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Westrogothian Tour.

An easy, convenient-, and highly interesting route
is the tourist motorbus line, the ”Westrogothian
”, Gothenburg—Lidköping—Jönköping and vice
versa. This line touches many of the places mentioned
in the foregoing.

The starting=point of this line is Gothenburg,
whence the route northward follows the western bank
of the Göta Älv past the castle of Bohus, and thence
to the Falls of Trollhättan, previously mentioned.
From here the route skirts the southern shore of Lake
Vänern as far as the extreme point of Kallandsö,
where the castle of Lackö rears its towers and
embattlements, continuing thence via the old Väner town
of Lidköping to Mt. Kinnekulle and to the interesting
mediaeval church at Husaby.

From Kinnekulle the route runs due south
traversing the wide plain "Västgötaslätten" to Skara,
the most renowned town in the province, thence in
an easterly direction, passing the abbey of Varnhem,
and right across the heights of Billingen by way of
the remarkable rift-valley, on to the town of Skövde.

The next stage of the journey is to the town of
Hjo, whence one obtains a charming view of Lake
Vättern. The route from here follows the Vättern
shore, which rises steadily as one proceeds further
south—all the time the views becoming ever wider
and wider—and finally past Habo church to the town
of Jönköping.

The total length of the "Westrogothian line" is
377 kilometres, or about 234 miles.

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