Pentland Hills


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

View of the Pentland Hills from Duddingston Loch

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  The Pentland Hills

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith


Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by L Byrne


View of the Pentland Hills from Duddingston Loch

The Pentland Hills is a range of mountains running for about ten miles from south-west to north-east.  The hills lie to the south-west of Edinburgh.

Duddingston Loch is one of three lochs in Queens' Park, close to the centre of Edinburgh.  In the 19th century Duddingston Loch was used for recreation - skating and curling - but in recent times it is more likely to be the scene of picnics and family outings to feed the ducks.



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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