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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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Visited today(23/04) with Edinburgh College. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Very well laid out, the film was interesting and we all had a bit more fun dressing up than we probably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Chose to visit to pass an hour or so having visited the more famous edinburgh attractions previously. Better than expected. Enjoyed the short introductory film to give a sense of the social history of the building. Guides in all rooms very informative ( some too keen). Lots of stairs to climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Visited today(23/04) with Edinburgh College. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Very well laid out, the film was interesting and we all had a bit more fun dressing up than we probably should have. The best part was definitely the staff though, especially Catriona, one of the volunteer guides who we spoke to in the kitchen area and the bedroom. She was... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This house has been restored and refurbished sensitively; it's therefor easy to immerse yourself in Georgian-ness. The only low point was provided by a VERY strange lady who acted as guide in the kitchen area. She talked AT us incessantly, sidetracked only by my inadvertently knocking into some repro decoration, whereupon she barked "DONT TOUCH!!" before resuming her rant. She... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A beautifully restored Georgian House dating back to the late 18th Century. It's well worth a visit if you're interested in the history of Edinburgh and especially the New Town. There is a short video which helps explain what life in the house would have been like in the Georgian period and it's well worth taking the time to watch... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

House thoughtfully presented with a richness of late 18th-century furnishings and fittings. Gives a good feel for the heyday of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town. Very helpful guides and staff. Notes on each room were informative, but would have appreciated more details about the paintings. Be prepared to climb stairs!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

this was free if you had a national art pass. All the curators in each room were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had visited Fairfax House in York and although that Georgian House was well kept, there was too much furniture crammed in. Here we started at the top of the house as advised and watched a 15minute film which gave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The film was a good way to show what Edinburgh high society was like and how the house was used. Sometimes staff were a bit too enthusiastic, wanting to bombard me with lots of fact when I would just liked to have browsed and ask questions if I wanted to.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Another lovely day out at a hidden gem in Edinburgh. The house is fascinating and is, as the name states, a Georgian house so that you can experience life as it would have been then. There was plenty to see and with a quiz for my older daughter and a 'find the object' exercise for my younger child, they were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

a wonderful way to look into the Georgian history of Edinburgh, a stand out NT property with lots of information, friendly staff (as usual:D) and some fantastic bits and pieces scattered around, the family history of no one overly important makes it even more interesting as its someones old house, not someone famous lived here.. well done!

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Whitley Bay, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We've seen loads of the large country piles run by NT but being a townhouse and for an NT property relatively small meant it was an interesting visit.

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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.