen the dear embrace, 

•< Here haply too, at vernal dawn, 

Some musmg baid may stray. 
And eye the smoking, dewy lawn. 

And misty mountain grey ; 
Or, by the reaper's nightly beam. 

Mild-chequering thro* the trees. 
Rave to my darkly dashing stream, 

H<MUne-8wdling on the breeze. 

« Let lofly firs, and ashes cool. 
My lowly banks overspread. 
And view, deep-pendiiig in the pool. 
Their duidow<» wat'ry bed ! 

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UtftngniitWiiniiivQtAiiies^toit' .. 

My craggy difiaaorn; 
And, for the little iongster*s nest. 

The dote embowMog fhorn. • ! 

«« So notsy old Sootu's darling hopei 

Yoor little angel band. 
Spring, like their fathers, up to prop 

Their hcAoar'd native land! 
80 may Ato' AttMA'^ flurthe* ken. 

The KMial-fioiintig glMsis, 
The grace bo— « AAok's honest men, 

« And Athole*s bonnie lasses.' " 

The next stage from Blair is Dalnacavdodi^ 10 mika * 
The first five are refreshed by wood, and Atreams fidling 
down the mountain defiles ; the remaming part of the 
stage is a eonthmed vfrndrng between lumpish UUs, 
covered with hrdyrn heath. Fwm IMnac^Kloch to 
Dalwhinnie^ another stege of la^ miles, a eontiiiiied 
road winding round the base 6f mountains^ witfc htde 
variety. About the 7th tttilestone on the stage, tilere 
is a lake half filled np, into which two rivers empty 
themselves ; the part ffled np is^ecrv«red with beautiad 
green sward, through which the rivwr meanders in §he 
serpentine windings. 

The next stage is Pitmain, anotiber distance of is 
miles, through a bleak and dreary district. Within 
two miles of Pitmain, the traveller crosses the rapid 
Spey. A'river is always an interesting object ; and 
as it accompanies the road for some mOes, it tend^'te 
lessen the efiect of the heathy motmtains, ptdfiiShg 

. f! The route from Bhur to Aberdeen by Glentilt and the Dee, wiU 
be found at the end of Ui28 chapter. ' 

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there has been VmkyU faH of rtihk. WAm two miles 
of Pitmain there is a curious cave, or hiding place, of 
60 feet long, nine broad, and seven high, Well worth 
seeing, supposed to have been the abode of robbers. 

AviemcH-e, at a distance of 15 miks. The road con- 
tinues, for the most part, to be guided by the Spey, 
through the valley of Badenoch, called the country of 
the MThersons. Afler l^iving Pitmain, at the dis- 
tance of eight miles, is Lodi Ahie, one of the reser- 
voirs of the Spey, which produces fine trout, weighing 
from one pound to sometimes four or five. At no great 
distance' ftom the* lake, is the barial<^plaee of the LsBrds 
of Chmy, the Chiefs of the MTharsons, as well as of the 
Ckan €faaiktan> consiflitanig of mstfeeen different names or 
cbtm ; 'and abovt a nile ^tnit is Belvill^ belonging 
to JflmeB 'WWtkntmsk, Esq. son of the translator of 
Omum'^ Poems, bemitiMly situated on the banks ei 
the rapid Sp^, whete the viTer^nms for sevecal mile^ 
throvgh tb^ middle «f a fertile flat valley, indicatXDg, 
that formerly the Spey had been slept up by soma 
bank, which her knpetuosity had carried away, and 
fisrmed 4modiev Highlaoid looh, perhaps Iiske Ba- 

Aviemore vt situated in a narrow valley or strath, 
enUed Strath Spey, fr<Mn its being intersected by the 
river Spey. From the window of this inn, will be 
seep, at a consideraUe distance, the mountain of Cainii* 
g9n^, CHT the Blue Mountain, one of the highest of the 
Gsmj^ms, its summit being 4050 feet above the level 
of the sea. This mountain is celebrated for its beauti- 
ful rock crystals of various tints, which are much es- 
teemed by the lapidaries ; many of them have die 

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lustre of fine gema, and bring very high prices^ known 
by the name of Cairngorms. 

The next stage is Freeburn^ taking ka name firMli a 
small rivulet of the name^ ^hicfa Mh into the ni4«^ 
horn at this place^ — Whence the name of Freebum'taoi. . 

The greatest part of this stage is ikeaiy ; -die nwt 
enlivening scenes are the mile-8tone»on the side ^of tke< 
road^ informing the traveller of the diataiioes> puliii^ . 
hhu oat of the teasing necessi^ of inquirtng afe!-i^e> 
country people^ whose answers ai« frequently iMee 
perplexing than informing. The want ef these aocum^ 
guides being €e\t in other stages^ make them the more 
acceptable in this district. 

The country looks rather well, esdiibiting eoBi^ ps*. 
turesqne mountains for the first three miles ; thin oene* 
heathy hills, hi the veUeys of which are ecaCfeered 
weeping bi#ch, andoecanoAalpineii. The latter pwri> 
oflhis stage is barren and dreary..., 

Freebum to laveffnesa, 15 miles. •: On .thie' right, >«! 
the Idth milestone^ is Loch-Mey^ e 9Hiall lakcv wbcme 
banks ore beautifully wooded ; in lei^^ two n^Ies, 
and in breaddi about three quarters. Near the itadddiie 
of this lake is an island^ containing about two moc^yoa 
whtdb the remains of a house stand, which waa afplaoe 
of strength m turbulent times. It tsppearsy ^k^mhH 
inscription, to have been built in the year l€6S^ hfc 
Lauchlan, the 2Sd Laird of M'Intodi. 

The remainder of this stage, until the Bame4ie|e 
neighbourhood of Inverness, is dreary.; the. hiUs gen- 
n^raily covo^ed with heath ;•— »their Bumaaem, hamt^acr 
occasionally relieved by pat^es c( foirch and 
wood. * 

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iSiTXJATioN OP Inverness. 

Thrititenf th» town is on a plain^ between tbe.Mo- 
Ta^<nrdi<«iid the viver Ness^ and ccmtains upwards of . 
lOiOOO I inhabitante. 

•Sii^of about 400 or 500 tons can anchor within a 
mite of tiie warefaott8es> and at spring-tide^ th^ same 
vegaflh qan come ap as far aa the quaj. The shipping . 
ia priaicipaUy emplojed in the London and cqasting 
traidft The fish caught in the river Neas>, the skins of 
oteara^ nibUts> hares, roes, &c« are sent to London^ an4 
in return bdng back groceries^ haberdasheries, &c. for. 
the use of the town and the north Highlands. 

iQTamfisa. is a burgh of great antiquity ; the first 
charter was granted b^ Malcohn Canmore. The High*: 
laadjdlNBSB pfovails among the. lower classes. The towil^ 
s e i¥fii aa m marketing place £ox the surrounding di»v 
tricts ; similar to the customs of thinly inhabit G0.aiiT 
tries, it becomes a place to which the people bring tbair 
disposable articles, and make their purchases in return. 
Frequent fairs are held ; the principal is in August. 

In this neighbourhood is a vitrified fort^ whjcb. Iw 
long been the subject of investigation among the leani<* 
ed.- At a few miks distance is the scene of the bat^ 
of-Colloden, so fatal to Prince Charles in 1746^ whicl|L 
p«l an end to the hopes of the house of Stuart. Our 
limits will not pennit a description of the numerous 
ob|adla wiorthy of the traveller's attention herc^ and we 
shaU beisatisfied with only directing his attention to 
the great national work, the Caledonian Canal, which^. 
as liiHMUuyt well be ieswM^ here> must be seen. . 

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We shall now describe the route to Aberde^^ Bap- 
posing the tourist again at Blair-AtholL 

There is a pleasant and romantic road throagfa GleR^ 
Tilt, which passes Brae-Mar Castle ; here are to be feen 
some of the highest parts of the Grampiiois, and Mime 
of their finest scener j. The road goes eastward av«r a 
hill into Glen«Tilt, famous in old times for produeisig 
the most hardy warriors. It is a narrow glen^ Mirersl 
miles in length, bounded on each side by moastaiiMi of 
amazing height. On the south is the great luli 43i 
Ben-y-Glo, whose base is thirty-five miles in circam- 
ference, and whose summit towers fisir above tibe odiers^ 
The sides of many of these mountains are oovered with 
fine verdure, forming sheep-walks, but entirely wood- 

The road is most horrible, and most dangerous to be 
travelled on ; so narrow and rugged, that horsea are 
often obliged to cross their legs in order to find a se- 
cure place for their feet, while at a considerable and 
precipitous depth beneath, roars a black torrent rolling 
through a bed of rock, solid in every part but where 
the Tilt has made its ancient way. Salmon force their 
passage even as high as this dreary stream, in spite of 
their distance from the sea, and the difficulties tbey 
have to encounter. 

On ascending a hill, comes an Artie, or tnct Cff 
mountain, to which the families of one or two ham- 
lets retire with their flocks for p^tsture in the . qi^^- 

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Brae-Mar Ctutte — Dahnore. 

mer, where ti-avellers are sure of finding scnne goat's 
whey at a shealing^ or bothy, — a cottage made gfturf, 
the • dairy-house where the Highland shepherds or 
graziers live with thehr flocks and herds, and, during 
the summer season, makebutter and cheese. Their whole 
Ainikituie consists of a few horn-spoons, their milking 
utensils, a couch formed of sods to lie on, and a rug to 
cover thiem. Their food consists of oat cakes, butter, 
or dieese, and often the coagulated blood of their cattle 
sfU'ead upon their bannocks. — Their drink, milk, whey, 
atid sometimes, by way of indulgence, whisky. Such 
houses are common to all mountainous countries, such 
as Wales, the Alps, &c. Loch Tilt is a small piece of 
water, but picturesque, finely overhung with birch, 
and other mountain-trees ; it abounds in trout. 

After this the road continues over a wild, moory 
tmeC. Soon after, however, it comes into a fine coub^ 
try I in place of dreary wastes, a rich vale, plenteous 
in ooTti, honey, and grass, succeeds, in which are si- 
tuated Mar Castle, and Braemar Lodge, the] summer 
residence of the Earl of Fife. 

At this place the Dee is near its source, but in the 
coarse of a few miles becomes a considerable river,, 
from the influx of a number of other waters, and is r€- 
maorkable for continuing near fifty miles of its course, 
from Invercauld to within six miles of Aberdeen^ 
without any visible augmentation. 

T^ rocks of Brae-Mar, on the east, are exceedingly 
romantic, finely wooded with pine, and the cliffs very. 
lofty ; another front is very rugged and broken, with 
vftstpnies growing out of their fissures. ^^^ 

<hi th^iiorth side of the river lies Dalmore, distiij- 
guitfilsd 6jr ttie ftiesft naturd pinei^ih fiuropeVfeoih m' 

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i42 PLBAif$1t£>nMTltl iSrjonLAND. 
MdtV ■' • '' 

ireipeol lo the Mae of the treee «Bd'Af^tq#a)ij||E^^iAe 
emuber. Sii^le trees have been soldi mi d^U longasgo 
for six guineas ; the}r were fbom 90 to 90 &e0HiMgfa^ 
wkhont a lateral branch, and four £Seet in dUttfeter at 
tbe lower end: the wood is very resiiMme,;^ a.idark- 
'^ed colour^ and very weighty. It is preferable (^n«ty 
brought from Norway, and being «ut into plankefHin 
the spot, brings annually to the proprietor a Itege 

On the opposite side of the river is the esti^ oyf-in- 
verey, noted also for its pkies, but of a si^e infeviov to 
that of Dahnore. When the river in swelled with naina, 
great ^ats of timber from both these estates are eent 
down into the low country. 

I^is tract, abounding with game^ was in <Ad 
the annual resort c(£ a number of nobility, wha 
sembled here to pass a month or two in the am^ 
ments of the chase. Their huntings resembled 
paigns ; they lived in temporary eottiges, called JLo»- 
quhards, were all dressed in a uniibrm habit, ooi^enn. 
' able to that of the country, and passed dieur time in 
Jollity and good cheer. This is admirably described by 
John Taylor, the water poet, who in 16I8 nade 
there his '^ Pennilesse Pilgrimage," and descr&es, in 
page 185, the rural luxury, with all the glee of a 
Sancho Panza. 

" I thank my good Lord ErMn," (sajrs'the IViet) 
hee commanded that I should alwayes bee lodged>in his 
lodging, the kitchen being alwayes on ' t^ side ^f a 
banke, many kettles and pots boy ling, and many apits 
turning and winding, widi great variety of cheifenei^as 
-venison bak'd, sodden, rost and etu'debee^ miltten, 
goates, kid, hares, fresh salmon, pidgeons, bens, capons. 

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<iM A.i7«D&ai T^ytmmmv^ < oils 

Taylor^s P^mmlet* Pilgrimage^ 

' (dift&eiii>,' purtrtdife; moore-eoots^ hectb^ooeks^ o«per- 
r>^|e^to^ 'and termagants ; good ale> saclce, white and 
,dc^flie0;' tent or (AU^ant) and most potent aquamim* 
r t^f '||[1I these^ and more dian these, we had contititiaU 
Ij^Htt^ ^uperfivous abundance, caught by faulconaw^ 
• ibt^v^r»;iisfa€fr8, and brought by my Lord's (Mirr) ten- 
ants! auHl parveyors, to Tietoal our campe, wbidi con- 
aMed of fourteen or fifteen hundred men^ and hovses. 
The manner of the hunting is this : five or six hun- 
4kid men doe rise early in the moming> and they doe 
dii^erse tiiemselves divers wayes, and seven, eight, 
or ten miles eompasse, they doe bring or chase in the 
deer in many heards (two, three, or foinr hundred in a 
heard) to such or such a place, as the noblanen shall 
appoint them ; then * when day is come, the lords and 
gentlemen of their companies doe ride or goe to Ae 
wtiA places, sometimes wading np to the middles 
through bournes and riyers ; and then they being come 
to the place, doe lie down on the ground till those a- 
loMeaid scouts, which are called the Tinckhell, . doe 
bziiig down the deer ; but, as the proverb says of a 
bad 4!ocke» so these Thikhdl men doe lick their own 
finders ; far, besides their bowes and arrows, which 
they carry with them^ wee can heare now and then a 
hiiygsebuse, or « musquet, goe off, which doe seldom 
discharge in vaine: then after we had stayed thvee 
iMidres, or.tfaereaboutSi we might perceive the deer ap- 
peaireionitfae hdle voond about us^ (their heads making 
a shew like' a wood) which being followed close by the 
•TmMdk leve dased down into the valley where we 
lay .$"Ato Matt the valley on ^eachside being way«laid 
. rwrilhia hundred couple of strong! Irish grey-hounds. 

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thijF are let loOM^ as Mcasion mcveg, upoa the hemd 
ef deerciy that with dogs^ gnnnm^ arrewsy durkiwid 
daggersy in the space of two haixreu, foinrscore fiit 
deeie were slaine^ which after are disposed ef some 
one way and some another> twenty or tharty miles, and 
aMre than enough left for us to make merry widiall 
at our rendevottse* Being come to our lodgings, there 
wiaa such baking, boyling, lostmg and stewing, ba if 
Coek Bttffian had beo^ thm to have scalded the Deril 
in hb feathers." 

Those who wish to see the Grampian Mountains in 
their grandest features, may have an opportunity of 
viewing them on the largest scale at InveiKauld, a 
little above Brae-Mar Castle. 

Invercauld is aitttated in the centre of the Grampian 
rsnge, in a fertile vale watered by the Dee^ a large 
and rapid river. Nothing can be more beautifnl than 
the different views from the several parts of it. Ob 
the mnrthem entrance immense ragged and broken 
crags bound one side of the prospect, over whose grey 
sides and sumnwlts is seaittered the melanehot|r green of 
the picturQ9que pine, which grows out of the naked 
rock, where one would thmk nature would have de- 
nied vegetation. 

, The views of the skirts of the pUn near Inveroauld 
are very grand ; the hills that immediately bound it 
are clothed with trees, particularly with birch, wh^se 
loogend p^ident boughs, wavii^ a vast height above 
the head, surpass the beauties of the weepkig willow. 

The southern extremity is pre-eminently magnifi- 
cent; the mouiitains form there a vast theatre, ^ 
bosom of which is cov^wd with extensive foteits of 
pines above ; the trees grow scarcer and scarcer, and 

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th^a* amvi ,<M|]y ta .aptinUe the rnxfrnce^ after yMA 
vf^eMum G0fii#9> and naked aiimiiiitt of surpriMBg 
heigjitsiwoeed, mna^ of tham topped with perpetual 
loiat; andaA.Afine.coiila«»t to tlie aeeae^ the grettt 
oaftaract of OamrdUhMiDyt whtdi aeesBa at a distwee to 
dlYide the wholes foains amidst the dark forest, 
iQg frooft- rock torodL to a vast distmoe. 

The Beverend Dr Skene Keith, of Keith Hdl, 
years ago, vith aaeal peculiar to himself, snA a very 
commendable spirit of research, undertone the mea« 
surement of the heights of the mountains in this neigh* 
bourhood. To mtreifaiee any thing like an aceonnt 
of his pcvsevening labours, woidd be deviating tpom 
the plan of this little work ; suffice it to say, that it 
may be stated as a truth, that there arefew persons 
so well qiiaj^fied as I>r Keidi to undertake sudi a ku 
boriotts business ; and it seems to be extremely weQ 
performed. His knowledge of the leading principfes 
o€ rural economy, and his zeal in whatever becomes 
the honour of the durch, as well as his sound sense as 
a preacher, and his praiseworthy exertions to make 
mankind better and happier, warrant us to look upon 
him as a real benefactor of mankind. Dr Keith un- 
dertook, without fee or reward, the measurement of 
these stupendous heights ; and sometimes during more 
than nineteen hours at a time of continued fatigue, 
did he ascend and measure their various elev|itions. 

During a great part of the year these mountains 
are covered with snow. In the extreme heat of sum- 
mer, when the snn is nearly eighteen hours above our 
horizon, his beams are powerful, and melt the snow^ 
whidi falls into the hollows, f<»rming lochs, which 

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li$ pleasure; TOuas in aooin.AND. 

M^ JMge* 

tervB a» reserrdrs for the River D^i '^fh€f W- 
ford this noble streon a contintiedi supj^ ^f wafter^ 
kndrfor the coarse of 50 miles little addition 10 nmde 
to the eise of the river^ the reserroirB near the source 
having a sufficiency to keep the channel fuD. 

Near this place the Earl of Mar set up llie standard 
of rebellion^ on the 6th September 1715^ and in coa- 
sequenoe^ dx«w to destmction his own and several of 
the most noble families in North Britain. 

The road passes Brae-Mar^ or Mar Lodge^ a squire 
tower^ the seat of the ancient Earls of Mar ; at a later 
period a garrison to curb the discont^ented faeroed^ — 
at this time a favourite hunting residence of the Eari 
of Fife; 

' This is a very romantic place^ ^v^l Wooded/ witit 
the Dee passing the threshold of the casUe^ add 

(^ Here the fiportire hand of Nature, 
Round and round her beauties throws ; 
Mixing all without selection. 
That her empire all may know. 

The oak, the ash, the elm, and hazel. 
Give their fragrance to the breeze, 
I? Which again is imlc*d with mufiic, 

Bf the songpsters of the grove. 

..Sweet the fragrance, fresh the breeze ift^ 
Tun*d by nature*s dassic song, - 

Where the eagle and the erne •, 
Claim dominion through the glen." 

• BuiFon says, ♦' The great Erne is of the same aze and i 
if not more vigorous than tlie Common Eagle. It i« at least ^raore 
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rTbe rfad crosjsea the Dee over a ^tone^bvidge boiit 
hj Governmeoty aad enters inta a noagnifiocnt : fbreibof 
pi^ea of mfmy miles extent. Some of the trees isre of 
a vast size* Mr Pennant measured some of them» of 
ten^ eleven^ and even twelve feet in circumfcren<»> and 
near sixty feet high, forming a most beautiful colwibn, 
with a fine verdant capital. . < 

These trees are of a gre«t age^ havi»g^ as is s«pf> 
posed, seen two centuries. Their vakieis Yery oonsi« 
derable; when sawed, th^ sell ait 4t thjgher pHce 
than the best fir from Norway. . • ., - » ' 

Near this ancient forest is another,.. e<msisting of 
smaller trees, almost as high> but very .slendw ; a. tree 
here some years ago, was to be seen growing oftt of 
the top of a great stone, and seemed to get no other 
nourishment than the dews; it was, however, dboiie 
thirty feet high. 

The prospect above these forests is very extraordi- 
nary, — a distant view of the hills over a surface of ver- 
dant pyramids of pines. 

In the moors near these parts are what may be call- 
ed subterraneous forests, of the aame species of trees, 
overthrown by the rage of tempests, and covered with 
vegetable mould. These are dug up, and used for se^ 
veral mechanical purposes. The finer and more resin- 
ous parts are split into slender pieces, and serve the 

but a short time, drives them from its nest before they caa procure 
subsistence, and it is pretended, that without the assistance of the Os* 
pv^t iMSn g;enerally takes them under its protection, they would 
perish. It has commonly two or three young, and builds its nest on 
Utgs trees. 

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purposes of tcHTches. CerefmBdenseofiioolbaciaher 
search of ber lost daughter— 

FluBtiiilinm nvvi manilms lucoendil ab JBtH*. 


At iBtna^f fiwDfi i g noudi two pitdiy jpinti 
To Ufllht her in her seaidi at Ingdi she iiutu 

This whole tract abounds with game ; the atags are 
to be found bounding on the mountains; the little 
roebucks are perpetually bounding at the approach of 
man, and .the Hack game are springing at his feet. 
The tops of the hills swarm with grouse and ptarmi- 
gans. Green Ployers^ Whimbrels, and Snow-flecks, 
breed here ; the last assemble in great flocks durii^ 
winter, and collect bo dosely in their eddying fl^t, 
as to give the sportsman an opportunity of kiSng 
numbers at a shot. 

Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and Goshawks, breed 
here ; the Falcons in rocks, the Goshawks in trees ; 
the last pursues its prey an end, and dashes through 
every thing in pursuit ; but if it misses its quany, 
desists from following it after two or three hundred 
yards flight All these birds are proscribed ; half a 
crown is given for an eagle^ a shilling for a hawk or 
hooded crow. 

The birch wood is very plentiful at this place* The 
Highlander roofs his house with it, he makes his 
ploughs^ harrows^ carts, and other implements with it; 
hie sometimes makes his bed from the branches and 
the bark^ in which this favourite of the Highland 
soil So profusely abounds. It serves also for the tan- 

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ndng of his shoes^ and lie extracts a delicious wine 
from the living tree^ which is highly esteemed by some^ 
and is considered as being little inferior to Champaign. 
Pennant says^ '' The hoc^es of the common people in 
these pattB are shocking to humanity^ formed with 
loose stones^ and covered with dods, which they call 
divais, or with heathy broom^ or branches of fir ; they 
loc^^ at a distance^ like so many black mole*hills. 
The inhabitants live very poorly, on oatmeal, barley- 
cakes, and potatoes ; their drink whisky, sweetened 
with honey. The men are thin, but strong ; idle and 
]azy> except employed in the chace, or any thing that 
looks like amusement; are content with their hard 
fare, and will hot exert themselves fartherthan to get 
ifhnt tiiey deem necessaries. The women: are more 
industrious, spin their own husbands' clotibes, and get 
money by knitting stockings, the gr^at trade of the 
eofosktrj. The common womenare in general most re- 
mnrkMj plain, and soonitcquire an old look^ and by 
being much exposed to the weather without hats^ such 
a grki, and contraction of the^ muscles, as heightens 
greatly their natural hardness of features : I never saw 
so much phunness among the lower rank of females ; 
but the ne plus uUra of hard features is not found till 
you arrive among the fish-women of Aberdeen." 

The route continues east towards Aberdeen, along a 
beautiful road by the river-side^ in sight of fine pin^ 
forests. The vale soon grows narrow, and is filled 
with woods of birch and alder. On the road side are 
seen gentlemen's seats, high built, and once defensible. 
The peasants cultivate with great care their little land, 
to the very edge of the stony hills. AU the way are 
immense masses of granite. 

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Pitu of BoOlttr, 

The glen begins to eontraet^ And the mountains be- 
gin to approach each other. The Strait of BoUitir is 
very conspicuous^ whose bottom is covered with the 
tremendous ruins of the precipices that bound the 
road. Sometimes the wind rages with great fury 
during winter, and catching up the snow in eddies, 
whirls it abjut with such impetuosity, as makes it 
dangerous for man or beast to be out at the time. 
Rain also pours down sometimes in deluges, and car- 
ries with it stone and gravd from the hills in such 
quantities, that the effects of these spates, as they are 
called, resemble what are called avalanches . or snow 
falls, in the Alps. In former times there were 
hospUia in the Highlands of Scotland, or places for the 
reception of travelers, similar to the asylums at this 
day in the Alps. 

This is the great eastern pass iiito the Highlands. 
'The country soon assumes a new appearance ; thehiUs 
grow less, but the country more barren, chiefly cover- 
ed widi heath and rock. 

The edges of the Dee are cultivated, and the river 
swarms witji trout and other fresh- water game. Here 
the sportsman will not seek the speckled trout in vaiii> 

'*• Here the Dee its glassy stream 
Ck>ntmues on to roU, 
While the speckled trout does frisk about» 

The angler's ample prey. 
And the mavb chaunts hs woodhnd note« 
While through the gfove he tDtte, 
), . Whose towMog hetghts and folifige br^;Mii 

, . , The, U»|^8trean) repeal 

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iHLjIiIR^ to JiBEBlBBEK^ ' tSl 

Gfe« Mmk'^Panamch — Cramar. 

,*» TAe bitch, tb» pUw, and egUwtinc^ 
These sportive haums delight, 
Which with lofty hills, and woody dells, 
Give pleasure to the sight, 
' ' ' • * Until the Dee comes to the sea, 

' t : < * And mix her waters bright. 

Then leaves the trout to frisk about. 
And catch the hooked bait.** 

From a Poem never PHkUthei. 

On the south side of the river is Glen-Muik, re- 
markable for a fine cataract, formed by the river Muik, 
which, after running a considerable way over a moor, 
at once falls down a perpendicular rock of a semi*cir- 
eular fonp, called the Lin of Muik, into a hole of so 
great a depth, worn by the weight of water, as to, be 
supposed by the vulgar to be bottomless. 

At a village called TuUich, on looking west, there is 
a fine prospect of the great mountain of X«aghin^y-tGair, 
always covered with snow. 

Nearly opposite to the village of Tullidi is Fana- 
nich, noted for a mineral q)ring; great numbers of 
people afflicted with gout and rheumatism, resort h^e 
to drink the waters. Several commodious houses have 
been built, and good accommodation may be had ; .the 
country around is pleasant for hunting, and the Dee 
for fishing. 

At Cromar the Erse language ceases to be the dia- 
lect of the country. A large mountain on the left is 
called the Hill of Morvem, and forms one of a large 
range of a stupoidoiia height, and on the side next 
Cromar almost perpendicuiar on the top ; the whole 
country as far as Aberdeen, thirty ntiiles, seems as plain, 
and the prospect terminates in the German Ocean. — 

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Aboyme CMtk-^-JCincardine (yNeil^-^berdeem. 

The other great mountains seem to sink into a com- 
mon size^ and even Laghin-y-Gair abates of its gran- 

A little to the norib of Ghi^'lefetown^ stands Aboyne 
Castle^ the Seat of the Earl of Aboyne^ amidst large 
plantations of pine> which yield to none in Scotland, 
excepting those of Dalniore. 

In this neighbourhood the quantity of pine is so 
abundant^ that in the space of a few years it will sup- 
ply the country with that useful wood ; in the mean- 
time^ it giTCS a syWan richness' to the pUiitey and re* 
minds the spectator what would 'be the appsarance of 
Britain^ when her ^MtosCs were so extensive, the f»» 
mains of which are daily found in our* marshes and 

The village of Kiaaasdiaa.CKNeil is in this neigh* 
bourhood; the peopleherecnltiTateii large quantity, of 
cabbage aad potatoes^ 

Near this place^ Sir D. Dahymj^e says^ is the 

> ^esdge d an andent fortress, ones smimmded'by a 

brook that fiHM past this^plaeey in whidi Macbeth^tiie 

UM^MT was skilly near the diuteh of Lunfiman*: 

< The hffls gradually begin is lose their tommog 

height, the neaier we approach t« Aberdeen; oom 

)>^ekb, booses more deanly and better built ; gardens 

):in better repair ; die peofde better dressed> andnu- 

>.«neffons eaniages, &c crowding the -higii way, Boork 

. thei^roadi to a dty, wiien at last comes-Aberdeen, 

) of busy industry, science^ and a ottcftd loaldng, 

: after every tfaiog for indieidual cooafort;' .A 

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RxcKOBStHo tile brid^ of Dnnkdid, traveUers take 
the light hand road to proceed to TayncHXth ; titieidis- 
tance ia twenty^^hree vdlesy. and hardly any dtetnok of 
eqpudlength can he compared vitfaiit in pomtof rich- 
ness^ variefy . of prospects^ and remaotic grandeur. 
it » partienlarly beaatifnl near to Dnnkeldj aa: the 
wfaflie heights are covered with luxuriant woods^ where 
dae dark and soieDin pine ia finely contraated with .the 
ii^ tpem of the larch and lidrch ; aad ahhough 
tamt of/the wood ia idanked, yet widt ao msefa t^te 
and judgment ane the gxoupea disposed and inters 
mingled, that they have the appearance of being na-i 
tural ; and the fine natural features and uneven sur- 
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Th^ Lar ch. 

thflt idea. The broad boeoai of the Tay retie^ld Is 
thofUMAnd bettutied^ and in some partkalay pUi[«es'«e^tti^ 
to give an idea of the landscape 6o beautifi^Ily ^^ 
•bribed : 

»' The weather. tintc4 rock or tower, 
Each drooping tree, each fairy flower, 
So pure, flo fair the mirror gave, 
Ai if there lagr beneath the wa»e. 
Secure fiqom tEOuUe, toil, and care, 
A world, th^ earthly world more fiu^/' 

We have already stated^ that the first larch trees 
brought into Scotland, jstand near the Cathedral of 
Dunkeld, in the Duke of Athoirs lawn : when their 
hardiness was found, which was a few years after their 
first introduction, the Duke imported a cargo from the 
north of Italy, a great part of which has been cut 
within a year or two, to build the Atholl frigate ; and 
some having been presented to the neighbouring 
gentlemen at this period, (about 1728) several large 
trees of this first importation may be seen near Dal- 
guise, at Murthly, Taymouth Castle, and else- 
where, and particularly at Monzie, where are a -few 
of the very finest larches in the kingdom. It was not,' 
however, till about thirty years ago that larch was 
duly appreciated, and since that period the Duke of 
Atholl has planted many thousand acres of very high 
ground with this most excellent timber, and the other 
gentlemen in proportion,' as they find it to fioarish 
luxuriantly on the highest parts of this disti'ict. ' 

To return from this digression : soon nfter passing 
Invar, there is a beautiful opening to the north at a 
turn of the road ; looking up we have a fine stretcliWf 
the Tay, (which from viewing it across seems, from 

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Cratgnahuagy^-^W^f^ of Invar. 

bref$yii,taivi rstUtees^j iwy aimiliii? te .44akev>tdeQplJp 

a% %lMr«dwting precipitoiw roek, . bursting ifFom, the 
overhanging hill of Craig-bams^ and so bare tl|«^;tjl« 
trees would not grow on it : and right in front over 
the farthest part of the river, towers the mountain of 
Craigna^huagy^ whose bare and hoarj summit forms a 
splendid contrast amidst tibe almost universal vegeta* 
tion of the nearer parts of the prospect* The beauti- 
ful group of old oaks on the left bank, and close to the 
river^ is accounted by the tradition of the country to be 
a fairy J mount ; and many are the tate^s of wonder which 
relieve the monotony of winter evenings^ whilst Xh^ 
cott^igers rehearse to their children the various anec- 
dotes which their forefathers have handed down frora^ 
generation to generations and are at this moment lis- 
tened to with undiminished interest. — We have rather 
enlarged upon the above prospect^ as we conceive 
it to be one which will deserve the notice of the 
artist^ and will be esteemed worthy of his pencil. 

The road winds through the woods of Invar for 
many miles^^ opening the most beautiful peeps at al-J^ 
most every turn, or displaying some near and almost 
unseen beauty to the observing traveller ; indeed^ it is 
hardly possible to feel ennui, while passing througl^ 
this part of the Highlands, as the road is not ^ver 
a flat or uninteresting country, or through a sameness 
of objects, but the scene varies almost every moment, 
and produces something to awaken casual interest. 
There are very few cottages to be seen here ; only two 
fanpn-houses are passed for thefifst five miles, until the. 
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be more populous. Nearly opposite to this will beotn 
served, the large farm-steading of St Columbus^ vlueh^ 
commands one of the finest prospects in the v«fe of 
Atholl; near to its site stood the Castle of BotmeHy 
once the residence of the Steuarts of Cardney . . ' . \ 

Passing Dalguise^ a large old-fiishioned house, witb 
aged trees and avenues around it, and the garii«B» 
laid out in terraces^ with statues and clij^ped yews^ ^c« 
the road goes along the village of Glenalbert^ scea^ of 
the novel of '' Self Control/' by the Umented Mra 
Brunton : it is likewise celebrated in the Ettrick Shep« 
herd's '' Mador of the Moor/' which has its locality 
here. There is nothing remarkable in the hamlet ; 
the situation is rather pretty^ but the cottages «cces-» 
sively dirty, which is too common a fault in this and 
all other districts of the Highlands. The walks are 
certainly beautiful, and thewater*fall, which is very near 
the road, is worth stopping a few minutes to iBq>ect* 
A commanding station has been selected for a temple 
or summer-house, from which there is an extensive 
prospect, including Ben-y-gloe, Ben-y-vradcy, and 
other high mountains in the vicinity of Blair Atholl.^ 

About two miles from Kinnau:d,which is delightfiilly 
situated under a majestic rock, covered with pinee> 
will be obsened. The Meeting of the Waters, or con« 
fluence of Tay and Tummel. The; village of Logierait, 
which is near this, was once honoured by rc^^al reai-* 
dence. King Robert II. having had a castle upon the 
height : the family of Atholl have also resided oe< 
casionally here, and their ancient Regality Courts 
house, a large and handsome building, was only lately 
removed. Were it not for the want of old wood, there 
could hardly be found so grand a situation for a n<Me« 

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mMf^'femdeo^, as tfiere is not anothar essential requi? 
sitlSi>^iailing, and even this will be yery soon remediied^ 
by 1^ thiiving plantations which surround it on ^. 
everf^ side, 

Followmg lite course of the Tay^ the tourist tariu 
to Am weslrwardi and soon reaches the Inn of Balna- 
goAd^asidthat of OrandtuUy Arms^ a little farther 
on, 'Cifher of widch he may make his first stage from 
DttidBeld> and in either he wQl find tolerable aocqm^ 
modflticoi; On the north bank of the Tay, Balledun ^ 
Witt be observed^ delightfully situated on tbe,declivity 
ofthehill^ with a fine aouthem exposure^ and sur- 
rounded on- an 'Sides by wood, part of which is very 
old.' The proprietor is the representative of an ancimt 
family^ being the eighth in'descent firom Sir John Steu- 
art^ «o» of Kmg James H. who obtained these and 
many other lands about the year I486, and from this 
In'aadi. many families ' of the name of Steuart, in Strath- , 
tay> are descended. 

jHie natrthem bank is enlivened with gentlemen's 
seats mid neat farms, but diere is no residence on the 
soBth side, untE the tourist com^ to GrandtuUy 
Caade, which he will observe on the left, very near the 
road. It »B an eld house, built about 400 years agp, 
and^aieirfounded by a moat: in the avenue leading to 
the Casde, are some remarkably large lime trees ; the 
chapel is curiously painted and adorned within,, which 
was done #boQt^the year l&tS, by desire of Sir William 
Stewart:of ^k^andtully, one of die Lords of the Bed- 
. chambtr.ta King James Vi; 

The{|aravriler>sooli reaches Aberfeldy, wha-e he will 
of courBe' remain to see the Falls o^ Moness^ which ^ 
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1,^ PLi;4sS*fW -S W«^ iNiSC^rBfe^r^j;^. 

FaUtofUf>ncu — Castk^enxtei. 

tii9Bb)e 0£.asie<!paidifi9 to th^m* These caa^fulQt: va^mv 
tuated in a-very romantic denj tbe bwik^.aBe ^p^^ 
doualy higb« and Innged with, trve&on enc^h ridfUdttie 
brwches of which meet and intermingle^ and^KX^t^i" 
buite. to darken the scene bdow. Amcti^t ^ek^rees; 
will, be aeen many very beantiful weepiog bii:«b«&> 
whoae long pendant boughs tremble with every t^^^^. 
and even with the imitation oi the waters ;.th^96e #re 
the identical Bifks cf Merfd^^ the beauty of iMfai^h> 
and the suUimi^ of the sceoe whereof they Ibrm a 
pavt,. having inspired the delightful melody of. thai; 
naibe. Standing at the bottom of the Fidl> 
observed the whitened foa«i falling as it wesefrom tlie 
sky^ mid rushing down Irom rock to rock^ imd (&0sn 
the position in which the apeetator stands^.) seeming^ 
ready to sweep him down its furioua course; -^but a 
deep chasm below receives ita waters withiihonrid roftr. 

Abovt six miles iarther> along the, bonks of the Tay, 
is the village of Kenmore, and about three from Abor- 
fefldy^ the extensive policies q£ Taymouth commence. 
After leaving Aberfddy^ the Bridge of Tay will be ikv. 
tioed on the right; it was built by General Wade^ 
and leads to Weem Inn^ and Castle Menzies^ the an^* 
cieut seat of the Chief of that narne^ which will shprtr 
ly be observed on the north side of the river> findy 
seated under a wooded rock^ and having on all siAtt^ 
trees of very gigantic growth. 

We have accompanied the touri^ thus far <mv }iia 
jouriiey, minutely pointing out objects not 'bi$|a«i:ta 
noticed as they deserve in works of t^s.aatur&^jiv^ 
now it becoB^s our du^y to, mention a j»^up^, viKji^ 
which all must be famili^ri— 4^e allnde tqXqrd3r^ii4r, 

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' * Taynumih Castte. 

albto^0 il(a^;i)$fkefit residenceof TayiliMitl^> whieh-tlMi 

Thisr^fismivired spot'eondists of a vate scarce a mil^ 
in'ti^iSAdtbj very rkh and fertile^ and bounded on eadir 
sidiS^y* mountains finely planted ; those on the nat^ 
side lu^ Covered with pines and larch, are vastiy steep/ 
and'liave an Alpine look. The Ca»tle is iiew, and 
harmonizes in its character and style of architecture, 
with the maghificent scenery armind. The grand stair* 
case is supposed to be die finest in Stotland, and the 
suite of state apartknents is reinaikably splendid, — we 
would rusme one in particular, t^e Baaron's Hall, the 
sise and splendour of which is truly imposing ; the ef- 
fect of lis great window of stahied glass is very grandi 
Th^e is a great deal of- accommodation in Taymouth^ 
akhongh the plans are not yet completed ; and some of 
the pictures are worthy of particular notice. 

Lord Breadalbjffie's deer park suffounds the castle, 
and eiLtends for several miles in nearly every direction. 
The ground round the house is in remarkably good 
order, owing to his Lord^ip's assiduity in preserving 
it firee from stones, and regularly mowed. The grand 
lime avenue, or berceau walk, is a mile long,\ and 
composed of great trees, forming a fine Gothic «'ch ; 
and probably that species of architecture owed its 
origin to sudd vaulted shades. The terraces overhang* 
ing the Tay, stretch in several directions, and are 
nearly fifky feet broad ; connecting them is a Chinese 
woeideh bridgie across the Tay, 200 feet long. The 
sitoMions of -the temples are well chosen, and command 
fine prospects. The view from the Temple of Venus, 
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16* PLSAsmn rrovEa in scmti^asod. 

Kmaame^ the village, and the diachar^e.of tbe T^f 
from t3ie lake> but is rather ohacured by tfaeitreet, 

M Kemaam, the best accocunoclatiiBi j»d reftfeh- 
uente will be found; ahould the vitttor findtiiQ^.lie 
WB& do -well to take a beat from this^ and viait thehir* 
ak^pe or fidl of Adiaran^ abent three'Hiilea aloi^the 
aaathfaank of Loch Tay ; as it is perhapS' as bfautifiil 
a £di as may be met with, eoasidering its hei|[^t and 
qmmtity of water. Fxam Kemnoreto KiUinisfifte^ 
wake*, all aloi^ die banka of the loch» on eithec side «f 
which wSl be fionnd a good road. Thelakeis^beimdBd 
<m eadi aide by lofty mountaiiiB, and makes three great 
bends, thereby adding to its beauty. The southern 
bank is^particalarly well planted with Higbland oot- 
tagee, not singly, but in small groaps, as if they loved 
society or clandiip ; they are, however, for the most 
pttt^ very small and mean ; many withoat wmdawaor 
chinmeys, and extremely dirty. Loch Tay is in some 
fdaces 100 fathoms deep, and within as many yarda of 

Killin is in a situation naturally beautiful, but com- 
pared with TaymouA, little inddbted toart; it is cele- 
brated £x being the recq>tacle of Fingal's bones, but 
n0 monumental fragment marks the place, aocoimted 
by tradition to be his cemetery. About a mile fmn 
ICillin is Finlarig, the mausoleum of the ancient laijrds 
and loiights of Glennrqahay, and latterly of- thenr de- 
seendants^ the Earls of Breadalbane. TbeJmxia^ pl^uDe 
of the famity of Macaab ia most piotaresq^y-^itiuited 
dose to Killin, in an tsland of the Doobxrt^vovm^^A 
trith'dark pines, nad on each side «f which tbe^ir«r 
' msbes^or hugemasses'of zodL wiliktjBfswmim&foa^* 

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"^Zlie eitatte ei Lord Bfettdalbane eompvites a great 
part "aif tbiicoaiitsry^ and stretching thnragh Argyll- 
tMrey mehides some of Uie 'w«6tem idandac-it is said 
t^ he nearfy a hmidredttitles long. This vast temomry 
ia-Uiieldy peopkd^ and many thousand figlitii^ nan 
oeuld latfv beMi ralsod by the £fi4^ ancettDrs, reo^ 
to^ ioBow their cyefti^'s footsteps^ and aigigeki any 
entfn^mise he choseto direct^— When Mnoe Leepdkl 
visited Tkynouthin 1819^ a fiart of die tenantry were 
rammoned' to i|]ijpeaFiA -die pi^ k >• acoordngly^ Aeot 
two thousand HigManders^ dressed In die garb of the 
eaamrj^ nmstered before 'tfi^ eastle^ ^ndaQ^gorag 
throngkm vtafety iif i^t«)l«iliens» Ibiined int^ sa{M«ate 
detaichnieiits^ and r^ed^by^difiennt av^ues^ eaah 
party headed by its j^r. The manly featioes, aad 
w^ made limbs of^the fiigUamkrs^ with their eiiaiae. 
terislie dress and marital afipeisraaee; fbrmed a nuigm- 
fioent spectade, when drawn up in front of the splen- 
did eastle, and amkkt* the* soUhiie scenery of Tay- 
mouthy and was a sight woKAy of tha Barl, andagood 
specimen of the power of a Soottidi noiilemaB. 

The Inn at Killki is tuAerMy well kept, and may 
prove a good station for a short, stay : from this point 
the traveller might make an agreeable excursion to- 
wards the north, by erosn^ the hills to Olenlyen, 
and Hhenceto' Raim<^eh and down the side of the loch, 
toTiakattitilBiy^^, fMm which he could rehnn to Kil- 
lisr. B^'thi^'arrttigeiideiitlmwoald see some objects 
>Mrdi]r of obieiHrfMliofti a»id-gO'tl»oiigh acoiuitiynot 
sMJ^kii^m^mi^iMdimdy'fy&tH^ Th»4istriet4if 
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RannochmmLoch. Tummtif^Tyndrunu 

StBowwij Chief of the. cUn of RohertMH or Dmmqtiwif' s 
his residence of Mount Alexander stioids on «. eeiii- 
BMnding station three miles below the east end ef> tfie 
loch ; and here the poet Strowan livedj who#e Atgfio- 
tine or Stbter Spring, celebrated in the poem, magt be 
seen in the garden. The whole south side of hock 
R«uioch consists of the great pine forest, whi<^ the 
finest in Perthshire^ and contaioa some remarkaWy 
large Scots firs ; there ase also birch trees^ the wood of 
which resembles Mtiiv^wood, and some gpgcimeos ase 
even mocre beaiitifiil» . Loch Tammel^ in the aame 
ohaui^ IS a very r<Hnai|tic small lake> the bunks <ji 
which are finely wooded^ and scattered with neat cot- 
tages; in an idand at the west eod^ (supposed 
artifii^) is the ruin of the castle in which l^owan xe- 
oeiYed King Robert L after his defeat MDalree* .The 
high mountain of Schihellion is a fine oliject in the 
scoiery of this district, and has been selected as the 
most fit for observations in trigonometry, as well as 
tte geography of the smnounding country* 

^Should tlie> tourist remain at Tyndrum, the lead- 
mines are worth seeing, although not at pres^it woicfc* 
ed; here he is on the highest inhabited i^tin Britain^ 
Mad very near the boundary line between the counties 
of Perth and Argyll ; a little to the westward of U^ Iqa 
is a small loch^ the waters of which are said to eo^rge 
at eadi extremity, the one stream flowing to the Ald^yo^ 
tie^ and the. other to the German Oeean, it besag^i^ ^ 
ridge from which the waters s^Noiite to eachdinK^ic^}, 
Ii«dt XKWHWid (on which steams-boats, ply xegfiifH(\^}> 
is not far from KiUUi ;^ and it 09 in. c^pten^pk^^pQjiifhift 
should there be a steam-boat from Killin to Kenmore, 
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BighUmd ChamcUr, 

immcl; to be in comiection with it^ fbt the oonveysnce 
of vdak to the Highlands of Petthshire^ which are at 
pt^sent supplied from Perth^ at a vast eiqience of time 
afid labour^ and over very bad roads. 

