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Originally published in 1776, Thomas Pennant's "Tour in Scotland and 18th century. Written after his five month journey through mainland Scotland and the Western Isles in the summer of 1772, Pennant paints a vivid picture of Scotland during the last quarter of the 18th century. Pennant had an eye for detail, and the account of his journeys includes a wealth of material regarding the physical features of the landscape, architectural details of buildings and the historical associations and local customs of the places he visited. He also writes of the people he met and the places he stayed, thus adding a human dimension to his travelogue. Within this text, Pennant also writes of his travels in the north of England, including descriptions of the medieval towns of Chester and Durham and the magnificent landscape of the Lake District.the Western Isles " is one of the major pieces of travel writing from the

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781874744887
ISBN-10: 1874744882
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 52mm)
Pages: 791
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 2-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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