Borough Market

The marketplace beneath the big railway viaduct near The Shard is Borough Market: one of London’s oldest. According to its own self-promotion, the market dates back to the twelfth century, when it was located at the southern end of the original London Bridge. Traders travel from far and wide to visit the market; a close friend of the…

Borough Market

Glenfinnan

The long, narrow valley of Glenfinnan, leading into the vastness of Loch Shiel, is one of my favourite places in Scotland. Situated on the main “Road to the Isles”, between the well-known tourist destinations of Fort William and Mallaig, the valley was the rallying point for “Bonnie Prince Charlie” and his supporters at the beginning of the Jacobite uprising…

Glenfinnan

Dalguise Viaduct

This grade A listed railway viaduct, just north of Dunkeld near the A9 main road between Perth and Inverness, was designed by Joseph Mitchell to carry the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway across the River Tay and opened on 9 September 1863 at a cost of £20,395; it remains in use. It is of lattice girder type with stone piers…

Dalguise Viaduct