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Georgian House

7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland (New Town)
44-131-226-3318
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Ranked #27 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Fully restored period house.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved my visit to this beautiful Georgian house next door to the first ministers house. Set over four floors it gives you an insight as to how life was in these elegant times. Staff are very informative and helpful and written information in every room in various languages. Well worth a visit.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As a national trust member it was useful to know that we have reciprocal arrangements for the national trust for Scotland. This property is quietly impressive. It is located at the Charlotte Square end of George Street. This end of Edinburgh is overlooked in many respects but if you want to visit something elegant and charming this is the place... More

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Winona, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our tour of the Georgian House was unexpectedly enjoyable. The movie that orients visitors to the mansion and to the life of the upper class in New Town is a must to begin your exploration. The movie can be viewed online at http://www.nts.org.uk/Learn/virtual_georgian.php Most all of the furnishings and wall hangings did not belong to the original owners, but they... More

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Worcester Uk
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The staff and volunteers were so keen to tell us the history of the house, it provides a real insight to life in the New Town in Georgian times.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Passed here on way to George Street, opp Charlotte Square, worth a visit, a video to watch to give you the background, history of the place, an insight as to what it was like to live here, very informative, then visit each room with a guide on hand to inform or ask, the kitchen with the jelly moulds, cooking bowl... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

As a member of the National Trust with reciprocal arrangements with the NTS I am so pleased I made the effort to visit The Georgian House. The video is well worth watching to give an insight to the house and the development of the New Town in which it is situated After the video I called into the shop and... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you want to learn how New Town developed (vs. the medieval Old Town) this is the place to start. The women guides are a wealth of information (although, sometimes, they don't know when to stop talking). The establishment is closed in the winter months because trying to heating this establishment would be financially ruinous.

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UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

What a treasure to visit, the outside facade takes you back in time to when the square was built. The film introduction gave an insight to what it was like for both the gentry and the servants at this time. The house itself was a delight.

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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
58 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Really interesting recreation of a Georgian townhouse, in a beautiful square. A short film gives insight to the background, with interesting handouts describing the servants, household and customs of the times. The guides are helpful but not intrusive. Bute House is next door, so you may get a glimpse of the First Minister!

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soth east
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit , we were staying in a large Georgian house in the new town and were interested to see what it would have been like when it was run as a Georgian household .

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