' It is only necessary to add> that the romantic re- 
gions which we have attempted faintly to delineate^ 
are worthy of personal and minute examination. They 
are indeed every way interesting^ and to those parti- 
cularly who feel respect for ancient Celtic lore, a tour 
will be productive of great amusement. 

Hie Highlanders have always been remarkable for 
an uncommon steadiness of character ; their attachment 
to their respective Chief^i was deef^y irooted, and lay 
nterest to their hearts ; and even at the present «»» 
ment, i^ter heritable jorisdicticms have been long a» 
boMshed, and even their native diesfr for a considerable 
time proscribed, they cherish the same faidifalness, and 
are ready to evince their seal* am every necessary oc- 
casion. There Is not a peasant in the Highlands, wdio 
oannot answer every inqmry satiafiictorily, aa to> the 
particular finnily from wl^di he is descended, and Ae 
history of his ancestors' exploits in war and forays: 
indeed, so much natural mtelligence and amusing ac- 
qnired information store their minds, that a conversa* 
tion with a Highlander even of the lowest station, is 
full of interesting historical anecdote, and shrewd re« 
mdrk. Of their martial character it is unnecessaiy to 
SAy any tlhhig ; high, indeed, as that stands, it is da« 
serre^y so, and as dieir prowess in civil wars wns x^w 
markftble, to their bravery agakist the common flbtevga 
^ has irl latter days been no less distinguiAed,^--*^ 

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Highland Chewier, ..CaiiciMriow. 

*< Among thoie hills which riM anmiicl, 
Whoe Roman Eag^ never flew, 
Waa nnrtuied many a gallant baart. 
That breathed its last on Waterloo C 

and hard as was the fate of many a brave fellow on 
that proud day^, yet do their relatives hardly regret 
their loss^ and almost envy their separation from the 
fetters of mortality with the exulting sound of vic- 
tory thrilling in the ear. 

Having bcosght the dcscripCi0ii of llie^ Pleasure 
Vonrs to tbe head of Locfa.. Tay, and completed, the 
original plan, vis. of giving, the beat frcqiicnbed^flBd 
most esteemed roate% wedhall oondud^ by^peeom- 
mending tbe tourist to . emithww^ has. joum^est &r as 
Inverary;, by Tyndrum, DAadJg^, and ahmg Ibe banks 
of Loch Awe, or by Loehctndhasd to Lodi Catherint, 
the Trbsachs, and Stirling. Each- of these roatee will 
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[It woe hnposnble to a£Snrd a proper idea of the Gaelic language in a 
small work of a nature like this : we have, however, taken the U« 
berty of subjcnning a Gaelic epitasjli, and translation,— a translated 
Lament,--and some Proverbs,— extracted from Pennant, to whom 
we have so often referred, and from whose interesting Tours we 
hM9 gmuBSL many usefiil huits.»-.-The Gaelic it nnaikablefvr Ibree, 
expression, and pathos ; and it will also be observed that brevity li 
Mother of its dxaracteristicB. The Lamentation is uncommonly 

EpUapk on a Lady, in the Farith Church of Gknarchmf, 
in Nartk^Britain. 

1. An she na luigh ta san Innis 

Bean bu duUich leom bhi aim 

Beul a cheuil, is Lamh a Ghrinnis^ 

Ha iad 'nioshe sho nan tarnh. 

2. Tuill' dia tmr am Bochd dhuit beannacfad : 

An lom^nodid cha chlnthaich thn nis mo' 
Cfaa tiormaidi Dhxt bfaa shiiil na h'Aimus : 
Co tuill' O Laoo ! a bheir dhuit tre(»r ? 

3. Chan f haic shin toille thu sa choinni .* 

Cha suidh shin tuille air do Bhdrd : 
D'f h^bh uain s^airceas^ s^c is.mddhan 
Ha Brdn 's bi-mbulad air teachd oiru. 

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Gaelic EpUapk and LametUatioru 

In English, 

1. Low she lies here in the dast^ and here memory 
fills me with grief : silent is the tongue of laelo^y, 
and the hand of elegance is now at rest. 

2. No more shall the poor give thee his blessing : 
nor shall the naked be warmed with the fleece of thy 
flock. The tear shalt thou not wipe away from the 
eye of the wretched. Where now, O Feeble, is thy 
wonted help I 

$. No more, my Fair, shall we meet thee in thfe so- 
cial hall ; no more shall we sit at thy hospitable board. 
Gone for ever is the sound of miirth ; the kind, the 
candid, the meek is now no more. Who can express 
our grief! Flow, ye tears of woe ! 

A Young Ladfs Lamentation on the Deaihqf her Looer, 

Translated from the Gaelic^ 

Gloomy indeed is the night and dark, and heavy 
also is my troubled soul : around me all is silent and 
still : but sleep has forsaken my eyes, and my bosom 
knoweth not the balm of peace. I mourn for the loss 
of the dead — the young, thfe beauteous, the brave, alas ! 
lies low. — Lovely was thy form, O youth ! lovely and 
fair was thy open soul ! — ^Why did I know thy worth ? 
—Oh ! whymust I now that worth deplore ? 

Loigth of years seemed to be the lot of my Love^ 
yet few and fleeting were his days of joy.--*Sdrong he 

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Stood as the tree of the vide^ but untimely he fell into 
the silent house. The morning Sun saw thee flourish 
as' ^6 lovely rose — ^before the noon-tide heat, low thou 
droop'st as the withered plant. 

What then availed thy blooffi of youth, and what thy 
arm of strength ? Ghastly is the face of Love — dim 
and dark the soul-expressing eye — ^The mighty fell to 
arise no more ! 

Whom now shall I call my friend ? or from whom 
can I hear the. sound of joy ? In thee the frieml has 
fallen — in thy grave my joy is laid, — We lived— we 
grew together. O why together did we not also fall ! 

Death — ^thou cruel spoiler ! how oft hast thou caused 
the tear to flow ! Many are the miserable thou hast 
made, and who can escape thy dart of woe ? 

Kind Fate, come, lay me low, and brkig me to my 
house of rest. In yonder grave, beneath the leafy 
plane, my Love and I shell dwell in peace. Sacred be 
the place of our repose. 

O seek not to disturb the ashes of the dead ! 


1. Leaghaidh a Chdir am b^ an Anmhuinn. 

Justice itself melts away in the mouth of the feeble. 
dk 'SUidir a th^d, 's anmhunn a thig. 
, The strong shall fall, and ^ the f0eak escape nnhurtt 

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S. 'S &&A Ldmh an Fh^umanaich. 
Long is the hand of the needy. 

4. 'S Uidar an f Anmhun an Udid Tredir^r 
Strong is thejeeble^in the bosem qfm^ht, 

5. 'S maith an Sgdthan^Siiil Cfirraid. 

The eye of a friend is an,unerrhlg mirror, * 

6* Cha bhi 'm Bochd s^gli-ar SaiUiir. 

The luxurious poor shall n^er be rich. 
7. Far an tain' an Abhuin^ *% kan as uHlkglia a fiiudm. 

Most shaHoW'-^'most noisy. 
S. Cha neil G^ith air an Olc, ach gun a dh^anamfa. 

There is no concealment ofemU hut not to commit it. 
g. Gibht na Ckunne-bige, b&i 'ga tdirt 's ga gr&di- 
arraidlu ^ 

The gift qfa ch^, oft granted-^^^ recalled. 

10. Cha neil Saoi gun a choi-meas. 
None so brave fvUhout his equal. 

11. *S minic a thainig Comhanrle ghlic a B^ Amadatn, 
Oft has the wisest advice proceeded from the mouth 

\%, Tuishlidiid an t' £ach eeithiivchasach. 

The frmr^fiioted horse doth often stumble; so mtof 
the strong and rmghiyJaU. 

13. Mar a chaimheas Duin' a Bheatha^ bheir e Br^ith 

air a Chdimhearsnach. 
As is a man's own life, so is his Judgement qf the 
lives of others. 

14. F^naidh Duine sdna' re Sith^ 's bheir Dnine ddna 

The fortunate man awaits^ and he shall arrive in 
peace ; the unlucky hastens^ and evil AaU be his 

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^DrxBUBOR k here considered a oommoB centre, fiom which 
Roads i«ae in all directions. The great leading Roads are omtiniied 
Id Hie estremities of the kingdom.— Glasgow is considered as another 
centie fitom which Roads issue. Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, and all 
the capitals of shires, are also reckoned centres from which Roads pro- 
ceed ; and the descriptbns of these Roads correspond with the im- 
portance attached to them. 

The Road from Edinburgh to Glasgow, &c. is described as going 
from Edinbnrig^, but the reader must trace the road backward ; or, 
beginning at 42 miles, he must subtract as he advances from Glasgow* 
or read backwards. This plan must be followed, or repetition would , 
be endless. _ 

No. 1 — EDINBURGH to Berwick-upon-Tweed, 6y 


and Dunbar, 





To Broxmottth 

14 294 


4 10 

Renton Inn * * 

14 434 


. 7 17 


4 474 


54 224 



3 254 


74 55 


- 24 28 

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Direct Roads fropi Edinburgh 


This road is caHed the East London Road ; it traverses the middle 
of the county of East-Lothian. Leaving Edinburgh by the 
new road over the Calton Hill, on an eminence to the rig^t is 
tlie handsome retreat of Parsont Green, Mrs Mitehell ; a little 
beyond this, on the left, stand Piershill Barracks, capable of 
containing a regiment of horse.' - After {Mtseing 'Wheatfield 
3 on the left, at the 2d milestone, the road turns to the right, 
where it is joined by the mail-coach road from Lexth. It goes 
3 through the extended village of PoHbbello, and turning round 
the windings of the Forth, and passing some neat boxes on both 
sides of the road, it enters Fisherrow near New- Hales House, 
at the 5th mile. Passing the new bridge overthe'Ksk, it goes 

6 through the town of Musselburgh ; on the height stands the 
church of Inveresk. At the east end of Musselburgh is Pinkie 
House, Sir John Hope, Bart< ; a little abovie Which ii Carbir. 
ry-hill ; both of them famous for battles disastrous to^e Scot- 
tish arms. In this neighbourhood is WaD)rfbrd, Findlay, Esq, 

7 After tliis the road winds round the lAnMi of Musselburgh, 
' and passes the toll-bar at Ravenshaugh, the boundary of Mt 

county. ^ • 

Ascending the brae, on the right is the house of Dnimmore, 

Aitchison, Esq^ which commands a full view of Prestonpans and 

the sea-coast ; it passes above the fields and old tower of Pres- 
10 ton, famous for the battle of 1745, where Colohel Gardiner 

fell, and the King's army was repulsed. It enters the villa^ 
13J of Tranent, which is populous ; it then traverses the muir to 

14 Gladsmuir kirk. At the 14th milestone^es Elvingston, LavT, 
Esq. The ride is rather dreary from Tranent till it passes 
Gladsmuir ; here it opens upon Haddington, Amisfield, and 
Traprain Law, and a number of gentlemen's seats on allndes. 

15 Kear the 15th milestone the road passes Huntingdon, Deans, 
on the left, and a little on, Letham, Buchan, Bart. andCleiic- 
ington, Houston, on the right The opening here to the hiHs 

16, is very fine ; it goes through the village of St Laurence, within 
a mile of Haddington : on the leift is Alderston, Steuart, Esq. 
and ju^ at the approach to the town are several neat boxes. 

I*r HADDrNGTOW ; there are two good inns here. 

"tlie next stage is bunbor. Making a very ibitafrt turti to the 

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To HaddingfOfiy Dunbary and Berpnck. 


. left near thebottom of the pnncipal street, the load goes past 
the bamck 'Stance, lately taken down ; and keeping a straight 

. line to the east, passes Amisfield, a huge fabric of redstone, 

bcbnging to the Earl of Wemyss ; it goes on to the plantations 

V of Beanstoo, likewise belonging to the £arl of Wemyss; tba 

fattiise stands on the left Below, on the banks . of the river 
Tyne, stands Stevenston- house, a beautiful residence of Sip- 
dair, Bart. At the exit from Beanston plantations, the conic 
hill of Traprain Law full in view, below which, on the wat^^s 
edge, stand the ruins of Hailes Castle. After a gradual ascent 
for about a mile, it gains the top of the hill of Penaaick, 
where a very extensive view opens of the rich fields towards 
Smeaton, Tynningham, Dunb|ur, &c. terminated by the im- 
mense expanse of the. German Ocean. Having descended by a 

tt gentle slope, the road enters the village of Linton, and turning 
to the right, passes a bridge over the Tyne, below which is a 
water-fall and deep linn, which proves fatal to the young sal- 
mon« Having passed the rivef , the road takes an easterly di- 

tS rection, leaving Smeaton and Tynningham on the left, and 
goes by Ninewar, Hamilton, Esq. thence to Beltonford. It 
passes Westbams, where^ durmg the last war, there were sun- 
diy encampments ; and Belhaven, where there is a factory for 
making thread and sailcloth, lately earned on by the indus- 

tt trious Mrs FalL At the 26th stone, a road goes off to Brox- 

27 mouth ; gaining the rising ground, on the top of which thera 
is a wind mill, and the house of Winterton, it terminates at 

28 OgvBAB. Thtfte are here two pretty good inns. From Dunbar 

the road goes southward ; at the end of the town, on an emv* 
nenoe, is the church, a little beyond which lies the mansion- 
house of Lochend, Warrender, Bait. Leaving Broxmontb, 
Duchess of Roxburghe, on the left, it recedes from the beach, 

31 and goes by Eastbams, Sandilands; crosses Drybumford at~ 

32 the 32d, and a short way past the 33d, crosses the end of 
34 Thornton Loch. On the righl at the Sith, is Thriepland. 
36 Dunglass House, Hall, Bart, on the right, and half a mile fur- 

ther on, the road enters the county of Berwick ; — ^passes a ruin 
on the left ; Herriot Water. Near a tower, leaves the old ropd, 
#antii|iiM along the banks of a water well wooded, «Dtil it 

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leaefaes Renton Inn, where u good aooommodatkm ; then goe» 

throogh a wdl-wooded district as far as Houndwoed» and joitti 

^ lOie old load at the village of Ayton. On the leflt is Ayton 

House, the resldeBCe of Mr Fordyce. The road ^ete onMses'* t^e 

41^' Bye, at the mouth of which is EyemouiSi, a ttttiving s&^port 

^ . town. At the 49tfa the road goes through anothet ni#of , ho^ 

Mh in a nqpid state of improTement ; and a little beyo6d ^ Ac SlA 

• mile passes Marshall Meadows on the left *■ . 

11 Bbkwi€i:« 

' Mo. t.r-Sfages of ike Greai Mad Coach Boadrfrom 
Edikburgh to LovDOK, by Berwick, iVj?ir- 

CASTLE, York, Sfc. *' 

ToHMdiAgCMi 17 

Dunhar * 11 28 

Benton lim . U\ 43} 
BXKwicic - Hi 55 
Baiford - 15 70 

ToFen^Bndg». - Vt 221 
Doncaster' . 15 296. 
Baml^Moor H 25^ 

Tnzfoid - .13 26» 
Newark- : - 14 277 

Atanvid: _. , ,, ^&« g^ the Mdir-Attd oia-ema 1* ^^ 

ft '*'-totii' famous for the batde of 1745, where Cbloiief S 2» 

fell, and the King's army was repulsed. It enters tfii^ 3 It 

ISJ of Tranent, which is populous ; it thenjpverses the na 32$ • 

14 Gladsmuir kirk. At the 14th milestonWes Elvingston, 1341. 
Esq. The ride is rather dreary from Tranent till it pf350 
Gladsmuir; here it opens upon Haddington, Amisfield, " ip2| 
Traprain Law, and a number of gentlemen's seats on alladlfifi 

15 Kear the 15th milestone the road passes Huntingdon, Deadtt 
on the left, and a little on, Letham, Buchan, Bart, and Clet^V^ 

* ' ington, Houston, on the right Tlie opening here to the hiS * 
16, is very fine ; it goes through the village of St Laurence, withi * 

a mile of Haddington : on the left is Alderston, Steiiart,Esq. 
'^'^' ^ and ju^ at the approach to the town are several neat boxes. 
fi' HADDlifGTOir ; there are two good inns here. 
'" tlie nett sCag% u Dunbar. Making a very ib^tipt tuth to the 

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No. 3. Edinburgh to Carlisle, 5y Selkirk, HkiritX, 





Tfl Fudbie Bridgp U 

To Mosspaul 

13 «0 

. .TaBiowInii,St<?w 13 24 

1 «anghf>lra • 

H) TO, 

Lakqtowh - 

111 81| 

Hawici; - 11 4T 


9 901 

1 This rood goes by St Patrick's Square, sod passes tlwoogh Clie 
Giaoge toll-bar. It then ascends the height at l.iberton Kark. 
A little onwards, it passes Graeemount on die ri^t, a neat 
TiBa, and the village of Stonehouse on the left ; a little on is 
Horedun, David Anderson, Bsq. on the right. Itgfies drer 
the h^ght, leaving the coal-village ^ Gihnerton on ther right. 
4 It then descends, having the house of Drum, fimnerly the re- 
sidence of Lord Somerville, now of Mr Innes of Stow, on the 
S^ ' left Above the 5th mile-stmie it passes Melville Castle, and 
SD^n after it readies (^ewbottle, the residenoeof tbiMMqliis tt 
Ldthian. After crossing the North Esk it ascends, < and ^dxmt 
i the 8th milestone crosses the South Eds near Dalliousie CiiBtle. 
1^ Leaving the xomantiB banks of the Esk, it passes tb&-vilkge of 
^ Godcpen, (nearvrluekaroad goes off* to Amiston,) andgoes 
It : tfil to Harviestoo ;— 4he face of the ooimtry is bleak to Mid- 

14 Botthwick Castle, the ancient residence of the Lords Boithwick. 
1«| Heiiot and Gala waters join. 

IT HAOglngsihaw on the left. 

15 Creokston, Borthwick, Esq. — Pimtaiton, Innes, Esq, on light. 
fl Bumhouse, John Thomson, Esq. 

39 Pirn, Tait, Esq. on the right. 

94 Ckiekham water,— ViUage of Stow, Innes, Esq. 

95. - Torionce House, Friogk, Esq. 

9T Bowbittd, Cotonel Walker, on the right. 

99 New road to Galashiels. — It continues along the east side of 

Gala Water, — Torwoodlee, Pringle, Esq. on the ri^t. 
31 Pemalie on the left, Pringle, Esq — Cross the Tweed at 
39 Bridge of Yair, and Yair House, Pringle, Esq. 
33} Passes Sundexland-hall, Soott, on the left. 

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35 Crofs the bridge of Etterick, and ascend the bill io 

S€ Selkirk. (See also load. No. 6.) 
^ ' ' Paiset Hainifig, Pringle, Esq. of CliAoo. 

SI' BtowDOittir on tfie light, Ciuren. v^i 

"SSi Enters Roxbur^iditre, and cnMtes tfie water of Ak,^ : .t ^ 
I %l Asbkirk, Scott .-..'^ 

:' 45 Newton. : . . . j 

464 Wilton, Andenon, and church of Wilton. 
o*41% Hawick. The road goes up die Tiviot. 

41^ Borthwick water joms Tiviot, aUd a little onwards^ G«Uiui4 

niins on the left. Soon after which it aoasn the TUkft: 

:<50l flianzholm en the right, and Wbdte Ch^ter oo^fhe left.- *i 

«^-^14 Rouisof AUanmottthCastlei "; 

^-^ Grosses the river.-.-GoiQg southward, it still keqp» lha4Midbi 

of the river. * •; • 

5^4 PMses the ruins of Catenric Chapel. 

€0 Moss-Paul Inn, and enters Dumfxies'shire. 

62 Bnmfbot ; a litde on is Fiddleton tott^bar. 

03 Buins of an old chapel on the left. - 
.-^^ A neat farm boose,— -Near the .v-^.~ 

6$ Ewes Kirk— A little on, Sorby, Mr Annstrong, bgcofd which 
a road goes off to Eskdale. This district is call^ ^eadale. 
The road keeps the banks of the water, which are roouiotie* 

70 Lakgholm, — ^The Castle and Lodge, Duke of 3^ccIe^c^ 

71 It crosses the water, the banks of which are well wooded*. ^ 

72 Broomholm on the left, Mr Ma&well, near which a road gpea 

off to Dumfries, by Ecdeftchan, on the right. 
744 Ruins of Hallows Tower, and Gilnock-hall, the residence of 
the renowned Johnny Armstrong, ^ 

76 Kirk of Cannobie. — A road to Annan. 

77 . Near tliis the Liddle joins the water pf Esk. 

78 The boundary with England, called Scots Dgke ToiL 

79 Passes Kirk Andrews.-«On the left Netherby, Graham, Bwrt;. 
Si A.^oad goes on to Annan. 

81} LAiroTOwy. 

'09| CABX^IflLE. 

• ) Xo8..4«fc 5«aE^thei»uaIi»ad« fii^nCarhfileto UiAtai. ■ 

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No. 4.— Cari^isle to London by Manchestet^* 




To Penrith 


To Ashbourne . 

15 165} 


lOJ 28i 


144 i^i 

Kendal a- s \ - 



16 .1^6^ 


11 54| 




llj 66 

MarketHarborqugh 14* 2t2J 


11 77 


17 .239i 


U 88 

Newport Pagnel' 

15 254i 

*tAS»Ae$v - 

. 9i 97i 




12 109^ 


9 272 


10 119i 

St Alban^s 

124 9^h 


6i 125} 

Bamet - 

10 ^44 

12 1371 


U 3Q54 


13 150i 


No. 5.— Ca 

RLI8LB io London by Liner^KfoL 



To Preston 


To Litchfield 

9f 206f 

** ■* OnnsK.nfc 

18J loej 


15 22lj 


13J 1194 


121 ^34 


SJ 187J 


11 245 


lOJ 138 


8i 2531 


llf 149| 


12 265i 

* 'Gbhgleton 

14i 164 

Stony Stratford 

7? 273 

Newcastle under- 

BrickhiU , - 

9 282 

' "' 1L.yne 

12i 1764 


ioj 292t 


8| 185i 

St Alban's 

124 304f 


4 I89J 


10 314| 

Wobeley Bridge 

7| 197 


11 325* 

No. 6. — Edinburoh to Selkirk by another Rogdy, 

AirOTiiEH branch of this road goes through the viU^ge^of JL^taf^^ 
It i^uates from the former at FovbuxD, at the first milestone, a little 
beyond ibeidU-har$^v|M8es.ihe BoeblM j0«i itf.4b» «d<.8t0a^ goot 
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Dktee^ Bmdtfnm Edikhwrgh 

tiMiighl>MfiiM'^ttli0 Sdrlunuig Libboftuk Kick on tHe li^t; 

eroning a small bridge, it rises over the high ground at the ooal village 
of GilmertoD, near the 4th stdlke. Fassing the church of Laswade on 
the right, and having the beautiful grounds around MelviUe C^^e^oa 
the left, it crosses the North Esk at the village of Laswade, beyond 
the 5th milestone ; ascending the bank, it passes Billhead, and crossea 
the road to Newbattle at the 7th stone ; a little further on, it reachea 
' the mmantie bridge over the South Esk, at Dalhousie Castle, fjeav- 
iag Codtpen churdi on the right, at the 7th ^nilestone it joins the Toad 
toSeOdriE. ■''''-' 

No. 7.— Edinburgh to Peebles. 

(MUes.) ,^, 

Leaving town by Nicholson Street, this road,' aAer going alcmg 

the New Road, turns to the right, and goes through the 

1 Grange toll-bar. It soon after strikes off* at the foot of Lib- 

t berton brae ; after gaining the height, it passes St Cati^rineU, 

seat of the Lord Advocate, on the left ; and going through the 

4 ' vUlage of Burdiehouse, it leaves the avenue which conducts to 

5 Roalin on the left, beyond the 5th stone from Edinburgh. ^ Jt 
then crosses the two branches of the North Esk, betwixt Green- 
law on the right, and Auchindinny on the left, a little beyond 

7 the 7th milestone. The road leading to Pennycuick strikes off* 
at the 8th« 


The road divides about a mile beyond Howgate ; that on the left 
goes to Peebles, the other to Moffat. The branch to Peebl^, 
keeping the banks of the water, passes Darnhall, Lord Eliba24[, 

17 on the right, and Eddleston church on the left, near the 17tk 

184 Windylaws on tlie left. 

19i Kidston mill on the right. 

21} Peebles,— Hay's Lodge to the right. ^ 

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No. 9.— £dii9bi;iiok to Galashiei^i^^ MsLiiasir/ mM 

Jedburgh. ; ^ -* 
' ' . (MUes.) ,(Mil(^) 
ToMiddieton - ISJ To Melrose ' - 6 ^ 
BiMjkhouse - 8| 21 Jedburgh - 144 4^4 
Galashiels - 9 30 ... 

7%ir is the old Road^ not now in ustm The itage$ nam are,,^ Fwhie 
BridgCy Torsonce Jna Stow^ and so on to Oakuhieis (see, No* 3^ J, 

(Miles.) ' ., 

21 Burnhouse, (See No, 3.) House of Pirn on the left. 

24 Stagehall on the light, and church of Stow on left The road 
goes down Gala water. 

26} Torsonce Inn. Torsonce was formerly the residence of the llop- 
• pringles. ' 

26} Enters Selkirkshire ; a road goes off to Selkirk at toU-bar, this 
goes eastward. — Bowland on the right, CoL Walker. 

'2S' Torwoodlee on right, beautiful seat of Mr Pringle, 

30 islands the village of Galashiels. After crossing Gala wjitcr, 
the road enters the county of Roxburgh. 

32 Cross Allan water. 

3$ Cross the Tweed to village of Damick. 

3^' Melrose. After going round the foot of the Eildon hills, this 
road falls in with the London road at Newton, a little beyond 

37 the 37th milestone. A little onward Greenwells, with plant- 
ing ; on the right Elliot. 

39 Se Boewell's on left, and church of Lessudden. 

46 Passes EUieston on right, at a little distance Rutherford on left. 

43 Ancruni house on the right, Scott, Bart. Pass over the water at 

Ancrum bridge, and go round the hill ; Mount Tiviot on the 
lefty road to Hawick on right ' 

44 Ascend the lull, — a tine prospect opens down the Tiviot. 

45 Pass BoDJedart 

46 i Jedburgh. 

^0.9. — Edinburgh to Dalkeith^ LAUDERja/u/ Kelso. 

3*0 Dalkeith - 6 

Bladuhiels Inn 6 14 

Channelkirk Inn 5} 19} 

To Lauder - 5 J 2& 

Smallholm - 11 36 
Kelso • 6} 42| 

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Leafing town by NkholMP Stceet, this road gow tbnwjili ^ 

. 1 Gibbet toU-bar ; on the right standt NewiogtoD» Stewart, Bart. 

3 3 on tbe 1(^ IB Prettonfield^ Dick> Bart. At the 34 stone, on die 

xiglit, is the house of loch, Little Gilmour^ Epq« aiid a U^ 

bfly<»d it, on the left, stand the devated nunft.<^ Cmigmillar 

Castle ; on the right, Sannyside, Gikhrist, Esq. The house 

ol Edmonstone, Wauchope, Esq. stands on the klU a little 

S beyond the 3d inflcstone. At the 4th, on the fight, is the 

4 house of Drum, belonging to Mr Innes of Stow, with ita ex- 
tensive p]ea8Uie*gn>Qnd8, having a fine eiqweore to the soath ; 
after crossing a neat bridge over North Esk, a little beyond 

• the 6th, we arrive at Dalkeith. StiU going southward, '^bm 
road from Dalkeith descends to a narrow bridge over the ^fOnih 
Esk ; leaving Newbattle Abbey, and its park. Marquis of 
Lothian, on the right, and Woodbum, Ker, on the left, it at- 

5 cends a tedious up-hill path, till it passes the 8th mile-stone, 
M^l(^' leaving a small box, Caldhame^ on the left^ At the '-lOth 

mUe-stone, it passes Chesterhall, Baron Clerk Rattray, on left ; 
^ and a little further on, stand the el^ant manstons oCPxenibrci 

Castle, Daliymple, Bart, and Prestonball, li^sgins. Bail, after 

il which it goes through the village of Patb«head at the llth 

* , f, stone ; near the 12th, on the right, stands Crichtofr-house, 

Fringle, and a little beyond it, on the height, Longfaugh ; 
; .}% about half a mile beyond the 13th, stands the inn of Faladam» 

14 . and near it, on the left, the inn of Castertouhaugh-head ; a 

mile beyond these is Blackshiels, also a stage on this road. 
After passing the kirk of Fala on the left, the road foi^ Ihrougb 

15 two toll-bars a short way beyond the 15th milestone, which ia 
the boundary of the county of Mid-Lothian ; the road goes 
over Soutra hill, and enters the county of- Berwick near the 
17th milestone. 

* \6\ Channclkirk inn at the bottom of the hill ; after this, on the right, 
^' '■ is Oxton, and Jiisticehall ; Airhcuse on the rights- a road lo 

t Greenlaw and Coldstream. The country is very uninteresting 

- ' till it reaches 

?5 Laudeu ; en the left, Thirlestane Castle, Earl of Lauderdale. 
i64 Blainslie, famous for oats known by that name. 

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ti -Al^t two miies further south it goes to the left, (llie "other 
^^^^ ^bftUJChletidsto Jedburgh), and crosses Leader Water, Whiti- 
liiid, itmes, Esq. en the left; before coming to the height^ it 
-]^sflBBir]ditn-ade, Shillinglav, on the right, at the 89th stone. 
^ ^Ffbnifthitf the ooantr^ it moorish, til] Mellerston plantations give 
' a'relief at the 34th xoilestone. Here the road enters Roxburgh- 
Aire, and goes through the Tillage of Smallholm, leaving tha 
tower on the right ; at the 36th stone, it passes Mackenlbn, 
M-^Dougal, Bart on the right, and Nenthorn on the hfU 
About a mUe to tlie left stands Stitchd-house, Prmgle, Bart* 
and Newton-DoD, a beautiful Gothic house, Don, Bart. 
It reaches the parks of Fleurs, Duke of Roxburghe, and - 
40^ l[Et.flO. The old Abbey is a very fine ruin, and the bridge, 
(built 1756,) one of the best in Scotland. 




Kt>. 10,r~E^iNauHGH to Grkeklaw and CoLDsmmMiU. 

> ^^ ' (MUes.) 


T<i^€hanbel«rkfnn(No.9.) 19^ 

Purves hall on left 1 39( 

Mersington houseon 

>^ CarfraemiH - 2 214 

left . 1 404 

Whiteburn Inn 4 25^ 

Ecdes on right 1 414 

Thomdyke Tower 4 291 

Pass Belchestcr and 

Bassendean 1 30^ 

Castlelaw on left 2 ^434 

Tibby's Inn 2f 33 

Passes road to Kelso 2 ' 454 

GaXEMLAW 3i 364 


Marcbmonthouseon 1. 2 38i 

No. 11. COLDST 




To ComhiU . - li 

To Long Framlington 9 ' S4| 

Wooler Haugh-head m 16 

MORPETH(N0.2.)114 45^ 

Whittingham lO^ 26^ 

LOKDON - 239] S3d4 

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44 Mi^iii^i^ OT ficoTLANb. 

Direct kdaAfivtn EShthmgh 

No. 12. — Edinburgh to Dumfries^ by NoblehouH 

.. and Moffat. . ^ 

(Mail Coadi Road.) 

To MorrAT - 14 48 
Kirkmichael ' 14 6^ 
Amisfidd - 4^ 6^4 

Dumfries - 44 71 

To Howgate - - 10 


' Bl]rth Bridge - 4 91 

Bzooghton - 6 27 

Crook Inn - 7 34 

This road goes bj St Patrick^s Square, and passing the toll-bv, 

1 Powborn ; a little onwards it turns to the right »,t the foot of 

2 Libberton brae. The church, an elegant bmlding by Gillespie. 
S Passes St Catherine's on the left, and Burdie-house ; it goes 

through the village of 
/'i Straiten, and 

'5) Passes the avenue leading to Roslin on the lefL 
7i . Crosses the North Esk, on the right Greenlaw, and Auchindinnj 

on the left, 
9 Pennycuick on the right, at a little distance the seat of Sir G. 
Clerk, M. P. for the county. 

10 Howgate Inn. 

11 A road to Peebles on the left. 

12 Enters Peebles-shire. 

13^. Pass the house of Whim on the right, Montgomery, Bart. 

14^ House of La Mancha on the right, Cochrane, Esq. 

15| Read on ^e right leads to Ldnton; near this Magpe-bill on right. 

16 Noblehouse Inn. 

17 Hallmyre, and house of Murray»-hall. 

19 Romanno ; and soon after cross Ljme water. 
194 Cio«s a road from Peebles to Linton. 
.204 Saoutown on the left, 

21 Shj^ Bridge. 

22 • A load ftom Peebles to Camwath crosses this at Kirktud% 
24 It goes round Broughton heights, a moorland district. 

27' Bvoughton-house, Murray, Esq. on the left, and onwanb die 
chuivh on the ri^ H^era a roadfoes to Kgga» { won aftet it 
crosses Biggar water. 

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&t^jm4txw «? s^9nAm. ^$ 

To Dimfrif by MqgttU 

fS '^il^acho, Dicl^son, on the right. 

t9i Ruins of Drammdzier Castle, the old seat of the Hays of Dunat, 

on the left. 
30 Falls in with the Tweed, and soon after the road from Peebles 

joins. The country is now very naked to 
34 Cxook Inn. Polmood, Hunter, Esq. on opposite bank. 
S5 • Bield inn. Opposite is Tweedsmuir kirk ; a very unintefCftiiig 

road, over a high barren district. 

44 Bnters Dumfries-shire. 

45 Road goes off to Glasgow. 

48 Moffat. The wells are celebrated, and the air veiy salubrwai. 
Leaving Moffat, the road crosses the Annan, having Loch-houM 
tower on the left ; soon after it crosses the 

51 i River Evan, with high and precipitous banks. 

Goes through an extensive moss, passing Raehills house, Earl of 
Hopetoun, on the right Onwards at St Ann*s Bridge, (see 
No. 15.) a road goes off to Lochmaben; this to the ria|it, 
passing Counnce, and old kirk of Garrel, reaches the ttagi^ of 

fit Kirkmichael gate. 

Going southwards, it crosses the river Ae, and passes Achinflower 
.hill. On the right it passes Glenae and Aipisfiela, Earl . of 
Wemyss^ and Tinwald church on the left, before it reaches 
Lockerbridge,' 3^ miles from Dumfries. The road now gpes 
through Tinwald Downs ; soon after it is joined by others, 
and falls upon the Nith ; a little onwards'it reaches 


No. 13. — Edinburgh to Dumfries % LinUm, 
(MUes.) I 

This road is measured from tlie West Port, and goes by Giflet- 

pie*s Hospital, and 

1 MerchistOQ Castle on the right, once the property of Napier, the 

inventor of Logarithms ; onwards the village of Monuagndf, 

and new Lunatic Asylum. ' 

t Crai|{hotue on the right, and onwards the house of Braid on ikfi 

left, del^htfufly situated in a sequestered delL 
3 Cooaiston on the rif^t; onwarda the CoIIingUiii load joins thia, 
and on« gpef CMtwaids to MwtOBhall i on th« right Swanaton, 

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■t the foot of the hilL The road goes Toond the foot of die 
Peodand hilla, leaving the village of Pentland on the left. 

6 Woodhousdee, Praser Tytler, Esq. on right, and a little on-, 
** wards, Bush on left. Trotter, Esq. 

7 Glencorse and house of Greenlaw ; — the new depot buOt for 

French prisoners, but never used, on the left. 
S A road to Newbigging, which goes along the foot of the hillt. - 
12 ToU-bar, and a road goes to Newfaall on the left. 
13| .Crtvstbe North Esk, and enter Peebles-shire. The road paaprt 

Caimmuir on the right, and is now bleak and uninteresting. 
Id) LiXTOK stage inn. A road goes forward to Biggar ; this ia- 
• ' ■ dines to the left, and crosses Lyne water ; passes Spittalhaugh 
'^ «n the left. 
19 A-roadgocsoflPtoPeeMeifc 

SO^'AUtdetotheleft, Sootstown house. ^ 

SI Blifth Bridg€^^>^omB here with No. 12. 

w • •-■! 

,No* 14(. — Edinburgh to Dumfries by Peebles. 

(Miles.) iMilcs^) 

To'Howgate - - 10 

To Crook Inn - 5} 37 

• Eddlcstone - T 17 

Moffat - U 45 

PECBLCS - 4} Sli 

Johnston Kirk 9 62 

'BtoboKfark • 6 27| 

Lodimaben - ^ «8 

Dtumslccr Kirk 4 314 

DujcraiEs - 9| 77| 

Na« 15* — Edinburgh U> Dumfries by Lochmabti^, 
74^ Mile9. 
M This road is the same with No. 12* till it reaehes Ik MiaCt 

bridge, where it goes to the left. 
40 It passes Johnston kirk on the left, a ^ttle bejrond which it Kn- 

woodie, on the opposite banlt 
61 It crosses the Annan at Hangingshaw, and passes Jaidin-hall, 

and the ruins of Spalding^s tower ; goes through a moor for 

about 2 miles, when it crosses a road leading to Kirkmickael 

on the right, and to XAy:kerby on the left. 

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T0Diimfrietf Kirkeudbrighty Wlgtotiy ^fc. 

65, L[ochma3£N, J 54 miles &om Moffiit. ^ 

67} A road goes oft to Torthorwald* It then goes through the woods 

. o^ Tpwald^ and village, and at 
73 Lockerbridge, the other road joins this^ (see No. 13.) 
74 J Dv^j^iES. 

|f^'ld^.:.^£i>iNBUROH ifo Castle Douglas and Kirk* 
"' ' cuDBRiGHT. (Ncw Road.) 

-. ... (Miles.) 
To Dumfries - 71 

Crocketford - 9} 80} 

Auchxnreoch Mill 2| 83 

To Castle Douolas 6 89 
Gatlingwark - i'89i, 


No. 17^ — ^Edinburgh to Biggar, Leadhills^ New 
Galloway, Castle Douglas^ and Kirkcudbright. 

Ta.^ri^hpuse Inn -■, 16 To Monyhive - . . S ^64 

^Bio^AR -. 114274 NewGallowat, 134 $0 

4^KA]>Hix.i.s 19 4^ CasUe Douglas iQn, 13. 93 

Pea^nt - . 15 61 Kirxcudbjuoht 7, 100 

Jfcr. IS.;— Edmjburgh to Wigton and Whithorh^ 



TBo.Monybive, (No. 

17.) 664 

To Newton-Stewart 

11 974, 

Balmadellan - 

12 784 


74 104} 

WjEV GaUoway 



11 M6|, 



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IHreet Bb^ Jivm Edinbmgh 

No. 19. — Edinburgh fo Ayr and Portpatricic, ijr 


Ma^boI>ey Girvan, and Stranraer. 



1^ Cuirie KiA 


ToMaybolx - H 85i 


111 17 

Kirk Oswald H 89} 


8 25 

GittVAN - 7} 97t 


3 28 

Ballantme ^ 1^ 1^0 

Douglas Mill 

lOJ 38i 

Lochiyan - 8} 118f 

Bftdrkok • 

12} 51 

8T&AXBAXE 8 126f 


lot ^U 





This road diverges from tbe soath zoad to Glasgow at tbe 
1 Mercfaiston toll-bar« 
S Crosses the Water of Ldtih at the populoos village of 

Where the elegant new aqueduct is a splendid ad£tion to tb« 
woatmji and makes the views in some places zecal IhoK kk 
Italy 9 to the mind of tbe foreign traveller. 

Hailes House, lately occupied by Lord Webb Seymour. 

Romantic mansion of Woodhall, J. Gibson, Esq. W. So $ ftoaa 
thence the road goes through the village of Currie» 

Passing the rtnns of Lennox Castle on the left, it readies 

Ravelrig House, the seat of Mr Davidson. 

Bankhead, Maereadie, Esq. 

Little VBntage,-.*a small hamlet, prettily situated. 

Ruins of Karnes Castle on die left : goes over an eztcaulvienEndtw 

Ruins of an old tower, or keep, a small part of which remains. 

Cross Woodhill. 

Lanarkshire, — ^the first part of which is not prepossessing. 

Torbrae toll,— road very dreary here, and over great swells of 

Redford Bridge. The country still bare and unhospitaUe. 

Kerswell on the left 

Carnwath, — Lockhartof Lee and Camwatfa, Bart, represen- 
tative of an ancient family. 

Red Loch on the right. 

C61umba*>Loch on the left^ and * road strikes off to Gla^w 





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^ near the village of Carstain. On the leftCaistain House, 
t^ ' Ated goes to Lanark on the right. 

31 Near thi^a mad ft«n» Biggar to Lanark crotoet dik oiia A 

Kttle onwards it crosses the Clyde. 

32 A Httle beyond this, a road goes off to MoflSU. 
35 Dram- Alloa. Tinto hill on the left. 

Sir AsoadgoesofftoBlggftr. 

38 Ud^gton, and a road to Glasgow ; and immediately it veach«> 
39|^DairGULAS.AiKftZrtifttta'thi8 to Mnirkirk is over a hilly disttkt. 
40 Castle of Douglas on the left, the seat «f Lord Douglas of Dou- 
glas, amidst ancient woods. 

43 Grass the wfw, Woston on the left ; goes up the watir of 


44 Aooal^work ob the left, with steam-engine. 

47 JPuish Helm teU-bar, and half a mile furlihcr it enten Aytshve. 
4^ <3ms over Damhum hUl, from whieh issues the watev ol Ayr, 

and continues down its banks. 
a. Minu»Kr«-a great number of nien employed at uon*wotla« 
IS Leaveotbe water, and continues onwards* 
SS AhMdgoesoffto Mauchline. ^ 

54 Crosses the Ayr at Muirmill bridge. 

55 C»ueron*8 grave on the right. * 
56^ Crosses Grids water. 

59 Darnel, aad Glenmore on the left, and soon after wisses the 

water by a bridge, having Bradiead on the right. 
00 I^iOgan, Logan, Esq. on the left. 
61 4 CuMirocK — The road to Ayr goes by south bank of the rifcr. 

62 Passes Tarringiog Castle in ruins on the right. 

63 • •, a seat of the Marquis of Bute« 
65 Passes through Ochiltree, Earl of Gleneaim. 

69 Drongan, Smith, Esq. and ooal works, which abound im this, 

72 Sundrum, and Gardgirlfa, Cd. Burnett, on right. 
75 TolUbar at Holmstone, At a little distance, on the banks of 

the river, stand the seats of Audiincruhre, Oswald* Es%.,BnM^. 

knAf FatenoDy E^i* aud.Ciai^ GampbcU^ Esq. ^i^ 

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Direct Boadt/nm Btlmbtargh 


76 An.— »To Maybole there are two roacU ; iihe old one on the 
right tf hilly, the new one on the rij^t is more levd ; 2 milcai 
from Ayr, on the left, the house where Bums the poeC was 
bom ; a mile fiitther on, cross the Dooq river, 80 eelebratedl 
in song. 
. 70 Newark on the right, and Doonside on the left. 
79| Blaiistone, Cathcart, on the lefu 
804 Saughry. The road is now through & rich waving tOttBtiy, till 

85 Matbole. About half a mile onwards, a ilind goes off on the 

the right to Culsean Castle, E«zl of Casiilis. 
8$1 On the left the ruins of Baltenan, and abbey of Ctoaaa^said. 
' 884 AuobinUain on the right, and a Itttla on, Blainfirid on the left. 
894 Ki'^ Oswald on the left, containing about 100 inhabitants. 
924 Reaches the sea near Culzean MilL Keeping the shorn, 
954 Fanes Cha^lhiU House on the kfb ; crossiDg the river Otrrm^ 
fidls in vUh the Kilfeerran road, at the 96th mtte finm Edm- 
974 6i&vAK«-i-^veined by 2 Bailies, and lO.Tiades GouadUon. 

