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Excursions to Dalkeith, Roslyn, Hawthornden,
Tour to the Highlands.
Beautiful seats on the banks of the Esknear 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
Take the Perth coach at 7 A. M. via.
and proceed same day to
Hotel: The Star.' A handsome town; Roman and Waverley' reminiscences: fair maids, &c. A steamboat goes often to Dundee, the large and flourishing port on the Frith of Tay-an excursion of 12 hours. Walk out to the elegant modern palace of Scone two miles from Perth, where the Scottish Kings used to be crowned.
Presuming you are not going farther north (to Montrose, Aberdeen, Inverness, or Staffa,) you can ride out to Dunkeld, a pretty little village, beautifully situated among the hills. 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
A dull ride; pass the Abbey of Dumblane,
Time to see the Castle, and the fine pros-
A rude little village where you lodge. [Walk out to Bracklinn bridge.'] From this place you must hire a private vehicle of the host, to the inn of Ardchinchrochan at Loch Achray, passing Loch Vennachar, &c. A charming spot. Dine on fresh 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 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 Lomond, 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
A large, handsome and thriving city: the modern part substantially built of stone.
Quais and Bridges
Falls of the Clyde
of Rob Roy and Baillie Jarvie memory.
a beautiful Corinthian edifice.
the noted manufacturing town about 6 miles from Glasgow.
the last battle-field of the queen of Scots. More interesting to English than Ameri can tourists: i. e. those who have seen their own country.
In returning to Edinburgh, take the stage
passing the 'Wallace' battle-field, and stop
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-mentioned.
NOTES FOR THE CONTINENT.
TOUR through FRANCE and SWITZERLAND, to ROME, NAPLES and VENICE, returning by the TYROL, or the RHINE, GERMANY and the NETHERLANDS.
CONVEYANCES. For particulars apply at Mauduit's office, 41 Regent Circus; at The Golden Cross,' Charing Cross; or at the Cross Keys,' Wood-st., Cheapside; all corresponding with the
Messageries Générales, Rue Notre Dame des Victoires, Paris.
The Spread Eagle Office,' Regent Circus, corresponding with
Lafille, Calliard & 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 56 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 Seine, stopping at Rouen steamboat from London to Havre, &c., &c.
PASSPORT of the American minister, (if you have not one from the Secretary of State,) to be countersigned at the French 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 to 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 nearly all the useful information in other guides.
Starke's Directions for Travellers on the Continent. 5th ed. Lond., Murray; 1837. 8vo.
Particularly valuable for is copious 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.