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Georgian House

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Address: 7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-226-3318
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Fully restored period house.

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A great peek into Scottish lives of the past

Georgian house is definitely worth a visit if you are curious about how people lived during that time. The house is very well restored and there is plenty of information in every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona, Spain
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Georgian house is definitely worth a visit if you are curious about how people lived during that time. The house is very well restored and there is plenty of information in every room you visit. Make sure to start with the film on the top floor, and take advantage of the guides/docents, they are absolutely wonderful!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful national trust property set up as it would have looked in the time of John Lamont and his family. Designed by Robert Adam. Guides in all the rooms who are happy to let you look around in peace or give you information if you need it. Highlight of our visit was the kitchen and the delightfully informative guide who... More 

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best thing about the visit for me was the short feature film about life in Georgian times in Edinburgh and the original owners of the house. The rest of the tour felt a little unfinished. There is no access to the top floor, and most of what is in the house is a recreation, not true or original to... More 

Thank Kilmeny P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating insight into the way of life when the New Town was built. The Georgian buildings are so elegant from the outside and it is interesting to see inside, so well restored to how it was. The staff went out of their way to make it come alive.

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a 1st class National trust property to visit and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city. The house is set up as per the original owners would have furnished it, and the kitchen was especially interesting. Well worth our trip!

Thank Checkagain
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful Georgian town house in the graceful Moray Place. This place is ideally placed for peace and quiet but is only a short stroll from all the entertainment, shopping and galleries that Edinburgh has to offer. Florence is an attentive and helpful host. Breakfast is excellent; cooked to order from an extensive menu and served around a large table... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this one. The house is fascinating and the volunteer staff are fantastic - they really bring the place to life. Ask loads of questions - they know all the answers!

Thank Ann101010
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, informative staff made our visit very interesting and enjoyable. Three floors, lots of stairs. Activities for younger ones.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the whole house incredibly interesting which was added to by the very knowledgable and friendly guides. Their input really brought the house and exhibits to life and supplemented the information provided in the introductory film and the visitor guide sheets. In particular I found the kitchen the most interesting (as that's where my ancestors would've been) and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

£7 is a fair price for this National Trust property, which has been bedecked in items of the age and was well staffed with volunteers that were happy to talk about the house, its inhabitants, their way of life and the area of Edinburgh that it was located. An interesting place that gives some context to the design of the... More 

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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