Still keeping the shore from Girvan, the road [ 
100 Ardmillan, Crawford, E^. 
1024 The ruins of Carleton on the left 
1034 Some natural stone pillars on. the right. 
110 BallIVTHae, pleasantly tttuated on the < 

Leaving Ballintrae, it crosses the river Stinchar, and leoedei a 
little from the coast. 
112} Enters Glenapp, a woody district 
115} Kinnaird on the right, Fergusson, Esq. 
116} Enters Wigtonshire. 
1 184 Loch Ryan House, Jind Cairn, cm the left. It now goea round 

the edge of the Loch. 
1224 Craigaffie, Neilson, 01^ the left 
1244 Culhorn Castle, Earl of Stair, on the left 
126} StranbA£B,— 2 Bailies, Dean of GuUd, &e. 
1S8 PoaTPATRicx. — Qnleft, Dunsky House, Sir David RunfeBr 
^. , »hiir»Bart M. P. 

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•^TB-'Lumirk, and to Clatgim, 

No. 20. — Edinburgh to Lanark. 

To Cleghora 



2i 32 

To Mid-Calder 

124 Mid-Calder. See road to this place, No. 21. — Leaving this, tlio 

road stiikes off to the lef^, by the south of Calder-hoose, Lord 

, .^ JTwphichen.; -l^aving^ which, it passes Brotherton, Limefidd, 

1 7 and Chapleton ; Hermand, Lord Hermand ; then reaches 

. iiWf«iC*lder.. 
234 Wilsontown, the site of an eztensiTe iron-work. 

Th€i zoad leaves Wilsontown on the left, and goes on' tilt it 
r^iyihes - Cl^otD Bcidge «ver the Mouse, near the seat of 
,. Cplonel LoekMrt. 
Laifaiu. ... 

. . , ,:9sf. PU- . About twa miles on the Wilsontown side of Cl^bditi, 
^ tl^re is to ben branch iioin the main rood, ;ka&Iing to Hyndford 
Bridge over the Clyde. It will soon be completed, and will 
4^ .ut 'l^jl'l^e shortest road into Aynhire from Edinburgh. 



Vq, 21.-— ^Edinburgh to Glasgow 5y Mid-Calder 

and Kirk of Shotts, — 44 miles. 

(Mail-road in the morning.) ' 



To Hermiston 


To Kirk of Shotts - 



7 124 

New Inn 



- 2i 15 


2i 33 


3t 18i 

Broomhouse toll 

A4 884 

. WhUbiim 

2} 21 


54 44. 


This road, after passing Dairy, Mr Walker, on the tight, &ad 

1 Merchiston on the left, separates from the Lanark rood atth4 
loll, (lately k new road has been opened from Princess Stropt \6 
ti^ pointy, and taking a more westerly direction, passes ^e 

2 mills at (^orgie. It crosses the Water of Leith nwriy oppog^ 
to the old mansion-house of Saug^tonhall, Baurd, Bar|^ ^ 

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5 A little beyond the 5th stone, it passes the Cmiie ro«d at H4r- 
miston, and leaving Hiccarton-house, Crstg, on the left, it m- 

7 ters the plantations of Addiston about the Tib mileitoDe» Ae 
property of the Earl of Morton. •? 

9 Dalmdioy, seat of the Earl of Morton ; enwaerds Hailon, Dr 
Davidson, once the residence of die Lauderdale fttnilf. 

10 Bennington and Ormiston, William Walker, Esq. 

11 Itirknewton on the left. Passing East-CaMw, the twid ooases a 

small stream, and reaches the inn of MiB-CAi.iy£s. ' A Utile 

tt beyond this, on the left, CaAder House, Lord l\»phiciien ; db- 

wards, after crossing the water, it enters ^e thke ot linlkh« 

14 gow at the I4th stone. 

15 Ltvinostonie, the inn ; and a little to the right tiie ii!afHiilli>- 

house, Earl of Rosebery, once stood, but iff now nsnoved. 
17 Blackburn-house, and cotton-mill; a long tedious effmlj nkA 

conducts to the height (feiHed Kirk of Shotts, the higfaM gnnmd 

betwixt the Friths of Forth and Clyde, 
tl After crossing Camwath road, it reaches Wltstbum. 
ft Passes Polkemmet-house, BailHe, pleasantly seated andoi^ wooda. 
23 Enters Lanarkshire, the country bleak and cold. 
27i Kirk of Shotts, in a liigh and cbieary- difitrict^— 4roBkW«lkK 
31 New Inn. A road goes off to Hakiltok, 7 miles. 
33^ Holytown Inn. Woodball, Campbell of ShawMd, on the right, 

and Rosshall, Capt. Douglas. 
SS Belzie hill, — Parkhead, Hamilton, Esq. on right 
38i Broom-house toll ; on the left are seen the Clyde ifon-wmks ; CA 

the right Mount Vernon. 
44 Glasgow. — See Tours ftom thence« 

K04 22— Edinburgh to Glasgow, btf Uphall, Bath- 
gate, anc2AiRDRiE. — Shortest road, 4:2^ Miles. 
(New or Middle Road.) 






11 23 


104 4«f 

To Uphan Inn 
West Craigs Inn 

^ttle beyond the Ist stone, the road crosses the Water of L^tb» 
^oltbridge, opposite Morray-field gate, Murray of Hender- 

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To &a4ig9m hf BaihgaU'find,4vcdrie. 


^. « . knd I soon after it goev uoder the sootb dedivi^ of Contor 

• ) .fibiQ9 hills, pmiDg tbe beautiful villas of Belmont, Mr Dua- 

• daf» Bewbwood, Lady Dundas, and Corstorphine hOI, Mr 

Kettfa. A little beyond tlus, stand the chutcb and village of Cor- 

itoqpluQei in the diuvch some curious monuments and statues 

of Ibe Lords Forrester of Corstorphine. Soon after passing tSie 

manse and some houses, a road to Falkiik goes up the hill on 

' the ri^t ; this road goes straight onwards to Gogar bnm, pass- 

S ing the gate of Gogar House, Mr Banosay. After crossing the 

9 AlfDCBd, it runs in front of Newliston- House, Mr Hog, tha 

jftA of which laid out by the celebrated Karl of Stair. 

11 Faaws KhJchill on the right. Earl of Buchan. 

18 I7JHIAI.I. IVK, • On the left is Houston, Captain Shaip, a little 

, bcgnond the Inn. Tbe road goes over an indifierently cultivated 

fl district, tiU it reaches the Bathgate hills ; jCirkton, Houston, 

Bsq* on the right; half a mile beyond this is i^e town of 

Bathgate, near which is tbe house of Marjoribanks. 

ft WBSTCBAxeaJmr ; tbe country is barren here, and coixtiniaep 

. m to next 'S^e. ' It goes along the great reservoir of the canal, 

and reaches 

S2 Ami>i«k Inv, a good neat modern house. Tbe village is ooo- 

siderable ; near it is Airdrie Place, Miss Mitcfaelson ; a little 

omrprd it crosses the Monkland canal. The bouae of Dnna- 

pellier, Stirling, Esq. is now full in view, in tbe midst of ex- 

86 tensive indosures, 9i miles ftom Gl&sgow ; l^ miles further on 

SB is Braidshabn, Muirhead, Esq. ; 2 miles beyond this, is Bailie* 

ston-house, and house of Mount Vernon. 
4t} Glasoow.— ^ee Tows from thence. 

No. 23. — Edinburgh to Glasgow, hy Linlithgon, FaU 

Mrk, and Cumbernauld, — Mail Coach Road at Night, 

(The most agreeable line of Road.) 



T» C«rttorphine 


To FAuaBK 


Kirkliston • 

6 84 


8 38 


. 8J 16f 


14 48 

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Direct RM^from Eimhurgh 


Si After passing the TiUage of Contorphijie, goet off to ^t)ie right, 
S up the hill, (see the finger-post,) And then takesi* westetly 
5 direction, passing Eastcraigi^ Stewart, on the- ngfUk^ after 
gaining the height, a little beyond the 5th tuilestone^ the^- 
tile plains of West Lothian open to the view* • 
7 Cross a neat bridge over the Almond river, which is the boundarj 
of Mid-I.othian. Soon after it panes Fosball m- 4he Iffi, 
' Wishart, Esq. 
S A little beyond the Bth is Eirkliston, where there .is a lolenhly 
good inn ; Hewlistoh, Hog, Esq. oh left. Kear the • 
'10 Milestone stand the ruins of NIddry Castle, seat of Lord Hope- 
toan*s ancestry, on the left, and those of DAniame dn (be 
right. Gaining the eminenee, the road goes throtigiiHke small 
village of Winchburgh, at one time noted for' di6 fiopagation 
of bees. It commands an extensive prospect in every diwsiipn 
hflrt. Near this place the Earl of HppetOun. IwMmeitid spvm 
form-offices, reckoned to be the best hi ScqfJIllM- 
It At the 18tb» on the right, is Old Cathiev^^^' htfmiA nhieh ' 

isGiBigton) also on the right. ,^\^'iyf^p ■ ' 
13 There is a road whidi leads to ;M&l^idder/ »Dvi|]^;«|eft stsndi 

Ochiltree» and on the right Chamfiounei^ ifdiOHtaii^v4ili|. 
15 A roadgoesoffto Queensferfy. 

16| LixLiTBGOw, thepidace and church woftby of notne, )and tbe 
aqueduct over the Avon. 
Proceeding westward fiotn Linlithgow, the road lea^s over a 
bridge across the Avon, and a lifcde beyond this it enters Stir- 

19 Almond-house on the left, Clerkstone house* Livingston* JSb^* 
' 90 The road to Clerkington on the right. 

21 Folmont on the left, Pohnont kick on the right. 

22 Road to Bo-ness on the right, — Polmont Bank. 

23 Laurieslon ; on the left EdinbeHie. ^ 

234 Callender-hoose, with a fine gate-way, Mr Forbes. A rich riew 

of the Carse, and of the Canon iroQ»works. 
' 244 FALKi&x.-^See centinuatiMis fisem this m Nos. 24. A. 25.* 
26 • Crosses the great-canal at Camelon ; Camm works on the-n^t ; 

a little way beyond this, the road io Stirlfnggoes to the right. 

20 L«anhead toll-bar ; on the left is Underwood-house, and further 

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m, Knodthead-hoose on the left; and Mount-Riddel, and 

Merdiiston, on the right. "- 

»4 CtTMBERNAULD ; on left Cumberaauld-hoote, Lord Elphinsbm. 
39 Bedlej ; the road after this passes Prankfidd House on the left, 

Ifaen crosses the Monkland Canal ; a little farther on is Park 

i64 GLAsaow, — See Tours from thence. 

No. 24. — Edinburgh to STiRUna. 

To Baanockbum • 6 32 
Stiblino . i\ 35 

ToPalk]rk,asinNo.23. 24^ 

Camdon . 1 i&i 

Larbfsrt Kirk • H 27 

f4| PAZ.KiHE*«.For a description of the road to this phwe, see 
No. 23. » 

25 Cmsscs the jMgt canal near Camelon under an aqueduct bridge ; 

Carron yS^/t one mile to the right $ a little beyond this on the 
left; road to Glasgow ; this road keeps to the right. 

26 Cross Carron water ; on the right Carron works. 

27 Larbert, the church on the left $ road to Camelon. 
2S Groes through the Torwood, famous in history, 

29i After passing the toll-bar, goes through a tract of newly culdyated 
ground on the left ; Carron Park, Caddel, Esq. 

32 The ground rises, and the view opens upon Stirlmg. 

33 Bannockburn, where the famous battle was fought 1314 *. 

* The battle of Bannockburn, the greatest in Scottish history, was 
fought 24th June 1314, within a mile of St Niniaos* whose locality is 
of &e greatest interest. Edward II. advanced with an army of more 
than 100,000 men, and was met here by King Robert Bruce, who 
defeated him with the loss of more than 30,000 men, and 700 coble- 
men and knights, which secured tranquillity to Scotland. Near this 
also was fought the battle of Sauchie, in 1488, between James III. and 
.f fihe flonftderate lords, by which that monarch lost his life and the 
lielcL— -The Torwood is often mentioned in history, being frequently 
ft place of refuge In times of daoirer. 



as niNBRAur OP ^oaniAHsm. 

Direct Roods frem Edinbitrgh 


34 St NinianV 

35 1^ STiRLiiro,— the Windsor of the Kings of Scotland ; the new 
from the Castle is one of the richest and grandest in £he woild. 



To Sui Inn 

10 7Bi 



1 76{ 



10} 87i 


DalmaUy • 

13J lOOi 



14} 115i 

No. 25. — EDmBURGH to Invkrary, 6jf Stir&f^; 
and to Fort- William. 

To Sti&liko, see Nos. 
23. & 24. 

Doune • - 8^ 

Callendar . 7} 

Locheam-head 14 ^ 
35^ To Stirling, as in Nos. 23. and 24. 
36 Cross the Frith 4t Stirling Bridge. 
38 Near this a road goes off to Blair on the right. 
. 39 Bridge of Allan, road on the right to Crieffi 
40 Lecropt charcb on the left, and enters Perthi^e. 
404 Keir-house on the left, Stirling, Esq. a magnificent residence. 

43 Newton, Edmonstone, Esq. 

44 Doune f. 

45 Cambus- Wallace, or Doune Lodge, Earl of Monif, 

46 Falls in with the riyer Teith. 

« From Dalmally to Bonaw is 13^ miles, along the west bank of 
Loch Awe and river. 

+ The other road on the south bank of the Forth to Dcftme, tam 
to the left before crossing Stirling Bridge, and winds ooond fdan castle 
rock, and the grounds of Craigforth, Callender, Esq. Soon «ftertliis 
it enters the pleasure grounds of Ochtertjrre, Ramsay, which are Bnelj 
diversified. Leaving this, it approaches the estate of Blair-Dnim- 
mond. Home Drummond, Esq, M. P. at the mill of Torr ; on the 
right is the great whed for raising water to float the moss. On leaving 
the pleasure-grounds of Blair- Drummond, which are extenrive, a road 
goes off to the left for Thornhill, Port of Monteatb,^d the Barracks 
of Invcrsnaid. -Soon after this it crosses the Teath by an ancient 
bridge of two arches, and ascending the high ground, presents a very 
interesting view of the circumjacent country, the Castle of Doune mak- 
ing a prominent object j it then falls^Sn with the other road from Stirling. 

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47 Ruins on the right ; Lanrick Castle, M*6»^r Murray, Biot. 

goes up the river. 
494 Bdlachallan, Stewart, on left. 

50 Cambusmore, Buchanan, on left. 
50^ Bridge of Keltic. 

51 Murdiestone on the right. 

59 Callandea. — See description in Tours from Stirling. 

53 Proceeding westward, the house of Leny (Mr Buchanan,) stands 
on the right. The Bass of Leny^ the entrance to the High- 
lands, will strike the stranger on his first visit to such scenery 
with awe. On gaining the higher turn of the road round Ben- 

55 ledi. Loch Lubnaig comes in sight — goes down the banks of 
the loch — at the turn, on a rising ground, stands Egyptian 
Bruce^s hunting-seat, finely sheltered, forming a fine contrast 
with the impending cliffs of the mountain on the opposite bank. 
The road takes a sweep dose to the water's edge, by the base 
of the hill of ArdchuUery, and goes for a conaderable' way 
through the valley of Strathyre, at the west end of which liie 

04 braes of Balquhidder open, the whole now presenting a fine 
scene of mountain perspective. The loch is 4j^ miles long, and 
the road tolerably good. 

65 Edinchip, Campbell, on the left. 

65f LocHEAUNHEAD ? an excellent inn here* 
The road goes up Glen Ogle. 

70i A road goes ofi^to the right, to Killin and Taymouth. 

71 Laig ; he road to Tyndrum bare and dreary. 

72i His^wood, a fine view of Benmore to the left. 

79| Ligaisto&e ; opposite is Achline, Campbell, Esq. 

T6 Luib I ^™^ ^°^^ Benmore appears majestic here. 
The load goes up the river through Glen Dochart. 

77 Corrieherich on the left. 

78 Aucbessen on the right 

• 70 Goes along the bat^ of Lochnore, partly wooded. 
91 Ruins of Loch Dochart Castle, and Loch, with floating island. 
S3 Inveragamick on the right ; opposite to which a road goes off to 

Dumbarton* down the banks of Loch Lomond. 
S5 Chi^l of StrathfiUan, and St Fillan's Well 

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99 )7iyf«<<U»r .^ .fiKipfnMi». 

Direct Boadi frofn Edinburgh 

(Milet.) ;•, 

J74 TrvxAUM^iLgoodiDai— .BoadtoFoct Waiiam. >^ w 

-, d8 The mad goes to th« left, and ealen AigrlUlmc* 
89 Loch Abie ; the road ii wild and unintemdngp aaioiig tfia 

QKnintaiDB for miles, till it ^^ ' 

96 Reaches the banks of Urdiy, a rapid and fine streaau » 
99 Glenorchy church, and • j > ^ 

99i 'Daxmmj.ImY* MauDlaan of Craachan Ben on tfas nght^t '^ 
101 Kilchum Castle, a yerj fine ruin, the original seat of Ihe family 
iOf Bteadalbane, at the bead of l^aeb Awe; the nod fpMs 
down the east bank. 
•lOS Aucblian, a £urm of General Campbell of Monz«e« 
104 Anltfeam, ditto. 
106 Cladicfa ; here the road leaves the banks of Loch Awe, and toms 

to the left. 
110 ToiUcli and L adyfidd ; the road goes down the baiJa of «be Any. 
1154 lyyxBABT ; see description in Tours. 

No. 26. — Edinburgh to Inverary^ by Glasgow 
and Dumbarton. 

To .Glaflgew, as in Nos. 

21. 22. and 23. 44 

Partick - 2} 461 

Eilpatrick - 7 53^ 

Dunglas - 2 b5\ 

DUMBASTOK • 2} 58| 

^ Rentqn - %\ 60} 


ToLussInn - 10 fO] 

Tarbet .. 8 78f 

Arroquhar Inn 1^ 80^ 

' Gleucioe - H ^ 

Rest and be Thankful 3 , 87} 
Cairndow Inn - 6Jl 94} 


See description of this route in Pleasure Tour8,-»G/!(i^v to Jntfgrorif. 

No. 27*-^EDiNBUROH to Fort- William, bySttr^ 
I ling and Tyndrum. 



To Ttvbrum, traced in 

Toeientofr - . ^ 

« 115 

; , .1: Mo^m. • S7i 

5 1«0 

Inrerounan • 9} 96^ 


i 120J 

King84iou0» inn 9i 106 


JK^ liOi 

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4MUe8.) -' 

STi Tyndium. Ste tbiB road deaeribed. No. 25. He»^ the rattd 
to DaJaudly goes off to the left $ the toad to Fort-Wilfiam goes 
■' -f; ' aoTtfamucd to the ri^t, and at 
89} Enters Argyllshiie, and goes down the banks of the liver Kina- 

til Crosses the Urchf. ^ 

97 lafcroyBan, and l.«di liOy, Bendouraih, a beatttUbl'tnouBttb, 
<•' on the right. 

Ml ^Crosaes the liver Ba, and goes round the Black Mount to 
106JI Kings-house Inn, where is good acoominodation. 

A few mikB after tlUs the road divides ; that on the t^^ it 
the old road hj the Devil's Staircase, now gone into dlsre^ 

paib The ci&er, which is usually travelled* goes to fhe M 

down Glencoe, to the inn of 
. Ilidlicb^a^ at Bi^ycliulish. After crosraig Loch Leved, M a 
fa|nd but narrow fniy, the road goes up the buikirof l^ocfa 
Linnhe to 

1301 FOET-WjLLlAM. 

Nob 28. — Edinburgh to AsMbft^Eir^ through Fife, 
and by Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose, and Inverbetine. 
'. (The Fife Union Coach travels this road to Dundee.) 

ToNewhaven - 2 To Woodhaven water- 

Pettycur Harbour 6 8 side • 11 41 



Plasterers Inn 

New Inn 

Cupar Fife 

(Miles.) 1 












44 254 


DuNDXE^ by watef 2 


Arbroath • 17 


Montrose If 


iNVERBEaVie 124 


StoDehavtn • 9^' 


Absbj>sev 15 



2 l|ewhaven ; cross the Forth to ^ ■ ' 

8 Piettycur harbeiur» so odled fimm %peM c6rpt of PvtQcL having 
• . . landed there in frmiar times. 

9 kii8Jhin»AMfr«ai«teii|^t,«lid8aii8Bldta«m. :,. / 

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104 PBrm-bouse of Tyrie <m left, and bcyood it Ratth'.house, Fei- 
gusaoQ, Esq. ; Raith-tower on the height, which Is very con- 
spicuous orer almost the whole country eastward. Gaimng the 
height, a fine view opens of the bay of Kirkealdy and ehcuik* 
jacent country, and of the opposite coast, of Nortk Berwidc 
Law, the Bass, and Isle of May. 

10| Links, church of Abbotdiall on the left. 

12 KiBKCALBT, a very long, dirty, and disagreeable town. 

13 Path-head ; Dnnnikier, Oswald, Esq. on the left ; a roeiL goa 

to Dysart on the right, Dysart House» Eari of Bosriyn. 

15 Carwhinny. 

16 Balbiggy on the left ; crosses the water Ore< 

19 Plast£BXK*8 Ikk, on the left Ledy-honse) ehmdk and village 
of Marldnch on the right, and near <his FaHdand Palaoeb 

19^ Balbirny, General Balfour, on the lig^t, an elegant Gfwoian pile. 

21 New Ikn ; Pittillock on the left, Law, Esq. ; a ioad goes off to 
Perth by Falkland. 

24 Balmaloolm, and chuidi of Kettle, on the Idu 

25 Ramomie, Heriot, Esq. on the left. 

25} CrosBgates, and the village of Fitlessie, scene of Willi's well- 
known picture of Pitlessie Pair. 

26 Rankeilor on the left, Maitland, Esq. beaudftilly atoated. 

26i Church of Cults and Bonzean on the right ; goes down the banks 

of the Eden. 
2f Crawf(»d Priory, a fine Gothic building on the left, the ^eat df 

Lady M. Lindsay. 

28 Sootstarvet on ibe right, and Walton hill. 

29 ROad goes off to Kennoway, and die East Nook, at Mntton-hol*. 
29^ Tarvit-hoose, Rigg, and cross the Eden by a bridge of three 

arches to 

30 CuFAR, the county town. The new town-house is handsome *. 

* Cupar, the county town of Fifeshire, is finely situated on the 
north bank of the Eden. The Thanes of Fife, &om the most remote 
periods, have held theb courts there. The annals of Cupar say, That 
«he town has undei^one several si^es ; that plays were first acted h^i 
which may be cons^ered the origin of the Scots drama. The town 
consists of some good streets, a good jail, and public rooms ; almost 
the whole place has been newly rebuilt within these thirty yearsk 

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. N.3.>*»TbcsB is a a^ zoad foiming to the north of tbk one by 

Cupar, The roads to Dundee and St Andrew's go eastward. 
M Middkfield oa the left» PrestonhaU on the right. 
39 Nevmill, Bayne* on the ri^t. 
33 . YjUaga of Osnabuzgh ; here the Dundee and St Andrew's roads 

separate ; that for Dundee goes to the left, and eastward to 
36 Brackmonth mill, an old residence situated in a well wooded pa^k. 
39 St Foit» Stswazty Esq. on right, an old seat, amongst fine trees. 
41 Woo]>HAV£Nk and waterside, 2| miles acacosa. 

N, B«««^This new road is about two miles longer than the old 

one by Kilmany church. 
43] DuKDEE. — At a short distance from the town, the road goesto 

the right, leaving the Forfar and Brechin road on the left 
Lilly*bank.— "Lunatic Asylum on the left ; taybank, C. Guth- 

ne^ Esq. ontherig^t; Mayfield, A. M* Guthrie, Esq. on 

the right* 

44 Craigie-house, J. Guthrie, Esq. on the right. 

45 Castle of Claypots (the property of tiord Douglas) in ruins , and 

a road to Broughty-feiry on the right ; road to Baldovie toll 

OB the left ; Fitkerro on the left. 
4T Linlethan-house, Thomas Brskine, Esq. on the left: cross 

Dighty water ; Balmossie on the left. 
46i GzBQge of Monifieth, D. Kerr, Esq. and a road to the church 4»f 

Monifieth on the right. 
41 WoodhiU Inn.— Woodhill, Capt. Mill, on the right; road to the 

church of Barry on the right. 
43 Bahnachie and Panmuxe^honae, Hon. W* R. M«ule« M* 

the left ; Maule's Bank on the right ; Carnoustie, J. Kinkich, 

Esq* on the right ; Panbride church on the right. 
54 Muirdrum post-office. 
50 Hatien, Rose, Esq. on the right. 

58 . Kelly-hQUi6» the Hon, Colonel Bamsay> on the left ; cross El- 

liot water ; the road now goes dose by the coast. 

59 Hospitalfield, Fraser, Esq. on the left ; Park, Bruce, Esq. on 


60 AABaBBOTBWiCK, ot AKvaoATH ; the rains of the abbsy 

yeiy fine. 

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Direei Hoadtjhfm EdifUmr^ • 

(Miles.) :y J 

n Sfltton-booteon tiwfigK dmickof 8»VlB«m^o»the'Ml, i»l 

N. Tirry. ,^ 

63 PM^hiU, Duncan, SM^on tekl^ • . -H ^ ^ 

64 Kimbletfamoot, Lindny, on the l«ft» finely^ otttiMi In a wood- 

ed glen. . -- 4- 

f S^ Ethie-house, Eari of Northcik, a l«ge M pile, wi^ ppeiT tR«( 

66 Chance Inn and post-oflke. 

66< Churdi of Inverkeilor on the righti and Annuteo, Rail« ' 

67 Bnins of Red Castle on the right, and R^:dhetfApfolniiBM^« 
69 Djsait, and on the right a road goes off to DuninaUk - ' 

7(y- Rociie Castle, Ross ; Craighouse and chuPcfa* iriUi* fiacrlpirt;' 

Tl Inch, and cross the £sk hf an elegant tfanhcr bridge. 

72 MoKTAOSE, with its beatttifva basin, to the left.- The. prind* 
pal inn at Montrose is corions as the Inrth-pbce ol lh€giest 
Mazqois of Montrose, and in it is the wflin In whidi King 
James VIII. slept in 1715, befeie bis departure fiir Fitncec 

7$ New Manswells on the left, a road goes off to Maiykirlb * 

74 Charlton-hoose on the left, G. Fallarton Camegiey Bsq^ 

75 Kinnebar, and cross the North Esk by a good stpi»» bfidg«^ ai* 

enter the county of Kincardine or the Meamsi Sttmeiof.MiS^ 

I^e, Graham, on the left 
76^ Kirkside on the right, a fine bold coast 
77 Cfaigie, Scot, on the left, and a litOe onward, St'Cynis^dinr^ 
78^ Comb of Mathers on the right, Woodston on the left. 
7^ ' IiBiffieston on the left, a little on, Brighton, Orr. 

81 > J[c3inshayen and Brotli(»ton on the rig^. 

82 Benhotm Churdu The old umtdiabited tower sfill YttoaSn* ' - 

83 Upper Beidiolm, at the head of a wooded winding glen. ; ' 

84 Gurdon, and Hall-green, containing 180 inhabstaQts in tbe fsh. . 

ing line. 
84| ItrvEBBEKYis, cross the river Bervie to 
854 ABardyee on the left, for ages the seat of thefanu^ofAllaidfce* 

87 Church of Kineff ; the coast is precipitous and grand. 

88 Temple and Falaide, '\he plantations of which beautify i^ 
-• • .'jsiitsomidiing aeenery. 

S^t*" Slink «nd'H«v«s&>notf the HgM, €tie ^ropiirtjp'of a Mdntroie 

^'^ --liospital. ' , 

89| Church of Catterline, Ihe parish united to Kinetf. 

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(Ifiki.) ^ •" 

90? Ma* on d»Iift,' f»meAf OgHfle, Bttt. noi^ t seattsf toAf 

9t\ Ruins of Diinnottar GMe^, *1^ iklesander K^di, KnSgtit 
tv:. KfoiiMlMloffiooilaBa. 
{ 94 Stonehavsk, cross the C«mm. — ^Road by Ci^v* Angus joins. 
90^ -CMflillte^verCowiey house of Cowie, Innes^ £sq[. once the 
seat of the Thanes of Mearns. 

98 Limfitmifi, the conntiy Ideak and exposed* 

99 IMdinfe, Silvery Esq. a veDerable seat on a height neat die 

100^ Bams Inn> EUklE-^use^ Morfsen, Esq. an old Bouse, on Icit 
102 Balqnham, Oiapei, and Port Letfaen on right, Johnston, Bart. 
lOSr Causeway Port, goes orer an ettenstve moss. 
liM Baadtory, Thomani, Esq. whote attempts at pUoitlng !ift¥e been 
nearfy iniftiesb. 
09 Legart t cioss at Dte bridge, and enter AberdeeHsMre^ ' 
107 Pulttoer. The oouHtiy begins to wear a more 'ctdliv«te& aft-' 
peetat . *► 

100- Fteff^ai, Old m mile after enter 
109 ' AkBn»EK. 

No. S9. — Edinburgh to Perth through Fifeshirey 

To New Inn (as in No. 28.) 91 
Falkland - 2\ 83^ 

ToBmeBri^ S| 35^ 

PxmTii • 3| 39t 

Stnytoigib - 3 26^ 


91 «< N<irl9n ;-i^ftom this the road goes to tbe left throdgjlk 

93| Falkland, palace in rains, the ancient rcsidenoe of the Scottish 

9v * 'Hfnidi, SaBcBraQfls, on the kit, deligntnuly situated* 

• DunnottarGasUe was the seat of the aOaated finfly of Keith, 
Sari MariKfaal i--4t is a yery oniioas and stiong ]^lae^ and wen knm 
in history, now the seat of Sir Alexander Kdth of Dunnottas, Kn^ht 
KirisGbeL The Begalia of Scotland were once k^ here. 

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tej Myres, Moncrieff, Esq. who baB impiwai his Mste ^mXy^ 

274 Strathmiglo village ; onwards pass the boiMe of OlenUvbie, and 3 
milea ikrther toond the hm, Fatie ) soon after 41 &fi»in «Hh 
the great road by Kimofli. 

38f Peath.— There is a load firem tba capital ^ Perth, which pro- 
ceeds from Bmndsland, and joins the gt«at north road near 

No. SO Edinburgh io Aberdeen, ht/ Kinrois, 

Cupar Angus, Forfar, Brechin, LaurenceUrk, and 



To Queensfcrry 


To Forfar 

6 72 

By water 

H m 

Finhaveii bridge 

5 77 


2 m 

Careston bridge 

*d4 79^ 


3i 16 


44 84 


94 «54 

North Esk 

5 89 


164 4»2 


6 95 


64 484 

I3riiixiiituie * 

7 1«2 

Cupar Akods 

6^ S5 


a 108 

Meigle Bridge 

4 59 

Dee bridge 

13 121 

Essie Bridge 

> 5 64 


3 124 


2 66 


Another of the roads from the capital is the above, called the 
Great North Road. Leaving town by the west end of Princess 
Street, the road goes nearly in a north- west direction, passing 
the Earl of Moray's gate on the right, towards fidl's Mills. 
A ddightftd view down the water of Leith, by St Bcmard^s 
well, is to be seen here, having part of Ldth roads, the ships, 
and Inchkeith at a distance. Ascending ftom the bridge at 
Beirs Mills, it passes the house of 

1 Dean on the left, occupied by the Comnumder-in-CSiief. 

2 Ravelston -house on the ri^t, Str Alexander Keith, Knight 

34 Craigcrook, an old castle ; from the quorri^ in this neighbour- 
hood most of the houses of the New Town ha^^e been built. 

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To Aherd£ffh ^J^iwoss^ C^par4ugut, ^c. 

(Miles.) v^ 

5 v^«yf hfUM f h^e the. load joina tM f«m h^y aQd p&taes 

.{httMa audi esfewwtwQ park of Bwnton, Ramsay, Esq.. 
• 4 EaOi^B £raitt>nd. tQ tjie la^t, the issidence of J-ady Torphichen. 
5 New Saughton, Watson, Esq. aad Cfaigieball, Hope Vete, Esq. 
tmnQtvofo^d biidg« (rm the river Almond, which ialls juMo 
■ ' .V the Ma«b«tttsa mUe below ; and from this the road keeps along 
the fine indosuresjof Dalmeny Park, Lord Rosebery» to Queens- 
ferry, passing the church and vUlage of Dalmeny on the left. 
The enchanting^ view /rom the heights above Queens^erry baffles 
all description. The traveller crosses the ferry here, nearly 
two miles broad, to 
104 North Queensferry. The views of Hopetoun «nd Dttndas are 

very fine, as seen from the Frith- 
131 Inverkeithing ; thi road then goes in a north-east direction, 

through latheae m banen eoumry, but improved ktely. 
14 Passes Balbiigifi ob the right, and onwards Oowloch on the lefu 

< Road to Kkfccaldy «n the right. 
15^ A road goes on the left to DunfermUne. 
16 Grossgates. 
fOi Enters Kinron-shire. 
21 Blair- Adam house, Lord Chief Commissioner Adam, on the 

left, and Blair-Adam inn. 
t2 DowhiU and Barns, off to the left. 
23 Passes the water of Cairney. 

25) KiXROSS, on the banks of Loch Leven, a tolerably good inn 
here, and also at Kinross Green ; Kinross-house, Graham, Esq, 
on the right, built by Sir W. Bruce, Architect. The traveller 
will notice a beautiful island situated in Lochleven, and the ruins 
of an old castle upon it : Here the unfortunate Queen Mary was 
confined by her brother the Regent : and the, various incidents 
mscntioned in the Abbots will add greatly to the interest which 
this ruixi must create. A visit to the lonely residence of this 
injured Queen will not occupy much time, and cannot fail to 
be interesting to those who feel for her misfortunes. The spot 
called Mary's KndU, is the place where she landed after escap- 
ing along with Douglas. The castle keys were found in 1805, 
and are at Kinross House- 
s' ^ Crosses Qmch water, which falls into Loch(even.« , 

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«tT Mfis of Foftfi. <* MfhiilliMti mA niw tMi, ^n la ^dtt ligll, 
"^ wlB be leen Borlejr Casde, Mat of te Biafbutu, Lttill Bmley. 

H CrasMfe the water yf Farg at Damherid, and ctftenrf^tetfadiidb. 

Clmrili 6f Anigaik OB the top of the lffll't(> llle ligjblu 
36 Enten the romantic den tsSitA Qkanflug. > 

* ^ Fanes Balmanno, an dd honse, and SSgnMciB/GMiit^ m left. 
"StS Cnmu the tiver Erne, Dombarny diardk on tii« left. * 
'S$ Goes round fh6 hill of Moncrtdflfe, lewKng^ MMiedeffe House, 
Moncriefffe, Bart on the right, and Pkfaldiie tmneral i^Is 
on the left ; road to DuppGn and Gask on' ^left. 

40 Falls in with the tiver Tay, goes along its ImaIs to 

41 Pebth. Leaving Perth, and trossing Ae Ti^, thia'road goes 

eastward, having the Ptdoce of Soone on ibt left^ A- lilde 
further on the road divides ; this Iceefjb the M^ by 9t Maitina. 
Near RoseBdd is Dunsinnan hill, where staadf the remains of 
Mad)eth*8 Casde ; the ooontty is wet WMded hete, Afte 
passing Drumbogie and Nethermill, the 4MUid g6«a through 
' the wood and plantations around the hooae of UMrOBei Abeut 

a mile onwards, after pasnng Balgenhoo, Rosi^ Es^ it reaches 
Ihl Cupar-Angus. 

Leaving Cupar, the road goes in an' easterly diiee^n, Ikawing 
die river Ida on the left. It passes the dmrcfa oi Bendocfaie, 
and a little onward, Balbroggie on the left. Onwards 4s Ar- 
thurstone, Macnab, Esq. on the r^hl, and Kinleoli, Kinloch, 
59 Esq. on the left ; and at S9, Meiolu, pleasttttlf sttuated on 
a small rivulet, m the centre of Dundee And Cupar tuiifike- 
Leaving Meigle, and Belmont Castle, Bftdcenzie, Esq. snr- 
zounded with fine policy and wood, on the ri^t, and on,W|uds 
the seat of Drumkilbo, Naime, Esq. after passing the church 
of Nevy, it enters Angus near Castletoo. A little oowaids is 
66 Dunkenny on the left, and the dimch'of Essie, At the 66dt 
milestone is Glammis, and the magtaficent seat ef the Earl 
of Strathmore. A little beyond th^ 99lk stone is Brigton, Dou- 
glas, ^sq. From this the road fiM 0tkr a hilly ooontiy. 
72 FoEF All, at 72d milestone. 

Leaving Forfar, the road passies Carsgray and Carsbank on the 
left, and Pitscanly on the right : the country here is very 

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Tf ','- JbSOp KfM ^ 77tk sulirtime b <Aberleiiuia climnl^ andtlM 
\r:iir. H fcouie otFUmn^n ; U faUs optm Ae Soutb Etk^ and goea 
Mi:;- :^wiilt8 liaiiks to BftSCHiK at the 84th nikaio^e, Thecaprtte 

(i^pfli. W^ Mfnde)^ irith ita fine gatdeaa «iid cadoBWca, give 

Cpreat beauty to Ihk oeighboiirheed. 
^•/ |««aviogrBrecltti>, tlie toad goea a little ta the nortli-eaaty leawg 
85 Keathoc^ to the left, at the 85th atone. At 86^, a zoad^to 

IffOBtiHwe oa the r^^lit. Thia goea onward, having 8tri(c]ia- 
f$4 . tfaN!v<mth«lcft> till (884) it falls in with another road from 

Menlrase t» Fetteicaini, which road it keeps for half a mile, 

tillHG»»flses the Kosdi Esk; it then enters the ahireof 

Mdurpa, an4 goes in an easterly direction, crossing the Lather, 

.994 a tributary stream of the £8k\. ^t the 89thatxme is Bahna- 

. :/ ^uten on ibe ngfat » it again crossea a road to Pettercabn 

neair Hatton, and keeps the banks of the Leither, passing New- 
,05 tea on ^ right, tiU it reaches Laxjbskcxxzak at the 95th 

1 mllestQiKu 
PI <- hmmng LaHrencekirk, at the 97th stone, Pitarrow an the left, it 
99 crones the Foidun road at Chance Inn, near the 98th stone $ 

onwards it falls into the river Bervie, Whiteriggs.on the xighu 
^IQIt Soon after, crossiDg the river, it reaches Dromlithie (102.) 

Aftes passiDg Fiddes, Stratton, Esq, an old castle, on tlic 
194 righ^ and Falside on the left (104), it goea over a barren 

track; passirig die church of Dtmnottar on the left, and 
I9ft caitla on the right, Stovehaven, at the 108th milestone. 
:,1I4 It here joiiia the eoast road to Aberdeen, as descnb^d No, 28. 

Nt). dl*— -Perth to Dukdbb. 

*l The road from Perth to Dundee is inserted here, as the mail to Aber- 
deen goes by Perth, Dundee, Arbroath, and Stonehaven.] 




Urngfofgaa • 




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Direct Roadt from Edinlmrgh , 

This is a pleasant mad dawn the north bank of the Tay, through 
the Carse of Cowrie ; after croismg the Ixidge, the road turns 
to the rights 

Church of Kuinoul on the ri^ht ; BeUwood, Yottng, Esq. on ihe 
left ; Woodend, Captain Moncrieff, on the right, 

3 Kin&uns, Lord Gray, on the left ; a new castle building hj his 


4 Seggieden, Hay, Esq. on the right ; and ruins of Eldio castle on 

the opposite bank. Church of Kinfkuns on the left. 

5 On the left, road to Inchyra, Blair Andeison, Esq, 

6 Churdi of St Madoes, and Pitfour Castle, Richardson, Esq. sur- 

nmnded by an extensive park of old timber, on the righu 

7 eiencafse, Hunter, Esi}. on the left, at the foot of the hOL 

8 Glendoiek, Craigief Esq. on the left; church of Kilspindy on the 

left, situated on a height. 

9 Boad to Enrol, and to £rrol«hoiise, J. L. AUen, Esq. on the 

right ; Murie, Miss Yeaman, on the right 

10 Megginch Castle, Drummond, Esq. on the right, in a fine park. 

11 Half-way House ; Fingask Castle, Thriepland, Esq. on the left, 

delightfully situated among large woods. 

13 Inchmartin, Major AUen, on the left ; Kinnaurd Castle, Richard- 
son of Pitfour, Esq. and church ; and BalUndean, Trotter, 
Esq. on the left ; and ^ the hiU, farther to the left, Ballo, 
Steuart of Dalguise, Esq. and Lochton, Kinnear, Esq. 

13 IvcuTVRE ; a road on the r^t to Polgavie ; Balledgamo 
on the left, a beautiftil hamlet; th^ splendid facade of 
Rossie Prio^, Lord Kinnaiid, will be discerned on the bank 
' to the left ; and the venerable seat of Castle Huntly, rising 
amidst majestic woods, on the ri^t, formerly the property of 
the Earls of Strathmore, now of Paterson, Esq. 

15 LoiraFOROAir, a long straffing village. 

17 Mylnefield, Thomas Mylne, Esq. on the right, and Kingoody 

quany ; Gray-house, Lord Gray, on the left. 

18 Invergowrie Toll, cross the bridge, and enter Angus. 

19 ^invergowrie, J. M, dayhiUs, Esq. on the left. 

SOJ 'Balgay house. Miss Anderson, on the left ; Bhukness, Hunter» 

Esq. on the left. 
21 Dundee. 

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To Banff ly Forfar and Brechin^ and by Stirling, 

No. 32.-— Edinburgh to Banff, 6^ Foffar, BrwMn, 
Monymusk, and Old Bain, 

(Miles.) 1 



To Cupoi; AQg^8« de- 

To Bridge of Dee Inn 

ai 102i 

' scribed No. 30. 


Banchory Teruan 

8i 111 

, Mdgte , - 




10. 121 





6 1^6 




Old Rain 

U 1ST 





18 155 

North £$k .biidge 




11 J 166J 

Fcttercaica • 



No.'d3.-^£o{»BUliou topnisFj' i»y YelUoJ 
• '^ MuckharlM ';' 

(Miles.) (Miles.) 

To Loaninghead 8i -37 

Muthil . 6i 43i 

Crieff - 3i 47 

To N. Queeflsfeny - ""lOi 
Dunfermline 5^ 16 

'■ YettsofMucKHAET 124 28| 

The Falls on the Devon, 9 miles from Dunfemoline, are well worlh 
yisiting, consisting of three or four cascades, in which the river is pre • 
cipitated down perpenilicular rocks, one of which is not less tlian 86 
feet high. This is named the Cal^jon Linn. 

No. 34.*— -Edinburgh 

to Banff by Stirling. 

(Miles.) 1 


To StirUng, as No. 83. 


To Kttricl^^ 

64 119 




Bridge oi Spey 

4 123 

Miilfail Kitk 



Fitmaan Inn 

3 126 




Aviemore Inn 

13J 1394 

Amulrie Inn 




134 i52J 

Abeifddie - 



Bridge of Aven 

T3 te&i 

Weem Inn 




' 74 1734 

Cushieville Inn 



Bridge of Fiddich 

3 1764 

Tummel Bridge Int 

1 8 



10 1864 

Dabuuaidoch Inn 




80. «064 

Dolwhinnie Inn 



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To Bxidgp of Spey 



Pitmaiii Ion 

a 114 

151 57^ 

ATienmre Ion 

. I?8t.l28 

9 66i 


ISi lili 

11 774 



lOi 88 



13 101 

ZNr^c^ Hoadifrom JBdinhurgh 
•-* • — ' 

No. 85. — Edinburob to iNTsaNSss By Pertkn 

To Perth, described 
No. 30. 
; thinkeld ^ - 
Moulineam Inn 
Iblair AtboU 
(Mfles.) . . 

4i Leaving Perth, the road goes north,, pafdng Balhousic^ Sail of 
Kinnoull, on the right, and Feu tiouse^^.Thonas MditlWV * 
Gardiner, Esq. on the left. 

43 A road to Cneffbgr^Jf Jbven, &c on the left, * 

44 Palace of Scone, Earl of Mansfield, will be seen on the li^t 

*bank of the Tay, situated in a J^e and weU^^vooded p«rk. ; . 

45 Cross the river Almond, and pass the fatm of Bnbert Gneme, 

Esq. on the right ; the view here up the Tay oooipriiei a. beau- 
tiful wooded angle of the park of Scone. 

47 Limcarty UeachfiekU The batde was fei^hC here fti 980» |i 
which the antas of King Kenneth III., weje defeated hf'ib» 
Danes ; but the Soots were aftec^afds ndHed by a ^oi mtfyB ian 
of the name of Hay, fronnwbom the noble &m3ies of £nk^ an^- '- 
Kinooull are descended. The road recedes from the Tay, 

49 Naime House fimnerly stood about a nik to the Ieft» 

5^ Church and village of Auchtergaven, Airley-wig^ on Iherltft ; 
Tullibelton, Robertson, Esq. a mile and a half to tho left. 

