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armies. On both sides of the river, from Livingston to its confluence with the Forth at Cramond, a space of fifteen miles, there have been found many stone coffins, inclosing human skeletons. A considerable way below Mid-Calder, a battle was fought on its banks in 995, between Kenneth, brother of Malcolm II. and Constantine the usurper, in which both generals were killed. It may

also be remarked, that a mount near the village is pointed out as the place, in former days, where the witches of Calder were burnt.

The road now crosses a small stream, and, passing Calder-Hall (Dr Hare,) on the right, it reaches, at a short distance, East Calder, the village of Kirknewton appearing on the right. A little way off the road, on the left, lies Ammondell-House, (Earl of Buchan,) and, beyond it, Clifton-Hall, (Maitland Gibson, Bart.) The beautiful


of the Pentland hills, which before this had presented themselves at some distance on the right, now accompany the Tourist the whole way to Edinburgh, affording a pleasing vicissitude of sloping surfaces and steep acclivities, of the deepest verdure.

About two miles beyond Mid-Calder, the road passes Bonnyton, (Wilkie, Esq.) on the left; and, a mile further, on the same side,


an ancient venerable house, once the property of the Earl of Lauderdale, but now belonging to William Davidson, Esq. It has extensive gardens, and is surrounded with plantations and inclosures, extending to at least 800 acres. Immediately after passing Hatton,


the principal seat of the Earl of Morton, appears in

sight. It is situated in the middle of an inclosed park of between 400 and 500 acres, and commands a fine prospect of Edinburgh Castle. Admission to the grounds is freely granted to strangers; they enter at the toll-bar; and, as the Tourist advances, the scenery at first is far from striking, but gradually discloses itself. On the left is a sheet of water, and in front a wood ; proceed along the banks of a rivulet, which forms one of those deep glens so characteristic of Scottish scenery, and is highly ornamented with plantations. On the right of this glen is seen the old mansion-house of Addiston, seated on the opposite bank. Shortly after pass a gate, and wind round the northern side of the park, from the centre of which there is an agreeable view. At a short distance, arrive at a bridge, where the prospect is enchanting. The sylvan scenery to the east, and the brawling stream pouring downward from the west, through woods and coppice, combine to make it highly interesting. From the bridge, there is an approach to the house, which is an elegant modern mansion.

Leaving Dalmahoy, the road passes, on the right Addiston, (Earl of Morton,) and Riccarton, (Gibson-Craig, Esq.) Further on, a road leads off from the right to Currie ; and, still further on, it crosses the Union Canal at Hermiston village, after which it crosses the water of Leith near the old mansion-house of Saughtonhall, (Baird, Bart.) It proceeds through a country agreeably chequered with woods and plantations, having Corstorphine Hill at a distance upon the left, passes Merchiston and Dalry, (Walker, Esq.) both on the right, and enters Edinburgh by Prince's Street.




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Miles. Edinburgh to Dun.

Fort William 154 | 2189 keld, (see the Balahulish

144 2321 First TOUR) 58 Glencoe

2374 To Moulinearn Inn 7 65 King's House Inn Pass of Killicrankie 62 714 Inverouran

92 Blair of Atholl Inn 42 76 Tyndrum Excursions from Blair to


11 275 Glen Tilt, the Tummell, Falls of Bruar,&c.



287) Dalnacardoch Inn

864 Oban

12 Dalwhinnie Inn 134 993

N. B.-The Islands of

Mull, Staffa, Iona, &c.
Bridge of Spey 101 1101 to be visited from Oban.
Pitmain Inn
3 1134 Oban to Bunaw 12

311) Aviemore Inn 131 1264 Portsonachan 83204 Freeburn Inn 142 Inverary

122 333 Inverness

144 156 Glasgow via Tarbet From Inverness to Beau

Luss, &c. (see the ly, 11 miles, to Fort George, 12 miles.

SECOND TOUR) 60 393 Drumdrochet Inn 144 1705 Edinburgh via FalInvermorrison 114 | 1821 kirk and Linlith. Fort Augustus 64 1884 gow, (see the SE. Letter Finlay

14 | 202

COND TOUR) 464 | 4392


In commencing this, which is called the GREAT NORTHERN Tour, the Tourist may suppose himself at Dunkeld, the road from thence to Edinburgh having been described in the FIRST TOUR.

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