The History of Leith

October 25, 2007

OUR LADY’S PORT OF GRACE

IT may not be uninteresting to quote, the ideas entertained of Edinburgh by an English visitor in the first years of the nineteenth century, as he was -in his time-considered a typical John Bull, I now come back to this delightful and beautiful city,” wrote William Cobbett in his Register. “I thought Bristol, taking in its heights and Clifton with its rocks and river, was the finest city in the world; but it is nothing to Edinburgh, with its castle, its hills, its pretty little seaport detached from it, its vale of rich land lying all around, its lofty hills in the background, its views across the Firth. for more click here

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