53. Entrance or pi^ into the Hi^ikm^ ; here the Gmnpian inoun* 
tains begin to appear lofty and majestic, and tha raid comes 
again in view of the Tay. 

A4 Mwrthly Castle, near the co m me n cement of the defile, on light, 
about a mile ftom the road. Stewart of XsraadtDSi^ Bait» 

55 Goes along the foot of Bimam, and through the sctte of the an« 
dent forest, hardly a tree of which remains 4«-»llSe distant langa 
of Dunsinnan hills will be observed to the right *• 
■ ^ I . I • *' 

• Tr^^edy of Macbeth, Act rV, Scene 1. 
•« ' 3[0Ntri/to»^-— Macbeth shall never vanquished be untS 
'' Great Bimam wood to high Dunsinnan hiU 

ff Shall Qome against hinou 

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" ~ 7tolnverne99hyi Pfiifihf ., 

Vl\ tttiiAih^ftnl'and Litde Dunkeld church on right ; the road CRMset 
/ .oil l|^ Tay by a splendid new bridge of se^en arches, passes thIO^gb ^ 
^111 ll^NKELB, idotig die park of the Duke of Atbdll^ (wljosef 
^ ^ > private walks and pleasure grounds extend several miles), past 
^' ^ Xb^U Seat' txA Craigharni^ where a magnificent view of 
l^-**' Aiti^U opens, comprehending Crmgnd'httagy^ J^arrapfji^ 
1*^** Binff-gloe, Beny-ifracky^ and other high mountains. ■*' \ 
tX^-^XkimtSky diurch^; afad on the opposite bank of the Tay will be ob- 
served, among old trees, Dalguide House, now, and for ages^ ^ 
the residence of the Steuarts of Dalguise. The extekisive Iroodi " 
\^ "! abd^psrk muad lifia seat, contribute to enri:ch the scene. ' "^ 
63^€^leiiiilbert, a&ot£Kr fe^t of Mr Steu^, >(oncealed by irenen- 

ble trees, on the left. ^ , * 

64 Kinoaird, I zett, iBsq. * i^ew housr, bttilf'liimAtfa a wooded rock;^ ^ 
i"-'. on' left batik ? abovjs the road to right, Tultimet, Col. C^dic. ^'^ 
^5) Jwgiet»iiviitilFeconfiufiic«^<jf the Tayand Tummel ;' the fory 
.'iri'rii' arBiMUnliag>' fi^im ivhiek a load g^ tip Strathtay to^^ 
.<c *'rvir«eiBi» ^eotmore, Ac by Ballechin and Casthi MeaMes. 
M> MouKneam, a goo^%n, dose to th^ Tummel. 
61f| laMcm^llMil^ H tfsw iMiBe; bnilt "by Ferguson, Esq. 
Cabf' i>ttttfldlaiidy'Oii'l!ie left baiSk oT iSat Tummd; seat of General 

^t:* V^ngiMm, fated «f tto ntoie tfi Perthshire. 
69%.l4iii9dkry, fbrmeily tive< residetiee^ BotCetof Pitlochry, prbge&i- 
toii of the £Btti3f of Psdcally V atfJT Moulitt and BaBedmund,, 
Thomas PergussoD, Eiq« above, to the right, 
n rJ?aBkally« the deii^tftil retreat of Ar«!hibald Butter, Esq. on tb«' ^ 
left 9 tbe house is placed near the Tummel, and sttttOunded 
:; ."J onattriidcsr by fine banks of «ood,-^the river fiows at thefMl ' 
ir ;ofitol««n. 

•♦ JI»e>crf.vLiTfaat yfSl never be 5 

. \^o call' imprest the forevt?** 

AfH V; Scene 5. 
«« Meuenger^AMl did stand my watdi tipon the bill, 

l4oeked tewaid Btmam, aud auuu luethmi^' 
TbewoodbfgMitopoyelv . ' : "ijj^ 

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(Milei.) P 

1% Bridge of Garry oa the left, by wluch a toad Itads to Loch TuB^ 
md, RaDDOch, dec pasasg Bonskeid* Finca^e^ AUean, and 
F088, all pofoeased by gentlemeii of the name of Stewart. 
This looii likewise leads to Mount Alexander, the xeadenoe of 
Stiowan Robertson, and to Bunzannoch and Cros^ount, 
Stewart, Esqs. Locfagarry and Dalhostie^ Maedonell, £^b« . 

73 Pass of Killicrankie, meaning in the oc^g^lal (he grace qfkeroe9» 

singularly verified by the events of X6B9, when the Yisoount 
D«ndeede£eat«d the forces of William III. and died in |he 
anna of vidory. The road, as it winds thnm^^ thiinanow 
defile, shews the fine scenery and n^^id stream of theGany, 
rushing over.](ug(^rocks, far below^ 

74 Orrat, or Urrard, on the right, $tewart, Ssq, ; in the fi^ nexl 

the road, li-id&e stone will be observed^ which maika the spoC 
where Dundee fell, 

75 Lude, on the height to the right, amidst extensive plantntioQ^.; 

Strathgarry and ShieigUss, Stewart, Esqs* on the lefi: banh of 
ikt Garry. 

79 Blair* AthoU Inn and church, in which Lord Dundee is buried in 
the Duke*s vault ;— his ooflSn is placed on end. It ia said that 
the road is to be altered in this neigfabourhood, and 10 wild 
at the foot of the Duke*s park, along the brink of the Gany. 
Bhur Castle, though no longer a place of strength, is still in* 
teresting, and its ^uation is very grand. 

79 Road goes along the pleasure-grounds ; a little on, the manse 
of Blair to the right 

81 Bruar Inn ; imd the Falls about a mile from the road^ l>e 
ride from Dunkeld has hitherto, been through a district perhaps 
the most beautiful and picturesque in Scothmd $ but its aspect 
varies much after passing Bruar, and to the confines of Perth* 
shire continues to traverse nothing but b.le^ moois, with 
scarce a tree, or a human habitation, to relieve the eolitndc 
of the scene. 

88 Dalnacardoch, and goes over the mountains of Crugdiuni, and 

through the forest of Drumuachter, (where thae is not a smg^e 

tree), leaving the Duke of Atholl*s deer-forest on the ri^t: 

.. enters Inverness-shire, and goes down a branch of the Spey, 

called Truim, to 

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lOl Dalwhinnie Inn, the property of the Duke of Gordon ; conti- 
nues down the banks of the river Truim. A road to Fort 
Augustas branches off on the left, by Garviemore and Loch 
Laggan, passing Cluny, the residence of Cluny Macpherson* 
and other seat| of gentlemen of his Clan. 

107 ' Crosses the river Truim. 

I Hi Bridge of Spey, ivMdi the road ' crosses, and still keeping the 
banks of the Spey reaches 

114 Pitmain Inn ^ a smaS neat house : the appearance of the country 
h how xfiuch better than for the last two or three stages ; and it 
very good all the way to Inverness ; the roads are most excellent. 

1154 Church of Kingussie^ and ruins on th»opposite bank. 

lid Bdvifie on the left, Macpherson, Esq. son of the transbtor of 
Ossian. It now £ills upon Loch Inch, the banks of which are 
weU wooded. 

120 Kincraig on the left^ Invereshie, M^Pherson, on the right 

Its Church of Alvie, and Loch, endrded with high mountains. 

125 Enters Morayshure ; Rothicmurchus, Grant, Esq. M. P. and on 
the opposite bank Kinrara, Marquis of Huntly*8 eottage. 
Cain^rum at a distance. 

19Bi Aviemore Inn. Road on the right to Castle Grant, Earl of 

IdO Avilochaa, and Loch. 

133 Leathendy on the right. 

135 Cross the river Dulnain. A wild district for some time here. 

141^ Corrybreugh, and soon after crosses the Findhorn. 

143 Inveraig on the left. 

1454 Delmagerrie Inn. 

|4T Church of Moy and Loch ; Moyhall, Macintosh of Macintosh. 

149 Enters Strathnaitn, goes over a wild district, and crosses the 
river Nairn. ' 

155 Wester Leys and Torbrecks <m the left ; Inches, Robertson, 

Esq. and Castlehill on the right 

156 Kilcabuck. 

157 King^s Mills on the right, 

158 lKV£BK£88. 

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Direet Roadifrom Edinburgh 

No. S6. — Edinburgh to Fort-Georoe^ by C^^ptf' 

Angus, Blairgoftrie, and Oranlowh. ', \'^[ 

(Miles.) ij^MUk) 

TdPerth, (MinNo 30.) .4,2 

St Martin's Inn] 

'.r. Bf.AiAoowaic 
Briclge of Cally 
^'Spittal of Glenshee 
* . Inn 




To Castletown of ^ca^f 

12} 77i 

Cockbridg^ inn 
Candlemore ina 
Bridge of PnUie 
Fort Georgs 



10| 123} 

1%. w 

No. 37* — Edihburoh to Fort AeovsTtT«'«iiJ 

A great portion cf this road traverses the County of Per^. 

To Stbling, win No. 23. 



Crieff . 




Weem Inn 







To Eblwhinnic ... .13'. 113 

Gfbryiemore .-. : 14 127 

Fort AuoufiT^a XS 145 

UjMcfa Inn 

. 9 154 


► 2^4 17»i 


. 9 1381 

„ 100 
354 Stirliko, as in No. 24« 

Leaving Stirling, the road to Dunblane citsssM tfa» firidge of 

Foithy and going northward soon after ccMses 

^ Allan water, — a road goes to Fort- Williatn foy I^ochenHead and 

Tyndrom, &c. This road keeps in a northetiy direction up 

the river Allan, passing the fine Park and Castlo of Airthrey, 

Sir Robert Abercromby, G. C. B. on the light^ and a little 

,, .. farther, •< princely Keix," Stirling, Esq. on libe left. 

404 Kippenross on the right, Stirling, Esq. retnaikable far a pbae 

tree the laigest in Scotland, being 30 feet in ctrcflinfbei^ 
^414. lXi;N^AJfE — The fipisoopal Cathedral has httely «i&dfei|6iie 
^ ,^^; , m^ r^airs,, voA 'n » &M bniUipgf-^A toad to Dtfone on 
the left. Near this the battle of Sheriffmnir «mlbttght in 

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itiSfeRAilt^ OF scdTiakNiyJ 45 

To Port Jugitstusjittd Bexncra, - - - 

42^ Vippendavie* the property of Stirling of Kippcoioii. 
46i Road goes over on the right to Auchterarder, passing StrtA- 
s - '^^aDan, Drummond, Esq. and Kincardine, Johnston, £ff* wA 
thence leading to Perth by the bridge of Dalriacb, G^, ^, 
ifi\ Ardoch, celebrated for its Roman camp, the most copiipleti in 
^ Scotland ; and Braco Castle, Frands Masterton, Esq. oo the 
' ' Ieft« A road goes through Glenlichom to Comiie. 
4^1 (Mull House, Graham, Esq. surrounded by the very exten- 
«Te and thriving plantations of Mr G. on the right ;*-goei 
^ over the great moor of OrchilL 
iS PitkeUony, on the left, and Culdees Castle, General Drum* 

... ;jiiAnd, on th« right ;— Muthil Church and village. 

54 Drummond Castle, the proud seat of the ancient Earli of Perih^ 

iiov of their representative, Lady Gwydir: It stands on a 

conunanding eminence to the left, and the park is covered 

"■ with the finest trees. .... 

$$ Crosses the Erne, leaving Dollerie, Murray, Esq. and ]^- 

brakie, Graham, Esq. on the right ; a road on the left leads 

to Comrie and Locheme through the beautiftd grounds of Qcb- 

fertyre. Baron Sir P. Murray, and Lawers, Lord Balgpiy ; 

passing on the left Aberuchil Castle, Drummond of Strageitth, 

Esq. (a mansion of great antiquity, with a splendid wide 

avenue, gigantic limes stretching in front), and on the right^ 

Dunira, the romantic Hunting-lodge of Viscount Mdville. 

56^ Cbieff, a neat viUage, pleasantiy sitvuted on fk gently ele- 

V nted kooU* 
57} Leaving Ciieff, and proceeding eastward, tiie raad passes Fern- 
. tower. Sir D. Baird, Bart G. C. B. on tiie left, and passdg 
the yottd to Perth on the right, turns northward. The splen- 
did^ Gothic mansion of Abercaimey, Moray, Esq. will be ob« 
tcsyed towering over the vide* 
69i Monsk, the. beautiful seat of General CampbeU, M. P. on the 
. , ^ left), villi the church and village of Monde. ' ''^ 

614- FooUord ;-wtlieToad ascends a steep eminenee* 
4^'Atoailgaeat0Pert]ioatheiigbt^-^'niisroad goes aId^glAl« 
mond tsrer vk^ytsry taaow and rottiitttie fjtaait ttSBid Glen- 

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46 ITlNtfeXKY 0^ SC6rt.AND. 

Direct Roadifrom £dinburgh 


&S Crosses the liter at Ncwtdn. " 

€Ti Amtilree Inn ; Milton, Campbdl of Einloch, t^st[. amdhg ifine 
^ knolls of pine. A road to Kenmore on the left, through Glen- 

- quech, and along Loch Freuchie, &c. [and a road to Dunkeld 
on the right, through Strathhran, past Trochrie CasUe,* fiie 
residence of the celehrated Earl of Cowrie, by die Rtindiling 
Brig, Ossian's Hall, and Invar. The road to Aberfddj 
crosses through the dreary mountainous ralige of Glen-cotliu], 
and descends Upon 

76 1 Moness House, and Falls, Earl df Breadalbane, formerly the 
property of the ancient family of Flemjmg of Moness, rqire- 
sented by Stewart Flemyng of KiIIicha|sie, Esq. 

774 Aberfelbv, a long, straggling, and very dirty TilUige. 
There is no good inn here ; but crossing Tay Bridge, and 
leaving a road to Dunkeld by Logierait on the north side, and 
by another Balnaguard on the south, the road reaches 

' 79 Weem Church, and a good inn. Near the village is the vener- 
able Castle of Menzies, which has been for centuries, and still 
is, the residence of the chief of that name. 

79 Bolfmcks will be observed on the south hatik of the Tay. 

90 Church and village of Dull. — Wide plains to the left, and 
junction of the Lyon witli the Tay near Comrie, a castdkted 

92 Cushieville Inn ; road to the left |leads to Drumachary, one of 
the seats of Stewart of Garth, Esq. to Duneaves, Menti^ 
Esq. and Meggemie Castle, Steuart Menzies, Esq. through 
tMenlyon. — After passing the romantic glen of Keltnie, in 
which the casfle of Garth stands on the left, the road ascends 
a bleak and cold country to the point where a view of 
Kannoch and Loch Tummel opens. 

SSJ Kinnairdy, and Mills of Foss ; Knyachan, Stewart of Garth, 
on the right, and a road to Blair Atholl by Garry Bridge. 

90^ Tummel bridge and Inn ; a road to Kinloch-fiannoch, on the 
left, by Moimt Alexander, &c. 

92^ Bohespick, the country very mountainous. 

95 Tremasure, and cross the river Garry ; a road up Glen-errochy, 
on "the left, leading to Trinafour, Robertson, Bsq. and 

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100| Dalnacardodi Inn ; the road to Blair and Dunkeld, on right 

108 £nterf the comity of Inverness near Dalnaspidal, in the midst 
df bare and rugged scenery, and goes down the steep banks of 
the rivei Troim. 

1131 Dalwhinnie Inn, on the Gordon estate. 

1144 Bofid to Inverness goes thvough a wild track, and falls in upon 
the Spey, on the right. 

1194 Buins of the castle of Cluny, burnt by King George's troops in 
1745, and new house of Cluny, Macpherson, £sq. Chief or 
captaiii of Clan-Chattan ; the road goes up the Spey over a 
wild district to 

127 Garviemore Inn> leavii^ Loch I^aggan on the left. 

1314 Bo^ S^^ ^ Fort- William, on the left. 

133^ Cross the immense mountain of Corryarrack. 

137 1 Falls in upon the river Tarff, passes Abertarff, Fraser, Esq. at 
some distance, and reaches 

14& FoBT AuGiisTUs. Near this are the «9debtated falls of Foyers 
on the right The road passes Inv^moriston, Grant, Esq, 
beautifully situated on the banks of Loch Ness, on the right, 
and goes through Glen-Moriston, up the side of the river 
JVforiston, to 

159 Unach Inn. 

161 Goes along the banks of Loch Clouny, passes Raebuie, and en- 
ters the veiy moimtainous district of GlenshielL 

1884 BERK£]LA,*«-Barracks here, and church of Glenelg. Not far 
from hence is a feny to the Isle of Skye. 

No. 36.-- 

-Edinburgh to Fochabers. 




To Perth, as in No. 30. 42 

To Cuttishillock Inn 

12 107 

Cupar- Angus 

13 55 

Kincardine O'Neil 

7 114 


4 59 

Boat of Forbes, or 


7 66 


lU i^H 


6 72 


16 142 


12 64 


10 152 


11 '^S 


8 160 

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42 Perth, as in No. 30. 

A short way after crossing the Tay at Perth bridge* this iwd 
goes eastward, keeping the Pakoe of Soone on the left. A 
Utde onwards the road divides ; this keeps to the left» and 
goes through St Martinis ; the ooantry here is well wooded ; • 
onwards is Dixnsinnan, and fine plantations. After 
Dnimbogie and Kethermill, it reaches the plantatioiis i 
Lbtrose-house on the right. Soon after it passes ] 
on the left, and onwards about a mile, reaches 

54} Cnpar-Angos. Leaving Cupar, the road goes eastward, having 
the river Isla and church of Bendochy on the left» A little 
beyond this is Balbroggie on the left. 

56 Arthurstone, Macnab, Esq. a handsome house, on the n^»L 

59 Kinloch-house, residence of G. Kinloch, Esq. on the left. 

60 Meigie. To the right lies Behnont Castle, and Aucfateityn. 

Leaving Meigie, on the right is Fullerton, and onwards 
Drumkilba After passing the'^cburch of Nevy, it entea AqgOi 

64 near Castleton, about the 64th milestone. 

65 Dunkenny and the church of Essy on the left. 

67 GLA1IMI8. — The Castle of Glammis is one of the finest ham* 
nial mansions in Scotland. In it King Duncan was murdered 
by Macbeth ; the trees in the park are lofty and spreading 
Going onwards, a little beyond the 67th stone, is Brigteo- 
house, DougUs, Esq. From this the road is over a hilly 

73 FoRFAB. Leaving Foifar, it passes Carsegray and CaradMskt 
on the left, and Fitscanly on the right, the country hilly. 

78 Aberlemno church, and Flemingtoo-house. It then goes down 
the banks of the South Esk, to 

84 B&ECHiv. From this the road goes in a north«CBSt directioD. 

86 Ketthock. 

88 A road goes off to Montrose to the right near Stridaduou 

90 Crosses the river N<»th Esk. 

95 Fettercaim, Baion Sur John Stuart. At the 95th a road to the 
light goes to Stonehaven, on the left is the house of Fadio. 
■A Teiy monntainoas load. 
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(Miles.) 4 /J 

107 Coftties-HUlodL Inn. .^ 

108 The load crosses the water of Feu|^ and enters Aberd^^lure; 

Finzean, FairquharsoD, Esq. M* P. on the left. 
* 11 St Michael's Cairn.. 

" t\J Cross the Dee at Boat of Inchbe^, and goes down the river, 
which is well wooded here, to 
ift Kincardine p'Keil. Ee^ng the middle ipad to A^rdy pass 

Auchlossan on the left. 
il^ Chiurch of Lumphanan. 

121 Craigieyar-house, Sir Arthur Forbes, Bart. - t^^ 

"liti Alford on'the right, a pleasant village. 
"^25 Church of Alford ; a little onwards cross the Don at^ 
125| Boat of Forbes, where there is an inn. , - ^ 

iiilf Church of TuHynestle on the right. 

130 Knockespock, Gordon, Esq. ^ J^ 

1S2 Church of Clatti, 
' I^ Cbsfle Forbes, Grant, Esq. on the left. 
' SSft ' CMBses tiie road from Rhynie to Aberdeen, near the diurph of 
Kinnethmount. On the right stand Gorbal and L^th-JuJl, 
and on the 1^ Craighalt The road goes down the Bo^ 
t9S Gartley Castle In ruins, and onward the church, where the road 

crosses the river to 
148 RuKTLr. After crossing the river, it leaves Huntly Lodge oa 
the lig^t. Marquis of Huntlj, and ruins of the castle. 
' l4f* Church of Caimey. 
150 Bhrkenbum on the right. ' ^ 

198 ' Ketdi. From Keith to Fochabers » a MUy stage of 8 mil&. 

leO PoCttABEM •. 

• * Pocinlias ilB a neat ^tfivmg town, within a mile of Gordon 
Castle. His Grace the Duke of Gordon is hereditary provost of tfaebo^h, 
uid ff[9ffpm hjr a iisioi^ fisitis a||)ointed annually ;>***ti]e.|i«iMUngsiare 
good, and the town contains nearly. lOQOinfaaUtaatSv . - d^ 

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50 nnfmLAvr tff scorr land. 

Dhtci'liMdifrim Edkihatgh 

No. sg. — Edinburgh to Dinowax^l^ TAUf, Dornogii, 
Wick, and Thurso. 

(Miles.) 1 


To InremttB (see No. 35.) 158 

To Loth 

12 232 

BCMllj . 

10 168 

Oufldale VnUige 

10 242 


9 177 


9i 25U 

Dmmmond Inn 

6 183 


4 2554 


8 191 

Clyth Inn 

6 26U 


It 203 


10} vn 

Mdkle Petty 

4 207 




54 2in 


12 Wi 


7i 220 


158 InvernesB. 

159. Ptes wider ^¥]tii£bdninpBrts of (^ai^Fhairie. 

161 Bunchni, Fraser, Esq. This district is called the Aizd. 

162 Fopochie, Fraser, Esq. The Moraj Fpth is caUed here Beuff 

Red Castle, Grant, Esq, an old castellated mansion, beautifiinjr 
Atuated COL the other side of the Frith. 

165 Dunballaeh on the right, Rdig, Fiaser, Esqp on the left. 
. 165i KirkhiU on the right ; Kingelly on the left. 

166 Anchnagaim on the left* 

167 Cross the road from Urquhart 
1674 Cross the river. 

168 Beauly, a smalltown. 

170 Enters Ross-shire ; Amgask on the left. 

Gilchrist church on the rig^t, 
171^ Highfidd, M«Kenzie, Esq. on the left. 
172 Castle Biahan, Stewart Mackenzie of Scafivdi, Esq. 

174 Cross tibe Conaa at Soodale ferry. 

175 MiRofUsie. 

176 ntglasrie. 

1 77 Dingwall. Here was the seat of the Earls of Rosfc , 
17» TuUoch Castle, Daridaon, Esq. on the left. 

180 MountgeraU, M*K«naie> Esq« ob thakft. 
80^ ArduUe on the right. 

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182 Foi:^ House, Momo, Bart, diief of that andent name. 

183 Drummond 09 tlie right. 

18Si Inchcoulter, Eraser, Esq. and ceocs the liyer, 

184} Culodm on the right, and Novar, Munro, Bart« on the kft 

Church of AltnesB on the left, a niin on die right. 
187 Teaninich, and the bridge of Altness, 
189 Rostkeen Church, with the extensive plantation^ of 

191 Inyergordon Castle, a romantic residence. 

192 Inn of InTeigordon. The road oontinues along Cromarty Fritlu 

193 Enters shire of Cromarty. 
IU\ PortLdch. 

Miltown village and inn. 
196 Balnagowan, Ross, Bart near Logie-Easter church. 
199 Colfoesie ; the road turns northerly to 
tO\\ Knodbreek. 
203 Tain.-— The church, an old Gothic building, dedicated to St 

Duthus *. 
205 Turlogie Park and House. 

207 Meikle Feny, dms to Sutherland. 

208 SkeeboU, Donpster of Dunichen, Esq. 
Spinningdale manufactory on the right, now ^ven up. 

210 CyderhaU, Marquis of Stafford. 

212 DoaxocH, formerly the seat of the .Bishops of Caithness^— the 

cathedral is used as the parish church -f . 

214 EmboU House. 

216 Little Perry. Skeeboll, partly a ruin, on the left. 

217 Links of Golspie, and onward Drimmie. 
220 Golspie church and village. 

* The town of Tain is (^d and iS buflt ; some good houses have 
lately been erected, and a good Assembly Rooin.-^Tain has ita new 
town separated from the old, being some acres feued on the* estate of 
Madeod of Geanies. It contains about 1900 inhabitantsi chiefly en- 
pk^ed in fishing, and the manufactory of leather. 

f Dornoch is a royal burgh, governed by a provost, baiUes, dean 
of guild, and merdiant couttdUors :— The town is small, and going 
tet to deeqr. The Danes were totally defeated hese in 1260. 

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221 Dunrobin Castle on the left, the ancient seat of the EaHs of 

Sutherland, finely situated/near the sea-beadi. 
223 Uppat House. 

225 Cross Bora riVer. 

226 Church of Clyne. 

227 Kintred-wall House, Gordon of CvnA. 

228 Wilk House Inn. 
230 Lothbeg. 

232 Loth Chuvdi. Most of this district is the p r ope rt y of &e 
Marquis of Staffi>rd, K. 6. in rig^ of the Coantett of Sutfier. 
land, his wifie. 

237 Cross the river of Helmsdale near the oM fitOe tcmer. 

238 Neviedale, Marquis of Stafibrd. 
240 OfdofCaithncj. 

242 Ousdale Village, (no inn here.) 

244 Langwall, Sinclair of Ulbster, Bart. 

245 Berrydale Inn. 

250 Dunbeath Castle, Sinclair of Freswidc, Esq. 

252 Causeway-mire road to Thurso. 

255 Latheron ; onwards the churdi of Latfaeron. 

257 Nottingham House, Sutherland of Forss, Esq. 

258 Swinzie, Gordon, Esq. 

260 Ulbster, Sindair, Bart 

261 Miltown of Clyth Inn; 
. 264 East Clyth. 

268 Thrumpster on the left. 

269 Lake, and House of Hempriggs, DunbKr,,Bart 

271 Old Wick Castle on the shore. 

272 WiCK *, r<^al burgh ; the road goes up the river. 

273 Fosterseat, and a little onwards a road goes off to John O'Groat's 

House, to the right. 

274 Sybster, Sinclair, Esq, on the left. 

• Wick, a small town, with nanow and oodfi&«d ^tiisels^ haa Mtv- 
ral bvuldings of considerable omamiOit to the place, and liaa a good 
harbour, lately repaired at an expenoe <}f £ 12,090. It hM • a &ae 
in sending a member to Parliament, md coMaiM aboQt 1000 n- 


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276 Burn of Winlass, and Thorster on the left. 

278 B9bster on the left. 

279 Crooks of Cogile. 

280 Trails of Watten ; onwards Bridgend and church of Watten, 

Leaving the Loch of Watten on the left, the road turns to 
the right, and goes over the hiU of Watten, opposite to Lina- 
ger House. 

284 Brabster-Duran, Sinclair, Esq. 

286 Tister on the left. 

291 Hamer, Sinclair, Bart, on the right 

292} Thukso *. 

Leaving Thurso Castle on the left, the road passes Murkle, Sin- 

ciiir» Bart, at the 3d milestone, and winds round the Bay of Dnnnet. 

At the 5th is Castldiill, Murray, Esq — ^\ is Thurde8toff...8, Dun. 

net church, at the end of the Bay— 10, Barrock and Rattar— 12, 

Loch of May— 13, Horsegrewbum, May Castle and Loch— 15, Ban>* 

gil Cattle— 16, Smiles, and onward the choreh of Oamsby-^l?! , 

Houna Ferry to Orkney— 18^, Jt^n 0*Gioat*8 House f* 

No. 40. — Edinburgh to John O'Groat's 

House, or 




To Wick as above ?72 

To Miltown 

2 282 

AckergiU Tower 3 275 

Freswick - 

2 284 

Cross Keys Bay 3 278 


5 289 

Kees House - 2 280 

Johno*Gn^'sHonse i\ 290^ 

Piom Tbuno to Kirkwall in Orkney, across the Pentlond Frith, 

35 miles. 

* Thuno is the most northerly town on the mainland of Scotland, 
within 20 miles of John 0*6roat*s House* The old town contains no 
good buildingp, but the new, when completed, will be one of the best 
in the north. The town is a barony, held of Sir John Sinclair, Bart« 
to whose patriotism the town is mndi indebted. Its charters we 
Teiy old, and it is governed by 3 baflieB and 12 councillors. The piin- 
dpiil trade of llie town is Hnen ek»di % diere is a bleaehfield and tanning 
in the neighbourhood, which em^doy a number of peoj^e, Thurso 
contains ^ population of about 1700 souls, 

•f This place, known as the most northerly part of the mainland of 

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Direct Roadtfrom Edinhuigk 

Noi 41.-— .EDfNsvROH to St Andrew's, by the Coasts 
going through Kirkcaldy, DysaH, Pittenweem^ An' 
drutker, and CraiL 








1 14 

Anstruther - ^ 

.1^ 35 

Eait Wemyw 

4 18 


1 ^ 


4 22 


3 ^ 


3 25 


34 42^ 



St AirBREW*! 



11 W} 





13 To Path-head, as iq No, 28. 

The rood divides ; that hy the left goes hy Qunoon bridge, and 
falls in a^pain with this road at the church of Sooonie beyond 
Leven* The coast road keeps to the right* and passes 
Chi^ rains, and Wemyss Castle, the romantic seat of General 

Easter Wemyss, M«Duff*8 Castle in ruins. 
19^ Road down to Buckhaven ; the people said to be ftom Brabant 
20} Bead down to Methil, 
21} Cross the Leren. 

22 Leyek, a small village. House of Durie» Christie, Esq. «& 

deleft . . > 

22i Sooonie. 

23 Ethemy on the left, beyond this Lundin-house, Erd^e, ilartS ' 
24i Lundin-Min. 

25 Largo-house, Durham, Esq. 

26 Strathairiy, Briggs, Esq. on the left 

Scotland, is said to have been built by John de Groat about 1480. 
40 make up an approaching quarrel, and by its octagonal shape and 
eight dooia, to w&Aa the pr^edence between eight men of the name of 
;G|Ki|l who lived near tpit; and it has ever since retained hi^ 9aine.» 
1^ foundations only remain now. 

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To St Andrew^ ly the Coast. 


S7 HdlJiiB, l^a&el^iai die left? a Htdft onwat^ ^kJHMde, Bnm, 

V ' £iq* Vid n»4 to Ely.oa the right. 
99 Newton, Thom«m, and Kewburn chureh, op the left 
28} Colinshurgh. and a road to Ely, on the right ; village of Kil- 

eonquhar, and Loch, Kiloonqtdiar-houae, Bethune, Eiq.; 

and Ely .house, Anstruther, Bnrt Balcaim on the left, tlali« 

Mr liddesay. 
99) Loanhead. - 

S(yi Baloonno on the lef^ Arnot, Esq. 
32 Bidcaskie on the kfl, Anfttnither, Baet. 
S9| PrrTEKWEl^H ; near file huigh of. Earrs Feny, » ea;vf wliere 

M'Dufi; Thane of Fife* was.eoncealed. 
S4 W. Anstiuther, a burgh town. 
34 E. Anstruther, and Cellar Dikes ; Balhouse on the left 

36 Kihrenny, on the left Innergelly, Lumsden, Esq. 

37 Third Part. 
88 West Bams. 

39 Caail. Remains of a prioiya and ruins of an old castle. 

40 Wonnistdn and Airdrie, good houses, on the rig^ 

41 Aandenton on the right 

41} Keppo, Ayton, Esq. on the left 

42 Gan]^ on the right, Earl of Kellie, surrounded by old timber. 
42} Goes through the village of Kingsbams. 

44 Pitmilly, Lord Pitmilly, an ancient residence. 

45} Mountbudda rock on the right 

47 Castle of Kinkell in ruins. 

48 Anstruther road joins this. 

49 9t Axbjuew^s, a buigh, and University, well known in history, 

but its importance is now sadly diminished. 

No. 42. — Edinburgh io St Andrew's 6^ another 


To Path-head, as above 13 

Gallowtown - 1 14 

WIndygates - 6 19 

To Kirkton of Laigo $i 24^ 
6t Ajtoabw*!, aa 

above • 2^«^} 

,y Google 

56 VrntKBAVT OF SCOTLA'jro. 

, - < . - . 

Direct Roods fiom Edinburgh 

No. 4du-**£0iiiBiiROH to CvPAm^Wiwm.' 


2H Cnm A* Lefcn, (Im in No. 39.), goes by Wfudygstes thTOogh 

3S Kcnnoiray, ksdng Balgony and Bfliibur on the left. 

23 AiiditeiniAiniy* • 

94 K&Rudc, TnWMelpn. 

85 Boad goes to Largo on the rig^t. 

26 Stntthen, formerly the property of the Earls of Crswfbrd. 

27 Sootstarret in ruins. 

28 WemysB-hall on the rig^t. 

29 Tarvet on the right, Rigg, Ksq. 

29i CuPAH, a royal borg^, beantiftiliy sitiuted. 

No. 44,— Edinburgh to Dunkeld, Kenmore^ Kil- 


42 Peath, (See No. 80.) to 

56 DuvxEUH (See No. 35.) Tins cityt irhkh is^teod in tiie 
midst of the most enchanting scenety, hat been paMiculakly 
described in the former part of the woak. To go from Penih 
toKenmeie» itisnotneeesiuay to cntcrDunkekU There is a 
good house at Bixnam Inn, and the Inn of InTar, «bo«ft a 
mile on the read, is likewise well kept. 
1 The road crosses the firaan at Invar; if the tourist wish to see 
Ossian's Hall and the Rumbling firig, it viR be nOeessary to 
stop here for that purpose. 
1^ Aroadslnkesofftotbekfi;, which goes through Strathbraan to 
Amulree. The Kenmcwe road goes thiou^ the woods of 
Invar, and soon discloses a. beautiful prospect up the Tay, 
embracing CraignO'huagyy King's Seat, and Cra^-isnw, 
with high rocks, and woods of rich foliage all around. The 
scenery is uncommonly picturesque, and being entirely wooded^ 
lenders the ride most agreeable., 
'3 Indimagronach, a fkrm of the Duke of AthoH's, formerly the 

pioperty of the Robertsons of Lude. 
8i Dalmaraoch, a neat farm-house. In the hill of Craigna-huagy, 
above this, to the left, is a remarkable cave, (from which the 

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To Dunkeld, Kenmore^ MiOin^ and Lochemefiead. 


hiU 4apm Its nAnt), wfSppmA to «Mim«inotte with an 
opening at a gnat distance, oonneeted by this subterraneoiu 
fwdsage ^— ceganting this cave these aw many tiaditions* 
Oh the sumnut of Bkick''fn9Wy the hi|^ieeC point of this ex* 
tensive parish, and about two miles fxmn the Dalgiuse shoot" 
ing-lodge, is an inmienfle eairn^ or heap of stones, which 
seems to mark the mausoleum of a penon of distinction in the 
««^ldiB time.*' 
4 Enters the extensive woods of Balgnise, w^bkb the road skirts fn 
some time, leaving a wide and n^h plain totwards the Tay on 
5^ House of DalguJse, embosomed amidst venerable trees» where 
may be seen the largest speoime&s of the weeping birch, larch, 
variegated plane, &c. and 
6^ Glenalb^, seats of Charles Steuait, Esq. The cascade is not 
very far from the road, and very beautiful, although small* 
There are numeious falls higher up on the same stream, which 
f^fom the want of paths are difHcalt of access. Its course for 
more than a mUe is a continued scene of interruption and vio- 
lence, and when swoln with rains, eichibits many fine scenes. 
Ti Kinoaird, a very romantic reridsnee, formerly in pessesskm of a 
family of ihe name of Stewart, now pmehased by Izett, Esq. 
The milks in the rock, and towards the river, are truly de- 
ligbtftd, and laid out with taste by the present po«essor. 
S Stfmaaiiel, a ferry ftom which theioad joins thatto Blaiir Atholl 

on the other side of the river. 
1^ Port of Logiesait, and chmcfa and viDige of Logperait, beautifully 
sHuated on Ae light, near the conflnenee of the Tay and Turn- 
nieL Thii toad keeps the bank of &e Tay, and passes Eas- 
10 tertjm, Macglashan, Esq. on the north bank. 
Hi Balnagnafd Inn, and GnodtuUy Aims Inn new It. 
12 Btfleddn, on die north bank, has been for many centuries the 
seat of the Steuarts of Baaieehin : it is a very elegant residence, 
and extremely early, firom its shdtered ntuation and fine south- 
ern exposure. Many of the venerable efans whidi adorn die 
lawn wese bnoght from Inverary in 1689 by the ancestor of 
Mr Steuart, who commanded die eipedition of the Atholl 

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IHftet JUadtfrom EdMurgh 


SimraHf a^HMt Ae Mtuquii of AigyU, sod pkmdmd 
bnmthit «ide of Isvcmy; and tficM tseciwanl 
ftom tiMoect sod planted in rancnibnuice cS the event. 

13 PidMoee, Menzice, £iq. on the right, and 

14 Ttillipourie, Clochitn, and Qodifoldidi, Stewart* fitq. on right 

15 DeKuUch, Edradejnwt, and Pnndejnot, Stewart, Eaqs. on the 

ncMli bank of the Tajr. 

16 Gkamdtullt Castle on the left, Stewart, Bart, which has 

been for many sooeeinTe agei the property of this fiunily, 
and if one of the fiist poBBenaons of the House of Stewart, 
l^i Chi^d of Gnndtully, and a little flirther the boat of Billathan ; 
Cluny, Miss Stewart, oo the north bank. ' 

17 KlUihassie, Robert Steuart Flemyng, Esq. amongst old trees, 

on the north bank. 
16 Aberfeldt, and foils of Moness on the left A road goes off 
to Crieif by Amubee and Glenahnond on the left, and to 
Rannoch and Dalnacardoch by Tay bridge, on the right. 

1 9 Castle Mekzies on the north bank, the ancient fomily mansion 

of the chief of <hat name, delightfully situated in a level lawn, 
under the wooded rock of Weem. 

20 Bolftadcs, a small castellated house on the left. A view opens 

up Glenlyon, embracing Schihallion, dec 

22 Taymonth Castle, the piinody residence of the Earls of Breadal- 

bane, will be seen for a moment at the bridge nearly opporite 
the house : the gateway is a good imitation of our ancient ba- 
ronial portals. 

23 Kekmoke, a beautiftd village amidst the most romantic scenery, 

to which ItB elegant dmtch and spire add considerably. It is 
very dean, and the inn is remarkably well kept. From Ken- 
more the traveller may either take the south or north rides oi 
Loch Tay to go to KiHin. Supporing him to prefer the hitter, 
after leaving Lord Breadalbane*s gardens on the right, he passes 
a beautiful ishnd in the Loch, where are the ruins of a 
31 1 Pass the church of Lawers, the lofty mountain of Ben Lawera 
and Benmofe in view* The hamlets are mean, but both rides 
of the Loeh are wdl peopUd. 

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To Dunkeld, Kwrnon^ KilUu^ mtd Jjofhernehead* 

<M]]».) . , 

X Fiaiarigt the oem«tei^ of the Earb of Brefldalbaiif, m the left ; 
and BorciBiid, Campbell^ qd the xig^t. 

39 KiLxiv, ladieralai^, but dirty Highland village ; the scenery 
around is veiy nhUma 
Leaving Kfllin, the load croMca two branclieB of the river pe*> 
chart, between which stands the - isolated g^ve of Macnab's 
burying ground; leaves Acfamore, and KInnell, £(ouse, Mac- 
nab of Macnab, Esq* on theleft, and goes up the Docharti 

42 A road goes off on the right to Tyndrum «id DahnaVy, by Luib, 
StiaihfiUan, &C. The road to Lochemehead tums^brupay to 
the left* and traverses GlenrOgle, a dreaxy valei over- which 
the mountains lawei aloft, their huge rocks jutting out in every 

46 LocBERNEBEAD,— «n excellent inn, marked 66 miles ftom 
Edinburgh ; it stands at the head of Loch £me, and of the 
rich and picturesque vale of Stratheme. About two miles east- 
ward, on the south bank, is Ardvorlich, Stewart, Esq. at the 
foot of the gigantic Ben Vorlicfa. Boads ftom this go to 
Stirling by Loch Lubnaig and Ca]lander« and te Perth by 
Comrie and Crieff, 


No. 4^.— Glasgow to Hamilton and Lanark 

BiDomhouse Toll . 5^ 
HAHXLTOir . 5^ 10] 


ToDalsecf - 7i 18 

Lakakk - 7 25 

Leaving Glaqjow, pass toQ on left> Annfield» Stuart, Esq. ;— Slate* 
iM, 'Miller, Esq. on right ;— pass CamUcfaie, Jeanfield, Finlayson, 
Esq. on rig^t ;— near CaOender Row, lYest-Tfaom, Denniston, Esq. 

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on light ;--Da]beth, Hopkirk, Esq, on kft^^ToUaov, T^miap^ 
Esq. en liglit ;-«ClyAe Ifon WmId, oAe niilt ft«»tfae'xo«ct ^Moont 
Vernon, Buchuum, Esq. on left;— ^at fnwttikoaie ToU, Daldowie, 
BBn^e, Eaq. on f^t;-^ Ikde fturthet on, Cnliin 7 putUcUBstoo^ 
BothweUCasae, Lord Douglas, on right; »^ nsllMftirtiier, Bothwdj 
drareh ; for deieripdoB of this jtev, see PHeamue Tour ftem Glas- 
gow up the Clyde;— eran the Clyde at Bothwell Bridge; at HamUton, 
onleft, Duke of HandUon'a Priaoe ; stivesteiMlof the town cross the 
Avon ;— Chatdhennill, the Ddke of HamUton, en right ;— MiU- 
boome House, on Hght ;— Ddteif House, Haffiift<m, Esq. on left ;^ 
the Tflhge of Overtown ;— Cross 'Neihan Water ;— -Lisbon Hut, ,Mr 
MTflson;— Caifin, Ni8bet,>E8q.;— ^Stondlyyres Fall, on right ;—Gitt- 
bank, Thomson, on right;— ClydeTflle,-<-M9Niss the Clyde; — Castle 
Bank, BaUantyne, Esq, ;— Lakakk. 

No. 46.-^LA800W ia HAiiiLTON b^ Butherglen. 

To Rntherglen . - 2 

Cambufllaiiig - ^i H 

Hamilton - - H ^OJ 


Leaving Glasgow, pass through Bridgetown, and cross Clyde. 

2 Rutherglen, near Ae MA of battle of Langside. 

2^ Gallowflatt, the meaning of whidi is shewn by the name. 

3 Hamilton Farm. 

4 Rosebank ; further on left, Morriston and Westbum. 
4i Caaibttdaag. 

6| Spittle Hill on left. 

8 Bothwell Castle on left, seat of Lord Douglas, in a very grand 

and romantic situation. ^ 

9i Bdlfield. 
10 Eroock on right. 
lOf Hamilton. Near this the Palace, formtay i^lfihWiu** the 

seat of the family Of Hamilton. 

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No. 47. — Glasgow to Lanark 6y another Road. 




To Carluke 

10} 19i 

SJ 9 


Si 25 

To Bioomhouse Toll 
Belzie Hill 


5i Leaving Bioomhouse toll, the road passes Daldowie, Steuart, 

8 Tinnochside on leflu 

9 On light of Belzie hill, Parkhead. Here the road leaves the 

Edinburgh road ; turning to the right, 
10 Cross Calder water. 
12i Carfin Hous6, Steuart, Esq. 

13| Muirhouse on right ; on left Wishaw House, Lord Belhaven. 
144 Cdtness, Steuart Denham, Bart. 
19} Carluke ; on right Kirkton. 
20} Laanshaw House, Cunningham, Esq, 
22 Lee Place, Maodonald Lockhait of Lee, Bart, a fine old mansion, 

on the light. 
22 Jerviswood, Baillie, Esq. on left. 
25 Lanark. 

No. 48. — Glasgow to 


T* Paisley - - 7} 

Bamsford Bridge 2^ 10} 

BArmfiwdToU i lOf 

GREfiNOCK, by Paisley. 


To Bishopton Inn S} 14^ 
Port-Gla^w 7 21} 
C^EEKOCK 2} 24 


This road leaves Glasgow by New 'Bcidi^, at the tell, taking the 
Paisley road on right ; PkAtatioD, Muir, Esq. ; on left, 
Park^use, Walkingshaw, Esq. 
1 Upper Ibroz, Bennet, Esq. 
t CiA^BSUm, atftchie, S«i.on>ri^t. 

3 Cafdcrtnd, Lmd Bhrntyre^ en kft,f and CiookslonaCastle, in ruins. 
Halslon, Orr, Esq. on left. 

4 Hawkhead, Eailof Gk%(^, on teftr; Bettrfww, Smith, Esq. 

on right. 
'^ Bttelfi«y, eimw StttNtet,' BwiiDli left. 

