Aye, Scotland

It’s READING WEEK! And since Ryanair was having a sale, I made the rash (but excellent) decision to head up north.  The flight to Edinburgh took only an hour and cost me 8 pounds (so like 12$USD). The Canadian dollar is still doing so poorly I tear up at the thought of it. Le sad.

 

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Anyways, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland (but you knew that already you smarty pants you!).  And it is STUNNING.

There’s a castle (ahem, Edinburgh Castle- no idea how it got that name) literally in the centre of the city.  It rises up super dramatically and very prettily.

 

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After I arrived I did exactly what you should expect of me by now. I VISITED MUSEUMS.  #nerd

I got in around 10am at the airport which was perfect as most museums open at 10! What a lark.  On day 1 I managed to visit 3 museums.


The Georgian House Museum (National Trust Scotland)

 

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The Museum is located at Number 7 Charlotte Square which was (and still is) one of the most fashionable addresses in all of Edinburgh.

 

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The ‘Georgian’ part of the name refers to George III who was the King of England at the time. It’s the same a referring to something as Victorian (aka during the reign of Queen Vicky).  Now the square is named after his Queen consort…. you guessed it Charlotte! (Five points for Ravenclaw)

 

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The museum was lovely.  I talked to like everyone working there (I believe they were all volunteers) and they answered my many questions.

 

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Also, there were school kids running around with period costumes on! So cute. I naturally did not take any photos of that because that would be beyond creepy.

 

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I particularly enjoyed the Servants’ quarters (duh the kitchen is down there!)

 

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Rating: 5/5

Pros: Each room has written info as well as a live volunteer, the house is decorated to perfection, they have a film to watch first that really shows what life was like and was filmed in the house, the gift shop is great. And kids will like it too!

Cons: I was too big to fit into the costumes. It would be tricky for anyone who has mobility issues.


Also, DON’T PANIC there will be more updates about the other two I visited on Day 1

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