The hill is terraced with former native fortifications.
In extent, arranged in terraced promenades.
Houses built in the Italian style with terraced roofs, shadowed by luxuriant vines, and surrounded by gardens of oranges and pomegranates, give to the town a picturesque and pleasing aspect.
The stone houses stand in terraced gardens and orchards, and the streets are mere rock ladders.
But the sameness is relieved along the western coast of the shires of Sutherland and Ross and Cromarty by groups of cones and stacks, and farther south by the terraced plateaus and abru p t conical hills of Skye, Rum and Mull.