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Direct Soadtfram Gkugow 


Near Pauley, Greenlaw, Ross, Eaq. on right, and "SewiaB^ 
Kemble, Esq, ; Crossflat, Brown, Esq. on left 
6 Paisley ; cross the Cart, then take the street turning to the 

right, near the middle of the town. 
7i Abbotts Inch, Lord Douglas, on right ; at a distance. Black- 

stone, Napier, Esq, on left. 
S\ Walkingshaw House and Policy, M^Douall, Esq, 

Bransford bridge, and cross the river Gryfe ; a Htde further on, 
this road joins Renfrew road at Southbar, Alexander, Esq. 

No. 49 — Glasgow to Greenock by Renfrew. 

To Port Ghisgow - 7 19J 
Greenock - 2} 22 

To Goran - 3 

Renfrew . 3^ 6| 

Bishopton Inn 6 12} 

1} Greenlaw, Mrs Reid, on right ; Mavis Bank, Hamilton, Esq, 
Haugh-head, Rowan, Esq. on left ; Cessnock Hall, Hender- 
son, Esq. 

3 Village of Govan^ containing 800 or 90Q mhabitants; a little 

onwards, Broomloan, C. Haggart, Esq. on left. 
(Savan Church and Manse on right, near which Mrs Thorn has a 
neat house ; a little fiirther on right, Fairfield, Cmmning, 
Esq. Holmfauld-head, Rowan, Esq. 

4 A little further on, Linthouse, on left; Greenhead Hoase, 

Hunter, Esq. ; Monyflats, Paterson, Esq. on Mt,, and further 

on, Shielhall, Oswald, Esq. 
Braehead, M^Call, Esq, on right. 
6i Enter Renfrew. EMerslie House, Spiers, Esq. Deanfield, 

on left. 
7} On right, at bridge, Renfield, Campbell of Blythswood ; cross 

Paisley canid, at Inchinnan bridge ; a tittle further cm left, 

Inchinnan Church ; on right. House of Hill, M^Gilchiist, Esq. 

near which is Park House, Fulton, Esq. 

8 Northbar, Buchanan, Esq. on right. 

9 Soudibar, Alexander, Esq. on rig^t; near Bisbopton Inixoii 

right, Rosshmd Castle in ruins. 

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To Greenock^ hy Ren/rev* 


184 Bishopton Inn ; past Bbhopton Inn, Biahoptoii Housey Gilkf* 

pe, Esq. on right ; Glendock, Lady Semple. 
16) Finlaystone House, Graham of Gartmore, Bsq. formerly a seat .of 

the Earl of Glencaim. 
17 Parklee House, M'lvor, Esq. on right ; Parkhill House, on left ; 

a little farther on, Carnegie House, Foster, Esq. 
Plantation House on right, near Port Glasgow, Wood, Esq. At 

Port Glasgow, on right, Newark Castle, Lord Belhaven, be- 
19 tween Port Glasgow and Greenock ; some neat houses have 

lately been built near Crawford*s Dyke, on right ; Park Gem- 

md, Bsq. on left ; Hillendand Carsebum Houses ; then» 
88 Gkexkocx. 

No. 50. — Glasgow to Stirling 5y KUstfth. 

(Miles.) (Mfles.) 

ToLoanheod - 6 38^ 

Stirling - 10 88^ 

To Kh-kintQlbeh - 7^ 

Kilsyth . 5 l^i 


Leaving Glasgow by the Infirmary, the road crosses the Monk<* 
land canal ; Whitehouses on left, and Jerviston on right. 
1 Thrush Grove, on right, and Hope Park, Tennant, on right ; ' 
Peter> Hill, Campbell, Esq.; Hunter's Hill, Galloway; 
Springfield, Oeland. 
Cross the great canal ; cross Kelvin Water. 
T| Kirkintulloch village,— cross the I^uggie. Broomhill on left, 

Woodbom on right 
9 Cross the Kelvin at Inchbelly bridge. 
184 Kilsyth. 

Haggs on left ; Knowbight, Cates Cleugh, on right ; Bankhead, 

on left ; the village of Denny, Herbertshire, Morehead, Esq. ; 

Carron Vale; cross Carron Water; Aucfainbuie House* 

Plain, Simpson, Esq. on right. 

844 Parknuik, on left ; Bannockbum*house : Muriton village^ Cluir- 

tenhall, on left ; MeUon, on right. 
864 Village of St Ninians, and church, on right, and a tower, part of 
which was burnt in 1745. 

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WilHanitfiflld, on left; West Lirdands, on right; Viewfield, 
and Christian Bank, Mias Bnkine, on left, 
28^ Stikliko Castle and town. 

No. 51.-^Olasoow to Stiklino by Cumbernauld. 
ToBedley - 7 

Cumbemauld - 7 14 

ToLoanhead - 3 17 

Stirlivq 10 27 


Leaving Glasgow at Duke Street, after passing the taU-bar, 
Meadowbanky Carrick, Esq. on left ; Brewery, Stenarts, on 
right; Themy Hill, Govan, Esq. on left: Blackhill, Gilpit, 
Cross MonUand Canal, ^ mile ftom Ridley Park, Miss Proven ; 
Hoggenfield LoiOi, and Frankfield Loch, Fraakfidd House, 
7 Millar, Esq. ; Gamkirk-hoose, Sprott, Esq. ; Bedley-honse, 
Campbell, Esq. Dunbeath Castle in ruins. 
14 CtrMBBByAVLD IKK,— On right, Cumbeauuild-hoose, Loid 
Elphinsfeone ; Castle-Cary, on rig^t, Colquhoun, Esq.; on 
left, Maget-hill, Graham, Esq. 
CiDsBthe gieal; Canal and Kelvin, Denovan, Johnston, Esq.; 
village of Denny, and Hert)ert8hire, Morehead, Esq. ; and on- 
27 wards to STiRLura, aa in No. 50. 

No. 52 Glasgow to Ayr ty KUmamock. 

(Miles. , (Miles.) 

ToCathcart - 3^ 

To Kihnamock %% 21 1 

Meams Church 4^ 1\ 

Monkton . 8 294 

KingBwells - 6^ 13} 

AYR - 4 334 

Fenwick - 4 17| 


This road goes acrosB the Old Bridge over the Clyde by Gorbals^ 
and passes 

2 Corsehill-house 

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ToAyr^ and t&SMhoatt, 


4 Take new Bridge over Cart ; on the left Cathcart village, Cath* 

eart castle ruins, and Cartside-lioiise. « 

5 WiKamwood ho6te on right 

6 Road to Eaglesham on the left, Lord Glasgow. 

7 Greenbank. 

8 Mearns castle, a large square tower, surrounded by a ditch. 

9 Meams church on right, and Southfield house, 
l^i Fleakside village, 

14 Kingswells toll to the left, and moss of Drumbay on right, 
19 Fenwick church. 

19 Crawfurdland-house 0n left, Crawftvd of Bxaehead, Esq. 
21 Dean castle, formerly Earl of Glencaizn. 
21^ KiLMA&NOCK, which gave the title of Bint to the attainted fa- 
mily of Boyd, represented by the Barl of finoL 

23 Riccarton church on left, 

24 Caprinton, Cunningham, Bart. 
2$ Freesbank on left. 

IXi Giaigie vastle ruins. 

27^ Symington church on right. The country iMI cuitilittted, 

29 Rosemount house on leftr 

30 Monkton church,— on kft, load to Irvine. 
SOi Orangefield on left. 

81 J Priestwick church. 

334 Atr, on left Craigie*hoiise. 

No. 53. 

•—Glasgow to Saltcoats^ 3 If 




To Paisley 



To Kilwinning 




- llj 











No, 54.— Glasgow to Nsilston, 9^ miles. 
To PoUockshaws . . 4 

Barhead • -.46 

Neilstok , - IJ ^ 

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No. 55. — ^Glasgow to Irtink, 25 mUes. 

To PoQocktIiawi - 4 ItoStewartov 10 18 

Pollock Home 4 8 4 foviirs 7i 26) 

No. 56. — Glasgow to Ayr, fty /mife. 

To Pollockshawf - 4 

PoDock House 4 8 

Stewartoii - 10 18 


To l&yzirK - 7) 9S^ 

Monkton - n\ SS 

ATft . 4 S7 


Thii load abo crosses the Clyde by the old bridge. 
1 Road to KUmanuxk to the left. 
t VHhige of Marchton. 

3 Lanton on the left, and CamphUL 

S4 On the right Crossmyloof and Hags castle nuns. 

4 Crosses the river Earl, and goes thioagh PoUockshaws;-:i4m rifl^^ 

Nether PoUock. 

5 Eastwood church on left. 

6 (Church, road to Meams on the left. 

8 PoDock-house on the right. Maxwell, Bart. M. P. 
10 Langton on the right 

12 Passes the White Loch on the right. 

13 Enters Ayrshire. 

18 Robertland on left, road to Paisley on right 


.19 Leaves ConsehilL ^ 

19i Lainshaw house, CHinninghame, Esq. on right. 

21 The Byres on the right 

22 Cunningham-head. 

23 Reiston on left. 

23) Stonemuir church ruins, cross Lugton water. 

24 Great gate to Eglinton Castle, the seat of the Earl of Eglinton. 

24) 8tone Castle, ^arl of Eglinton, on the left. 

2^) iBVTirE ; the church Is adorned with an elq;ant spire. 

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To Afft, hy PaMey amd KiMmdng, 


53 Monkton, Neai this the maosioii of Orangdidd, 

54 Presdc, a tnugh of barony erected by James VI* 
S7 Ayb. 

No. 57- — Glasgow to Ayr 2»^ Paisley and Kilwin- 

Te Irvine - 3 31 

ATft . 114 ^H 

To Paisley - 8 

Bdth - 11 19 

Ki^wixMivo 28 


After crossmg ihe (^Ijde, the road passes 
9 Patk-hoose. 

4 GoYan church on the left,^and the remains of the Bi&hop*lB palur* 
3 Crosses Craigton on the right, and enters Renfirewshiie. 

5 The ndns of Oookstone, once occiqpied bj the unfbrtimata 

(^ueen Mary, and where she was married to BothwelL 
f Greenlaw-house on the right. 
8 Paisley, splendid old ahbey. Crosses the Cart, andonwaidt 

HaH-hill on the lea. 
94 Newton-bouse on left, and Elderslie, Spiers, Esq. a fine scat. 
1 1 Johnstone, Mr Houston, on the left, and goes through the village 

of Quarrdtown, 
\t\ Ruins of Cochran on the right, 

14 Ruins of BlUston Tower on the left, and HoUow on the right— 

A road goes off on the right to Greenock. 
144 A road goea off here to Hilmamock on the kfti 

15 Casde Semple, formerly M<DowaIl, Esq. 
174 House of Banadger, Montgomery, £;sq. 

18 Enters Ayrshire at Clerk's biidgep 

19 Beith. Ruins <xf the seat of Moptgomeiy of Giffin. 

214 Kilbimey on the right, and Gaxnock, give a title to the family of 
Crawford. . 

23 Crosses the river Gamock, 

24 Goes through Dahy, KirUand, on the right Keeps the btf4^ of 

the river, and passes 
f ^ 9Uur hooie on the left, Blair of B]«lr, Esq« 

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26 Dalgraven. 

27} WoodhouBe on the left. 

28 KiLwimrxxo. 

29 Ftm E^inum Casde, a veijr Jeige building, designed by Adam. 
31 iRYiiTE.— See No. 55. 

424 AYR. 

No. 58. — Glasgow 

to Kilmarnock, Ayr, 



Strakjiabe, and Portpatrick. 



To Ayr (No. 52.) 








9 42i 






4i 47 


- H 



8 55 


S2^ Ayr, by Mihmmock. 

Leai^ Ayt, tbit nmii trina a MBlh«eait diffeatfoD,.«id in about 

3 miles cnMses the Doon. 
S8i Newark on the tight, and Doonside on tiw left. 
S7 Bkurstone, Cathcart, Esq* on the left. 
38 flaaghiy. "Hie road is now thiou^ a rich waving eountry, iffl 

it readies 
421 Matbole. About half a mile onwards, a toad goes off on tho 

right to Culzean, Earl of CMriHis. 
44 Oa the kft^bettina of aoitenan, and of the Abbey of Cross- 


46 AudunUain an thviig^it,- and a little on Blainfidd «n the MU 

47 Kirk Oswald. 

50 Readies the sea near Culaeaa Mill. Keeping the Aoie, 

53 Passes Chapdhill on the left, and after tirossing the river (sirvan. 

falls ia with the KilkerMn load at die 96th ODilesUme ftom 

SS GiRVAir. 

Stall keeping the shore from Girvaa, it passes 
574 Ai^tauHan. 

60 The ruins of Carleton on the left. j^ 

61 Some natural stnM pillttv on the righu • 

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TolHamUUm^ MqUbt^ ^ and io Dumfries. 


67} BAI.L117TIL4C, pleasantly situated on the eoast, FeigoaoD^ Bart. 
Leaving BaUintrae, it crosses the river Stincfaar, and recedes » 
tittle from the coast. 
70 Enters Glenapp, a woody district. 

73 Finnaid on the right. 

74 Enters Wigtonshir& 

764 Loch Ryan house, and€«m on the left. It noir goei aoamd thie 

edge of the Loch. 
80 Craigaffie, Neilson, on the left, 
ee Goihoracwtle, B«ilofS(«ir, oatiielift. 
83f Stbakraeh. 
87 Po&TPATAiCK, and the fine ruins of DvDskey. 

No. 59. — Glasgow to. Hamilton, Mopfat, 


FECHAN> Gretna Grun, Longtown, and Carlisle, 




To Hamflton . 10} 

ToNewtonQfWamphry7 63| 

LariEhfB - 4 14} 

Dinwoody Green 

4 67i 

Lesmahasop - S 22} 


5 72J 

DoughisJVfill 6i 29 


6 78J 

AUngton - 9 38 

GretnA Green 

91 $7} 

Crawford church 3 41 


4} 92 

Elvanfoot - t\ 43^ 


9 101 

Mopfat - 13 66\ 

No. 60.— -Glasgow to DuMFRfESi h^ HmmUm, Lead* 

hills, and ThomhiU. 



To Hamilton - 10} 

To Leadhills 

15i 44 

LaiUudl . 4 14} 


14 58 

Lesmahagoe 7 32} 

Brownhin Inn 

3 01 

Douglas MiU 6 28} 


11} 72k 


12 Cross AYon water. 

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14 Faiifaolni-lMNiM on xight 

I4| LvUmU on left. 

ISJ Bloomhfll on right 

16 Patrickholm. 

18 Stonefaouse church to the right. 

19 Spital. 

to Madnvood, Hope Yete of Cnu^^dudl, Esq. 

92 Cabse.— Here a road goes to Strathayen to the ri^it. 

23 Netherhoiue on right. 

23} Letmahagoe church.— AwHiwfiBdlehoiMe on left,— jCtom Nethm 

28 CifMi Doo^ water. 

28f Doc^phs Mill and Toll Bars. One mile to the right, Doi^laa 

Cafltky amongst venerable oaks, Lord Douglas. 
37 Atnngton, Colebrook, Bart 

39 Castle of Crawford on left, and on the ri^t Crawford church. 
414 Elvanfoot Inn TolL The road to Leadhills turns to the ri^t 
44 The village of Leadhills contains about 1000 inhabitants, and u 

said to be nearly the highest inhabited ground in Soodand. 
S9 DrUmlanrig Castle, Duke of Buodeuch an^itoeensbeny, on the 

right, a splendid baronial mansion. ^^ 

58 THO&KHIX.Z.. 

59 Cross Campd water. 

01 ~ Shaw^house on left. 

02 Baijarg on right, Hunter, Esq. 
04 Blackwood, CopUtnd, Esq. 
04) Cross Nilii at AUgirih bridge. 
00 Garse^ionse on ri^t 

67 Dalswinton, formerly Patrick Miller, £fq. on the left, a fine 

68 Cowhin. 

69 Cross Clooden or Cairn,— on left HOlyrood church, ahd the old 

College ruins. 


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To Dumfrkt hy Sanqukar. 

Na 61— Glamow to Dumfries, % Kingwells, Cum. 
nock, and Sanquhar, 

(Miles.) I (Miiefc> 

ToCaUicart . 3J |To New Cumnock . 5 40* 

Kirkcoimd g 434 

Savquhaa . 4 431 

Penpont . 13J ^^ 


Meams church 4J 7^ 

KingsweDs 6J 13f 

Gakton . 8^ 22 

Mancblm - 7^ 29 

CuKKOCE - 6i 354 

This road goes across the Old Bridge over the Clyde by Gorbals, 
and passes 
t CorsehiU-houBe. 

4 Take New Bridge over Cart— On the left Cathcart tillage, C«th- 

cart castle ruins, and Cartside howe. 
B .Williamwood-house on right 
6 Road to Eagleshame on the left. 
T Greenbank. 

8 Meams castle ruins. 

9 Meams churck^ right, and Southfield-house. 
121 Fleakside vpP 

14 KngsiiensTontothelcft,andMossofDrumhayonthe.iAf 
18 Haiishaw.hou8e,andaUttleferUfcronDanjhillan. 

22 GaIston.-.NearihispheestandsLoudoiiCasac. Marchionestof 

28 Lodihroom on right 

29 Maiidilin.— Near this on right, Netherplace-house. 

294 Boad to the beautiful mansion of Auehinleck^ BonreU, Esq. soa 
of the celebrated biographer of Dr Johnson. 

30 Kkkinckuch-house. 

84 Auchinleck Tillage and church 5 on the right Duni«esH«u(it. 
one of the seats of the Marquis of Bute, ^^ 


374 Glaasnock-house. 

88 Barbmd castle, a fine ruin on the r^ght 

404 New Cumnock. Cross Nith, oa the right Black Castle 

45 Enter Dumfines-shiie at Maichbum. 

484^ ■ 

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51 XifiAypnnght. . 

68i SAO^nhar t»x a^ ; niins of the Castle of Sanquhar. 

M EUiodc on right, Veitch, Esq, 

^74 Aido^ 

6fi Drumlanrig, Dukcof Bmcdeudi.. . 

e% PflBpont; in ihk pvidi ii a C49^ elected hj Tiberius. 

er Urjsbui^f tbiiY«ub«boqna»4rithlimestoBe. 

70 Baijaig, Hunter, Esq. 

75 Bunihead. 

78 Road to Monyhive. 

781 Cnw Om waier. 

80 Youngfidd on left r^ 

81 JOlJHFil^BS. , 

lRO.^»^^Ot^SMf9^ M Ld«AilK> FeMl,fiS> SUKIRK, 

* and HxwtckI ■- 

To Bioonihouse Toll - ^J 
Hamiltox - 5J lOJ 
Daberf . - , ^ 1« 
h^M. • "' •? 85^ < 
fiiggar - 18 .37 
f^ighton . 5 48 


Inveilelthan ChozcE 6 58 
T iiiTil<hlt 8| 66f 
.3«tJU3Uq^-.. 6^ 73 
Hawick - 11 84 

No. 6S.-r-GLAsqow to Dumfries b^ Muirlnrk. 

ToButhcrglen - 8 
Kilbride - 6 8 
8tiaUi«fen 8 16 
Muiikirk - ISf an 


ToStfiquhmr . 16 45i 

ThoniMB - 18 57^ 

Vnjunsxs . 14^ 7l{ 


Learing Glasgow by Bridgetown, the roid cnwBes the Clyde, 
and p888Be8 •everal scat houses to 
8 Rutfaeiglen, wfaidi ii now dmost a fubnrb of Glasipow, 
8i Bankend. 

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To Largt hy^ Daky, and to WhUhom hy Balloch. 

4 Casdemilk on right, seat of a family of the name of Stenart 

6 Springfield on right, and on the left Calderwood, Maxwdl, Bart. 

7 Limekilns. 

9 Kfflmde, the birth place of Hunter, the odebrated anatomist, 

10 Torrance, Miss Stewart 

14 Overton, Stewart, Esq. on left. 

16 Strathaven, on left old castle ruins, Duke of Hamilton. 

IT CoUnhin. 

17^ Newton on left« 

I9i LambhilL 

234 Pedhia. 

t$ Ploughland, Duke of Hamilton. 

894 Muirkirk. Bey^fi du9 on right WeDwood, on left donflat. 

4^4 Sanquhar, 

After passing Sanquhar, the load falls upon the mcr Nithat 
Bridgend ; on the oj^osite side stands Elliock-bouse, Veitdiy 
Esq. surrounded with extensive natural woods, chiefiy oak : a 
little onward it falls in with the road last described* 

71 f Dumfries. 

I^o. 64.-^Gi4ABoow to Laros by Daky. 

Ti^Beith, - - - If 

Dairy, - 4f 23} 

Ltrgs, - . H SSi 

No. 65, — Glasgow to Whithorn by Balloch. 

To Ayr (see Na 52.) 33^ 

Maybole S4 42 

Balloch 12J 54 J 

House of the Hill 16 10\ 
Newton Stewart 9 79} 


ToWlGTOH - 7j ggi 

Kirkinner . 3 99^ 

Sorby - 3 pjj 

Wbztbobx 97| 

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Direct Road* from Glasgow 

No. 66.^Glasoow to Whithorn by DalmelHngdon. 

To KingsweQ 





4 17} 


8 £94 

4 33^ 

16 49i 

10 69i 

To Kbw Gal£owat 12 
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No. 67. — Glasgow to Kirkcudbright. 


To New Galloway 13} 76| 

KlKKCUDBmieRT lOj 87 

To Sonqiihar - 45| 

PeDprat . Ui &7f 
MonyhiTe 5} 63} 

Th4 traveller may either go to Thonbill from Sanqohar, and fiom 
thence cross the Nith at Boatford bridge; or he may eross at the 
bridge opposite to Drmnlanrig Cattle, which falls in widi the road 
from Thomfaill near Boa^srd^ befon reaching Penpont Soon after 
leaving Penpont, it crosses Scarr water, and passes TynionlcRfc on 
the right. Near Monyhive is BarbowieJ^oiue : leaving Monyhive, it 
crosses Craigdarroch water, and falls upon Uia banlcs of Castlefium wa- 
ter. Going by Glencroish and Castlefaim, after passing Holnshead, a 
load goes on the right to Dairy ; tins goes by Balmadellan, and soon 
after reaches New Galloway. Passing Kenmure Castle, Ck)>dhm, Esq. 
the road goes along the side of Loch Ken, by Partoun and (}i!088mi- 
chael, and falls in with the road from Dumfries at Causeyend. About 
6 miles from Kirkcudbright, it passes Barneapel on the right, and a 
little onwaids Valleyfkld ; 9 miles onwards, Comestone znins on' the 
right ; 2 miles further, Kirkcudbri^t. 

No. 68. — Glasgow to Kirkcudbright, ftjr Mattchlin. 


To Mauchlik, (No. 61.) 29 

Dalmelliogton 14 43 

Carsphaim church 10 53 

St John's Town, Dairy 10 63 

To New Galloway 2 65 

Laurieston - H tH 


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To Perth and AUrdeen, and to KUUn^ j[C. 

No. 69. — Glasgow to Perth and Aberdeen. 





To Glattunis 

6} 864 

■DtuQblaxie • 

6 83 


54 91 

S 88 


124 1034 



North Esk Bridge 

54 109 

, Audbterardei 

M 46 


6 115 


54 Mi 


75 122f 


9 6O4 


6 128^ 

Cupar Angus 

Iti 73i 


144 143 



No. 70*^GiiAS€Kyw to 

KaLiK btf Bqlfrim. 



To Gaiscube Bridge 


To BucUyvie 



24 n 

3 374 


4* 12i 

li)cherne.hea4 Inn 

13} 6\ 

. iUlkajEQ 

a X8i 


8 69 



No. 71.- 


w to Inverness. 



T6 Stirling (No. M.) 


To Dalnacardocfa Inn 

10 92 


6 33 

Dalwlunnie Inn 

13 105 

114 44J 


64 1114 


s 474 

Bridge of Spey 

4 1154 


lli 69 

Pitmain Inn 

3 1184 


10 69 

Aviemore Inn 

134 131{ 


1 70 

Freebaim Inn 

15f 1474 

CuhifiviRe Ida 

4 74 


144 1611 

Tummd Bridge Inn 

8 82 


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Dkeet SmiU/nm Ghtgwg 

No. 73— Glasgow to Dumbarton, Inv^raby, Oban, 

and Appin. 


(Macs. ^ 





7 94 

Innkhale 11 71 

' 'I>ting1k8 • 

t 114 

Dahnally . ^76 


ft UJ 

TaynuUt • 12 89 

Tarbet Inn 

204 S4i 

Obak 1« too 

Arroquhar Inn 

14 364 

No. 74.— Glasgow to Appin by Inverary, 



To Connel Ferry 


^0 Lodi CreuFin Ferry 1 101} 


i 9&i 

A|9iti dnrdr 3 104| 


' t 974 

P«itnacrodi Inn 1 105} 

Shtttti Ferry 

Si 100} 

Prom Inverary it u tt n^ district^ knd thinly inhabited Ten miles 
ftaUk- Inveracyv 'Stflnds Aadilian-hoilBe, Campbell i about a mile iar- 
tfaer on, the ruins of Kikiiuiii Castle, the seat of Lord Breadalbane^s 
anaestors, the Knights of Glenurquhay. Near Bunawe, iMS-tlM house 
oif Inverawe, Gen, Campbell of Monzie» From this it goes down the 
banks of Lodi Etiye to Obaa.-*Another line of road goes from Taibet 
to Tyndnim, and joins the above at Dalmally. It is ei^t miles 
shecter, and the traveller will receive dhtectSoDs regarding it at Tarbet. 

•No. 75. — Ola«oow to Intsbari, 6y Helemlbupgh. 


> (Miles.) 

To Dmnbarton . 144 

To Gara-Loch-head 1 SO 

Caldross 34 17} 

Portiacaple Feivy I4 314 

Helensburgh 4} 22 

Arrocharlnn g} 39} 

Ardhicaple Inn 14 234 

IVVERABT 28} (»i 

Pashoie - 54 29 

No. 76. — GLASGowLto Campbelltown, (by water,) 

To Greenock 


18 40 

To Lamlasfa 


24 64 
36 100 

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No. 77— Glasgow to Forts William 4- Augustus. 
(Mflet.) (Mfles.) 

34} To Kbilochleyen 8i 83 

To Tarbct (No. 73.) 
. Auitarain Inn 
King's Head Inn 

10 44f 
6i 51 
5 66 
9 95 

Mwyburgh, or Gor- 
don's buigh 13i 96i 


Letttt Findlaylnn 15 112 
^OET-AuaasTUd 14* tt6 

No. 78.-o^Glasoow to Nsilston. 

Bftrbead • • 


4 13 

14 14J 

No. 79*-— Glasgow to Beith^ Kilwinniko^ and 

To Paisley 




IIJ 19 



M 23| 


4^ «8 
8i 30^ 
14 31| 

No. 80.-^.Glasgow to the Trosa.ch8^ by Aberfejfle, 
33i miles. 

To Gaiscnbe Bridge 

3i 81 
9i 18 


To<>artmois 7 %6 

Aberfoyle Inn 3 98 

Opening of Trosachs 5^ 38 


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7B i<rna»Aftt- &t tarfLA-si^ 


Hativo now giveB <}ie direct Roaib ftom fidinlnfrg^ and Gli»<- 
gow, the principal cities of Scotland, we shall proceed to denibe 
the raadt of the difierent omiitks, and their seieial imalier crou 
roads, troin the latest information. In doing tfais, we ibay pre- 
mise, that in following out a road, H otei happen that w« are 
obliged to enter anodier ooanty, diflferent fiora that named ift the 
title ; and also in varioos places^ toircapitdataa soad ffwisiJjp d^ 
scribed : this repetition is, howerer, an' arriNr on the safe aide, which 
wiU readily be egtcosed, as it is quita aoawidaUebt 


No. 81. — From Haddington to Dirlbton. 


The road goes fiom Haddington at die east end of the town by 
the barracks, and leaves the great London road ; in aboot half 
a mile it passes Garleton hills, Ci^itainhead on left. 

3 Mungo's weUs $ onward through the village of Drem, theui to the 

5 East Fenton. 
5\ Fenton Bams. 

6 Cockle min. 

6i Dirleton Castle, Ni^et, Esq. 

No. 8S.— Haddington to Aberlady. 

Leaves the road to Edinburgh on the right, a little way htm the 
town, Smeaton on left, ^cciyied by Lotd Bkfaoi. 
l\ Black Mains, 

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Crott Roods in the LotMant^ j-c, 


3 BaUincridrTilliige^aiaHMttw, BnddfleatofL^ 

4} Village and diuich of Aberlady. 

No. 83.-*HADJPiKOT02f tQ PfiNCAiTLAND and Ford. 

LM.vei.the load ta Bdmbais^ on the left, at the toll*bar panes 

St Lawicnce. 
1| ClerldngtoBy Hepbon, Bsf. 
t Hething HaH. 
3 GladMMiE^ where the fiMces of Pzinoe Chnles defeated thoie of 

Geoige II. under Sir John Cope, in S^tembcr 1745. 
S PxKCAiTLAVB ; pa8i tfaioogh the Tillage of W. PqacMtland. 
T Oimieton chuzdi.. 
8| Cxanstoun* 
9i Ford, 

No. S4.-— Haddington to Dunse. 

To Longfonnacus - . 16^ 

Dun^o - . 7 »t 


Leaving Haddington, on the left, AmisBdd, Earl of Wemyss. 
1 Bfotakrig. 

2i Road to CMfford on the right. 
5i Teljier Hoiise,Marqn]8ofTweedfliIe,to«hexie^t. Tfaeioadgoes 

o?cr the Lammemiuir hills ibr several miles. 
12 Cross Whiteadder, and enter Bcrwickshira. 
16i Longfimnaeue. 
17 Raithall to the left. 
22 Road to Greenlaw on right 
23i DuHiS* 

No. 86.— -Haddington to Dalkeith. 

Keep the Bdinhuri^ rood tiB iHtfam half a mile of dadsmuir 
churchy then torn to the left. 

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90 ITVSfMKMMr m 90 Ofl^ifllt. 

County Roads, 

4i FlMPailoii. 
5^ Wen BtBib 

8 Kiphingprtnn on ri^t 

9 BbckfaiU. 

10 Laagiute. 

11 Dalkeith, and Palace^ Duke of Bmcdeugb. . . 

No. 86.— Haddington to Nobth Berwick. ' > 


TUs Toad goes off from ibe road to Dunbar, to the lef^ aV <be 
2 aeeond milestone from Haddbigton, haying the plantq^c^of 

Beaastonon the right, 
3| Village of Athebtonefozd * on lef^—GUmerton, Kinlodi, Bait. 

on the right. 
4| Faim house of East Vdttmem the rig^t 

5 PasB Pe£fer hm ^ Congaken, Tiouhridge^^Bazt. on Jhe left, 

and at a little distance Bockville on the right. 

6 Sidesof, Mihie, on the rights aiKLChappel, White, on the left ; 

a little onwazdsF<nhBxTk>W«Bjon the right; ffinflslBH>x)tiAe 
left— Road t» Tjsidiigjham to the right, £arl of Haddington. 

7 Hazdrig on the left, Laswade on the right. / . . 

8 Goes by the foot of Noith-9enQ<dc Law. . 

9 Ko&th-Be&wick, and House^ Sur H< H« Dair|n9jp|i^ Bart. 

No. Bl^^Prestonpam to Merlady ^^M Jkif^-^^Avt^. 


T0^DlliM0tt - 9 10} 

North-BeMM^' %\ 13^ 

To AberladjT - «f 

GuHen - 29} 


Leaving Prestonpans, the road goes aldtag the 66tfet, 
1 Preston to the right 

* Dr Blair, author of <« The Grate,'' and father of the livte Loid 
Pteddeat, was sueoeeded as deigjnnaB tof this vffiageby Home, author 
of the Tragedy of Douglas. 

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1^ C«A»»i0 «M load to Tf8iitM^» fighfc 

ti ae eenaaint, AndenoiN E^ Vloe Lioaicwitf of< £■«& Lo« 

Si hat% Kiddry, mt of Loid Jdm Cmpbdl, 

6 deBftvd H«kMe, B«rl of Wemy«)«.^ flpieadid QrwiauJwiildipe« 

6| AjiekStAbt^ «iid MUdserlmlEs. 

7^ LuffnesB, Hon. Sir A» Hope, 6.^. B. 

8| Gullen. 
10 ArcherfieUL 

10} Dirleton Castle, Nisbet, £s^ 
Hi Fezrjgate. 
12i Abbey rains. 

1S| North Berwick.— The carious Bass rack about a mile out 
at sea» frequented by innumerable Solan geese. 

No. 98.— Berwick to Dunse and Greenlaw. 

(Miles.) { (Miks.) 

To Foulden - HI To Dunse - 5i 14 

dumside . 3 8^ | Greenlaw .' 8 22 


This road passes the Castle ruins on the left. 

1 LadykiriK-find on left, and House, Robertson, Esq. 

2 Hallydown hiU on right 
4 Mordingtoaclinrdu 

S^ Foulden diurch and House on left. 

6 Bioadmeadowv, Swiaton, Esq. and a ruin. 

7 Bdington, 

8 WhitdiaU. 
Si Chimside. 

9 Hinewdls on kft» Hume, Esq, 
10 Cross Whiteadder river. 

Hi Eurom chuicn* 

12i Mandcnton House^ Hon. C;eneEal MiMaAd. 
U DuKSE. About a mile from the town, and surrounded by Ihe 
finest timber, stands Dunse Castle, the seat of Mr Hay of 

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(MOM.) '«> .w. 

Dnmundzier. P k i w u Iw i id iiiiooi luve liMlittaloiMiKifitD 
tfaig mttuion undor the dineian'of OSUft^^ ii»4Mmi*eri^ 
which hMmimizes with the t^k of buUding cC llie 44d pot; 
and the caide now affiMdi the finett imilaliQD m Begtinid, ff 
•n encunt and magniiloeDt benmial rendence^ . . Tl»s- i«d]|i|»- 
«d ornament! aw be— t imPly e— ct n dl in lataw^ fpd id^vH^- 
dpal pablie tooma fittfed op with riich eaned miu 

2t Mardunont Home, Sir W. P. Ilntte CampbeB. Ban.. 

28 Greeklaw. 

Nc. 89- 

^Berwick to Carlisle. 





To Bedpath 



101 23^ 


*i 671 




9 TCi 

Allan Mouth 



,«* 68* 


5 ^3| 


9 9n 


31 57i 

No. 90. — Berwick to Hawick ly CornhiU, Coldsiream, 

and Kelso. 

(Miles.) t (Miles.) 

To Comhm . 13i I To Kelso . 8| 23} 

Coldstream . li 14} | . Hawick . 20i 44^ 


Leaving Berwick by the bridge, cross Tweed and pass 
2 East Ord House, 

4 New-Water House, Ord, Emt 

5 Homdiff House on right. 

7 On the right, the extensiye and finely situated ruins of Norham 

Castle, celebrated in Border history. 

8 Newbigging. 

9 Coalhill road to the left. 
10 Cross the Till river. 


14 Cross the Tweed to 

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]#^ ^ Afkm Hai. 

m ttiMW^ ^tbe.«i^FJ«tt, Dufcerf BoxJwighe, delightftJly 
placed w a maig gnwnid, wd itobuigh CatUc ruins, where 
Jcmcft II* w» JdllBdbf the e«plgding of one of his own cw- 
non; cross Tweed river, by a fine new bridge. 

24 ToUbar. 

24i On right Springwood Paxk, Sir John J. Douglas, Bart. 

26 Village of Higton. 

26i Cross Kail river. , 

2di Eckfoid churdi on right. 

304 Crailing House. 

32 Crow Jed river.— The Waterloo roonoment forms a fine ot^ect. 

33 Monteviot, Marquis of Lothian, on left. 
344 Anerum House on i^ht, S^t, Bart. 
86 Knowsouth, Capt Rutherford. 

371 SmtaL 

39 P«nh«to,-Abont a mile from this to the right stands Mmto 

House, Eariof Minto, an elegant modem manrion. 
404 Ashiebank. 

41 East Colt. 

42 Trows Mill and Eden riv^. 

43 Weendand. 
44i Hawick. 

No. 91.— -Laudkb to KsLSo. 

ToSmallhohn • ' ^ ^^ 


<**^-> u t^ 

Leaving Lauder^ pass on the left, 

1 Thirlstane Castle, Eazl of Lauderdale. 
^2 On left road to Coldstream, and cross Lauder burn. 

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=^'^^— — >^— — ■ — - 


^ BlaiiMKe on tb« ngbt 

4 On left Roan House. Hoe thp^tM^'biidk «ViyhMo JvAnu^, 

& Cmm Laidev« j 

tfi BiAbOlncUs.SbiUin^w, E«q. 

9 Mdlenlam, Il«n.GoDigftH«mflliM»B«OtieQrM^^ 
11 SmaDholin tillage, onkftftnaBlietttfieMoi 
It MadcertCoKi, Hay M<t)ot^, Baru 

13 StitcheU Hooae, Fring^ Bah* 

14 Newtoo^Don, Don, Bait. M, P. 
15i Ftettn, Duke of Ro^^bmghe. 

17 KKL80. 

N. B. Kebo is sUoated on the oonfiuence of thfe m^n TMot and 
Tweed, hating a bridge oter tiie Tweed, eieMed by Bemie. > 

No. 92.— GRfcfiNLAW to 



2 Maicfamont House on left, and 

3 PurvesHaUonleft, seateofSir W. 

4 Menington House. 

5 Eodes on right 

7 Pmb Bdchester and Caithlaw. 

p. H. CAnpbcD, 



Boadto Kelso 



No. 93 — DuNSE to CoLDSTRKAM^ lOf mitei. 

Leaving Dunse, the road passes Nisbet House on the left ;- 

Blad^adder at Nisbet Mill ;— Harcase house on left ;— 2 miles further 

pass Swinton-houso, Swbttti) fiM|;«n kft|.*M>n right Hirsel, Eail 

of Home ;^near Coldstraan, on left, Lennd, Earl of Haddmgtan ; 

at Ckjildstream, on ri^t, Lees, Maijoribanks, Bart. 

No. 94*^JBBBURaji to Lauder. 

1 To B<mjedart 

t Cross the road to Hawick, on fhe left, to K^ on -the~ri^t ;' on 
the right Tympandean, and oilWttd, Anttfi^ BM^ 

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Crot* Roads iit Roatburghthire. 

3 On the rig^t is Moant Tiviot, Marquis ttf LothiMi *j«*-«ti die 

ten ADCtuni HoiAte) Sodtt^ 9ftift« 
5 EDiction.— TuUoch on the left, a miiiir on'thetil^hr. 

8 St Boswell*8 Green, and the village of LessiiddeB^ 'So6«t, K^. 

9 Newton and Melrose Abbey niins^ wUdi are. w«fi woHby of 

seeing, and rendered interesting by the poenHS cf Seott 
11} Bridge at the foot of Leader, called Fly Bridge. 

Near Itiis* Diygnoige, Tadi^-4nd of^osite Kiridands^ Tod, Esq. ; 
on the top of the hill, Bemernde, seat of the most ancieilt fa- 
mily m Scotland, Haig, IHsq. ; GladesWood, flflsMdi— up 
the Leader, a hilly road. ^ * 

12i Park, Brown— village of Earlston— Cdwdenknows, 0» H^e. 

14 Cozabide, Capt Home. 

15 Chape^ 'l^ldrbolm, Bsq.- 
17 Road goes off to Kelso. 
17i Blainslie, Mr Gra?, 

Enters Berwickshire. 
20^ Lauoee. 

No. 95.*-^l&80^ to IfAWfCK, 
See this road described liisdef Bttwickshire. 

No. 9€L-»^K£i»6o ID Berwica. 


T% Goldstrsfm, . . 8i 

CombiU . ' H H 

Berwick , • 12^ 23} 

No. 97.— *Kelso io Jedbu«oh. 


This road crosses Hie Twe^, and goes round the indonirts o^ 
SpringWted tAt DDttghtt, Bart. 
t Fass Higto^. 

^ A'taagaificeBt'Colinnnhas been erected by the noble Marquis^ 
in memory of the battle of Waterkw. 

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4 Chmdiof EdEfMdonzig^ aii4Mo»TQw«Qiileft. 

A The Boad enten dv txtcanve InctorowB of C^refliitg i pasiiog 

the church on the left, 
8 doBtheiftrer J«d. 

10 JEXiBUftftli. 

No. 99. — Kelso to SELKisft^ IS mks. 

From KelM thii load goes up the Tweed by Springwood Park, 
Rozhnigh, Butberford-ptth* LUtledeAZi, Maxton^ Ixm^ewtra, Clari- 
lan^Midbury Whitemore, and Selkirk. 

No. 99' — Melrosb to Jbdburoh^ 11^ mUe*. 

No. 100. — Selkirk to Peebles. 
See below, No. 102, 

No. IOI.ttSel^pk/o H^WI€K. 
See Edinbuigh to Carlisle, No. 3. 

, No. 102. — Peebles to Selkirk. 


Gdng down the banks of the river Tweed, the road passes Ke- 
field on right, and on the opposite bank Hayston, Hay, Bart 

2 It passes the ruins of Horsbuigh Castle, oppodU to wfaldi is 

KaOzie, Campbell, Esq. 

3 Nether Hotsburgh on the left, and at ^e tun of the river on 

the opposite sida, Cardrooa, WiUiamaon, Esq. 

5 The road turns tound the ISsot of the hill on the left i M,felie 6th 

milestone, where the Leithen joins the Tweed, stands, the 
village of Innerleithen. This is a fine opening of the hillsr 
having Traquair-house and the plantations around on the op- 
posite bank of the Tweed, seat of the Earl of Traquair* 

6 Crossing the Lttthen, the road goes through the plaiilatk»s of 

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Pirn, Honeburgh, and keeping the rirer side, enters the coon. 
10 ty of Sdkiifc at the 10th milestone, bdow Holylee, Balkn- 

tihe. On the opposite bank stands the old tower of EHba&k, 

the banks well wooded. 
13 At the 13th milestone, opposite to Ashcstiel, the late residence 

of Sir Walter Scott, the road to Selkirk goes off to the left, 

and joins the other road &om Edinburgh, near Qardonlee, at 
14<i the 14ith m9estQne. 
21 Selkirk. 

No. 103. — Linlithgow to Qubbnsfbrry. 
Keep the road to Edinbui^h for 1 mile, then turn to the left by 
Park, onward by Pardevan, and pass Hopetoun House,— ni^e miles. 

No. 104. — Linlithgow io Borrowstounness. 
This road goes by the wttt end of the town direct northwsid,— -2^ 

No. 105.^LiNLiTHG0W to Grangemouth^ 4 milet. 

Keep the road to Falkirk for two miles, then to the right for two 

No. 106.— Linlithgow to Bathgate, 4^ mies. 
No. 107.—- Bo-KESS to QuEEKSFEBRY, by the Shore, 9 mila. 

No. 108.-^Bo-ne8S to Falkirk, 7^ miles. 
This road goes up the country by CMse bank and Polmont chureh« 
joining the Bdinbur^ road H miles before it reaches Falkirl^ 

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No. 109.*— DuMPRifis to Annan and Carlislb. 



To Trench 


To Rig 

34 21 


Sh 54 


24 «34 


94 15 


44 28 


24 17i 


9 37 

No. 110. — DuMFRiBS to VonTVATRiCKyby the old road. 



To MiltoB flf Urr 



9 39 

C AS ns Do v»LAB 84, or 

84 474 

CariiDwadi: Inn 

9 17 

Glenlooe . 

16 «34 


104 27i 


10 734 

n 90 


6 79} 

M. B* Tliii toad has ncmHj imdetgone ooDBidenlde dmnge-; it 
Hcsneariy as follows ; 
1 At the toQ-bar, the left hand toad goes to Lodimtton, tlds goes 
onward, and pases Drtmgans Lodge on the left ; a little on- 
wards, Terraughty on the left, MaxweU. Below lies the 
valley of Teireagles, and ^e seat of the andent ftonily of 

8 NHhsdale. Soon after the road passes CasOehill on the left. 
The oountiy is now very nAed and barren 1 the road passing 

9 Aimamough, Bumside, and Little Larg. At the toll-bar at 
Muckle Laxg, the ^ad divides ; that on the right goes In a 
north-west direction to New GaUoway, this goes in a sooth- 
west direction ; after going over an uncoltivaled track, it crosMS 
the Orr, having Cuhnain, Loudon, on the left. 

18 GAflTXE-DoiTGZ.A8 IJHr, and half a mile further, Garlinwaik. 

On tiie kft Is Loehbank, Hannay, Bart, and at a little distance 

the rains of Thieave Castle. From Castle Doug^ a road goes 

down the liver to KlrkcQdbngbt. 
20 This xoad crosses the Dee ; Deebank, Gordon^ Esq. on the left. 

FBom fills toTwynhohn it passes Baroq^aiid Valliyfidd» 

and after a wearisom e pleee of load. 

