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Georgian House

7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland (New Town)
44-131-226-3318
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Ranked #28 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Fully restored period house.
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Bournemouth
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This house is a must, run by the National Trust of Scotland. All the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The whole propert was in tip-top condition and most interesting. It gives one a real idea of what Georgian Scotland was like. Do not miss this attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great attraction giving insight to a typical home of Edinburghs wealthy families in the New Town. great value for money.

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Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Georgian House, particularly because the room stewards very fantastic at conjuring up a picture of life in that house in the eighteenth century. Well done to the National Trust of Scotland on choosing (or training) their staff so well!

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The house was built in mid 18th century with the emerge of New Town. It depicts the living of a rich family in Georgian times. It is so impressive the Trust paid lots of efforts to restore the original design and setting back to those times. Volunteer guides are so enthusiastic to share every detail in each room and they... More

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Edinburgh
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I visited this house earlier this summer. All the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. Every room has fascinating items, from the William Fettes tea caddie in the parlour to the portraits of several members of the Grahams of Airth. It is a shame there is no lift avaiable for people with mobility issues. That stone staircase is a... More

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JMFPEDS
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This house depicts a 'typical' Georgian house in upper class Scotland; nothing fancy or breath-taking, but it makes for an enjoyable hour. There is a small film to start, and then one tours several rooms, with knowledgeable guides available

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Georgian House is well worth a visit. It is set in Charlotte Square, New Town, which is worth visiting in itself. You start off with a video, giving some context to the house and showing that they have recreated the house as it would have been owned by the Lamont family in the 1820s. This makes it more interesting... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The house is very well preserved with very friendly and knowledgeable guides in every room to provide you with information on what the room was used for and it's main contents. In the basement you can watch a video with reenactments of what life was like in the house at the time, in the top floor you can write a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This works on a self guided principal you start of with a video show then go into rooms and pick up a sheet which you read yourself. As soon as you enter a room the sheet is given to you and any questions you are expected to ask after reading the sheet. This is box standard national trust fare and... More

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Lancashire
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166 reviews 166 reviews
74 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Georgian House is a National Trust for Scotland (NTS) property in what is arguably the finest square in Edinburgh's New Town. Entry is free to NTS members (and National Trust members). The staff and volunteers are all knowledgeable and approachable. There are many rooms, all interesting in different ways. It shows how the well-to-do lived in Georgian times. Well... More

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