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Georgian House

7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland (New Town)
44-131-226-3318
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Ranked #23 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Fully restored period house.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Fully restored period house.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Situated at No. 7 Charlotte Square this house was a pleasure to visit. Entrance only £6.50 and you are provided with a leaflet showing the layout of the house and the history of ownership. You are advised to begin your tour by viewing the video introducing you to the life of a family living in Georgian times in Edinburgh New... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This house really gives you a feel of what it would be like to live in Edinburgh's Georgian New Town at the time it was being constructed. The house has been well restored by the National Trust for Scotland and their introductory film/video is wonderful. The Staff and volunteers in each room were very willing to explain details of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
22 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The NT owned Georgian House in Charlotte Square has been tastefully restored and maintained, offering an excellent view of the remarkable prosperity that fuelled the expansion of Edinburgh New Town in the 18th Century. The history provided of the families who inhabited it suggests a surprising degree of social mobility generated by Edinburgh's prosperity, a prosperity that while fuelled by... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
117 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a very good historic house display, and the staff are welcoming and well informed. It is a pity that the paintings ate mot original to the house, but this is made clear (and does meN there are some great images). The welcome video is a little clunky, but otherwise the information is very good, great that we can... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

In New Town, a Georgian "suburb" of the Old Town on the other side of the river, you'll find what look like huge mansions ... but which are really half-a-dozen quite large houses, owned by "the quality". The guides indoors give you excellent insights into how the other half lived.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Yesterday, Sunday 16th November, my wife and I visited the Georgian House's Living History event. It was a wonderful experience, listening in to period conversations in the 1811 period by period-dressed volunteers and staff.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The lovely Georgian House, and Charlotte Square where it is located, is well worth a visit. The very well-informed docents in each room made it come alive, and we learned so much more from talking with them. They are prepared to explain all the things you will see, and the exigencies of posh town life in the early 1800s. The... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very interesting insight into how the upper classes lived in comparison to the servants. 15 minute video well worth watching. Information sheets in all of the rooms as well as guides. The only down side we found was that the guides were determined to spout information even when it was obvious we would prefer to see for ourselves, particularly the... More 

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Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Staff are really friendly and myself , partner and our 10 year old daughter really enjoyed it. A wonderful step back in time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Interesting, authentically-furnished Georgian house with attentive and knowledgeable National Trust staff. The insight into upperclass Edinburgh society was so good that it would probably be stroke-inducing for a left-wing hypertensive! Free entry for members of National Trust.

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