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29 TwjBfaoktf dmrefa. *.\ 
I Hate die totd^cransf Hif iiie^ Waet, On tiie M tt^ CaiSy. 

house, Murray of Broughton, Bsq^. and Gardoness^ house. Sir 

David Jiai:weH^ Baft 
3& Aswodtf; flie road, here is very agreeable thOt%fa failly^ l>eing; 

open to the Soliiray Pfi^« 
Betwnt^ABiirdth and Creetown the road passes Boreland^ Stewart, 

Esq. Ardwell, M^Culloch, Bs^. and Kirkdale-hoase, Ram^ 

say Hannah, Esq. 
46 Chee towk, Barhohn, M^CuIIoch, Esq. dn the ieBf, and Cairtfs- 

moir OB tbeii^ife 
56^ SirrdcfaCxee t»ti the li^t, Henm-of Hevon ; about t mfks on the 

road crosses the Cnm^ and enteiv Wlgionihae, eMoflng 
6t Ni:wton.Stewabt. 
^1 Passes Muirtoohai dn Ae left. 

&& Glassnock, Mr Heron, on the left. Soon afbr it crosses the wa- 
ter of Bladenoch. 

57 Drumbowy, belonging to Lord Bute; and half a Boala^finther 

it passes througb Kilterson. 

58 Craichlaw, Hamilton, Esq. 

59 After a tedious ride by the Culvenan hills, the road reaches 

70 Glenluce ; near this is Balkeil, and four miles north-west la 
Castle Kennedy, a jseat of the Earl of Stair. 
The road crosses the Luce ; on the right is Park, Hay, Bart. 
72 Dunragget, and onward Drumflower. 
76 Culhom, Earl of Staur, one mile to the left. 
78 Stbaitraer. 

From Stranraer across the Bhinns of Galloway, is a ride of 6 
miles to 


About a mile and a half to the left stand the ruins of Dunskey 
Castle, Blair, Bart 

No. Ul.*^I>u]&FRiG«^ N£w GAU.QWAY 6y the New 
Soon after crassiDg the Kith, pass finmmcrhaU on. tht light, th« 
left band road goes to Kirkcudbright by Lodinifetoo. 

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CouiUy Roadf. 

1( CfOii Craigen water, Fiianhall on the right ; DruogiM Lodge 

OD the left, ODwaids Terraughty^ on the left. 
9 Amwmougli on the rigbt-mmrodf poa Buinnde and Little 

13 At the toll-bar, the left hand ro«l fOM to Castle Doag^ ; thii 
goet north-west by Marvfaim^ and Croftt hill, throng^ a bar- 
ren district, tUl it crosses the vater ni Uv— 43floii after it ftUs 
in with the old line of road near Crogo. After this it goes by 
the Lows I^odi, Torquhaim, and 

92 BalmadeHan. 

f3 Cross the river Xen. 

24 New Galloway, and near this Kenmnie Castle, seat of the 
son of die 'Vlsoonnt Kenmure, attainted 1745, and descended 
of the ancient Gordons of Lodunvar. 

No. 112. — Dumfries to MoNYHm. 

To Donsoore • • 9 

Glencaun - • ^14 

. MoNTHiTi: • • « . le 16i 


1 > YottDgfidd-hottse on right 
3 Cross Cairn water. 
5 Gribton house ; — at a litde distance from the toad* on the left, 

Irongray church. 
$ Foremarkland bouse. 
7 BuTDfiide-house. 
74 Dungebaashouse, 

9 Dunsoore. Here is a library founded by Robert Bums. 
9> Dalgowner-house on li^t. 
13 Crawfordton-house. 
14i Glencai|^ which gave the tide of Earl to the bead of the noUc 

> house of Cuningbam. 
16 .Inghston-house on left. Here this road ia jomed by the Edin^. 
bori^ road to Ifw GaOowi^, by Biggar and LtadlMHs, Ac 


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JRoadt in Dun^fries^shifem 

No« 113. — Dumfries to Glasgow. 
See Gkfigow ip Dnmfnesy Na» 60. and 61. 

No. 114.-- .Dumfries to Ayr. 
$ee Ayr to Dumfiies. 

No. 115.— Moffat to Carlisle. 


To Longtown • 14 36^ 

Cablisle - 9 45i 

To Lockerbjr • - 16^ 
Eodefecfaan - 6 22i 

H This road passes Dumcrieff, surrounded by extensive plantations, 
" the property of the late Dr Currie, near which the riven An- 
nan, Moflbt, and Kvan all join, and retam the ni^aifi of the 
Annan, though belbre this it is the smallest of the three. The 
4 load keeps the banlu of the riyer, and soon alter passes the ves- 
tiges of a Roman camp at Tassieholm* Continuing through 
this valley* the road crosses the river Wamphray, a tributary 
ttream to the Annan. The old castle, and numberless cas- 
cades and ravines, whose banks are covered with wood, render 
the vale of Wamphray, Fettes, BarL very picturesque and beau- 
liAiL Many large stones appear standing erect near the road, 
about 5 or 6 feet in height, supposed Roman. Gcnng down 
the vala of Annan, having the river still on the right, the road 
paaBes Annan-bank on the west side ; and thereafter the church 

114 of Johnston, on the opposite bank, A little onwards is Din- 
woodie, and Dinwoodie Green Inn, H miles farther. In the 
neighbourhood of this is Jardinehall, the fine residence of 
Siv WilUan Jarditte of Appl^irth, surrounded with thriving 
plantations. Spelden's Castle, the ancient seat of this family, 

13) stands near this. And about two miles south from Jardinehsll, 

a road strikes off to the ligbt across Annan, and joms th« road 

to Lochmaben and Dumfries, already described. Hero die 

i^ of the country becomes open to the south and west; die 

. toad recedes fkom the banks of the Annan, crosses the Dryfe, 

16 1 and soon after it reaches Lockebbt, 4| miles from Bia» 

IS woodte Greeii» whi^ is a n^ wea*l>uilt toim. Al^out i miki 

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ComtUg R^ad^ 


from Lodmbf, the road pUMi thjfoagh the vfflage of Black* 
ford, and woo after croaici dK Iraiip'of Mi&y on the banks of 
which IB Casdemilk, Stevaitr- Bait« To the east, the hill of 
Buznswoik attracts the eye« The load oontinues southward 
from Blackford, still keeping in sight of the Annan, bat gnu 
dually recedes from it, the banks of which are covered with 
wood, and the^ country a good deal diversified with naes and 
flats, or holms on the river^s banks. It Continues of this des* 

tf I cription for 5 miles, till it reaches Ecclefechak, 6 miles 
from Lockerby, a pretty large village, containing aboo^ 500 
inhabitants, and remarkable for its fiurs. Upon die b«^ of 
the Annan, in one of die most delightful vales in this comity^ 
stuids the ancient casde of Hoddam, Sharp, Esq. and not hi 
from this is the Tewer of Repentance. Shortly after leaving 
Ecdefechan, a rosd brandies off southwmrds to Annan by 
deodi-head and Waranby. After crossing a small river, the 
road continues through a well cultivated district, containing 
manyneat gentlemen's teat«, as Chtthanllnll, BraeidiouBe, El- 

t6 deibeck, and Bonahnw. Attont four miltt from Bodefecfaan, 
a great road stiikes off etp<he left to Lao^hn by SpringkdL 
The Carlisle ^oad soon aftei crosses the small lirer Kirtle, 
Whos^ banks are veiy pictine^ue. From the banks of the 
Kirtle the country continues open and fertile : the views to the 
south become enlarged, and the Solway Frith and opposite 
coast of Cumberland lie expanded; Carlisle, with its lofty 
castle and cadiedral, appear in the distance. A Ifttle way 
bringis the traveller to ^fetntt^Green, 9} mfles from Ecde- 

32 Gretka, a neat eomfbrt^le village. Pas^ -from Gretna, 
the road turns to the east, follows the Ihie ef a steep declivity, 
and soon aftier passes the Sark, by a bridge of one aith, after 
whidi it is English ground. The road ncrw goes through the 
Solway Moss, over a track caBed iheDdfatmSle ground ; after 

35| this it crosses the Esk, and soon tenxdnatei in Longtown, 4} 
miles from Gretna, and the first English tofwn afticr leaving 
Scodand. It is small, but weH built, having reguhv and spa- 
dous street*. Leaving Longtovtit, the road passes the ve- 
nerable diurch of Arthtnret, embowered- amongst trees. A 

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Roadt w GuBtwap, 


few miles further, it4)asse8, by a neat bridge, the river Lyne* 
The country here is flat ; about 7 miles > from Longtown it 
oosses the Roman wall, and goes through the small Tillage of 
Stanwix, tttaatedon a gentle declivity towards the vale of 
Eden. Here the traveller has. a fine view of Carlisle. There 
are several elegant. mansions in this vale^' the most oonspicoous 
of which is Riccarby-house, the residence of Mr Richardson. 
Leaving Stanieix, the road crosses the Eden by two old nar* 
row bridges, over the two branches of that river, having upon 
the right a level plain, called the Sacory; and after passing 
through a short suburb, enters the walled town of Carlisle, 9 
miles from Longtown. 

45 1 Caillisle. 


No. ll6.-*£iBKjcm>BRiaHT to. Gkfgow. 

See Glasgow to Kirlccndbiigbtf No. 67. and 68. 

No. 117. — New Galloway to Castle Douglas, 

To Paiion . . 8 

Crossmicbael . • 3 11 

Castle Douglas . 3 li 

No. 118— 

Edinburgh to Portpatrick. 




To Bridge House^Inn 

To CasUefem 

34 70 

near Linton 



84 784 

Bridge-end, Lanark- 

New Galloway 

14 80 




Bridge of Dee 

6 86 





5 91 




Xniniffafl a 

64 97i 

Clyde Bridge 




i 98 

Leadhills . 



Glenluce • 

15} 113] 










6i 129J 







County Roadt, 

No. 119. — ^WlOTON to.-Po««FA?fftMat, 

To Khkowoi sW To Stranraa ^ • 9| 99 

Oknlttee ^ 9} ld|l PoaTPATUCK 6| 34^ 

No. 120 — PoRTPATRicK to CARLISLE bg Dumfries. 




To Stnnraer 6 


164 794 

6l6Dluce . lO 16 


itj 96i 

Kewton-DougUtt 16 S2 

Gietna 6reen 

Si 105 

Gatehouae^.Fleet 17i 49i 


4i 109 

Carlingwark 13 68 


n ii8i 

C«8tl« Douglas i 63 

No. 121.— Whithorn /(tPortfatiiicx. 



To Merton House . 7 

To Glmluoe 

4i 21 

KOlentree . 2i 9^ 


91 30i 

Aucfainroalg 7 16} 


6} 37 


To Stnmner 


Glenluce « 

10 16 


«1 37 


6 . Stranraer. 

7 Culhom, Earl of Stair* on the rig^t 

8 Church of Inch. 

9 Castle Kennedy, Earl of Stair.-^Passes through a moor to 
m Drumflower on the left Geoodi, Adair, on the right 
12 Dunraggat on the left. 

15 Park, Hay, Bart 
154 Crosses the river Luce. 

16 Glenluce. Luce, Ross, Esq. 

^ 9 Ruins of Synaness Castle on the right 

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20i AuchmfiEJ^y Mr Adair, on iheleA. 

29 Merton House, Maxwell of ]S4onteitli> Bart* . 

31 Muirhoiise ruins. 

33 Ai^leby Loch oo the n^ aad Qtftle Wigg/Hugh UaHrthom, 

Esq. on the left 
37 Whithorn. 

Kb. 138.— Newton-Stk WART to Whithorn. 

lioM road goes southward along the banlEs of the Cree. 
3 JPsisses the ruins of Clarey-house on tht left. Itgoe» nmnd the 

Moss of Cree» and 
5^ Passes Glenturk on the right 
Joins the road from Creetown. 
T WioTbK. 

8 Crosses the river Bladenoch. 

9 BaldoonriniisoD tkeleft. 

10 K^i^dnner church on the left* 

11 Knockencur on the right 

13 Church of Sorbie on the left, 

15 Castle Wigg, Hawthorn, Esq. on the tight. 

17 Is joined by the Garlister road. i 

19 Whithobn. 


No. 124. — Ayr to Glasgow. 
See Glasgow to Ayr, No. 52. &c 

No. 125.— Ayr to Portpatrick. 

See this road described. No* 58. 

No. 126.'-«AYa to DuMFRiEg. 



To Old Cumnock, by 0- 

To Sanquhar 

12 34 

diiitne 16) 


14 48 

KewCumlMdc 5) 2f 


74 62 

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This load Ibcmerly went 1^ MMcfaSme, now it goes up the rivef 
5 by Stair-houss. Som «Ai» U pwMS Bnslciinming, Lotd 

Gknlee, Aacfainkek-honse, BosweO. on ^ left, and brings 

tbr trtTjelier to the ^riHage of OehStree. It now enters the 
10 extensive plantations samKinding DumMes-faouae ; and abput 

a mile further reaches 
161 ^^^ CtTMNOCK. Here a load to Edinbur^ goes to the left by 

Muirkirk ; this takes a south-east dif«otion».p9tm!; C^bonock « 

19 and onwards the ruins of Boreland Castle. It then goes by 
the.b«deit of three small lochs, and soon after reaches 

tSt Nkw CvjiiFOCx. From this the road goes down the banks of 
the Nith, over a very hilly track, round Gatscoh hill, when it 
enters Dumfties-shire. 

20 Passes through Kirkconnet, and through the village of Gateside ; 

and onwards by Whitehill and Crawtckhohn to 

34 Sanquhar, The road still keeps the east bank of the river. 

35 The ruins of an old castle on the left. 

36 Bridge-end. Here there is a bridge over the Nith to fiUiock- 

hottse, Veitch, Esq. standing amid very extensive plantations. 
The road continues round the foot of the Dalpeddar hills,, and 
is very romantic, going by Enterkinefbot, till it reaehes 

44 Diumlanrlg, Duke of Buodeueh. Here a roftd.goes 00* M th® 
toll to Penpont, through the plantations of Drumlanrig. This 
crosses the riVer Carron, at Carron bridge, and soon after it 
goes through the village of 
Thomhill. The road now recedes a little from the Nith, passes 
the water of Cample, and readies the famous Academy of 
CloseburU i a, little to the left is Closebum House, Steuart 
Menteath, Esq. and the l^wer of Closebum. 

48 Brownhill. Sotm^tenlcftving this, it &Ils in again with 
the Nith; on the. opposite bank is Blaekwood, Copland. 
At Algirth bridge the road divides, one branch on each side 
of the river ; that on the east goes by Dalsirinton, Kirkma- 
hoe, Auduucrieeh, /and .Bloomfidd, tso Dumfries. This 
crosses the river to Friars Ca^» passing Allanton on the left ; 
soon after it crosses a road to Dunsoore,, nod pMBcn: Elliasland 
on the left. A little onwards Isle Tower on the/left, sear 
the ton bar, (Here.a r<Md goea to t]|e left Jb^^^GaaHaXk^ «nd 
joins this again at Hdywood.) This goes by the village of 

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Eoddiiit AyfMre* 


DiuidTille to Holywodd. It here tunn a little to the xi^it, 
etotses the GlMdfo ftfcilieiiev^hiidge, peases Ke^rtob on the 
fefir, and YmingfiM oi the right Ct/Bs^ Leeh on the rig^t, 
ai^ St M«7 Hoitt M' Ae left ; cienfo^ifae Nith bf the new 
* 'briflgeto 

6t bvMFKflSS. 

No. 127.— Ayr to CrIRVAN. 

". ,^ . ' (Miles.) 

'■".TolVfaybQle. . . 84 

,,! . ^ Kirkoswald . . 4 Uf 

V ^^ GiEVA^^ .. . . 74 20 


84-Maybole,. Near, this the ruins of a collegie, where is. the mau- 
soleum pf the family of Kennedy. • 
9|,3alteifanon l^fu 
10 Crossraguel Abbey on left, and AuchinUain and Mains 00 right. 
104> ^l^erknov tp the right 
114 Bujmfooton.left. 
124 . Kirkoswald and manse. 
134 Douglaston on right, and Dalwhat to the left 
14 A. considerable distance to the right, Tarnherry Castle niinS) U^e 

seat of Kili^ Robert Bruce, when Earl of Cairick. 
15. Milton on right. 
16 Belhemmy and CampbiU on left. 
18 Ca^nch on left 
18J ChapeU. . ' . 

20 6TavAK,-»a village containing about 1000 inhabitants. 

No. 128. — ^Ayr to GiRVAN b^ DaiUy Church. 


To Maybole . 8| 

Dailly Church . . 8 16| 

OiRYAir . . 6 224 

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i Fairfield, between wliieh and die toad ts Greetifldd. 

1( BeUcttle on Ae right, 4» left Reaet. Near this, oo the rig^t, it 
' the hut in whidi RoinraT Bv&xf was bom. 

4 .€ioss Doott, c c l eb ia l i id in Biinu(* beaatilul soli^. 

4^ ^Newark, on left Doomide, 

5^ Blairston and Monkwood. • < "^ 

7J Saughiy-bouse,— on left Gtangai house, 

8^ Matbole. 

9i On left Heart Loch, and Litdetown on right 
11 Dalduff ruins, cross Girvan. 
14 Kilkenatt-house, Sir Jaaies Fergiwm, Bait on left. 
15} Dnimmdlan-hoase. 
15( Dnimochteen-house. 
164 Dalqubanran-house, seat of Kennedy of Dimore, M.'P. fine 

castellated btulding by Adam. 
164 Dailly church. 
\%\ Bargeny-house. 

194 Killoshan, Cathcart^On left Dailly church rains. 
20 J Trochry -house. 

No. 129. — Ayr to Ibvine. . 
1 Toll-bar. 
. 14 Ruins on left. 
% Priestwick. 

24 Orangefield 01^ right, and Fowbuin on left. 
3} Monktown. Road to Kilmarnock goes to the right 

4 Furfiddonleft. 

5 Crossbum. 
5^ Loans. 

6 Six mile-stone. 

64 Culcming on right 

7 Pass Barasy and Akenyet on left. 
9 CummingBeUL 

10 laviNE. 

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No, ,13Q.-^Ayr to Carlisle by Dun^rie^. 

■ (Mikft.), 


To Old CimmoqfR ,. U 


3 4Ti 

NewCumiUMac ^ ^Oi 


l^ m 

SAXaUHAR 12 32} 


m 9«4 

Thomhin * 12 44^1 

No. 131— Ayr to Kilmarnock. 


3^ Moii]0QD.' At this place the toad lahcf to Uierigbt* 

5 Toll-bar. 

6 Bumbank and Hdentown on right. 

7 Spiltal^^ Goldbomo on left. 

8 Inchgotrick. 

9 Treesbank on right. 

*' ' . 

la Ri^carton church on right, and Hohn. 

11 KlLHAS)(OCK. 

No. 132 — Ayr to Carl|s1e by Douglas MUL 



To Diongan . 7 

To MttiridriE 

104 25J' 

Ochiltree . 4 11 

Douglas MiU 

12| 38 

Old Cumnock 4 15 


72i llOi 

No. 133,— Ayr to Ha'milton. 



To St Qnivox church 2} 

To Darvel 

2 19 

Fail . 44 7 



Galston . 7} 14} 


7| 38 

Newmihis . 2^ 17 

No. 134 — Beith to Kilmarnock, 



To Stewarton 




6 13 

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Comty Rtrnd^* 


Leaving fieith, on the left a new elegant church, 
f Bdgstown to the right 

3S Giffin Castle rains on left, Montgtmerie of Oifllh. 
4| Cross Lugton wat^t. 
5| Dunlop village, celebrated for its cheese, 

7 Stewarton, noted for the regularity and dea&Hness Of tt$ streets 

and houses, once the seat of the House (^ Stewart. 
1\ Cross Annock. 

8 On the right, at a little distance, Peaoock-bank H00S6, 

10 Cross Carmd at Shaw bridge, pass village of KS&naurs''^ the 


No. 1S5. — Kilmarnock to HamilIton. 
^ (Miles.) I (Aliles,) 

ToKingsW&ls , 7} I To KUbride H ITJ 

Eaglesfaame B 12| | Hahiltoit 7 24| 

No. 136 — ^^kRNOCK to Irvine. 

•^ (Miles.) 

To Dreghom . . 4^ 

No. 137. — Kilmarnock to Mauchlin '. 

1 Law Hill on lea. 

14 Crooked Holm, and cross Irvine water. 

2 Whitefoord on left, and Blair, Blair of Blair, Esq. on right* 
24 Whiterys, Moeside, and Banning on right — Pass ton-bar* 

3 Wardhead on left. 

4 Road to Galston on left, and on right to Tarbolton. 
4^ Newb3nre and Glentarf. 

5^ Cahnhill on right. 

6 Ladside. 

7 Glenhill to the right. 

8 Mauchlike. 

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No. 198.-— Saltcoats to Kilwinmino and Beith. 

i Canalbank on right, and Leabank on left. 
1( Stevenston yillage, 
t\ Muirstde on right, 
2\ Kildenbiist on left. 
4t KiLWursriKO,— a beautiful Abbey here. 
5- Woodgreen, Ardoch, and Auchenskeitbtotheleft. 
4| Caustan to the right. 

6 Jamestoun on left, and on right Gooselaw and GowkhalL 

7 Muirhead on left. 

8 Aflcheiuhead on left, and HuUocfa on rig^ 

9 Ihmmbtfjr and Southlwik. 

10 Bogstooe on left. 

11 Bjbxtb. 

No. ISg. — Greenock to Glasgow^ 22 mileSf see 
Glasgow to Grbekock, Nos. i&. & 49. 


No. 140.— GreieiTSck to ArwL 

'> . ', ; (Mac8.)| (MilM) 

ToLaigs ^" • /^ ^^ 14J ToKawinning . 4 3S 

^KiUiricb (Weif) r\ ft I Irvint .) S 35 

^Saltcoats . 6 SS | Arm . . 11} 46} 


No. 141. — Inverary to Glasgow It/ Helensburgh, 
See direct roads from Glasgow, Na 75. 

No. 142. — Inverary to Glasgow hy Lhss. 

8e^ direct roads ftom Edinburgh, No. 26. 

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County Hoadt, 

No. 14S««>-IirviiRAftY to Campbellto^s; tbi^gh 
Knapdale and Kintyre, 

ToGottfidd . . ..'ti^}<tdaiaiifft/ 

Lodigare-head . • v'<jOdAib£Ml 

iDTcroeil . « '' ./JJ^in^ttlll 

WtttTarbet . . . .. (ii^. iSS 

KOleui • « . 18^ 554 

CAKPBSI.LtOW|r . . . . ^^_^%1if l^j 


IXYEBABT, and iu Castle, the icaidflMe of Muc^^^mWf^f 
ehief of the name of Camphdl, has been partioilWtor fjyqjjhfl^ 
in the Toun : we here subjoin some of the roacin: (JliiBMW 
ftom this point* ,-. ^. ijii* 

4 Crosses Donglas water » Strachan on opposite side of the Lodu 
4J St John*f. . .'^, 

6 Pass Audundrain and Craignure, Campbell, Esq. 

7 Cfoss a small liyer at Forge. 

5 GoatfieUL— The load goes bj the side of Loch Fyne, and 

U Crofses Cada water. ' • ->*Be " 

11| AucbgoU Hoosft. :iJ 

18} Minart on the left. '^''* 

16 Lochgaie-head. "^ 

22| Lochgilp-head Imu Turning the projectioii of ihfe iDChi the 

road, still keeping the water-side, passes '■' ' ^ 

271 InvemeiL - ' -^^ 

S4 Pass the seat of Campbell of Asknuh. 
37 WestTbibet At a distance to the left, Tarbet Castl*. -* 
4^ LngTOokn, or Whitebouse Inn* 

iT Kirktowji of KirkcalmoneL . .' 

S'^ Buins of Runachan. '>^^ 

n^ KiUena Church. . iC 

€1 Bar Ion, On left Barr House, Colonel Campbells ' I'^K 
74 Balacbiiriy. >' >'^ 

*^d Buins of Kilhuny. The' road ftom this pttset bjr Cnlgi^^ Kil- 

,michael, and Drummore, to > '^ > :;.'Ct6 

73^ Campbslltowk, near the southern extrilii% H^ )i)flij>Se,«^ 
- small neat town« 

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CiCi»P<eriy of St Catherine*! , l\ 

AfUdnlaas parks . •If 3^ 

T^ttiadittehair • IS &i 

Mbiarii^aclair Bridge . . ^ % 1\ 

Ko. l45.—- Jnverary to Ardintenny on Loom Lomo. 

QriMi'V^fttry tb St Ca&«riiie*fl . . 1| 

9dtte9)tt)^ Inh'^' • • ' • ^6^ 

WttMidfeU . . $ lt\ 

Abdiktekkt . • 6 17J 

No. 146. — Inter ARY to Rothesay tn 


Nerv Road, 

■ ' c 


To Skiadiur Inn, as above . ^ : . 


Lcanacfa \. , 

4 lOi 

Bridge Of er the i2n</ 

121 is 


t 2^1 

QuiJintwre. . . . 

5 SOi 


- i SI 


8 39 


in tsLAY. 


To Locfagilp-head Inn, (see No. 143.) 


West end of Crinan Canal 

T tH 

KciOs at Lagg Feny 

n 414 

Ferry to Jim • • 

6 4Ti 

FeoUne (in Jura) . 

. . 16 634 

• ^ 1 fi41 

; n 7*i 


... , Hi &T 

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CotuUw Msadtm 

No. 148«— *IiiTUumT lo Oba«« ig Dalkajulv. 

ToCladJcfa • . . -9 

Imufbak I -10 

Andikan . . . . XM IH 

Dalmally , . . ."^ 16 

Steoefidd . ^4 $2 

Connel . . ' . 3 . S5 

Obak . ' S 40 

No. 14i9* — Inverary /o Oban 6y PoRTSONACHJa^ 

To PoitioffachiHi 

Fcny , • • • 



Nq. 150«— Intbrary /o Fort-Williav^ Fort-Ah^ 



iTynCBRHtt ^ • • 




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• 9 


















Iff UI 


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Roadt Ito Arg^UiMre, 

Mmi^ HMMb under tke C^mmMnmnM appokUei by GocermneH$ fot 
mtHdng Eoadt and Bridge* in the HigMandt : copied frem their 
^&wn JHeport* 

A road has been lately cut from Locfa-GoShead by Ardnoe to 
Lodi ^yne, which has for some yeais been extiemely useful to the 

The Kflmelford road from Sintraw Inn to Uie church of Melford» 
in. extent 8 miles 883 yards, was completed in the banning of 
autumn 1813* 

The Glendaruel road, from CuIIintrive ferry through the valley of 
Glendarnd to Leanach, has been completed. Its extent is 10 

A load from Corpaeb M«it along the west side of the river to 
CKiDes^ with a bcanch from that place towards Loch Arkq^g, was 
campleted in January 1812. This road is called the Lochieside 
road ; its extent is 12 miles 540 yards ; and the manner in which 
it has been made does the highest credit to the contractors, Mess. 
Simpson and Wilson. Great part of this road lies in Invemess- 

Riddan road, a bomchof the Glendaruel toad, from the bridge of 
Ballocfaindrain to the head of Loch Riddan, was completed in April 
1 812. Its extent is only 2 miles. 

TbeSMhurnnd, estgndiog neady 11 miles, from Stiaalwr on 
liocfa Fy»e to Ardintenny on Loch Long, was completed umni 
yean ago* The Earl of Dunmore has proposed to contribute tqipnds 
a bridle-read frm LoetHGiObaad, the toulliein tsnninalion of the 
AiiiMw itfti^ to AidfatsBBy* the sDuthem tocmiaatioB of thaSlmhur 
lOnd; and the commissioners have resolved to cwft th*«iEi«y to be 
continued to PortinstoGk, in the hope that this desirable pioloogatio& 
o£ the Stjndiur road mi^ be adopted. 

9f»id« these, sevenlotherroads of considerable extent and iinpor- 
taofo have been proposed in this county, and have eithei been elretdjr 
partlf eaMCHted, or will be begun without dday. Such are, the Loch 
Aw« aoad^ to van from Looh Feachaa on the western coast, across 
LoqhAweto near Inveraiy, an .extent cf 20 miles; the M^ftet 
roadi from Cocian Ferry at Ardgowar, by Loch Swaitv t» ttn.Mir* 
eslMveoiant landing-plaoe on the north side of Loch MofdHFl; this 


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106 ixnsEntRV of 9imaut»P» 

lineof MMditupwaidtafSiiaUwJn length, «i4 is already finidied; 
dui M<Mr?eni lood from Inversanda to the Sound^of MuQ, a Ingdi of 
SOnulet. ' "^''"^ 

Sevetal roads have likewise been completed or b^tm in »ji&Stii^Wt 
larger idands. In Jnra, a road of 16 miles in lengthy from the Ferry 
of Feoline to the Perry of Lagg, has been finished. Application has 
been made to the eommisnoaers for andther road. Id eMmd?irm7£agg 
to the northernmost point of the island. 

In Mull, a road has been proposed and surveyed, to proceed 
fnm TobsHDory by BaUacfaray^ TaBlaidc4ion8e, ^ th^. "^J^, to 
Ulva, and to churdi o{ Salen, with branch roada>, an «3|tept ^ J^l 

No. 15I.-^BaU««1I9CH RoHD. • cc,oi. 

From the village of Ballenoch, to the haibomr of t^y, F^fifte 
1480 yards. 

No. 154. — CrIKAN ROAB. ' :iT?T^ 
From the Roche of Craignachona to Crinan Quay, we4t ihi'^SB'^ 
Crtnaa Canal, 560 yards. 

No. 15d.--*A]U>KoB RoAik 
From LoGb*Goi]he»d, by Axdnoe, to Loch Fyne, € mto 126 

No. 154.-— GLENOAmVBluBotAB. .,.A ;;'J« 
From Coilintiive Ferry, through ih« vaSey of Glendanid to Le». 
nach, 18 miles 170S yards. 

No. 155.*^ISLAY RoAB. : , 

From Bridge-end in the Isle of Iday, to Portnahaven, 14 miles 
1239 yards. 

No. 156.— Jura Road. 
From the Ferry of Feoline, to the Ferry of I^agg, in dis IsW of 
Jura, 14 miles 157 yards. 

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i«r,.n. '...-. .^ . j^^^ 157— Keills' Roai>. ' - •- ^ --' 

From the Quay of Keills, to a janction with the county rodd^' 1 

. No, US.— KlLMELFQlU) RoAD.; 
Vnm- Kantnmr Jim i» the ebmch of MeUbed, 8 mte 888 ywOs* ~ 

No. 159.—- LOCHAWB ROADu 

* Ttim Loch Feachan, on the west toMt, attosrLodi A«9lo Ihvemi^, 
§0 miles 1089 yards. 

No, l60. — ^LooHiB-BiDE Road. 
Fmm the foot of |x>Gh Aiik^g* bgf Lochie Kiv^r side, to Copadi 

No. l6l. — LOCHNAGUAL RoAD. 


From the Fenyof Uchk, to Foit-Wiffiam ,<we8twaid), to Loch- 
jtafpaaLio Ar«sai^ 37 miles 1087 yards. 

No. 162. — MoRVERN Road. 
From Inyersttda to ths &und of Moll, 35 miles 541 yards. 

No. 16s. — MoYDART Road. 
From the Corran Ferry of Ardgowar, hy Loch Sunart, to Loch 
Moydart, 34 mOBs^dtfO yards. 
*• I • . 

No. l64i^-^RiDDEN- Road. , t 

A branch of the Glendarud Road, fiom tiie Bridge of Ballachhi- 
diin soQtfawBxd to Loch Ridden, 1 mile 1440 yards. 

No. 165.— Strachur Road. 
Fiwn Strachnr on Loch Fyne, to ArdintsDny on Loch Long, 10 
miles 1S34 yards. 

No. 166.— Tobermory Road. 
Pnm U10 fidiing viUagt of Tobermory, by Ballachmy, Torlakk 

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14)8. itmsBBflnr <^ scnTuam. 

hooMy and Ultli pa«f«ge house, to the chinch of Sakn (wHh faimich 
iMd), 31 miles 46 ywcls. 


Giwl facilitui we now sflbided for Meing tfaia moat intoeeitiBg and 
looiialfe cMmty, by inMm of 5iMm JSoo^, which pi««Ml ften. filas- 
fvw to CampbdtowD, Inyeraiy, and Fort- William almoal dafly^ and 
ap» veiy agreeable bdmnUs of oonn^anoe. AigyOdure is so nndi in- 
texaected with anna of Ae tea, lakci) and iiveis« that wtler is of oouise 
the most direct mode of traveUiDg.. However, it is still neoessaiy to 
^ve the roads of the. county, although they toe now much less fre- 
quented than formerly* 

'the steam-vessels pass through many arms of the sea whidi inter- 
sect Argyllshire, and exhibit the most beatttifbl spechnens of itr scene- 
ly^ The IsUnd of Bute is one of the first objects of a^entfon i^er 
lieayiDg the Frith of Clyde,-»next to this the shores of KIntyre,— and 
the grand entrance of Loch Fyne. The whole route to Itrverary is 
deSightAilly inten^Mrsed with woods, seals of gentkmeo, and many 
old castles placed on the finest rocks, and giving much intedsst fo Ae 
s)Keoery, — which the rapid progren of the vessel, and consequent change 
of objects, cannot fiul to ( 


No. 167.— SxiRLiNa ^ GhkSQow. 

ToLoanhead • . • .10 

Kilsyth . . 6 16 

Kirkintullodi . . . 5 21 

Glasgow • . • 7 58 

For a description of this road, see No* 50. 

No. l68. — Stirling to Inverary, 
See road from Edinburgh to Inveraiy, No. 25. 

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Roads wmU-Ui^g^hi^. 

No. 169— Stirling to Perth bjf Auchtercard^. ^^. 


To Dumblane 


Green LoaniDg 

5 IL 




3i 1» 

Diuaitii^ . 


Puts . . 

^ 38i 

v-8o»tiii8ioBd pwtdy dcgarU)«i in Perthfibw. 

:^Jo. 170.— Stirling to Perth 6y Crieff^ 


To Dumbkne . . 


.. Gteen XnHininig . . 

* ' 11 



Cjax^p .... 

3 ' ^dj 

. EpuU« . V . 

4} t^ 

. New Ida • • . . 

3 28 

, -iMethyen . . . 

34 31* 

Perth . . . 

6J 38 

This is Ukewise described in Perthshire. 

No. 171.— Stxrung to Dumbarton. 

To Gargunnods • • * • H 

Kifipen . . . . 4 IO4 

Drymen . . . . : 12j 23 

.Dvmbartok • . . 11 34 

At the ton4)ar this road passes Craigforth, winds to th& rights 

3 and keeps the plantations and House of Touch, Seton, Esq. oa 
the left. 

4 Gastnr, Graham, Esq. 

64 Gaigunnock on the right, Edington, Esq. 

7 Hie village and church of Gargunnock* 

74 Kepdanodi on te r^t 

9 Passes the degant poDey of Bucfaquhan, Campbell. 

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Cbunty Hoods, 

(MOM.) . , . A 

m ffippen,— cdebntod fiir ill whiiky. 

If Kilhoni 00 the rifl^t. 

IS Cm^xomt Ezskme, Esq. on the fight. < - '< "- 

14 Catden on the right ' ^: 

1^ Vilage of Buchl7Tie^«i.Tbc country is banai and nikdllb^aome 

t$ Chiudi of Drymen— ^ro«ei the water of Enderidc. ■ 
23i Boad on the left gpes to Glasgow ; the road on the right to Bon- 
hill ^On the right Buchanan, Duke of Montrose, K. 6. 

25 Church of Kilmanmod:. 

29 Westerton, 

30 Road to the right goes to Lussl^by boat of Balloch, and up the 

west bank of Loch Lomond. 
Si Bonhin churdi, and near this (he pillar to the memory of Dr 

'32 Leyendde, Campbdl, Esq. 
34 DuMBARTOK. ItB singular castle, built upou a stupendous lock, 

has long been the attraction of strangers. 

No. I7d. — BnvLwa to Ahh&M and DuaiFsaHUNB. 

'TdTiilfibody . . . , . ^ 

ALLOA , . , . • . 2 7 

Clackmannan . .29 

Kincardine . . 

Torrybum - • • 


No, 173.— -Stirling to Kinross. 


Linmill , 

.^ Foi^t Mill 

Crook of Devon 





n Hi 

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No. 174^— Stirling to Kinross hy Dollar^ j^ 

ToAlvft ... 

Tilljcoultry • t . 

Dollar . . . 

Ycttoif Mttdduri 

Crook of DeYon 

KiKROim • « • 

Steap-boate go irom Newhaven to Sdrling daily ; and th^ siul 
up the Filth shews a variety of delightfiil scenery, vith ^ 
seats of the nobility and gentry aD along the shore. The prix|- 
dpal towns on the south bank are Queensferry, Bo*ness, and 
Grangemouth. On the north, Burntisland, Aberdour, Kin- 
cardine, Culross, and Alloa. Seats on the south, Grantx)^, 
.Dalmeny, Hopetoun, Kiimell* Airth, Dunmore, Polmaise, 
&c. ; and on the north, Dunibristle, Broomhall, Cuh;A$s 
Abbey, Kennet, Valleyfield, Torry^ TulliaUan, Tt^Uibodjr, 
Airthrey, &c. &c. 





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The piindpal roads passing through these counties, are th* toicb 
ftom ^ling to Alloa, Dunfermlme, and Kinxots, described above. 

' B^des the above, there is a road which passes through the county 
'of Clackmannan, from QueeosfeRy to Stirling, in the foUoviDg A* 


To Toftybuzn . • % S^ 

Culross . li 10 

Kincardine « • 4| 14^ 

Cladmannan • • St 18 

AUba . 2 SO 

TtaOilMdy . , i n 

iThiLiiro S> %l 

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112 ITlMfeEAlty OF gCOTLAKD. 

Ncu didaMDSaii k a ftM old tower, Ae prapfftf of BneeoC 
Kennct, bmit by bif onoeBfecnr Kmg Robert Btom. 

Beodet tbe great road to Perth, there u a Tcry pipd oae fmmk Wm^ 
torn to Stirliiig, by DoUar, and there k likeviw a ^Dod xoad ftoai 
KiinoiB to Aucfatermndity and CapiE Sife. See road from Dun- 
fermline to Ci4iar Fife, (No. 181.) 


No. ITS'— ^y PAR FiFS Id NSWIUJR0B aiu{ 

Todtnanm « 

Kioiudrd Ttdm 
Lindoict linage 



Bridge of Erne «. 


No. 176.-^St Andrew's to Cupar. 

To Guard Bridge 

Ognabuigh $ • . 

CUPAA • -. . 


On leaving St Andrew*s, the zoad goes to the right. 
1 Strathtyrom, Cheape, Esq, on the left. 
% Bloomfield, Mddrum, on the left, and Sina^ dntiHciy. 
S( Edoride on the ri^t 

4| Guflid Bridge across the Eden ; here the road to Diindee taket 
the ris^t, this goes northward to 

* At <lds place there is a drcuhr tower 74 feet high, of TMsh 





















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I7IN£&4a¥ 0F SCOTUI^^IO* 113 

Crost Bmtdt in Fifetf^re. 

6 Clayton, Meldruin<* 

91* ^fJ^MStU 

No. 177.— St Andrew's to Dundee Wateh-^ 


1 Strathtjmim on the left, goes round the bay. 

3 Kincaple on the left, Eden-side on the right 

4 Cross the river Eden by ft bridge of 6 ardies. 

5 Earlshall on the right, Bruce Henderson, Bart 
^4 ^*ov through Leuchars, a neat village. 

Leuchars Castle, Henderson. 

7 Boftd to Feny-Port^cm-Craig on the r^ht 

6 St Fort on right, Stewart of Castle Stewart, Esq^ 
10 Cugiptr toad joins this. 

lOi Woodhayen. 

No. 178.-^CupAR Firv to Dundee by Eilmanip* 


T^LogiaRoad , • . 2} 

Kibpany , « 2i 5 

. Woodhayen . . 4 9^ 

. DviTDKE, by water • . 2 11( 

No. 179- — Edinburgh to Dundee 6y Rathillst. 

ToPath-head . . . . 14( 

Plasterer's Inn 

New Inn 

lietfiam • • . 


mimany « 

Woodhayta • 

Du9psK»by'wmer , , 


< 8S 


5 344 
l\ 36 
4 40 


1 4« 

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4 Leuchan Castle. 

7 On left, n»d to Cuqpur, and on tb* right, road te Poit'^-Cfaig 


9 Forgan Churdi on right. 

10} Newport. 

No. lai. — Dunfermline to Ci7PA.R«FirE 


KoiRosa and Aucutermuchty. 


To CkMsgatM 



» IS 


t IS 

Sttattmn^o « • ^ 

.7 ti 


H 8% 

Kinlodi ..... 

3 26i 

. CVPiOUPlFB ... 

64 3% 



To Interkeithing . • . 


^ Abetdour ..... 

•* 8 

H 114 

KtKGHOKSr ... 

S* 14| 


. ,, . 


fT« ]^tah Queenslieny 



84 114 

^. KxirflHCMur 

104 *» 

there is now a road from Bunitidand' whidi jdM tlht firom 
Perth to Queensferry, at a new Um about 9 mflM-ftom the 
latter place, and eoaches tyavd to Peith -Afb way da%. The 
principal test b Cidello, Stoart oF Duatern, Eiq. wlA a beau* 

' iffUlbdge'inMaieGitdaastjrfe. ' '^ -"-i 

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No. 184.— Perth to Stirling by Auchterarder. 

1% !A.u^ierarder * . . . . 15* 

Blackford ; . . . . 24 18, 

Greenloaning • • . ' . . 4^ 22| 

Dunblane . • • • '5 27} 

Stirlikg . " . • ^i 8*4 

LeaTing Perth' "by South Street, the road ascends, passing on th^ 

I left PittheaTlis, once the residence of the Lords Oliphant, now 
'- ' the property of Lord Elibank ; and on the right, the villas of 
'^ Athol-bank, Stewart, Allan-bank, Major Cameron^ Ac It 

traverses a district rather destitute of interest, except ftntaa the 

&tant blue outline of the Grampians on the north andr^Rrest^ 

S '" until the approach to Dupplin Castle is passed on the left. 

Earl of Kinncul ; the house is old and handsome, containing 

i "^ flome excellent pictures, and a very good library. Fassea 

9- through the property of the Earl, until it erosses tfat Emt 

by the bridge of Dalraidr: -immediately on the right, situated 

on a wooded banl^, is Cask, Oh|)hant, £6<|. a new Gredan 

, . house. A road goes off to Dunning, which is passed a oon- 

^ siderable way to the left, and also Duncruib, the ancient aeat^if 

tlie Lords Rollo ; a xoad strikes off to Kinross, and another to 

- the Bridge of £me on the left ; passing Garvock, Qrame> 

Esq., Invermay, Hepburn Bdshes, Esq. situAted amongst the 

Tomantic scenery of the river May. 

II Near Dunning, Kdtie Castle, Drummond, Esq. 

15i AucHlTEHAEDEii, fbnnerly a royal burgh ; it coi^sists of one 

' street, nearly a mile long ; passing through, will be aecn on 

the left, part of the turrets of Kincardine Castle, the tolnaiitic 

iresidenceof Mr Johnston, riang among the woods $ H is si* 

^ tuated at the head of the picturesque glen of Kufbteil i tftis waa 

., . . ,^ am and pdncq^ «m( of th» n^Ue family of MiUKzoee ; 

. ihamtna of their seat still remain, sear the new castle, and 

itso thair taiiiyiQgi.pla«es not ftsftomthis, on the zigikt, isthe 

. :. ifltn4idinflj^Gptbia4B[\iiasioi|of $trathallam Dtc^mmondi 

Esq. M. P. fixr Perthshivey. rifpieMntalive.of. thf laikcient at* 

IT) tainted peerages of Strathalbm and Madderty; Glenca^ 

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Cotmfy Roatk, 

Home on the left ; llic tttm ■wmnd fbis 7enerable reridfittoe 
voy iDBirtaWe io point of tuOf pwtioilwlf eoniQ of eho old- 
est larches in Britain. It has been for many ages the seat of 
the Haldanes of Gleneagles, and is now possess^ by Bobeit 
HaUUne, Viscount Duncan of Camperdown* 
19 Blackford, rather a dirty Tillage, but placed in a romantic si* 

19i OrchiU House, Graham, Esq. on the right, nmch improYed by 

the large forests of thriving wood that surround the mansion. 
22) Greenloaning, and near this a road strikes off to Crie^ by JMji* 

thil, &c Braes Castle, Masterton, Esq. on right. 
27 1 DuKBLA2fE, formerly noticed, has lately acquired some rqmte 

by mineral waters, discovered on a part of Lord JUnnoulI's 

property near the town. 
29 KippenroBS, Stirling, Esq. and enter the county of Stirling. 
31 Bridge of Allan ; Keir, Stirling, Esq. on the right, and.the west 

gate of Airthrey Casde on the left. Here there is a rai^ni- 

ficent view of the castle, town, and Carse of Stirling, windings 

of the Forth, &c 
34 STi&LXve, after crossing the old bridge over the Focth^ at the 

northern extremity of the town* 

No. 186^-<«-Pbrth /Q Stibuno by Cbisvv. 

ToMethvfQ ..... 

