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Visiting Scott’s Landscapes

Scott’s work encouraged waves of tourists to visit the places he described. Watch this video to hear Scott’s vivid description of Melrose Abbey.

Scott’s work offers vivid descriptions of Scotland and often inspires a desire to visit the places described.

In this video you will hear a passage read from The Lay of the Last Minstrel. In it Scott invites his readers to visit Melrose Abbey by moonlight.

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