Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The Trossachs Hotel, Scotland
Artist: Brian Gerald
Publisher: Valentine & Sons
I am going to begin to include some excerpts from travel guides contemporary to most of the postcards I post (i.e. 1890s-1920). I'll include the full title, author, and date of publication the first time for each book, and only the author each time after that. If no author is listed, I'll refer to the guide's publisher. Most of these are going to be available through Google Books. So....
From: Shearer's Guide to Stirling, Callandar, Dunblane, the Trossachs, and Loch Latrine. 1907
"This large and elegant hotel occupies the site of a farmhouse, which supplied the wants of the tourists half a century ago. The hotel was erected in 1849 by Lord Willoughby d'Eresby, but has been repeatedly extended. The hotel is one of the best in the country, and is also a good starting-place for exploring the Trossachs and mountains around the country of Rob Roy, the Lady of the Lake, and making excursions to the various places of interest in the district."