New Inn . • 

Foofis • • • . 

Ceibfv .... 

Muthil Church , . . • 


The road to Crieff leaves Perth at the north side of the town, 
and passes, on the right, Balhousie, tiie }(nnture honse, or 
widows leadenoe for the family of Kinnoull ; on the left. Feu 
1 House, Gardiner, Esq.- and tummg to the kft it the fimtmile- 
stone, leaves the road to Dunkdd and tlie northern Highlandsi 
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S Ri:^T«a Gfl0tle« or Hnntiiig Toitrer, formerly the property of the 
Earl of Gowrie, sod latterly an occasional residence of the fa- 
niily of Atik)U. 
/i\ Metihven Casde, 9myihe, Bfeq. win be observed on the rights 
TIfis fine reridence comnurnds the most extensive prospects, 
and with its park and terraces forms a great ornament to the 
iSbtakt A road to iiie Bridge of Almond, and Lynedodi, on 
the right, and to DuppHn on the left. 
6^ Methven villa^ and church on the right, and shortly after Tip- 
permmr on the left, where one of Montrose's battles was fought^ 
as wen as an engagement between the forces of King Robert 
Bruce and the Boglish troops. 

lOJ Balgowan House on the left, the principal seat of Lord Lyne- 
49di, and near this N'etp In% and a mile farther Grortlirey ' 
' Hodse, Grsfime, Bsq. 

19 'V^6^Lt^ vQlligeand chtireh, the property of Baion Sir Patrick 
Murray of Ochtcrtyre, Bart 

144 Abercaimey, Moray, Esq* on the left. This fine building de- 
- serves minnte inspection, being one of the finest specimens of 
florid Gothic architecture in Scotland, and the interior is adorn- 
ed with much elegance and splendour. 

14 Cultoqpbey, MaXton, Esq. below the road to the left, has been 
possessed for five or six centuries by this family without increase 
or diiKnution. 

16 Dajbacardoch road strikes off to the right, and road to Abcrcair- 
B^, Inchhrakie, &c on the left Feintower, General Sir 
David Baird, Bart G. C. B. on the right, half way vp the 
. Knock of Crieff. 

n\ JSnter Cbieff, a very clean viUage, pleasantly placed on a 
rising ground. From this a road proceeds to Lochemehead, 
by Ochterlyrc, Comrie, &c which wiU be particulariy describ- 
ed afterwards. 

194 IXcummond Castle on the rights amidst iXBgxuficent woods. The 
views iioxsx this splendid seat comprehend ^e richest parts of 
Stxatherne, backed by the grandeur of Ben Yorlicb and the 
fiNnEt of Glenartney.. It is the oocaslonal residence of Lord 
Gwydir, Lord High Chamberiain of England, whpie fffoper- 

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ty it is, in right of Lady Gwydir, the representative of the «i. 

dent house of Penh. 
tOi Muthil village, church, and Episcopal Chapet, 
21 Road to Queensferry on tlie left ; Lodge, and approadi to Or- 

chin House on the left ; Ardoch, Moray Stirling, fisq. 
27 Green Loaning, where this road joins the one described imme- 

diatdy 1)efore. 
S2 Cityof DuMBtANE. 
38 Stieliko. 

No. 186.— Perth to Glasgow. 
See No. 69. 

No. 187.— pEftTH ^o Aberdeen hf Cupar^Angui. 
See roads from E^Unburgh to Aberdeen, No. SO. 

No. 188. — Perth io Dunkbld and Inverness. 
See No. 35. 

No. 189. — PcBTH to BiRNAM Inn^ KENlCOafi^ &C. 

Sec Nos. 85. * 

No. 190. — Perth to Dundee. • 
1* his road traverses the rich district called the Carse of GomAe, and 
Will be found in No. 31. 

No. 191.— Perth to LocHERNEHEAD. 

To Crieff . . l^i 

Comrie . . 6^ 24 



17i Cbieff, see No. 185. 

Shortly after emergmg from tlus town, the load tuou to the 
right, and passes the cfaorch of M(»zievaird H-4t then ddrts 

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, , the extensive and beautiful deer park of Ochtertyre, Baron 
Murray, a part of which it intersects, leaving on . the left 
Strowan House, Graham Stirling of Airth, Estj. In a mile 
OK two the house of Clathick, Colquhoun, Esq. is passed on 
the right, and shortly after the elegant mansion of Lawers, 
Lord Balgray, whose pleasure grounds reach almost to the 
vUlage of 
S4 COMRiE, — ^from which there is a good road to Stirling through 
Gknllchom^ which joins the road from Perth near Ardodi. 
This small visage is delightfully situated amidst fine knolls of 
wood rising out of the plain, and sheltered on all sides by the 
most romantic and lofty mountains. Aberuchill Castle will be 
obseiTed on the left bank of the Erne, formerly the seat of the 
ancient family of Canapb^, Bart, who now live at Kilbride 
.aear Dumblane. Lord Melville's monument, a handsome 
obelisk of stone, stands on the right, a little way up Glen Led* 
noch, and, a little farther on, Dunira, the hunting-seat of the 
family of Melville. After passing through the village of St 
Fillan, where there is a good inn, and taking the road to the 
right on the north side of Loch Erne, a small island will be 
' observed, said to have been the liabitation of Stewart of Ard- 
Torlioh^s predecessors, who possessed large estates in this dis- 
trict The scenery of Loch Erne is very beautiful; and the 
sid^of the mountains, although little cultivated and thinly 
peopled, are partly wooded with oak oopse. The mountain of 
^Ben Vorlich, 330a feet above the level of the sea, fbnns a 
sublime object on the south bank, and at the foot of the hill 
is Ardvorlich, the seat of William Stewart, Esq. surround- 
ed by fine old timber, and very thriving young plantations. 
A little farther on, on the same side, is Edinample, a shoot- 
ing4odge of the Earl of Breadalbane. 
36| LocHERKE-BEAD. The inn is well kept, and is a pleasant 
station for a temporary residence. From this point roads di- 
verge to the Trosachs by Loch Lubnaig, to Balquhidder, hy 
Stronvar, Edenchip, &Cv and to Taymouth, Tyndrum, Ac- 
hy Glen-Ogle. 
K. B. There is a road from the foot of Loch Eme to this place, 
on its aoadi bank whicli passes dose to Ardyorllch House, and Edin- 

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No. 192.— Ardoch to CoMRiE^ 10 nnkt. 

This road forms a conTenient and agreeable communication be- 
tween Stirling, Comrie, and Lochemehead; — ^it was opened a few 
years ago by the active exertions of Sir P. Mmray, Leaves the Perth 
Eoad to the right at Ardoch, passing the fine park of Braoo Castle, 
and tiaversing rather a bleak district of the Perth estate, until it hJls 
in with the Ruchil stream, and crossing the Erne, descends iqKm 

No. 19s. — ^Dunkeld to Copar«Anous, by Blair* 
gowrie, 18 miles. 

This road strikes oS* the road to Blair, about half a mile noith 
of Dunkeld, and turning to the right, goes through the woods and 
park of the Duke of AdioU, until it reaches the Loch of the Lows ; 
here turns to the left, and skirts this loch and those of Cardney and 
Butterstone, leaving on the height the ruins of the Casde of Cardney, 
the residence of the andent family of Steuart of Cardney, now 
merged into that of Menzies of Culdares. Shortly after, the nad 
reaches the Loch of Cluny, a small and very beauti^l piece of 
water ; — ^the church and village of Cluny on the ri^t, and the 
Castle in a small ishmd, once the country seat of t^f Bishopa of 
Dunkeld, and likewise said to have been the birth-plaoe* of the Ad- 
mirable Crichton, Fometh House, Dr Baird, is passed on tHlkc^ 
and two miles farther, MarUe, upon the lodi of that name, 
Farquharson of Invercauld, Esq. near which there is an excellent inn 
at Kirkstyle, which will be found a noost agreeable occasional resi. 
denoe, being well situated for sports, and for seeing this beautiful 
neighbourhood. The old house of Ard-filair, Blair Oliphant, Esq. 
with a handsome avenue, is passed on the right, within half a mile 
of Blairgowrie, near which is Blairgowrie House, Macpherson, 
Esq. and Einloch, Hogg, Esq. From this to Cupar is about six 
nules, passing Stormont, Whitson, Esq. and crossbg the Itia at 
Bendochy. There is a small ruin of a priory at Cupai Angus. 

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No. 194.—- DvNKEt0 to CuPAB Anous, by Capiak 
and Lethendy, 15 rnileg. 

Lonree Dunkeld at the bndge, and passes the villas of Mr Donald- 
«<m and Piofessor Haldane. Soon after the fiurms of Newtjrle and 
Duqgarthil ;— Gasde Murthly on the other side of the river, Stewart 
of Grandtully, Bart and Stenton, Stewart, Esq. on the ri^t, vnder 
a fine rock. At)out a mile beyond Cajnith, Ddyin House, Sir Alex« 
ander Muir Mackenzie, Bart. Vice Lieutenant of Perthshire, beauti- 
fuHyatuated in the plain on the right, and Gourdie, Kinloch, Esq. 
on the left. Passing through Lethendy, this road joins that last de« 
sci9>ed at Cupar Grange, and crossing the Isla, enteKS Cupar-Angus. 

No. 195.-?-DuNKELD to Cupar Angus, by Kinclaven. 

This is pcdiaps a mfle or two longer than the precediiq;, but vary a- 
greeidble. Cross the bridge of Dunkeld, and take the Perth toad as fiv 
at BixiMm toS ; then strike to the left, passing tlaough 4ie wooda of 
Murtfaly Ibr many miles, and leaving the Castle on the lefty-»a v«ii«. 
laUe old seat, with fine antique gardens and avenues. A few miks 
fivthcff the road reaches Kindaven, where there is a ruin of a osstle said 
to have beqi inhalnted by some of the ancient kings^ and near it Mei- 
Ueoor Houses tjbe principal residence of the old and great family of 
Mercer of Aldie. Cross the Tay by a ferry at its orafluence with the 
Ida, and pttsing Keithock and some farms, enter Cupar-AngusM—The 
i about 16 miles. 

No. 196. — Inchture to Cupar Angus, 10 miles. 

Soon after leaving Inchture, this road passes through Balledgamo, 
a village built by the late Lord Kinnaird ; and noted as one of the 
deanliest and most beautiftd in Scotland ; near it is Rossie Priory, a 
very large and splendid new mansion. Lord Kinnaird ; and on the 
left, BalHndean, lately sold by Wedderbum of Ballindean, Bart to 
Mr Trotter of Edinburgh. A mUe farther, village and churdi of 
Abemyte, pleasandy situated on a rising ground. Two milei ikrdier 

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on the left, Locfaton, Kinnear, Esq. and Littleton, Kinnear younger 
of LoditaDf Esq. and a little way farther BaUo, formerly Ae seat of 
die andent fiunily of Hunter of BaUo, now of Steuart of D<%ai8e, 
Esq. commanding a delightful prospect of the Caise of Gowrie and 
Fifth of Tay. After crossing the hill of BaUo, the road passes North 
Bilb and Pitcur Castle, Honourable D. Gordon Haliburton, oa the 
right; Lintrose, Murray, Esq. and Balgershoe, Boss, on the left, 
and the ruins of the abbey, and enters Cupar. 

No. 197* — ^CuPAR to Meiole^ 6 milet. 

About half way, passes the elegant new house of Arthuntone, 
Maenab, Esq. on the right, and a little farther, Kinlocfa-hooie, I3n- 
locb, Esq. on the left The magnificent seat of Belmont Ciaiie, 
Honourable Steuart Wortley Mackenzie, stands on the right, amongst 
fine old woods, and the residence of Mr Murray of Simprim, on thie 
left, near the ent ranee of the village of Meiole. Kot far from this 
is Drumkilbo, Nainie, Esq. and a road leads to Alythy passing Bal- 
chttry, Smyth, Esq. Hallyards, Kinloch/Eiiq. and Jordanstoo, Admkal 
Siv J. Knight, K. C. B. Near Alyth is Banff Hoose, seat of Sir 
.Janes Ramsqr of Banff, Bait. 


Passing the extensive inclosures of Methven Castle, and crossing the 
oUl bridge of Almond, this road leaves Lynedoch Cottage* the very 
picturesque residence of Lord Lynedoch, and Logie-Almond, Right 
Honourable Sir W. Drammond, K. C. B. on the left, noted for its 
romantic situation, fine library, and pictures, &c. The road passes 
through Monedie, crosses the Shochie river, and leaving Tullibdton, 
Robertson, Esq. on the left, soon reaches Auchtexgaven. Distance 
about 8 miles. 

No. 199. — Perth to KmcfAVEN, by Stanley, 
14 miles. 

Strikes off the Dunkeld road a little beyond Luncarty bleacfafidd, 
and after passing the village of Stanley, and House, one of the seats 
of tlie Loids Kaime,— a remarkable fall of the Tay may be aeen. 

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caUfid the Linn of CampHe* Near this, on the opposite side of the 
rimy is Stobhall, a very andent seat of the Perth fiuooily, and jjooit 
picturesquely situated; also Taymount, Earl of Dunmore. About 
twOfnUes &rther Ballathie, Ridiardson of Pitfour, Esq. and the 
d^tfcfo of Caxgill on the other hank : Soon after, village of • Kij(rcx«4r 
TXir and church. 


No. 200. — Blair-Atholl to Braemar. 

Tliis road traverses one of the wildest and most solitazy districts of 
9nihakir«» and wiU be found particularly described in the Tours. 

No. 201.— -KiLLiKRANKY to GeorobTown in Rannoeh, 
22 miles. 

About the middle of the pass of EiUikranky in AthoU, cfoss the 
bridge of Garry, and turning to the left, pass Bonskeid, the romantic 
seat of Stewart, Esq. near the fall of Tummd, and a' little way on 
the right, the glen and House, of Fiocastle, Stewart, Esq. On the 
southern bank of Loch Tummel, Foss, Stewart, Esq. and a little farther , 
Knydian, ^Stewart of Garth, and cross the Tummel. In the Loch is a 
fortress or a small island, once the seat of Strowan^' the chief of the ^ 
dan Robertson. Two miles farther stands the present residence of this 
chief. Mount Alexander, on . the left, on a commanding eminence, 
and near it Lochgarry, Macdonell, Esq. ; and on the opposite side 
Crossmount, Stewart, Esq. at the foot of SchihallUnu The road 
passes through the village of Kinloch Rannoeh, and crossing the r 
river, goes along the south side of Loch Rannoeh. About six miles , 
from Kinloch is Dall, the of Fletcher Norton, Esq. ; and 
five miles farther the village of Georgetown, where there is a good inn. r 
Sir Neil MenKies*s shoodng-quarters is about a mile hence, and Iile- 
wise an occasional residence of the Stfowan family. 

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No. 202.-^DuN&ELD io Amulree, 10 mUet. 
Gmb iStaoa^ Strathbraan, after pamtng Invar : passes Ossian's 
HaU and the Rambling Brig, and traverses a long disttict of the 
Gnndliiilly estate ; it likewise passes, on the left, Trochrie Castk In 
nana, &e Eail of Gowiie's seat, with fine old trees, and the bridge 
of Dnunore, said to be the oldest in Perthshire ; and leaving Miltan, 
Campbell of Kinloch, Esq. on the right, reaches the inn of Amulree. 
The sosDory of the Bmaa is extremely pictureaqtaey and seqdfvs tfala 
Strath very interesting. 

No. 203.-^Blairoowrie to Kirkmicrabl, 1 S miles. 

Fuses the curious and romantic readenoe of CiaighaU on the river 
Frich; a few miles farther Woodhill, Ferguson, F.sq. and enters 
Strathardle, a small glen, rather bare of wood. Near Kirkmichael 
are the mansions of Kindrogan and Dimanean, Small, Esqs. ; 
Invercroskie, Stewart, Esq.; and Glenfemate, Grant of Kilgiaa- 
ton, Esq. 

No. 204.-^Lo6iERAiT io Weem, 8 tnUef. 

This road runs nearly parallel with that from Perth to Kenmore, 
an the south bank of the Tay. Passes Eastertyre, Major Mackgla- 
shan, and the fine park and house of Ballechin, Steuart, Esq. on the 
..right, surrounded with lofty and great trees ;— -two miles farther Pit- 
fiaacree, Menzies, Esq. and chapel of Tullipourie ;— on the right, 
Clockfoldich, Stewart, Esq. and Derenlich, Steuart, Esq. beaati- 
iully embosomed amongst oak copse-wood, and a little after, Edra- 
deynot and Cluny, Stewarts, Esqs. ;— chapel of Eillichassie on the 
left, and the House, the seat of Steuart Flemyng of Moness, Esq. 
amongst venerable beeches, on the right. The road now goes along 
th^ bank of the Tay, and soon reaches the church, village, and excel- 
lent inn. of Weem. 

' No. 205. — Weem to Meooernib^ 20 mUes. 
Goes through Glen Lyon, a vale comparatively little known, bat 
very interesting to the antiquarian ;— It now gives the title of Bazon 

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Cross Roads m PerihiMre* 

to the second son of the Duke of Ath<^. This road leaves the great 
road to Fort Augustus at Cushieville, and turning to the left, soon 
passes Drumacbary on a rising ground to the right, one of the seats of 
Stewart of Garth, Esq. with aged avenues, and a fine rock wooded 
with pine near the house. A litde farther Duneaves on the left bank, 
Menzies, Esq. and Fortingall, noted for its great yew-treey 
which is the largest in Britain, and still to be seen in the fiunily 
of Garth's burying- ground. Glen Lyon House, Garden Campbell, 
Esq. on the ri^t, and two miles farther Chesthill, Mennes, 
Esq. The road now goes through a long tract of the Culdares estate, 
and enters the avenue of Meggemie Castle, Steuart Menzies of CuL. 
daies, Esq. This venerable seat is placed on a rich plain ; the sve- 
nues are composed of remarkably large trees, and a fine rock rises be- 
hind, with a wooded bank in firont of the Castle. 


No. 206.«i*DuNDBE to Cupar Akous. 


This road goes northward, leaving the xoad to PetAi on the left. 
1 Logie on the right* 

9i Lochie, and a road to Gray-house, Lord Gray, on the kit 
Si Gourdie on l9ie left, part of Lord Duncan's estate, 
4 Road goes to Meigle on the rig^t 

Foulis, Murray, Bart, on the left» and AdMMtOB» BUi, Esq. 
on the right. 

7 Lundie House, Lord Duncan, on the if^t, and A new aoHUion 

at present building by his Loidshipt 

8 Lundie Loch on the ri^t. 

11 Pitcur ruins, Gordon, Esq. on the left: aoeiiefter a nad goes 

to Perth on the left. 

12 Haliburton House on the n^t, Gonloii HalilNtttOD, Saq. 
12i Kettins church and NewhaU. 

1i CuPAft Airavi* 

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Cotmtff Roadi, 

Na 207.— Dundee to Forfab. 

After crossing the Don bridge, road to Arbroath on the ri^t« , 
Lunatic Asylum on the right. 
Road to Brechin on the right. 

2 Castle of Mains of Pintry in ruins, on left. 
Church of Mains and Strathmartine on the left. 
Cross Dighty water. 

3 Powrie Castle in ruins on the right, Fothringhame. 
Bank of Baldoran, Sir W. Ogilvy, Bart, on the left. 
Balmuir, J. 6. Webster, Esq. on the left. 

4 Cross Fithie water. 

5 Tealing-House, Scrymgeouie, Esq. and church of Tealing on the 
. left. 

8 Tarbrax toU. 

10 Fotheringham-House on the right, Fotherinf^iam, Ea^. oC 

Inyerarity church on the rigfat« 
Kincaldtum, Gnham, Esq. on the left. 

11 Invereighty, Colonel Lawrieston, on the left. 
Ktnnettlesy J. Harvey, Esq. on the left. 


No. 203.-^DvNDEE t9 BflECHIN. 


Arbroath road on the righe, ^ 

Lunatic Asylum on the right. 
Forfiff read on the left. 

1 Stobs Fair Muir on the left. :, ^-^ 

2 Cross Dighty water. 

Road to Duntroon on the left. 
Longhaugh' on the left. 
Douglas Bleacfafield on the right. 
Drumgicth on the right. 
34 Baldovie on the right ; Baldovie toll, and road to Broughty ferry 
on the right, and to Brechin on the left. 
Pitkerro, Mungo Dick, Esq. on the left. 

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4 LinUuhen House, T. Eiskine, Esq. on the right. 
6 Drarasturdy muir. 
T New Inn. 

The load now turns to the left, and leaves the Arbroath road on 

the right. 
Newbigging and Secession meeting-house on the left. 
Cross Pitairly bridge. 
Dunfin on the right. 
Castle of Affleck, Yeaman, on the left 
10 Church of Monikie. 

Panmure House on the right, Hon. W. Maule. 
11 1 Cross the bridge at Crombie milL 
13| Carmylie. 

14| Bedford. « ^ 

16 Conansyth on the left 

Parkconnan on the right. 
17i Fall into the road from Arbroath to Brechin, at the iaatm hovie 
of Leggieston, near Pitmuie's mill tcSL 

Si Baldorie toll, as above. 
This road turns to the left. 
Pitkerro on the right. 
Ballumbie, D. Miller, Esq. on the left 
DnntrDon* Graham, on left 
6 Church of Murroes on the right. 

Craigie, J. Guthrie, Esq. on the left 
6| Oid Four-mile House. 
8 Castle of Affleck on the rig^t. 
11| Kirkbuddo, Colonel Erskine, on the left 
12} Draffin, 

Idvies, J. Baxter, Esq. on the left 
Dunnichen, Dempster, Esq. on the left 
16 Letham. 

Balgavies on the left 
Turin, Watson, on the left 

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Caimiy BotuU, 

No. 209.~DuNDBB to Kirriemuir. 


ToKennkk 5 

Mllltown . 4 9 

Glammis . • • 2 11 

KU&USMUIR , 5 16 


1 Road to Forfiur goes to the right 

8 Kirktown on the righti 
2i CroM Di^ty water. 

S Bahnuir on right. 

$ Kcnnick. 

7 Seedlie hiUs to the left. 

9 ^Mllltown. 

10 Rocfaebiill on left. 

11 Glammw ; load to Forfar on right, to Perth on left. 
11) Glanunis Castle, Earl of Strathnxire, on ri^t. 

18 Bridgend. 
ISi BoundhilL 
14) Logie to the right 
15 Eait Muirhead. 


No. SIO.— Dundee to Mbiglb and Alttb* 

ToNewtyle . • 11 

Mei^ . . . 8 13 

Alytfa . . 4 17 

5 Dronly, as on Cupar Angus road* 
Auchterhouse church on the right. 
7 Auditeriiouse, Earl of Airty, on the left. 
11 Newtyle church. 

Ballantyne House on the left* 
Kilpumie Observatory on the right. 
13 Behnont CSastle, Hon. J, Stuart Wortley M^Kenzie, M. P. for 

Yorkshire, on left. 
13 Meiolk. 

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Eoads m Angus and Kincardine. 


Mdgle House, P. Mumy, Esq. on the left 
U Ciossthelslaatihefioatof Czathie. 

Ballindoch, C. Hay, Esq. on the right. 

Balhany, J. Smith, Esq. on the left. 

' Jordonstone, Admiral Sir J. Knight, K. C. B. on right. 

17 AI.YTH. 

No. 211.*-ABERB&0TB0CX iO FoRFAft. 
1 Caimil House on right. 

Muirdean on left. 
3 New Grange to the right 
9 Road to Panmure goes to the left* 

7 Cross Bennie water, Brechin road to 6ie right ' 

8 Outhrie ohurch. ' ' 

9 Balgy on the left. 

10 Bridgend. ' ' . . 

11 Dunnichen on left, and Loch of RosooMe td ftv6 f^t 

12 B4)60ohie church to the right 

13 LochFithie. 

13} Road to Brechin on the right 



1 This road the same as last described, to the 7th milestone) wlieie 
it crosses Bennie water. 
10 MuaBNHnan book en the left 
13i Bbechik. 

No. 213.— Cupar Angus to Montrose. 


ToMdgle . . y H 

Glammis . • .6 llj 

Forfar ...• *S l«f 

Brechin . . 1«J >9 

M0HTB08X . • • 8 37 


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No. 314. — ^BrICBIN to MOHTROSB. 

LeaTiog Brechin, the Soodi E^ tim on tight, ihr nmBL 
8 Kincnig. y 

S Magdalea CbapeL 

5 Dan, Miti Enkine. ^^ 
6) EoelMJofan to the left. 

T HeirthenrkkuidBoRmrfiddtotbelcIt 

6 M0irTR08X« 

No. £15.— Montrose io Lavrsncekiiik. 

(Mikfc) ^ . . 

1 Newiiiaiii«i^€n left. 

8 OMrletoii-hoiise, George Fulbnoii Carnegie^ Eiq. eo i%ht, and 
BomnrBdd on left. 

i RoidMUik on right. 

4 Gn%o to the left. 

B Crmb North Esk river. 

5} Maxykiik on ri^iU 

« KirktonHitt. 

P4 JcAufton on right. 
10 Laubehcekibk, 

No, Sl6.-^MoiiTR08B tg Fettrrgairiu 
1 Boad to Aberdeen to the right 

8 ChacletonHoiiieonrii^ aodonlflftyioadtoBiwlvf^ . . ^ 

.8 Baiebank. 

4 Cnugo on rigjbt. 

6 ]«o{^ dwwh on right. 

7 Korth £dL bridge. 

• 6 tngieoaaldfonleft. 

40 Edie. . i 

' ,11 Tloid (o Maiykirk on right 

. >3 ^ettereaim Honee on the rig^t ^ ^ 

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Roads in Angus tmd Kincardine, 

The great eoMt road from Montnwey which paaeei throu^ tht 
county of Kincardme to Abeideen, has heen already traoad, No. S& 

Another great road passes through this county to Foohahers« which 
lies over a very mountainous district, and has been already giveoi (•§• 
Edinburgh to^jfochabers. No. 36.) 

No. 2 17.<— Stonehaven to Banchory-Tbrnan 6y 

Grampian HilU. 


Bridge of Finlayston 


Pass of Mountain 

54 8 

Bridge of Tangh 

n iH 


i 1« 

From Fettercaim to Montrose . 19. 
Laurencekirk to Montrose 
...-. to Old Mill of Him 


■ 'i' 

The great line of road from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, Intamess, &o. 
runs through this county'; for description of which, see Nos.'S(X Sl 35. 

No. 218.-- Aberdeen to Banff and Fochabers, 5y 
Elgin and Forres. 

To Old Mddrum . .18 

Turreff . . ^**^ H^ ^4 

Bakff . . ' lOI 45 

Portsoy .... 0| 5lf 

Cullen . ' ' ^1 57 

Fodiabers . . * » if ^9 

Blojx .... A '77| 

FouiES . . 1 f^ (>9 

,, Nairn . . . ■ "'* 1^5 ^j 

IVTBmirxgs ... 15] II5I 

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County Moods. 

1 ToU-bir. The road goes doM to the Ittvenuj canaL 

1( Powis, Leslie, Esq, and Old Aberdeen on nghU 

1} Fiaserfield on light; on the north side of Don^ extensive linen- 

works and bleachfield. 
8} Middlefidd on left, and Woodside on right. 

3 On the left, on the top of the hill, Auchmill, Fofbes, fisq. 

Persaly bleachfield on the opposite side of Don* 
3} Inyerury and Old MeLdmm roads separate. 

4 On the rig^t Sfeonywood paper-mills ; on the left, village of 

Greenbttm, and a little farther up, Crabston, Mr Thorn. 

5 On the right Grandhome, Paton, Esq. ; on the left, the hill of 

Tyre-bagger at some distance. 

6 Crosses the Inveruiy canaL 

61 Cnm the Don by a wooden bridge. 

' Paddiill, Skene, Esq. on the right ; ditoch of Dyce on left. 

7 A road goes off to the left to Fintray-house, Forbes, Bart 
S Rosehall on the right. 

9 Kinmundy on the left, and a little farther on Elrick, Bur- 
net, Esq. 

10 Church of New Machar. 

' 11 On the left, at some distance, Disbliur, Dyce.' 

12 Stnloch, Ramsay, on the left. 

. 15 Leithfidd on left, Udny on right, at some distance. 

18 Old Meldbum ; a road goes off to the left to Invenuy, ano- 

ther to Huntly ;— a road on the right to Haddo-House, the 

seat of the Earl of Aberdeen, K. T. 
18} Mddrum House, Urquhart, Esq. on the right 
18f ToU-bar. 

19 Farm of Bethdnie on the left. 
23i Farm of Easter Caichie to the left. 

25 Church of Fyvie on right ; a road to Old Rayne on Idl. 

25i TdU-bar. 

25} Fyvie Castle, General Gordon, on the right ; road to Huntly 

on the left. 
29| Towie, Gordon's Hospital, Aberdeen, on the left. 
31} RoadtoHatton^Lodge. 
31 1 Gask, Earl of Fife, on the left; unperfectly seen. 

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Hatton-Lodge, Duff, Esq. on the right 
31} Road to Gask. 
32 Ddgatie Casde, distant, on right, Earl of Fife, ToU-bar, 

34 Forglen church on the left, imperfectly seen. The yiew is 

very interesting heie, 
34i Turrefi; Forglen-house iii ftont, Aberciomby, Bart. 
Muiresk, Morison, Esq. 

35 Road to Delgatie Casde. 

37} Craigston, Urquhart, Esq. to the right. 

38 ToU-bar. 

39 Casdeton ruins. 

40 J Church of King Edward on the left. 

41 Edan ruins, Dunbar, Esq. on the left. 

42 Road to Montcoffer on the left; house not Been, Ead of jfj§^ 
44 Duff-house, Earl of Fifb ; grand view here. 

44| Crosses the Deveton, road to Macduff on the right. 
46 Bakff* 

From Banff the road goes by the coast of the Mony Frith. 
46 Boyndie village. 
49 Church of Boyndie on the left. 
49 Ruins of Boyndie on the right. 
M Auchmore* 

51} PoRTsOT. Dum-house on tfie left. 
53 House of Glassaugh, Abercromby, Esq. 

55 Birkenbog, Abercromby, Bart 

57 CuLLEK. The road now leaves the coast, and 

56 PMses tfaiDUgfa the phmtations of Binnahill. 
60 Rannes, Hay, Esq. on the left. 

62 Letteribury on the left ) after this it passes Walkerdale, Thw* 
ttiebank, and Biikenbttsh, on the left ; and AradooC Cainil 
field, Boggs, and Glystyrum, on the right. 

64 Leediieston, Gordon, on the right ; mm after this it enters 
the woods of Fochabers* 

69 FocHikBERS, and Gordon Castle, Duke of GordoOt JL 7 

Crosses the Spey, and enters Morayshire by a neat bridge. ] 

70 Speymouth church on the right. ' 
72 Road goes (o Urquhart on the rig^t 

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Pittensear on the left, Urquhatt cbuidi on right. 

74 Longbride church on the left. 

75 Village of Sheriffitoon, and fidls upon the rhrer Loene. 
The chuicfa of St Andrewi on the right« 

774 Elgin, and venerable ruins of its fine catfaediaL 

78 A road goes off to Pluscaidine, and soon after another to Moss. 

town. Cross the Lossie. 

79 QuarryfTood on the right 
81 Road on the right to Alves. 

S3 Alves church on the right, and Clervis on the left. 

84 Eamside ruins on the right. 

85 Kilfiat on the right 

86 Burgie Castle on the left. 

87 Ruins of Kinloss abbey and church. 

89 Fo&REs ; several curious carved pQlars on the right. 

Leaving Forres, a road on the left to Strathspey. 
91 Cross the river Findhom ; House of Dahrey, Grant, Bart, aftd 

Moy on the right. 
03 Church of Dyke and Brodie-house, on the left. 

95 Enters Nairnshire. 

96 Inchodi, Brodie, Esq. oa the left. 
99f Nairk. 

The road, on leaving Nairn, passes FiibaU on tke Isit 
101 Balblair Loch on the right 
103 Kildrummy-house on the right 
105 Loch of Clanns on the left. 

107 Cross the road from Perth to Foft Gaoige, Md enictt tnvw 


108 Crby church on the left. 

110 Field where the battle of CuUoden waa fought* April 1746, «l 

the right 

111 Castle Stuart, Eari of Moray. 

lis Culloden House, Forbes, on the left.. 
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Boadi i» Aberdeenshire. 

No. SI9.— Aberdeen to Huntly and Fochabers. 

To GfMDbuin 

Kintore .... 

.. iBvenuy 

Old Rayne ... 


Kdth • • . • 

FOCHABEBS . • . . 


This road goes by the south side of the river Don, tili it reaches 
InTenuy ; it then takes &e river Urie for its guide fat the 
greater part of the way. 
% At the 8d milestone from Aberdeen lies HiUtown, Johnstone, 
Bart, on the left. 

4 Slattie on the right, and church of Newhilk on the left. 

5 Crabston, Mrs Thorn, on the left 

6 ThetoU-barattfae topofthehiB. 

8 Caskiebean, Hendenon, Esq. on the right. 

9 Glaigowego, Wilson, Esq. on the rif^t. 
Glasgow forest. Leys, Esq. on the left, 

11 A iMd goes off on the left to Kemnay and Monymusk. 

12 KiVTOBE ; the road crosses the Inverury CanaL ToU-bar. 

13 Thainstone, MUchdl Forbes, Esq. on the left. 
14^ CroBKs the Don by a stone bridge. 

14 Ihveburt. Kcith*HaU, the residence of the £ail of Kitttoiei 

on the right. 

18 Toll-bar. 

19 Old Ciitle of Bidqidttin, and a little fiuiher on, the chuxcb 

or chapel of Garrioch on the left ; on the right, be- 
yond Urie, is Harhw, whero Donald of the Isles was de- 

21 Fitcaple, Lumsden, Esq. a road goes off to the right, by a bridge 
over the Urie, jto Rain, 

ft Logic House, Dalrymple Horn Elphinstone, Esq. on the right ; 
Pittodrie, Kni^t, Esq. on the left. 

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199 rriNfiEAAY of soovlahd. 

Cimniy Boadt, 


23 CMMMt Gadie, the dratch of OyAe on the left, and WesthaU a 

little to the north. 
94 Pitmachie Inn on the left. 

O1.D Rain, on right. 
%6 Newton, Gordon, Esq. oniig^ 
97 Oiurcfa of Inch, and hill of Dun-o-deer at some distnoe on 

the left. 
99 Shinagreen on the left. 

C9iurch of Culaalmond on the right 
Bain's Hole toU-bar. 
90 The road then passes thioQgh the glens of Foondland^ and 

36 HirirTLY, and Caatle, Marquis of Hunt^« K. C. B. 

37 Cross Doveran. 

38 Boad to Portsoy on the right. 
49 Church of Caimie on the right. 
46 To the right* Birkenbum. 
46i Keith :— cross Isla. 

49 Newmilis road to the rights 

54| FocHABEAS ; Goidon Castle, Duke of Gotdon, on right. 

No. 220.— Aberdeen to Castletown qf Braem ar. 

To Peterculter . ... 71 

Banchory Teman . « • lOJ IS 

Kmcardine o'Neil . ' • H ^^ 

Charlfistown . , • 4 29| 

TuUochInn . . . 9 3Si 

Bridge of Gaim • • • 9{ 41 

Ciathylnn 6 4T 

Braemar . • • ®4 ^ 

Castletowit . • • 1 S6| 


This road goes up the Dee, the banks of which are in many 
places wen wooded, and tiie scenery is highly romantiG; 

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4 Banchory Davoucfa on left. 

4| Cults-house on right. 

6 Murde-house, Henderson, Esq. on right. 

6 Keep road to left. 

71 Petercolter ;— to the right Culter-house. 
10 Churdi of Drumoak; to the right stands Irvine of Drum's 

13 Church of Durris to the left. 
m Road to Skene on right, 
15 Leys, Burnet, Bart, a fine old seat 
18 Bimchoiy Teman. Leaving this, the road continues on the 

north side of the river, and passes 
to Blackhall to the left ; and on lig^ Incfanuok), Douglas* Esq. 

load moorish to 
t&i Kincardine o'Neil. 

891 Charlestown ;— Ahoyne Castle, Ead of Aboynty to the right. 
81 Heugh*head. 
35 Castle ruins. 
S8i Tulloch Inn and Pannanich wdl, fine vatarisg-plaoe. 

40 Craigs of Ballatan. 

41 Bridge of Gaun. 

44 Easter Micrass on the right 

454 Abergddy, Gordon, Esq. to the kft. 

47 Crathy Inn. 

46i Monaltree, Farquharson, Esq. 

54 Invercauld on right, Farquharson, Esq. 

551 Castle of Braemar, EarlofFifie. 

564 Caitletowv Inn. 

No. 221,—- Aberdeen to Fra8Brbubou« 

ToEUon . . .16] 

Old Deer . ^ .11^ 98 

Strichen • • 5 83 

Fbasehbueos • 10 43 

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Comtiy Rottdt, 

1 (NdAbodeen. 

14 Scatoo, Forbes, Esq. on the left. 
t Road crosses the Don by the Gothic aicb, the oldest bridge knoini 

in this country. A road on the right goes to (Jdny. 
S Miifcar fnrnu 
4 Mindumo. 
6i MiUden. 
. T Eggie on the right. 
8 Dmmside, Scott, Esq. on the right. 

On the left a road goes off to Ardo, Dingwall, Esq. 
8| Churdi of BeDievie on the right, and a little farther on Mennie, 
Turner, Esq. 
On the left, Orrock, Orrod:, Esq. 
101 A road goes off to the right, to Foveran and Newburgfa. 
11( A road ftom Newburgh to the westward, 
18 Foveran, Robertson, Esq. on the right, and Kewburgh. 
12f A turnpike road from Newburgh to Udny crosses. 

14 Tipparty fiinn, Watson, Esq. on the left. 

15 Church of Logic Bucfaan below on the right 
16} EUon. 

17 Ellon Castle, Honourable W. Gordon, to the left; WateHown 
ruii^ on the right 

16 Auchmaooy, Buchan, Esq. to the right 

801 Bimis toll-bar ; road to Peterhead goes to the right 

81 Audileuchries, Gordon, Esq. on the left. 

83 Audiquhamie on the right : uninterestiDg road for sonie time. 

85| Skefanuir on the left. 

26\ Shannas toll-bar, Upper Einmundy, Ferguson, Esq. on right 

86} Clola meeting-house ; a road here goes west to Crechie, Skdmuff, 

&c. and east to Peterhead. 
89} Crosses the South Ug^e, Knock to the left. 
301 Crosses a road to Old Deer ; village of Mintlaw : the tompikje- 

road from Peterhead to Banff crosses here. Pitfour» Fciguioo, 

Esq. to the left. 
81 i Kinninmonth, Russd, Esq. to the right (distant) 
38^ Village of Fetterangus and Gavil on the left ; crosses the Korth 

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Boadt Ml Aberdem^re^ 


ITgie, and a Ktde farther on, the old road from Stridien to 
Peteifaead ; mill and farm of Cabra on the left. 

3S4 Woods of Strichen on the left (distant), Frazer of Lovat. 

S4i village of New Leeds ; hill of Mormoantfa to the left. 

S6 Park on the left ; Bomett, Esq. a road here crosses from Stri- 
chen to Ciimondf &c. 

S6( Toll-bar ; Blairmormond on the right. 

87 A road to Longmay to the right, Old Place of Corties on left. 

37} Church of Longmay, Cairness-house, (Sordon, Esq. and Craigel- 
lie, Shand, Esq. on the right. 

37i Turnpike road ftom Peterhead joins ; Mormond-house, Gordon, 
Esq. on the left. 

384 Anefairies, Gordon, Esq. and Memsie, Lord Saltoun, (wooded 
and distant), on the left ; duirsfa of Ratfaen on the right | 
crosses water. 

SO) Castle of Caimbuigh on the right, a fine min. 

40i Porter's Lodge of Phiknth, Lonl Saltoiin» on the right. 

43 Fbabsbbuboh. 

No. 222.—- Aberdeen to Peterhead. 


To Elian • 16| 

Cmden dimth . . • 8f tS^ 

Petsbhead . . .8 33i 


16} Ellon. OM road to Old and New Deer goes to the left. 
17 EDon Castle, Honourable W. Gordon, on the left. 
Waterton ruins on the right, Forbes. 
Auchmaooy, Buchan, Esq. on the ri^t. 
20i Bimis toll-bar ; turnpike road to Fraserbuigli to the left ; Gor- 
don Lodge, (aordon Cumming, Bart to the nght; Avcb- 
leudiries, Gordon, Esq. to the left. 
t$\ Farm of Anchenton on the right, and old road to Crudcn 

H Min of Athlethen and HaUon on the left ; crotset ao old load to 
Ciuden Ardifty on the right, (not in view.) 

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140 inNSaAET OP SCOTLAim. 

. C m mt ^ Botdt. 


S4i MidlIin«rCniclenbcliNroatfaeq^t, a&d AUie (dtftaat). 

95 Cniden Bridge. 

95} Ciuden charch on right. 

M Crones old load £n>m Cnidcn to Peterhead ; Nethennfll on the 

tm Faim of Audurie ; SIbids Castle, the zomantie leat of the £ail 

of Enrol, Lord Hi^ Constable of Sootted, on tlie 4|^; 

Aldie, Dr Smith, on the lefU 
tm Faim of Gveenhill on the left. 
88} Czoties an old load to BuUeit of Budun and ^SUins Castle, on 

the right. DeiyhaTen cottages and &im on the left, boldsea- 

ooast on the right. 
894 Ruinsof the castle of Bodam, and Bodam fish-town, on ri^ ; 

Stirling hill and fine quanies on the left. 
90| Invemettie Lodge, Robertson, Esq. on the z%ht, Invcmettie in 

ftont (distant). 
99} Alehouscgreen on the left, brick and tylt^woric on the i%ht. 
33i Petxiihead. 

No. 229.«->Aberi)een to MommusK* 

To diigow Forest * H 

Klmnay church 5} 1^ 

MOWTMUBK • • • 4 19 

No. 224r.«-ABERDEEN tO AlFORD. 

To Benrie Inn- • , • . 19) 

Tough chozdi . . . 10{ 93 

Alfobd • . * H ^i 

No. 225. — ^Aberdeen to New Deer and Abbrdour. 

To Cdny . . . 15 

Tarves . . . • ^i ^''i 

New Deer . It 98| 

A9EIIDOI7B 9( 38 

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Hoadi in AberdeemO^e. 

No. 226. 

— ^Aberdeen to Fochabers. 


To 6]aigowcgi> 

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Inyenuy ' • 

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No. 227.— 0/<^ Road from Ellon to Fraserburgh^ 6jf 
Old Deer and Stricken. 

ToEUon ... 16} 

Old Deer ..11) 28 

Strichen . 5 33 

Frasebburgh • 10 43 

No. 228w— Banff to Huntlt. 



To Mamoch Bridge 



9i 20i 

No. 229. — ^Aberdeen to Fraserburgh 6y Old Deer. 

16} From Aberdeen to EUon (see Ko. t27.) 

Tunipike load to Fiaserburgh and Peterhead goes to the ri^t« 
17 EUon Casde, Honourable W. (Gordon, to the right. 
184 Tumer-han, Turner, Esq. on the left 
21} A load to the left goes to New Deer. 

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55 Cvwhie on the right, Burnet, Esq. 
i6 New Crechie, or Stewartfidd. 

98 Old Dber. Adea-houfe, RoscL The nad enMses the ri?er 

Ugie ; Pitfour-houae on the right, PergnsoO) Esq. 
SI Audnynie on the right, onward Newton. 
S3 Village of Monnoiinth, 8trichen*hoaie on the left, Mr Fraier. 
S4i Road to the left goes to Tyrie. 

56 Hatton, Fraser, Esq. on the left. 
S7i AuchirieSf Gordon, Esq. on the right, 

S8 Mcoisie, Lord Saltpun, on the right ; from this die road goes 
over the Smdair hiUs to 


Na ftSO.-^Old IRoad from Fraserburgh to Banff .• 
the stones are numbered Jrom Frasbrburgh. fAn 
M hiUy road.) 


To PitsUgo dmrch . . 4 

Aberdolu « 4 8 

Gardenston village ^ . . 6 14 

Banff . 8 22 


1 The road goes along the coast 

2 Newark, Sir A. Forbes, on the right, 

3 Pltiully on the right, Sir A. Forbes, Bart. 

4 dnuch of Pitsligo, and old ruins on the right, and b^ond these 


6 Tyrie church on the left. 

7 Ruins of Dundargue Castle. 

8 Aberdour church on the right, and a ^oad to New Deer on the 


10 Auchmedden ruins on the right. 

11 Pennan Lodge on the right, road to New Deer on the left. 

12 Troup, Garden Campbell of Glenlyon, Esq. and onward North- 

field, Keith, Esq. on the right 
14 Village of Gardenstone on the right 

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\& Whitefaill on the right. 

18 Melrose on the right. 

19 Cnllai Houses Earl of Seafield, on the left. 

21 MacduiE 

22 Baxfi', 64 miles from Aberdeen. 

A new road is ptoposed to fall into the road from Peterhead to' 
Banff, a mile west of New Pitsligo. 

