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The Colonel's Bed

The Colonel's Bed

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 11

Length: 9.9

Width: 8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Beyond the Falls of Corrymulzie is Inverey, where a path strikes off on the left to the Colonel's Bed - a low cavern raised a few feet above the surface of the deep still water, the rocks on both sides rising perpendicularly to a considerable height. The tradition is that, in feudal times, one of the Farquharson's of Inverey, being pursued by a party of the Gordons of Abergeldie, concealed himself in this cavern for several weeks, making it his abode both night and day. It used to be as difficult for visitors to descend to this cave as it was for the faithful retainer who nightly conveyed provisions to his master, but by the formation of a neat footpath and granite steps the access is now rendered easy."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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