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who prefer to make tho round in the reverse direction may leave Edin¬
burgh by one of the morning coaches for Roslin. The railway company
issues circular tickets (fares 2*. 2d., Is. 9d.), which are available for the
stations at Roslin, Hawthornden, Rosslynlee, Rosslyn Castle, ;ind Polton.
One of the coaches also makes a circular tour via Dalkeith (2*. 6d.).
5. From Edinburgh to Dalkeith (6M.; railway from Waverley Station
in 20 min.). The small town of Dalkeith (Cross Keys; Harrow; 7300 in¬
hab.) is uninteresting. To the N. is 'Dalkeith Palace, the seat of the
Duke of Bu«'cleuch, containing a valuable collection of portraits and other
paintings. The house and 'Park are open to visitors on Wed. & Sat. in
the absence of the family. — Newbaltle Abbey (p. 507) is 1 M. to the S.
6. From Edinburgh to the Forth Bridge. Railway from Waverley
Station to (9_ M.) Dalmeny (p. 550) in 17-23 min. (fares Is. id., 91/jd.) ; walk
thence to (72 M.) South Queensferry (Q.ueensferry Armsl, at the S. end of
the gigantic Forth Eridge (p. 550). The village (1100 inhab.) is said to
derive its name from Margaret, consort of Malcolm Canmore (see p. 559).
About 23,< M. to the W. is Hopetoun House, the seat of the Marquis of
Linlithgow, with a fine park (Views), open to the public. The village of
Dalmeny, 174 M. to the E. of (Queensferry, possesses an ancient Norman
church. The return may be made through Dalmeny Park (open), belong¬
ing to the Farl of Rosebery, with Dalmeny House and Barnbougle Castle,
the latter incorporating ancient remains, to Cramond Bridge (inn), IV2 M-
to the S. of the little coast-village of Cramond. Barnton Station (Barnton
Hotel, p. 514), 3/i M. farther on, see p. 514. — Brakes from Edinburgh to
Queensferry, see p. 515.
Among other points easily reached from Edinburgh in one day are
Melrose and Dryburgh (comp. p. 505); Burntisland and Aberdour (p. 550); the
Trossachs (see R. 68); North Berwick (p. 508); Linlithgow (see below); Dun¬
fermline (p. 559); Stirling (p. 535); Lanark and the Falls of Clyde (p. 531).
67. From Edinburgh to Glasgow.
a. North British Railway.
47 M. Railway from Waverley Station in 1 hr. 5 min. to 2 his. (fares
5s., 2*. 6d.; return-fares 7*. 6d., 4s., Sat. to Mon. returns, single fare).
After leaving Haymarket (p. 513) the train passes (3'/2 M.)
Sauyhton and (5 M.) Gogar. 8 M. Ratho, the junction of a line to
Kirkliston and Dalmeny (see ahove). — 12 M. Winchburgh, the
junction of a line to the Forth Bridge for the traffic to and from
Glasgow and the West of Scotland. — li'/oM. Philipstown.
17y2 M. Linlithgow (Star fy Garter; St. Michael's), an old town
with 4280 inhah., was long a favourite residence of the Scottish
kings. The *Palacb (adm. 10-5; fee), visible from the railway
(to the right), dates in its present form from the 14-17th centuries.
Queen Mary was horn here in 1542, and the Regent Moray, who
was shot in the streets of the town, died here in 1570. St. Michael's
Church, adjoining the Palace, founded hy David I. (12th cent), is
a large edifice of various periods, from Norman to Perpendicular.
A branch-line runs hence to Borrowstounness (pron. Bo'ness), on
the Forth (steamers to London, see p. 510).
22 M. Polmont is the junction of the line to Stirling (p. 536). —
25l/z M. Falkirk (Red Lion; Crown; Royal), a husy town of (1901)
29,271 inhah., with iron-works and coal-pits. '■Falkirk Trysts' are
large cattle-fairs (second Tuesdays of Aug., Sept., & Oct.). Wallaco