Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
Wolfscrag. Isolated tower on a narrow and precipitous peninsula jutting out from Scotland’s desolate North Sea coast between Eyemouth–a fishing village about eight miles north of Berwick-upon-Tweed–and Saint Abb’s Head, another five miles to the north. One of the first acquisitions of the Ravenswood family, the tower becomes their last when Allan Lord Ravenswood forfeits his title and removes himself there after losing the castle. Wolfscrag thus becomes the sole heritage of Allan’s son Edgar, who retains the ironic title of Master of Ravenswood as a matter of courtesy.
The tower is in a horribly dilapidated state, its rough stone-work exposed by the ragged black wall-hangings whose deteriorated state is responsible for the fire that eventually destroys its interior. It is significant that Edgar provides refuge at Wolfscrag to Hayton of Bucklaw, his eventual rival for Lucy’s hand, before Bucklaw inherits the estate of Girnington.
Wolfshope. Hamlet near Wolfscrag, whose name is said in the text to be equivalent to Wolf’s Haven. Although its inhabitants no longer owe any formal allegiance to Ravenswood and are keen to assert their right of independence, they are quick to rally round to help when Wolfscrag catches fire.
Alice Gray’s cottage. Humble dwelling on the Ravenswood estate, constructed out of turf and stones. It has a small garden, crudely hedged by elder bushes, which includes a turf seat shaded by a mournful birch tree, and several beehives. The cottage is overhung by a menacing rock–one of numerous ominous symbols contained in Ravenswood’s surrounding landscape–for which reason its situation is called Craig-foot.
Mermaiden’s fountain. Spring on the Ravenswood estate not far from Alice’s cottage, associated with a legendary nymph or naiad. It was once enclosed by a Gothic construction, but this has long fallen into ruins by the time Lucy is carried there by the Master of Ravenswood after an unfortunate encounter with wild cattle.
Tod’s-hole. Alehouse situated between Ravenswood Castle and Wolfscrag, some five or six miles from each, which makes a convenient meeting place for characters inclined to conspiracy. It is near a churchyard called the Armitage or Hermitage, in which some Ravenswoods and their loyal followers are interred and where Alice Gray wishes to be buried. “Tod” is a dialect term for a fox.
*Edinburgh (EDH-en-behr-oh). Capital of Scotland, where the Master of Ravenswood stays for a while as the guest of the unidentified marquis of A–– (probably Atholl) after the destruction of Wolfscrag
Langdirdum. Village in western Scotland that is the home of the artist Richard Tinto, from whom the novel’s narrator obtains the tale. “Lang” is Scots for long, while “dirdum” signifies commotion or admonishment.
Gandercleugh (GAN-der-clew). Village in which Jedidiah Cleishbotham, the notional collector of the “Tales of my Landlord”–the series to which The Bride of Lammermoor belongs–is the parish-clerk and schoolmaster. “Cleugh” means gorge or ravine, while a gander is a male goose.