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Georgian House

7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #30 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Fully restored period house.
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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very well kept National Trust property in a lovely part of Edinburgh and one of the tour buses drop off points. Over 2-3 levels with an interesting history and nice to see how people lived in Georgian, and beyond, times. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable about the property and help to bring the history alive. Not far from the shops... More

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Moorpark, California
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285 reviews 285 reviews
166 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse in the New Town section of Edinburgh, if you can call something from 1815 new. It's filled with wonderful period furnishings and a vast collection of other Georgian items upstairs and downstairs - it's a real time capsule. The docents are extremely helpful. It's self-guided but they love to answer questions. One didn't... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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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