The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Northern England and Southern Scotland in 1841

Fife Scenery

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Aug. 8.-Kincardine, by Culross and Valleyfield, to Stirling. We shall not attempt to describe the bold and varied scenery of the north bank of the Forth, rising high above the water, and presenting many warm slopes and sheltered prominences for houses and gardens; the ancient town of Culross, or the various curious old places about it: suffice it to say, that the greater part of the scenery that we passed through or saw, between Dollar and Stirling, was of surpassing beauty. The agriculture was every where excellent, and some very handsome new farm buildings in the Elizabethan style, with noble columnar chimneys to the steam-engines, were being eretced between Kincardine and Culross. The only drawback we recollect was in the long rows of comfortless-looking cottages, without gardens either before or behind, occupied by colliers. The windows were in general of cast iron, and in most places fixed, so that there could be no efficient ventilation within.