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Highland Perthshire with Stirling

The Hermitage Dunkeld - Day Tour from EdinburghThis day tour whisks you away from the capital to see what can be considered as the strategically most important castle in Scotland, with stunning views, combined with an off-the-beaten-track view of the Highlands (without driving all day!).

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Highland Perthshire via the pencil of one, Mr Robert Burns, August 1787...

ADMIRING Nature in her wildest grace, These northern scenes with weary feet I trace; O’er many a winding dale and painful steep, Th’ abodes of covey’d grouse and timid sheep,

My savage journey, curious, I pursue, Till fam’d Breadalbane opens to my view.— The meeting cliffs each deep-sunk glen divides, The woods wild scatter’d, clothe their ample sides; Th’ outstretching lake, imbosomed ’mong the hills, The eye with wonder and amazement fills; The Tay meand’ring sweet in infant pride, The palace rising on his verdant side, The lawns wood-fring’d in Nature’s native taste, The hillocks dropt in Nature’s careless haste, The arches striding o’er the new-born stream, The village glittering in the noontide beam—

Poetic ardours in my bosom swell, Lone wand’ring by the hermit’s mossy cell; The sweeping theatre of hanging woods, Th’ incessant roar of headlong tumbling floods—

Here Poesy might wake her heav’n-taught lyre, And look through Nature with creative fire; Here, to the wrongs of Fate half reconcil’d, Misfortunes lighten’d steps might wander wild; And Disappointment, in these lonely bounds, Find balm to soothe her bitter, rankling wounds: Here heart-struck Grief might heav’nward stretch her scan, And injur’d Worth forget and pardon man.

Verses Written with a Pencil over the Chimney-piece in the Parlour of the Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth. 1787

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