Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day 18: Trip to Dalkeith (outside Edinburgh)

8+ hours on a coach bus = :-(

Arriving in Scotland to fine Scottish weather (occasional glorious sunshine, occasional rain) = :-)

Staying in Dalkeith Palace, a country estate built outside of Edinburgh in the early 18th century, complete with reputed haunting, secret passages, a grand staircase, and the remnants of servants' quarters = AMAZING (and me pretending I'm in Northanger Abbey...)

For real, people, this is where I'm staying while in Edinburgh:

Requisite library things commence Monday morning.

*photo courtesy of Librarians Scotland Tour

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