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Georgian House

7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #30 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Fully restored period house.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We weren't even planning to visit here, but a sudden rain storm drove us inside to a surprisingly interesting and well done attraction. Guides in each room of this beautiful Georgian recreation were extremely helpful and interesting Takes about 30-45 minutes to go through. Kitchen alone was amazing. If you are Downton fan you will like this ( not a... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Informative video on how the NewTown of Edinburgh came about and what life was like in those times. Beautifully restored rooms and good information notes in all the rooms, plus the guides were helpful and knew a lot about the subject. Well worth the visit.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely house in the heart of Edinburgh's 'New Town' with an excellent video which gives a fascinating insight into what life would have been like in the house in Georgian times. The staff were particularly helpful and we were very impressed that when we enquired about where we could get a taxi from to our next destination... More

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Townsville, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

A very rushed visit. A lovely informative guide and it was grand to see the layout and the attention to detail. Didn't get to see the video but it is available on YouTube.

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london county hall
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201 reviews 201 reviews
123 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Charlotte square is delightful and a contrast to Princes St it is quite peaceful. Walk round the square to take in the wonderful Georgian designs of the buildings. At no7 you will find a charming Georgian house which has been fully restored. Only five rooms are accessible but I think more will be opened in the future. Saying that five... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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471 reviews 471 reviews
274 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There is an excellent video presentation in the basement which gives the background to the house and should be the start of any tour. It is a pleasure to enjoy the brightness of the Georgian Period before rooms were plunged into the darker and more enclosed Victorian era. Very helpful, knowledgable and friendly staff at the reception point and within... More

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Helsinki, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This "museum" was totally a positive surprise, more of an experince than a traditional museum. As it says, it is a Georgian house and the point is for people to see what life was like for a upper class Georgian in Edinburgh. So there was a lovely old lady in each of the rooms advising and giving more information on... More

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It is great to see a house how it would have been originally. Although they make no claims that the fittings are original to the house they are of the original period. Each room has a knowledgable guide. There is also an interesting 15 minute video.

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you enjoy exploring the magnificent architecture of Edinburgh's New Town you should definitely seek out the Georgian House and experience an expertly restored interior. Located on Charlotte Square, arguably New Town's architectural high point, Georgian House is staffed with enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers and filled with fine examples of the period's furniture and art. Walking through these rooms is... More

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Orlando, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We saw this fine restored Georgian townhouse just shortly before it was closed for the day; but even a short visit gave us a good feeling about how gentleman John Lamont lived in Edinburgh in the 1796 time frame. There are five rooms open for viewing in this house, and there are volunteers in each room to discuss the room... More

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