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Tour to the Highlands.
Beautiful seats on the banks of the Esk near where Scott lived when first married (Lasswade): may all be seen in one day.
Tour TO THE HIGHLANDS. Most of the interesting scenery of Scot land may be visited in about a week by making the following circular tour which you can reverse if you please, from and back to Edinburgh. [If pressed for time, go direct to Stirling and Loch Katrine, and return by Glasgow.]
Take the Perth coach at 7 A. M. via. Queensferry and where you will stop to visit the ruins of Kinross.
the castle of Lochleven.
and proceed same day to PERTH.
Hotel : • The Star.' A handsome town;
maids, &c. A steamboat goes often to DUNDEE and
Dundee, the large and flourishing port on the Frith of Tay—an excursion of 12 hours.
Walk out to the elegant modern palace of
Kings used to be crowned.
Staffa,) you can ride out to Dunkeld, a DUNKELD. pretty little village, beautifully situated
The Abbey, Ossian's Hall, Duke of Athol's parks, &c., Birnam Wood, (vide Macbeth,) on the Perth road. Return to Perth and thence to
among the hills.
A dull ride ; pass the Abbey of Dumblane,
pects therefrom, the battlefield of Ban-
passing Doune Castle, to CALLENDER,
A rude little village where you lodge. [Walk out to · Bracklinn bridge.'] Fron
this place you must hire a private vehicle Lochs
of the host, to the inn of Ardchinchrochan Vennachar, at Loch Achray, passing Loch Vennachar,
Achray, &c. A charming spot. Dine on fresh
Katrine; salmon and trout, and walk out to the loveThe Trosachs. ly Loch Katrine. Next morning the host
ess will furnish you with a boat and rowers to cross Loch Katrine : go through the
pass to Inversnaid on Loch Lomond, where Loch Lomond. the Glasgow steamer will call for you,
and take you up the loch to Rob Roy's cave, (the Clachan of Aberfoil is not far off,)
and unless you wish to ascend Ben LomTarbet. ond, land you at Tarbet, where you will
hire a car, and go through the pass of Glencoe, round the head of Loch Long, to Loch Fine, and there hire a row boat to Inverary, a sweet little place to spend a day. Inverary Castle and parks, (Duke of Argyle). Here again take the steamboat, passing the isles of Bute and Arran, Dumbarton Castle, Greenock, &c., up the Clyde
of Rob Roy and Baillie Jarvie memory.
Exchange a beautiful Corinthian edifice.
the noted manufacturing town about 6 Paisley
miles from Glasgow. Langside the last battle-field of the queen of Scots. Falls of the Clyde More interesting to English than Ameri
can tourists : i. e. those who have seen
passing the • Wallace' battle-field, and stop
at LINLITHGOW, to see the ruins of the old palace where
the unfortunate Mary Stuart was born. Thence by coach or canal (try the latter if
you never have done so) to Edinburgh Forty miles from Glasgow. Return to
London by either of the routes before-men. tioned.
NOTES FOR THE CONTINENT.
Tour through FRANCE and SWITZERLAND, to ROME, Naples and
Venice, returning by the Tyrol, or thc RHINE, GERMANY and the NETHERLANDS.
Conveyances. For particulars apply at Mauduit's office,
41 Regent Circus; at • The Golden Cross,'
des Victoires, Paris.
Lafille, Calliard f Co., Rue St. Honore. These are the two great lines in which places may be booked' the whole way to Paris, via Dover and Calais, or Boulogne, which secures you against delays on landing in France.
Respecting steam packets to Rotterdam, Hamburgh, Antwerp, Ostend, Calais, Boulogne, Havre, &c., inquire at the General Steam Navigation Company's Office, 69 Lombard-st. or 55 Haymarket, London; 8 Rue Castiglione, Paris.
You can if you please go through to Calais or Boulogne in the steamboat for the trifling sum of 5s. sterling. Boulogne is preferable for a stopping-place. The hotels are good ; numerous English residents, sea-bathing, &c. Your choice may be made from several other routes, according to circumstances. By Dover and Canterbury (which are worth seeing) across the
Notes for the Continent-Preliminary.
channel : by Brighton, Havre, and the Seinr, stopping at Roien ; steamboat from London to Havre, &c., &c.
PASSPORT of the American ininister, (if you have not one from the Secretary of Siate,) to be countersigned at the Fre office, No. 6 Poland-st., London, and at Paris by the ministers of the states through which you are to pass.
Funds. Herries and Co's bills, payable at 150 principal places on the continent. [See p. 9.] Supply yourself with the coins of the states through which you are lo pass.
On landing in France, let the Commissioner of the Hotel attend to .passing your luggage, passport, &c., and you
will save time and trouble.
Guide Books. It is desirable to have one of each country through which you are to pass, as referred to in their proper places. You will find them all at Leigh's, 421 Strand.* The best general ones are Brockedon's Road Book from London to Naples : 8vo. London
1835. £1 6s. This is more particularly for affluent tourists, who travel by post. Handbook for Travellers on the Continent. Lond., Murray
1836. Small 8vo.
A very comprehensive and valuable book, embodying heirly all the useful information in other
Starke's Directions for Travellers on the Conlinent. 5th ed.
Lond., Murray ; 1837. 8vo.
Particularly valuable for iis copivus details on Italy. Boldoni's Noveau Manuel du Voyageur, &c. English, French
and Italian. Paris : Galignani.
De Genlis' Manuel du Voyageur, &c. Ibid. Surrenne's New French Manual, and Travellers Companion,
New-York : Wiley & Putnam.
+See list of Travels,' &c,, in Appendix.