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Georgian House

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Address: 7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-226-3318
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Fully restored period house.

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Georgian Lifestyle

A good insight into Georgian lifestyle in Edinburgh, brought to life by a short video at the start of the tour. There was always someone on hand to answer questions and give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
David P
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A good insight into Georgian lifestyle in Edinburgh, brought to life by a short video at the start of the tour. There was always someone on hand to answer questions and give guidance.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a gem in the New Town area of Edinburgh. Near to Sturgeon's official residence I thought I might meet the new Iron Lady at any moment. The staff were interested in and knowledgable about the history of this building. We learnt just how the Georgians were out to impress and outdo their neighbours. Many of the owners fell to... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
119 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A Robert Adam designed house resembling a palace on the outside. Set in Charlotte Square, the house is a real gem of a Georgian house, each room having its information boards. So ask the room stewards too, as they are a mine of information, particularly in the dining room. See if you can spot the Georgian cheese-on-toast maker- yes, really!

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The house is absolutely beautiful. We went in free as we used our National Trust Cards. There are information cards in each room, but the staff are also very helpful and friendly. There are quite a few stairs to climb so take a deep breath.

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Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A glimpse in the family life of centuries ago, the staff is absolutely amazing,ask them talk to them ,they provide stunning information,the rooms,the furniture,decorations is like stepping in another world.

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Pacific Grove, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you are a BBC drama fan, this house is not to be missed! Outstanding restoration of a to home owned by a wealthy family, with knowledgeable docents dressed in period costumes and happy to tell you everything they know about the rooms. Kids activities in one room enable adults to wander and take in the rich detail of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This charming place is more than 200 years old but very well preserved. It is beautifully designed architecturally and with lovely decorations on the inside. I really enjoyed the visit as it reflects the lifestyle of the more 'well off' family during the Georgian period which is a really nice contrast to the Old Town which is a more popular... More 

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Neston, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We arrived shortly after opening time and there were already several couples there before us. The ground, two upper floors and basement are all laid out in Georgian style and elegantly presented. Guides in each room are more than willing to share their knowledge and are seemingly endless wells of information. One room is set out for young children and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As members of the National Trust we got fee entry to this attraction which was a nice surprise .The house was well presented and very interesting .All the volunteers were very knowledgeable and it seemed as if they enjoyed engaging visitors in conversation about the house and the period in history . You must be fit enough to climb stairs... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited here yesterday and despite spending 90mins here if it wasn't for a lunch date we could have stayed another 90mins! The exhibition, information and rooms are amazing BUT what makes this place so special are the staff! They are so attentive and knowledgeable, we could have spent all day chatting to them, such interesting people. Not only in the... More 

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Staying in West End

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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.