Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0
Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0

27b - King's Cave, near Ayr

1811

Attributed name George Henry Hutton

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Title

27b - King's Cave, near Ayr

Date

1811

Artist

Attributed name George Henry Hutton

Description

This sketch shows the King's Cave, which is located on the shoreline close to the seaside town of Ayr. The date given is October 1811. The artist is unknown, although it is quite likely to have been Hutton himself. This cave is commonly confused with the King's Cave on the Isle of Arran, which is where Robert the Bruce is reputed to have watched the indefatigable spider. Another famous cave in the sandstone cliffs near Ayr is Peden's Cave, where the Covenanter, Alexander Peden, gave sermons to his congregation. Local legend has it that this cave is where Robert Burns parted from Mary Campbell, after pledging his love for her.

Collective title: Hutton Drawings > [Volume 1] > Ayrshire

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Location

King's Cave, Ise of Arran, Ayrshire, Scotland

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Credits

Image Credit

Courtesy of National Library of Scotland

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