Here are some more shots from around Earnscliffe. The manor, which got its start at the hands of Thomas McKay, a businessman whose legacy looms large here, ended up in the hands of Prime Minister Macdonald in 1883 when he bought it. Macdonald died here on the 6th of June, 1891- a fact noted by a volunteer inside, given that the following Monday marked the 125th anniversary of his passing. The British government purchased it in 1930 and it has served as a home for the top diplomat from the UK ever since. As you can imagine, it's quite popular for Doors Open visitors, though photography inside is not allowed.
This brings to an end my Doors Open series for this year. I hope you have enjoyed it.