No. 231. — Turnpike Road, Peterhead to Fbaser- 



1 Toll-har and Blackhouse on the right 

2 Croesfis the Ugie, iDverugie castle ruins on the left, andent seat 

of the Eails MarischaL 
4 Buchaa Canal and cottages, Kinloch to the left. 
£ Church of St Feigus and new village on the left. 
6} Mad- Essie toll-bar ; a road to Broadland, Harvey, Esq. goes to 

the right 
7, Hoad from Broadland and Haddb ; Haddo, Laing, Esq. Loeb 

of Strathbeg, and farm of Hfllhead, to the right 
% New church of Crimond and Bartlemarket. 
8f A road to Longmay to the right 
9 Crimondmogat, Milne, Esq. to the right, Loie, Towen, Esq* ' 

to the left 
94 Crosses road to the church of Longmay on the ri^t 

10 Caimess House, Gordon, Esq. and ruins of Inverlocfay Ctetfe to 

the right 

11 Craigellie, Shand, Esq. on right, Blairmormond on left. 

12 Corties toll-bar, and joins road from Aberdeen to Fraserboigli. 
124 Mormond-house* Gordon, Esq. on the left, 

13} Auchiries, Gordon, Esq. and Memsie, Lord Saltoun, on the 

left ; church of Uathen on the right 
14§ Castle of Cairnbulg on the right, a fine ruin. 
154 Philorth Hoive. Lord Saltoun, on the right 
17 Fbasebbubgh. 

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Cotmty Roadi* 

No. 232.— Petkrhkad to Banff. 
' 1 Grange on the left 

2 Littl&Coddaw to the left. Mount Fkasant, Hayfidd, AldiouK- 

hfll, and Inverugie Cattle, to the right 
4 J Faichfidid on the right. 

3 Invervedie and Nether Kinmundy, Arbuthnot, Esq. 
6 Caimgalt, Hutchison, Esq. 

6 J Village and church of Longside. 
8i Ton-bar. 

7 Crosses the South Ugie. 
8i Village of Mintlaw. 

104 Inn ; Aden, RUssd, Esq. ehurdi and village of Old Deer to the 

left; Pitfour, Ferguson, Esq. to the right: crosses the old 

toad from Old Deer to Sttidien. 
11 Abbqr of Deer Orchard, Bruxk House in front. 
m Cylesmore tolUbar. 
ISi Brudday Castle and Ortamfbrd, Dingwall, Esq. and diurch and 

Tillage of NeviDaerdistwt to Ifaeleft; old castle of Fedrat 

ruins to the left. 
. 14J Boad fiDOm New Deer to Sdichen. 
16 Road from Stiidien to Mew Byth. 
18i Village of New Pitsligo. 
. $f$ CaknwhinBy. 
%lk CowBogoD^he kft; this road is not faitbnr completed, but 

when finsshed should be 
ni Houso^itf %tfa, Uiqitbaity Esq. on tha rights viUage of New 

26 Htgaic oa the left. 

32 Macduff . . 

33 .Bawbp* 


Tbe efa«ifi«i4B0un«iiias, upoa a base of 12 <)r46 flrilo^ stMtch 
from the German Ocean, between Stondiaven and Aberdeen, to the 
Deucaledonian sea upon the other side. Without reckoning the road 

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btm Dumbarton bj Invecvf lo ^muWUBbd* i^on the i 
cHit, there are finir great lodtei adms thew momrtaiin, from the 
wMfaem to the northern ooimtifls. The fint is the coune of the poit 
bfi Periht and Stonehaven, to Aberdem ; and iti oontiwiattoi from 
AlMEtdeen by Banff and Fochabmi to iBfcrntM, has been also dmerib- 
«d» (see Jlberdeenshire). The roate by Hontiiyy from Abefisen to 
Fodiabeis, is 14 miles diorter than by Old Mddmni woA Banff 
Both haw been oompleted into tumpfte» and the foiling nnftimmoda» 
tioot aree^ual) but the traveller by Huntly, at the same iate» wiB 
limh Fodiabers, before he who takes the Banff, rand on ^et irilhin 
two miles of Cullen. 

No. 233.— Banff to Portsot^ Cullkn, Fochabbrs^ 

Eloin^ and Forrks^ 

See Abflvdeen lo Banff sod Intentii* 

No. ^34. — Banff io HuNTtY^ 

1^0 Mamocfa Bridge - • IH 

HUVTLT ^ - ^ - »4 81 

The oouKW of the turnpike upon both rands is ffreatly changed 
from the toner tiacks» but it Is not supposed that the kngth i^on 
die whole is incNased ; the ascents and declivities of the old, balanfoed 
the level winding i^on the new road. The turnpike to Old Mddmm 
tons off about the first mile, across the canal to the river Don ; 
about the sixth it winds almost on a kvd round the bottom of the hill 
of Tyrdbagger. The road passes Don on a handanme bridge at 
inverury; it keeps along the western side of the river Urie, by 
pftcaple and Lqggie, and passes near the chodi of Cnhalmond 
^boot the 27tb, and winds through the valleys of the Fondley hiQs to 

The second of the fiwr roads acraas the Grampians, tuns df from 
die poiting raad, by Focfrr to Aberdeen, amdiwasd of 

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tfotmip noBii. 

tft-the brid0B and fiUiige of North BA, diitaiit 
% fiom Edabuih b]r Path 
'Pnm Nordieik to Fttttnum 
<ro the fODMiiU of Cnm a€ Mout 

Bridge of Dye, a litdo river m the Mount 

CottiM^baiodE Inn 
r BridgeofFevKh 

Pan the rinr Dee at Inchbear 
, ,{ Ki«c«idiiie o*NeU . ... 

JUntnghaian diuarch 

Boat of Forbes on the river Don 

CrofiB the Sue hill to Clatt village • 6 130 

HUVTLT , • . 10 140 

^ By Act of Parliament, the zaadi from HunUy to Banff, and to 
Porigoy, are now to be made tampikc; And by the act which con- 
verts the statole labour into cash, the cross roads, and the bridges 
over all Banffihire» wiU be soon completed, and supported in^tfae best 



- "T^E post and posting load has been described iiOm Edinburgh, 
onwards tiiough this county to Inverness. Two of the passes acnss 
the range of the Grampian mountains, by Stonehaven and' by F^etter* 
eaim, have been also particulariy noted. In diis place, the third of 
these great routes northward fVom the metropoHs, iaBa to bo naftrkad 
out. It turns off from the posting road at Cupar. . 

;,,,f!f0» ^5.r-£iMNBURGB to Forres j>y: Cupar ^^nous. 

Cnpas Angus, distant from Edinburgh , 54 

From Cupar Angus to Blairgowrie k . . • 4 58 

Sfittid^ftfaisndieelMi . , 18 76 

Castletown of Braemar Imt ^ . . : 15 91 

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• ^aim Bridge Inn . « •,,.« 1^,104 

CingMffatCockbridgelim . ./t ! ,8 ii^ 

«Toiiumtoiil Tillage • . • * » t 9. ^^^ 

Gnnlown Tillage . . , , , .Xlt^ 135 

> Ballevyiid Inn • . • , .,.,..,.,1^1364 

Tomdaw Inn . • . «t v .. V% ^^'^ 

, FOEBVB . . . • . J . • #v 1*7 

Fxotn GrantDwn another road is Erected to E^in, iida a' diizd to 
Port George, by Dulsie Bridge Inn. Tiiere is abo k^toiA m each 
'ladeof^eSpey. ' ' '^ 

No. 236, — Grantown to Focbabbbs. 

To Crpmdale , . ' , 4 

Inve^Ten * . . ^ lOJ 1>H 

•AbeitoBr . . . ^t J^ 

FOCHABCIlB /. . " . 14 ^'SS 

No. 237*"— Fochabers te Aviemorb. 
The mifes are measured fiom Fochaben. 

Leaving Fodiaben, passAxoad to CuUen, and «Km after an- 
ixher to Keith and Hnotlf. 
11 pidifiih on the right 
3 Ascend Thief "s HiU. 
- 4} Shallodi on die right 
5^ Mnlben Honae^ Earl of Seafleld. 
64 On the left a road goes to Keith. 
74 House of Auchluncart, Stewart^ Esq. 

9 Atidimades House, Grant, Bart and «nward church of Bohann 
on the left. 
llf Crosses the water of Fiddicfa, and goes up th« banka of the 
* Spey. 

13 -'Easter Elches, Earl of Findlater ; on the opposite banh^ House 

of Aberbur, Gordon, Esq. ontiboleft* .* 

14 Church of Aberiour. 

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U8 ErmnuBT of BcoczaiKD. 

IT CtfRNit Grant, and goes^fer the hill to 

91 Inrenvcn dmdi, and Banendwllocli, MttflMtMm Gnttt, Scf. 

98 CMiii the Avm riw. 

94} iMy on the nght, Sldvadvieon the left. 

9^ Pais in 9ffm with the Spej. 

9f Dalvey on the nght. 

98 Goes sound the hillof TomHiond. 

30 Ddabaple. 

31 Chttidi of Cnxndale, and Caade Grant, Earl of SeaSdd, on the 

oppoaite bank* 

31 B^tef InTaneai-ahiie at Congaih. 

34 Croat «h(B«pcy«> 

S6 CStantown* 

36 Craggen, and church of InveraUan. 

98 Craas Dulnan water. Church of Abemethy on the lift. 

40 Tollochgorum, over a wild and dreary district, to 

49 ATtSMOBE Iirv, 

It is at present In oontemiSadon to malce aroad from fiurgh-heftd^ 
southward to Tomantoul, where h wffl join the Braemar mi- 
litary nad* This projected line of load has been surreyed, 
and its extent is upwards of 39 miles. 

No. 238.-— Grantown to Fort Gsoroe. 


To Bridge of Dulsie . . . 13| 

Poet George . 26} 30} 

No. 259.— Fochabers to IirrtRNEBS^ hf ELem and 
See Aberdeen to Banff and InvetneiBk ■ 

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Roads In IMrm and I im grm st Mret. * 

No* d4<K«— GRANTeWK ^ FoRRBi. 


To Billewaird Inn . . . 1§ 

Dwhlnn . ^a ^ 

Tomdu . • . •S 12 

Forbes 10 2^ 

Tbz great totdftom Edmbufgh «a InfertMt iMenteH tlM e^utt^, 
which has already heen amply demibed. 

The Findhom road, east side of the rirer Finttom, fhmi Bidrf j 
bridge to RegoIuB, with a hraiidi towndt Grantown, It* ttlM S6ii 

Theke is no county, so fin as we know, in SoMland,^ where (he 
improrement of the internal oommunicatioD, by new Hnes of road, is 
Gttxied on at present to such an extent as in the county of InTemetB* 
Tho aggregate length of the roads, wfai^ have dther been, recently 
finished, or are gomg on in this county, indnding the Isle of Skye, ie 
samrthing more than 414 miles.^ To the greater part, if not to" ilf 
thaie roads, Uberal oantzJbntiona haTe been niade by OovenimeBt. 

1st, BikLLucBE&yocH Roja>.— >Fioin Inverfiuigi^ Bndge^ duw^ 
BaOachemach in SAnriherkk, abooi 1 nuki. 

tii BXAULT Rda]y.-»Ptom laremeM, orer Lovat Bridge, to the 
border of Ross-shire, 13 miles, passing through theAird, &c and 
patnig ifaa oolainii enctad at caaohoaba^^ aaoited by tl^ Uiid af 

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^ . County Hoadt. _ 

3d, Fo&T-Avau0TUi BoAD—- FiWA ForuAngpstuH along the K» 
<^|ade of Loch Nets, towatdf Inyennonistoii, 6 miles. 

itii, GUBVOAST RoAB.— From the militaiy road at both ends of 
Loch Oicfa, to the head of Loch Houm, 32 miles. 

5tlh Gi.mir{|t|sjasTov Roaik-— Fwin Ivftam/rndtm. 99 
^tm, VP ipWpBMffiislom to the Bridge of Doe «t |Unin^»-iDc]s» 14 

6^ QiX^tmi^i* BOAD and Gx.XKEi.0 RpA]>,*-*»From t)ie.we9t«D 
termination of the Glemnetnaton Road, through Loch Clunj, 
GtaMhid, and Gkndf , to Kyle Rhea, 33 miles. 
•'•■•••> .. ..... 

7th, IvTSKTAXiOAa Road.— From the church of Dayjpt Ihifph 

Stia^bnaiio, to lofeiMm ^^^ *°^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^ 
inilf • . • 


M, IifTXUCOEEisTOV RoAD.— Ffom Bonar Fen;, (foot of Lodi 
Ness), akmg to N. side of the Loch, to Inyennornston, 2 1 mfles. 

9th« LAOi»Air Road.— From the Bridge of Lundie, near Fort-Wil. 
Ijam, up Glenspean, by the N, W. side of Loch Lag^^ to Hu 
main in fiadenoch, 42 miles. 

IQth, Mtf^OTA-GAVL Road.— From the Ferry of Lochie near 
Fort- William (westward) to Loch-na-Gaul in Ariaaig (Argyllshire), 
35 miles. 

i;Lth, Mot Road.— From Invcmeis to the church of 1W<^, dn- 
t eluding^ an extension fiuther southward,) 14 miles. 

12A, Rhiebuw Road, (counties of Inyemess and Roa^)— 
From Rhiebuie m Strath-auny, to Inch-Laggan in Glengafy, 10 

,'Ji^-^yfr.T . •.- . • . ' .i . , ., . .. . , .' , 

i*tf; %t*lirjA)te 'RDAD,J-Atorig Ae S.'fe.^aWieritjr'dWH^m fl^ey,^*€i. 

tween CWntoim Bridge and the brtdjge dtcr 'ih(s ^Ot^-Mm;^^'^ It 


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14tb, Stbatb-Glass BoAi>.--Fiom Lovat Bndge (weatwaid) to 
Easter Knock-Fin, pusing 'Erckless Xastle, seat of Cbishoam of^ 
that Ilk, Strttie; Piaser, Esq. and Guisachaii, Fraser, £sq. of 
Culbockie,— -23 miles. 

The new iUNids in tbe Ide of Skye i 

1. The BKOADroBD Boad.— -Ttoni Bioadford to the b«y Of ArdsN'^ 
'iraser, a little to the westw«fd of Aramdale, in extent 15 ndlfts 


2. The PoKTREE BoAD. — Prom Portree to Soonser, in csct^ 1^ 
miles 1071 yards. 

3. The ScoNSEE Eoah^— PBom Kyte Bhea, by BioadfM to 
Soonser, in extent 23 miles S66 yards. - ^ 

i. The SvizoET BOAD.— From the vilh^ of Portree, by Loch 
finizort, to join with the Stein road near Dunvegan, in extent 19 
miles 730 yards. * '" 

5. The Steik Boad.— -From the head of Loch Sligi c han, by Loch 
Brackadale and Dunvegan, to the fidinig Tillage nit Stein, in 9i^ 
tent 30 miks 1450 jrards. T^is road is belie?ed to be completed^ 

0. ToTTEEsnsH BOAD.— From the hill of Buleagrumnie on the 
Snizort road, to the And of ToManush, in extent 21 rafles 195 

An Act of Parliament was obtahied sevcnl years 4go».lbr bnildiiig 
and maintaining a bridge across the liyer 'Beauly, caBei Ldmt 
Bridge. This bridge is now finished. It oonsisti of five aaches, of 
which the centre arch is in span 60 feet ; the whole waterway 240 
fteu Itooet£8802:7:2. * ' ' 

There are four great routes across the range of the Grampian moun- 
tains. Three of these have been particuUurly described. The fourth 
ii the most wesMy, and th« most diiept route fi<H9^rop9Us 
10 Inreineis, and to the oountias northward of the Mongr Fiitl^' ' ^' 

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Itff TtOKBMiY OP aoorajpnu 

No. 241i^— Ihtbbvkss to Intbrart, 6y Fort Augus- 
tus and Fort Wiixiam . 
See Inieiarj to Fort Williamy 4^ 

No. S42.— Invernssb Io Bamvf «imI Abbrbbck. 
See AbenUcB to BudTeod Invcmcw. 

No. 24S. — Inverness to Perth. 
See Edinboiig^ to InvernesB, by Perth. 

No. 244— Intsrnbss to Fort Augustus, Fort 
WiLLiAif^ See. 

To GcDeraTs Hut 

Fort Augmtiis ... 


Letter Pmdlagr 


AJ^piiiy AigjuBBire 


Danart in Mull, by water • 

Tfaif Ibina » i«rt of wlMt V caM the Cfrou rc^ 

















Na 245.— Inverness to Fort George. 

Tb Otttle Stuwt . . < 

Campbeltowa . . , 5{ I04 



This is a pleasant ride on the coast of the Mocsy Fzitb. 
^pl A xoad goes off to Nairn on the right 
* 5 Church of Petty on the left. 
CasOe Stuart* Eaxl of Moray. 
7 Thiou^tbeiraoiM^ai^plaHtatMHis^ftb^EarK. 

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8 Falls in again with the couU 


10 Goes lonnd the bottom of the Frith to 

11 Campbeltown. 

li Vows Geobae. a ieny over to Fortiose and Bjommnidt 
in Ross-shiie* This is the only iq^ular fortifiotUon in. 

No. 246.-— Inverness to Beauly. 

This is a romantic ride on the shore of Beauly Frith. 

3 The House of Bnnduie, Forbes of CidlodeB, Eeq. 

4 Fopadue, Fraser, Esq. of Lovat 
5J Rundourie, Fraser of Newton, Esq* 

6 Dunbalioch on the right, Kingellie on the left. do. 

7 Kirkhin on the right, Muniadc, Fraser cf Rdigt &q. m the 


8 Anchnagum ; on the left i» »ff«Ml to Urquharfey and aflterwaids 

crosses (he riyer to 
10 BXAULY. An old church mostly ruinous. Beaufort, the beau^ 
tifiil seat of Fraser of Lovat, is near Beauly. 

Ko, 247**— Inverness to Dingwall^ Tain, Dornoch^ 
Wick, and Kirkwall, tn Orkney. 


ToBeanfy , . .10 

DllTGWALL • . 9 It 

Drommond Inn . . . 6 25 

Invergordon Inn . 8 3S 

Taix . If 45 

MiddeFeny 4 40 

DOBJrocB H ^ 

Golspie . . 7{ 6t 

• To DiDgmdl by KeMdc ia IS^ miki^ 

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llii ' rii^iaULkr dPa§t§Sm 

. - V: /".(Miles.) 

ToXMh . . 12 T4 

' Ooidak la .14 

'Danbathliiii . .9|.>}«Sl 

LadMTOD dnucli 4 97i 

IICICK . . . iofft4i 

; Wattoi .... 84 122f 

,,\Yli|ino • • 12 >1«4| 

XWwAii, by w^ttf . a* .1691 



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ToDiogvill -: Id 

^X^mtia T 26- 

^ Lfodi Faiiiiiii • •^ 12 38 

)^ Vmh Bmom dnich J,^*' * 

/i\: Ui{|4APooi. . • • , J. ''^^ ^* 

'^' Nb. 249.— Invbrnbss to Tain ^CAO^ff]^)'^ 

ToKeiMKk 2 

Mimlodii 4 6 

CMinartj • "^ 134 ^H 

terry ... 1 204 

^ Taijt -10:, 364 

No. 250.T-INYXRNEIS8 «9 CmHAftTY by FoRT GboRGB. 

9#lP0ttie cfamch ... 3 

*' Campbdtown . • ^k \^i 

t-- RnrtGeoige . • - Ji^ 12 

?>;* Hoihnarkic . . ' * -J^' ^^* 

* CbMartt . ; ^;- .4 S3l ** 

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No. 251. — Inverness to Moy Church. 


To' Daviflt church . • • ^i-^i, 

'Moy church . • • . .,^*j.r 

— — — ..ilJi,ui 

No. 252. — Inverness to Head of Loch HWHtfi 

T^JRoft Augustus • . • !•!?!, 

Abewidcler . , •, ^ ' ^r'^Mi 

Loch Houm Head • ^1 e»4 

No. 253,— Inverness to Stornaway t« the Island^ 

Lewis. .--..a of 


Scatweu . „v' ifomJ 31K 

Luibgiffgiii Inn . ; • . • 

Loch Canon . • • ja m 

Duhvegan by water . • > J^ 

"^ gTOBKAWAT, by water . . 100 isw 

. ^ No. 254.— Inverness to Invergordon. \ 
, ; (MOes.) 

-ToMttiiU)ch . ' • ^1 • 

InTCigoidon Feny -* ^* ^^ 

' No. 255.— Fort William to Loch Moydart. 

ToCofanFcny - ' * J!. 

" F:etry • -fr 1«4 

Sirbntian village . • . • ^^nM»i Wl 

' Loch Moydart . . ^iiL^lli>« 

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106 iraxKABY or Konat^^i. 

No. 256.«->FoRT WitUAX lb Arisaio, on tke ride of 

To lioohie F«Ry 1 

ikinig,oiitlietideorLocii.iia^«lil ST} 38f 

No. £57* — Fort Augustus to Bernera Barracks. 

To notch Ibb - . 9 

Raebuj • ^ '' 11 tO 

lUatadMn Inn . U S4 

BSEKEBA Bamckf 9 43 

No, d58«-— From Fort William to Invkrart. 
Thk road is not aocnntdy laid down in any tnvdSng mapa that 
we haife aaen. 

Fram Foit WiSiam to the Peny of Balljchuluh 10 

King's Hoase Inn , 10 IM 

InTOonnan . • 9 29 

Tyndnim 9 38 

DafanaUy . ' 12 50 

lirrEBAmT . • . 16 06 

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Fmn InTemeis to Dhigwatt, by Keasock 13) 

Invemess to Fortroae, hy Ki aMQa fc 10| 

Beauly to Boaeoiarktf, by Fottiiwe 16| 

Beauly to Cromarty . « . 23 

DingwaU to Cromarty, by Femtoih. . 21{ 

Fotmerly the road went in a southerly direction dmm^ the distact 
of mountains, ot which Manmore is the most prominent ; then thioogh 
Glentarbart, along the foot of Ben B^ to Kinloch-more, and the 
noted wmdings called the DeviTt Siaircan, But this load is ahnost 

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Roads in Imfermu9^iMre, 

Iktlwttteaowtdtoisliit bade upoa the loflj^'Btft-)!^ ^ 
gSBftdovntheboikiof Ltcfaffil ^ AuAnloaer Tlife fide . is very 
cottiiBtit to Candleriak AAor rewMig tiw ferry wldMi crMaes Lodr 
Bil to Simart, the xoad tokei a aosdie!^ AreedoB to .L«idb Lef«*, 
ani thaoa to Qnidi, Mid gees tmtwwtA on the kMifai'Of lieireikJtrtte 
fiBBj of BaHydraSdi. This feny is s nay sapid cntitnt, but nar* 
waWt bdog only ) mile orer ike pasiage ; it Ib gcnenlly Tfay qmdk. 
attd aafc. After omsiBg, one bianch of die load gees wesfwiurd to 
▲ffiB. Thifl kee|iB tlie banks of the L«?en eastward, passing tha 
slate qaaixMS to lavasignaB and Gtencoe. There are sondtt' 1)itttttifttl^ 
Uknis at the head ef Lacfa Levcn, of vhick 3t Manga is tft'e M^ 
remarkable. On the opposite bank is the honse of Inversca^ 'flit 
▼ale of Gknooe is 4 miles long ; the lirer runs through flie mlildle, 
and forms alodinear the cenire-of ihr glen. The mountains are 
hi^, black, and dark, with tremendous ftonts of xocks ' projeofing 
fiom their brows ; there are no trees, and little verdure ;-*!«4ill contr^ 
bute to render this the most solemn and gloomy pass in the |iji|;hlwf|^, ^ 
From Glenooe, the road; which is very good, goes up the river. Be- 
fore reaching the inn, 3} miles, the old road, by the P^l^^ ^/^'» 
cate, joins this at Alna^dth. The inn of King's Houai) i$-j^;jindif- 
ferent, though it is used as a lodging-house. The momU^nf hevsL 
«re rugged and tremendous. Leaving King's House, the load. winds 
round the foot of the Black Mountain, the top of which i& opipmflaly 
covered with snow all the year, and crosses ^e water of Bae* Tha 
road to the small inn of Jnvcrotman is very dreary. Leaving Inver- 
odnan, which stands upon the Urchy^ and a very poor inn, with no 
accommodation for sleqping, the road goes by the bridge and' chauch 
of Unchy, over a very mountainous district. Pass Atieb, k -pi^* 
resque spot, the property of Mr C^ampbeH. Before readnn^ Tyn^ 
drui^^ there are some fine cascades on the river, along the sides of high 
bare^mountains, with the Fillan roaring below. * 

From Tyndrum one road goes eastward to Killm and Lddhema* 
head. This goes west to Dalmally. Soon after leaving the inn, it 
ftlls upon the water of Urchy, and keeps its banks throu^ the g]«a 
ef iSkaf name, wh^i is very romantic and well peopled^ b axing loch 
Awa in a distant' part, and Cmachen Ben raising \m head above the 
donds in the ffistahc^. It crosses a branch of the L^rch j at Strone^ 
where « road fiom ^lenfalloch joins ^is. It keeps the baiiks of l])t 
Uichy to XkHmaUyy which is a tolerably good inn. ~ ~ ^ 

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OlwB. TlMi'ttiBlfanMt 1 iteliMitotiaitw>d»lB»rriribBi», wiwp 
it fidk upon Locb Awe, wUdi » 90 miks long. Here staDd* Stt^: 
GhsiiRi Caede, Ead of BnedaBme, m on kind at die head «r 
tbeMA. .JOkmI w nte tan SttlnriljrdM iMd g« 
a . woodj dMet» and ctoww s teidge thwws owr a veqr 
ciincDt It kMp* tb« braki of Loich Awe to iherpoiat of Cbidkiv 
wiicie another lood bfandiei off to Oban. This eontiniiei airatliwaid, 
and goii tfarmi^ Gkoany to Invemj. When it fcaa got t» fkt^ 
■inimit» the road fidb in with the nver Anq^ and ha»a gcadaal da- 
mot Two mike Ami of Invecaiy, tfacR ii a fine fidl of the An^ 
ooAeleft. ^ . . 


The road ftom Bdinbiugh to InTemeee has been partibularly trac- 
el| at idio Ae condmiation ftom Inyemeai thiroiijg^' the ^dnniiee cC 
Roes, Cromarty, Sutherland, and Caithness, to WidL and Thurso,. 
at the northern extremity of Great Britain* 

'the route by which the Moray Frith and Ctottaity Bay may be 
eoasted round, passes by Beauly and DitigwaH 

About a mile fttma Dnnbeath, the road is divided into two branches : 
that which turns to the left hand conducte to Thmno, by the Jnn of 
Audiavainack, at the distance of IQ miles ftom Dunjbeathi, It is 
coTitinued through the Causeway.mlre, about 18 miles furthcar ^ 
Thurso, in which tract there is no haliibg-place. 
'" Prom Dunbeaih to Wick, the road proceeds along the coast of tiis 

^!koray Frith, to MiUtown of Clyth Inn, a mean co^ag^ enoneously ~ 
in the road-books called Poak Mast. ... • /. 

^ From Wick there are two roads through the interior of tlbje a>un^ 
''to Thurso ; that by Bower and Castlehill is preferable to the odlier .|g^ 

'^ Wflt^n. Both are about 20 miles without ap inn. ^rani/.Wicic 
fliere'' is also a third road, about Vt miles, to Honna, wher^V^ 
post-boat crosses a naTigatioti of 12 miles, to the island of Soiitii woi- 
naldsay. John o*Groat's House is a solitary fium, under the westci^ 

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Road» in Rott «fM^ Gr^mafty. 

Mt^THOkm^h^tA^ : dumgh neaMr to Wxk, yet ^wmnkI eMa- 
doeiefl by dto luid side <tf tlfe 4iBtui^»hfld capt, tuRvnnmd thzoogh 

iC^Mbe^ibaflsliirihiftiJMiiity; wl^cfa Ibdilteite' tbe cxttmrnakftd^ 

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2d» FsAKir RO.AD.— Fiom Dingwall to Western Fearn, on tlie Dor- 
noch Frith, 2i miles, 

Sd, KiXTAiL Road.— From Aidelve Ferry (Loch Ling) to Shdll 

4tb» EisHomr ROAD.---From Jean Town on Lodi Canon, by Loch 
Kisbom head, to Shielgag on Loch Torridon, 14 miles. 


6thr rL«€9Q,idUif»K Rqa9»— Fxom Kyle Hakea Fraiy to D|Qg:Ml» 

6tlu Taut, ROA^^P-J^rpm the town of Tain westward to Mid Feani) 
and thence to Ardgay near Bonar Bridge, 13 miles. 

The same feutfafliity has also crated to be ereeied 

CoKAN Bridge over the river Conan, at the expence of £ 6854, 
It, Id. consisting of 5 arches, having ^ waterway of 65 feet. They 
also have projeeted improvements in the harbours of Fortrose and 
Fortmaholmach : and likewise have completed the Dikowall Cf- 
ITAX*, a cut of about 20Q0 yards in Icrngth, connecting the town of 
Dingwall with the Frith of Cromarty, which af!brds accommodation to 
vessels discharging their cargoes within 600 yards of the east end of 
the, town. Instead of being obliged to unload on a mudd^ shore, at a 
distance of a mi)e from the t9wn. This work cost about £4000 
Sterling. . ' . / \. 

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akMd^tBMKL Then it a» othar rmd iuMtwMn fog a aaa^gt^ 
Hie tracts which lead fram the ferry ol OoniQch^ b; Lock 
Shm, and from Broia, and finm Hdmsdale to the western coast, aie 
difficalt fo the people of the ooontry, on their horses, thon^ aocno* 
tomed to the bogs. To stnmgen, and to other faonesy these palh« 
are always dangerona, and oftentimes hnpassahle. A fbot post makes 
a weekly joum^ from about Assint and Edracbylis to Taitt, witfi 
the letters; he also carries back groceries, and Ofaamionaiiy a loaf, or 
• few biscuits. A omilar oomnumicadon i« maintained between. 
ToQgoe and Thurso. 

The PadiamsBtary Coamuasioners for Hi^iland Roads andBridgies 
have recently fiaiahed, br are now in a fair way of finishing, the fdl- 
kwiag improTements : 

1st, Gbiech Road, a road of i^proadi to Boaar Bridge, turns off 
fiom the last mentioned road at Ardgay ; on the Sutherland side of 
the I>omoch Frith, the Criech Road connects the bridge with the 
Ribo road. The ezpenoe of it amounted to £ 1(H6 : the length ia 
8 nules and 638 yards. 

2d, Ribo Road, wfaidi eiiends above 16 miles, toit £ 4557. 

3d» Stbathtleet Road, whidi measures 7 milea and 697 yards,, 
cost d£ 2630, 19s. 

4th, DuKROBiK ROAD^-^This road extends froiii the Stratfafieet 
Road to the, northern limit of the coast of Sutherland, and mea. 
aures 21 miles 880 yards. The cose amounted to £ 6962, lis, 

5th, Tongue Road, 47 miles, 1678 yards. This extensrre load, 
through the middle of the county of Sutherland, to the north coast 
of Tongtie, has been completed* 

There has also been built, by the same aatherkyj a bildgt at 

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Roads in Su^erkm^mtd CoUhness thires. 

■eron temer Hebntidie^ of 9 wcbfi% bmug a imtcr* 
way of 1|0 feet, at the ezpence of £ 2175 : 18 : 7. 

There has been erected latdy, acroM a nanow part of Dornoch, at 
Bonn Is AiSa cocurty, a nagn^nt bridge of S Imd arebea^ mtvg 
on stone pien and abutments, haTing a dear water-iray of 260 ftet, 
a«thaeipeiweof£lS>971:4:,$« vhichisat once an inuiMQW ad. 
TttUage, and aAamamem to this past of the country. 

Besideathe adbove^ yarious other lines of roads have been ^gvh 
jected, and will, in due time, be finished in the same spirit of libfr 


The great road fiom Edmbuxgh to Thurso passei thmogh thia 
eounty, which has been abeady particulaily described. 


To Houna Inn 
Cannisby church 
Battar Bum 
Dunnet diurch 
Beay church 
Churdiof Farr 


tlie Parliamentary Commisfiioners fisr Highland Boads and Bridges 
have ordered surveys, and aj^wopriated funds, for making the fbQown 
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Cotmtif Hoadi. 

DvmsAm ROAO,— From the Old of CaittuMH to Wkfc biidgey 34 
mOfli 890 judt. 

Tamuo RoAii.i»FMm Wiek to Thiiim» fO iqiIm 475 ]nu:^ 

Hm moe autfuiritj ktdy Mlt « bridge of three ardiei over the 
rircr Wk^ having a water-wsy of 156feet, which, wifii the iinproTe« 
meatf of the aoons to the bridge, and of the road to the harbour, cost 


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Braddimi, Bridge of 






Aboyne Castfe 






Petition of, to Duke 

Agrioola, the Roman Gene- | 





Budianan House 


Alexandria, villagfeof 


Appin Hooie 
AiAur's Stot 







Caimgorum, ok Blue Moun* 

Avon river and bridge 


tain ... 


Awe, Loch 


Caimdow, Inn at 


Calton HiU - 


CaUander . - 




Camera Obscura on Calton 

Balledun • » 




Banks's (Sir Joseph) arcoimt 

CambuB More 




Castle, and Castle HiU 




Casde Menzies 


Ben-Nevis, account of 


Castle Murthly 




Catherine, Loch 




Chattan, (Clan) account of 




Clydesdale, &C. ' - 


Bcn*an, mountain of 


Collinguni House 


Berigoniiim, city of 


Corra Linn • 


Bernard's Wdl 


Cotton Manufactory at New 

Bimam hill and wood 








Bollitir, Pass of 


Craignullar Casde 


Bonnington, Pall of 




BothweU Castle 


Craignethan Castle 


Brae Mar Castle 


Cromar, account of 


Pjae Mar Lod^e 


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Mm^ tadk 

Fnnoe, Uttk 

Glenalbert, FaB M 


Gounpim Mocmtainft 

Gomptan » 























Hamilton toim and Palace 27 

Hawthomden - - 13 

Hcnnitage, or Oidan's Hall 126 

Highland cottages deacribad 149 

« . duuaactcK • 163 

Hcpetoon Home . 17 


Kdtfa, Db of KdihJiall 
Kfllipmmlrif, Fwaf 
Killiii . . • 

EHWirHiir O^Ncfl 
KiafinmaCaide « 

LanridK Casde 
Irfaghlotty Biahop 



ManldaUe CaaOe 
BIdvflle Castle 


Nelson VM onument 
Newbatde Abbqr 











Obsenratoiy on Calton HiII 6 

Ocbtertyie . 117 

Old Kapatrick village $7 

Oanan*s birth-place . 61 

Pcanant*8 Dream . 64 

Penn^cnick House • 14 

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Fines, remaikable - 1117 
Piftmain - - 136 

Prino6*t Street, prMpcct from 21 
PhMpects of Edmbiush 21.22 

Bamiodi . • 161 

Be^iliaofSeotlttid . 3 

BodinGMllea&dClMVfl U 

TiiM Inn 

jTaymbiitfa, loe&eryof 


Taylor, the wtter-poet 142 

U« Pennylen PH. 

gfUDage . . 143 

TioBadiB - . 103 

Tummel, Loch - 162 

Tyndrum . • ib 

UninnCttMl « 




MM^ootnl, N«velof 


VemMMliM, Looh • 






gloiiebyvei, FiUof - 


Wood of low 




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are deKrib^ An Index, hemevvr oopioiu, ooald noiiraft ii 
an piacee. . «Edmbingfa, Olasgow, &c. have roads t» eteiy pait, 
and these places have roads retomiDg again. To enimwnite the 
whole would make the Index of almost unlimited eiftenty «ad #oii]d 
occasion an endhos tepetition. The reader will ttudieftre Moaider 
the town near which he wants the road, and in turning «» it, he will 
find itdescribed.] 














Adurgill Tower 


Bimam Inn 




Blackshiels Inn 




Blair AthoU 








BIyth Bridge 


Arbroath by Cupar 


Borthwick Castle 






Airoquhar Inn 


Bridge of Spey 


Auchmreoch Mill 


Bridgehouse Inn 


Augustus, Fort 




Aviemore Inn 


Broxmouth - ^^ 




Bumhouse - * ' 














Cairndow inn 




Carlisle . - 








. Carstairs 



Carron Works 




Castle Dongilas 


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Edivbueob to 



East Wemyss 





Clyth inn 


£me bridge 




Essie bridge. - - 


Colinsbuigli , . 









Cnul , 




Ctkff • 






Finhaven .bridge . • 


Crook Inn 










Forres by Cupar Angus 




Fort Geor|;e 




Fort William 


Cupar Angus 




Cupar Fife 


Fnsie Bridge 


Cunia churdi 


Fyers, Falls of - 


Cuafaieviae inn 






Girran . . 




















Golique . 










Douglas Mffl 






Drummond inn ■ * 




Drumsleer dunch 






Hawidc . 


Dumfries ' - 




Wm T t.i*n>i 


Houna • • 




Howgate • 


Vn Y II ■li»iri ■linm 












InTerbeme • 


Duncansbay head 















Jdm 0'Groat*s Rbdse ' 


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King's House inn 

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Lathenm diurch 
Lirbcrt ^uich 



litHe Vuitige 

Luss Inn . 










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' 11 





Moflbt • 









New Inn 

014 Rain 

Ousdale Tillage 










Flasteiei^s inn 


QneensftEry) B&sA 


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Th»^ .40 

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. . 14 

' 29 
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Tjnofuni • 



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St Andrew*8 








Wnthoni * 












«m Inn 





TTain ■' - 








TiiOnib • 



Thuiso » 

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Vetisof Mockhnt 


Tnnent ^ 

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Glasgow to 






Abbott Indi 






Beanlj . . 










'Amulfoe inn • 


Bishoptown inn ^ 




Azdeneaple inn 



Anroquhar inn 


Blair Adam 








Botfawdl Caatle • 


Aidemore inn - 


Brccbin « 




BridgeofSpey . 


















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FernaUe Bridge 

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Fenwick ■ • 





' : 75 

^ Cane 


Fort Augustus 

' '• 77 




' CaideSemple * 


Fieebnm Inn 





" -76 

Clftttmn^dwtws • 



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Ciawfoid dnucD • 


Gancube bridge , • 




Gartmoie • 


Crookstone rains 


' Glammis . • ' 

' :75 




" 65 



' 75 

' Cumnodi 




Cuptr Angus 


, GietnaGiecn 


CtufaieviHe Inn 


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H«vidc « 

, 72 

' ' Dalmellington 



-. 61 

" BalniaUy • 



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Dalnacaiddch Iim 


Dalsetf • ' 


Inmaiy -. 


Balwhinme Inn 


Inverletthen chtffch 

. 72 

' Desn Castle 


. InremesB 


Dinwoodj Gfeen 
Douglas Min 
Dnimlanrig' Castle 




Innishale --^ 

. . 77 



- Drymen 

, DumbsitoQ •' 
jbumblane * 


Kelvin bridge 

. 64 

•' 72 

Dumfries • ^ 
Dunning • 



Kilmamoclc • 








Eglinton Casde 
IClvinTOOt • 


Kilwinning « 




Kingshead Inn • 
KidCMlileven . 

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' 71 

'^Kirkoswald ' . 



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Pitmain Inn 


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Port Gkiq;ow 



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Port Patrick 


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PoUockahaws — - 


Lanark • 






Portmoaple Penf . - 

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Portnacroah Inn 



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Ren6«w ■ - 


•' Lesmaha^ 


Rothsi^ -m • 


^ Letter Findlaj Inn- - 


Rtitbei^[^- s ♦ 


r Loanhead 



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Saltcoats - 


"' Longtoim • - - 





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Sorby . 


; Marchton village 




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Stewarton • 




' St John's Town 


Mearna dintdi 




Mcagle . 






St Ninian*s 


Moffat . 







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Strathblane ' . 

' 75 

Muthil church • 


Tarbet Inn 





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New Cumnock 




New GiOloway 
. Newton of Wamphfy 


Thomdyke Tower 



Tibby's Inn 


> North Esk bndge -» 




Tummel Bridge Inn 




Oban\ - 





T ^5 

' Paiiley 


WhitiBbum Ian 






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William, Fort 


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ABERDEEN to Banff - ISi 

: KWn.. --osi 

■ F«f«0i ib. 

—— Huntly lis 

CasdetoP of 
Bnenuur . 137 

■ Fwwriwgb 141 

■ ■ — P<t«HMld ISi 

■ MwypwA ltM» 
—.^ 1-..^ AUbtcU^.... 4b.4 

Aberdour - * 3). 

Arbioftth to Forfar - 180 

«— i—— Brediin - ib. 

Aidocli to Comrie « 120 

Ayr to Glasgow - 95 

II ■ ■ Ginran • 97 

I, Dwily CSuscb. - ■■-«-< iW 

■ t Irvine « - M^ 
....^ Cadide « -99 
•M—^ Kilroaipock - — 4bk 
...^~ I><9]glaB Myi - ib. 
— ^— . MuiiUilE • ' ibk 
«—•- HamUton • - ib» 

Banff to HnMly - 44l.U» 
Faetny . - ib. 

^ Bakh to Kilmarnock • 99 
Berwick to Dunse and Green. 

CntMT-Fife to Newbuigb ^'U2 

— Meigle 122 

Cupar-Angus to Montrose .1JB9 

Dttn&rmline to 


DttoilrieB to Annan 

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New feifl^ ly"'^"Bgr 
» Bifonynive yO 

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Poncansbay-head to Durne^ liftl 

Dundee to Cujnur Angus '^TfS 

I ■ Fotfiur - H© 

Brechin * 

' ■ Kirriemql r 

I Meigle andTOytb ib. 


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f I Comhill 
■ n i ColdstKiiii.. 

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fio^nest to <^aeani&iPf 

-N^^ Fi«Urk 

Blair Athd^ todBta u M a i IflO 
Blaiigowrie to Kizkoiichael tt4 

Fort- Auguatns to Bftnera ^^ 
Barracks -""^^ ^155* 

FortWiUiam to Loch M^annCT 



Fraaerbuigb to Banff 


Grantown to Focbabeis 

i i II. Fort Geoigi 


Greenock to Ayr 

Greenlaw to Coldstream ' 



HaddingtiMi to IMiiefon 

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— — — Dalkeith ib. ~ " ' 

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In^ture to Cupar Angus 191 
Inverary to Glasgow loi 

^ ^ ^ ^ CiuMpbelUoaaiLl 102 

-5- LocfigpU^ead . JOS 

iQverary to Ardi^to^ij jbl- . 

Xoch Loi»; . ♦ i(iff 

-^^ 7 HSth^ay in jjiue- . ib^ 

?H' FortnabAvm \n y^iny i^^ 

}! ■ Obai aiiij nn^ |>piJiy 1^4 

J ■ ' ■ Oban and Podaona. . 

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to the Forts > Uk 

Inwiess to Inveraiy^ 6uL lift. 
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— Fort Augustus ib. 

— Fort George ib. 

Beav;^ ,• i& 

— — BingwalUfcfi. _ ih^ 

— -r-i-CTl^wol 154 

-i— Tain . ib. 

^m I ... > Cipmarty H^ 

•Moy Cbiia;b.. 154- 

r-P 5^ Jiead qL J4«4l- - 

Hourn ' » . |b. 


Stomawi^ , 

Jedbui^h to Lauder 

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tJi» to Beh^ick. v~.— 8vL 
■ ■' ■ Jedburgh. /^ ''. " ib,^ 
-^ — Selkirk. •-...- 86 
Kihnarnock io Hamilton 1()0 
■ Inmde ib. 

■I I ■ !!■■ l^fHu^tlino. ib< 
Killiecnmkie to fie oiy eV'*^ . 
Tow^^ |l«ttnoqi ^ -^ '' 123 


Linlithgow to Queeq^erry. 87 

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Peterhead to Banff 
Por^Mtiick to Carlisle 

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North Berwkk 

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Selkirk to PeeUn ^ ^r^-m- 
Str Andrew's to Cupttr -- H*- 


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Btirliag to Perth by Auditer* 


ClteflT"*" fb. 

«--ii«>— Dumbarton ib. 

I Alloa aad Dun. 
ferdoHne • •.*•-• 'tb. 

■ Glasgow - 106 
— — — Inverary - ib. 

-■ ■ : Kinroia 110.111 

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TorrybiiiQ to Kin^iom 114 

Weem to M^gg^mie IS4 

Wbitbem to Portpatnd^ 94 

tVigton to Portpatrick " ib. 



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Map of Loch Catherine, &c. 
View of the Old Town of Edinburgh. 
_ Bonnington Linn on the Clyde. 

„ the Fall of the Bruar. 

.-.— — the Lower Fall of Foyers. 
. _„ the Island of Staffa, y 

......— ^ the Island of Boachaille, Ste9fa. 

— — the Bending Pillars in Staia. 
— the Cave of Fingal, Staffa. 

A Travelling Map of Scotland facing the Itinxraiit. 

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taken from the Building