A Tour of Magical Victorian Scotland

Within a single generation, the Victorians built a vast railway network connecting nearly every town in Scotland.

Relax and soak up the magic of this enchanting country of castles, lochs, and gothic cities.

Listen to this 19th-century Scottish ballad called “Time Wears Awa” by Thomas Elliot as you meander through these beautiful colorized images from the 1890s.

Time wears away error and polishes truth in this thought-provoking song of love and growing old together.

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Scotland
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Scotland
Loch Achray and Ben Venue, Trossachs, Scotland
Loch Achray and Ben Venue, Trossachs, Scotland
Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine, Trossachs, Scotland
Ellen’s Isle, Loch Katrine, Trossachs, Scotland
Loch Katrine path by the Loch, Trossachs, Scotland
Loch Katrine path by the Loch, Trossachs, Scotland
Silver Strand and Ben Venue, Trossachs, Scotland
Silver Strand and Ben Venue, Trossachs, Scotland
Hotel and Ben Lui, Loch Awe, Scotland
Hotel and Ben Lui, Loch Awe, Scotland
Looking S.E. (i.e., Southeast), Kyles of Bute, Scotland
Looking S.E. (i.e., Southeast), Kyles of Bute, Scotland
Perth from Bridgend, Scotland
Perth from Bridgend, Scotland
Cathedral and castle from the Ness, Inverness, Scotland
Cathedral and castle from the Ness, Inverness, Scotland
Carrick Castle, Lochgoil (i.e. Loch Goil), Scotland
Carrick Castle, Lochgoil (i.e. Loch Goil), Scotland
Castle Campbell, Dollar, Scotland
Castle Campbell, Dollar, Scotland
Doune Castle from the Teith
Doune Castle from the Teith
Drummond Castle from S.W. (i.e., Southwest), Scotland
Drummond Castle from S.W. (i.e., Southwest), Scotland
Dunottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland
Dunottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland
Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries, Scotland
Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries, Scotland
The castle, Rothsay (i.e. Rothesay), Scotland
The castle, Rothsay (i.e. Rothesay), Scotland
Threave Castle, Castle Douglas, Scotland
Threave Castle, Castle Douglas, Scotland
Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Dunsky Castle, Pitlochrie (i.e. Portpatrick), Scotland
Dunsky Castle, Pitlochrie (i.e. Portpatrick), Scotland
Esplanade from pier, Helensburgh, Scotland
Esplanade from pier, Helensburgh, Scotland
Oban Bay, Oban, Scotland
Oban Bay, Oban, Scotland
View on the Tay, Perth, Scotland
View on the Tay, Perth, Scotland
Old bridge, Stirling, Scotland
Old bridge, Stirling, Scotland
Inverness from castle, Scotland
Inverness from castle, Scotland
Irvine from the river, Scotland
Irvine from the river, Scotland
Ballochmyle Viaduct, Mauchline, Scotland
Ballochmyle Viaduct, Mauchline, Scotland
University of Glasgow, Scotland
University of Glasgow, Scotland
George Square, Glasgow, Scotland
George Square, Glasgow, Scotland
Union Terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland
Union Terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland
Glasgow Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland
High Street, Hawick, Scotland
High Street, Hawick, Scotland
Princess Street (i.e. Princes Street), the castle, and Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
Princess Street (i.e. Princes Street), the castle, and Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
Princess Street (i.e. Princes Street) and castle from Scott's Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
Princess Street (i.e. Princes Street) and castle from Scott’s Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland




David James

David James

I'm an Englishman in Boston. History is a joy—it binds us, it connects us, it guides us. I'm interested in making history more accessible and more fun. Join me on this fantastic voyage through time.