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bridges over the Doon, the old one being that over which Tarn O'Shanter
escaped with such difficulty. The gardens adjoining the bridges contain
the Burns Monument (adm. 2d.), a pretentious and somewhat incongruous
structure in the style of a Greek temple (view), and a grotto with figures
of Tam O'Shanter and Souter Johnny. We may return to Ayr by the
road on the left (W.) bank of the Doon. —• Beyond Ayr the railway goes
on to Maybole, Girvan, and (59 M.) Stranraer (comp. p. 513); while a new
light railway skirts the coast to Girvan (19 31.).
In regard to the following excursions on the Clyde, comp. pp. 499,500,
537 (Circular Tours).
5. To Arrochar, a pleasant excursion for one day. Steamer from
Greenock or Gourock (p. 538) to Arrochar in 2 hrs. (return-fare from Glasgow
4s , 3s. 3d.). — Arrochar (Arrochar Hotel, R. or D. 3s.) lies at the head of
the long and narrow Loch Long (p. 538). From Arrochar we may return
direct by steamer or walk or drive (coach) across to (2V« M.) Tarbet on Loch
Lomond (p. 534), returning by steamer to Bulloch (p. 533) and thence to Glas¬
gow by railway (fare for the round, including coach, 7s., 5s.). Or we may
return by train from the Arrochar and Tarbet station (p. 548) to Glasgow.
6. To Gareloch Head (one day). We take the train to (25 M. in
35-50 min.; fares 1*. 9d., 1*.) Helensburgh (p. 548) at the mouth of the Gare¬
loch, and proceed thence by steamer to (3/t hr.) Gareloch Head (p. 548). We
may return by the West Highland Railway.
7. To Lochgoilhead (one day). Steamer from Greenock or Gourock
(p. 538) in I'/s hr. (return-fares from Glasgow, 4*., 3s. 3d.).
8. To Rothesay (p. 538; one day), via Greenock or Wemyss Bay.
9. To Ardrishaig and back by the 'Columba' (p. 537) or 'lona', one
day; return-fare from Glasgow 6s., 3s. 6d., from Greenock 5s., 3s. The tur¬
bine steamer 'King Edward' from Wemyss Bay to Inveraray (see below)
also calls at Ardrishaig (return-fares 4*., 2s. 6d.).
10. To the Island of Arran (two days). The quickest route is by
train from tbe Central Station or St. Enoch's to (3/i-l hr.) Ardrossan (Eglinton
Arms. R. 3s. 6d.) and thence by steamer to (40 min.) Brodick, Lamlash,
and (40 min.) Whiting Bay (fares 4s. 6d., 2s. 9d.). — A longer but more
interesting route is by steamer all the way from Glasgow. The voyage
may be shortened (comp. p. 527) by joining the steamer at Greenock (via
the G. S. W. Railway), at Craigendoran (p. 548; via the N.B.R.), or at
Wemyss Bay (via the Caledonian Railway). It is possible, but not advisable,
to make this excursion in one day. The steamer (temp, restaurant) touches
at Rothesay, steams through tbe Kyles of Bute (p. 538), and calls at Corrie
('Hotel), Brodick (Douglas Hotel), Lamlash (hotel), and Whiting Bay, all
on the E. coast of the island. A coach plies in summer from Whiting
Bay to Lagg, at the S. end of Arran. The picturesque Brodick Castle and
nearly the whole of the mountainous Isle of Arran, which is about 20 M.
long and 12-13 M. wide, belong to Lady Mary Hamilton. The best short
excursion (6 hrs.) is to ascend from Brodick through Glen Rosa to (2-2'/2 hrs.)
the top of "Goatfell (2877 ft.; "View), descend through the wild 'Glen
Sannox (I-IV2 hr.), and return along the coast via (I1/2 M.) Corrie to (4'/2 M.)
Brodick. "Loch Ranza (inn), at the N. end of the island, 9 M. from Corrie,
also deserves a visit (direct steamer, see below). — The walk round the
island (ca. 50 M.) is interesting.
11. To Campbeltown (1 or 2 days). From Glasgow we take the train
to Gourock or to Wemyss Bay. From the former a steamer sails daily
via Loch Ranza (see above), Pimmill, and Carradale to Campbeltown;
from Wemyss Bay a turbine steamer proceeds via Fairlie snd Loch Ranza.
Campbeltown (Argyle Arms; White Hart) is a whisky-distilling place on
the Mull of Cantyre (American Commercial Agent: Mr. Mason Mitchell).
Coath from Campbeltown to West Tarbert, see p. 539. About 5 M. from
Campbeltown, on the W. coast of the Mull, is Machrihanish Bay (Ugadale
Arms), a summer-resort with good golfing-links (coach Is. 6d.).
12. To Inveraray (1-2 days). For this excursion there are four differ¬
ent routes, among which it is difficult to choose : a. By steamer ('Lord of
the Isles', well equipped, or turbine steamer 'King Edward') from Glasgow,