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GUIDE THROUGH EDINBURGH

WITH

PLEASURE EXCURSIONS IN THE ENVIRONS.

ILLUSTRATED BY A PLAN OF THE CITY,
AND NUMEROUS VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS,

AND NEIGHBOURING SCENERY.

SEVENTH EDITION.

“ Here valour has fought-here philosophy has neditated-liere poetry has
sumy.”-Recreations of Christopher North, vol. ii. p. 119.

EDINBURGH :

ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK, NORTII BRIDGE,

BOOKSELLERS TO HER MAJESTY

MDCCCL

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PREFACE.

In the preparation of each successive Edition of the present little work, the author has introduced such alterations and additions as the progress of events appeared to render necessary. He has not, however, departed from the plan upon which the work was originally compiledthe favourable reception which it has met with, satisfying him that it has been found conveniently fitted for its humble purpose. The value of such a work, consisting rather in a just discrimination being exercised in the selection of its materials, than in a cumbrous accumulation of details, careful consideration has been given to the comparative importance of the various objects described ; and, without altogether omitting anything which merits a stranger's attention, many objects of subordinate interest have been very cursorily noticed, that ampler space might be devoted to those of the first importance. The author has at the same time endeavoured to enliven the dulness of mere topographical detail with such means and appliances as History, Tradition, and Literature, have placed within his reach ; and, in such resources, few towns can boast of greater affluence than Edinburgh.

With the exception of the Hackney Coach Fares, and a List of the Principal Hotels, all the miscellaneous matter with which such works as the present are often encumbered, has been entirely excluded. Bradshaw's, Harthill's, or Murray's Railway Guides, are the proper authorities to consult regarding Mail Coaches, Stage Coaches, and Steam-vessels, as well as Railways.

The Coach Offices are, No. 10, Princes Street ; the Waterloo Hotel, 24 Waterloo Place; and Nos. 177, and 195, High Street.

The Office and Terminus of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway are in the spacious area under the North Bridge. The Terminus of the Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee Railway, and that of the North British Railway, are in the same place. The Caledonian Railway has its Terminus in Lothian Road.

The Offices of the London Steamers are Nos. 9, and 21, Waterloo Place; of the Dundee Steamers, No. 1, Princes Street; of the Stirling Steamers, No. 10, Princes Street; and of the Aberdeen Steamers, No 27, Princes Street.

C. B.

27 NORTH BRIDGE,

July 1850.

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