Tuesday, 31 July 2007
Perth and Kinross Illustrated Architectural Guide
Perth and Kinross Illustrated Architectural Guide. The Fair City of Perth is the starting point for this much sought after guide in the RIAS and Landmark Trust Series. The Gateway to the Highlands, it was second only to Berwick in terms of wealth by 1200 and a meeting place of parliaments and general councils when Scone Palace and the Stone of Destiny witnessed the coronations of Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II.
Magical buildings abound in the surrounding countryside: Taymouth Castle, the extraordinary powerhouse of the Campbells of Breadalbane; Dunkeld Cathedral with its hauntingly romantic setting of trees and lawns beside the broad, dark and deceptively tranquil Tay; Blair Castle, Highland romanticism at its most spectacular, the home of Europe's last surviving private army, the Atholl Highlanders, and Loch Leven Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner until escaping with the help of Daft Willie. Perth and Kinross: An Illustrated Architectural Guide (RIAS Series of Illustrated Architectural Guides to Scotland).