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Georgian House

7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland (New Town)
44-131-226-3318
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A perfect example of a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh. The house is in immaculate condition and full of interest. The only thing that struck me was that it is rather shiny and clean in a way that seems more appropriate for a tourist attraction than a working house, but that is a small grumble.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited the Georgian House today for first time. This was very informative with plenty staff available to answer questions in most of the rooms, I have not given it full points as I am unsure if someone in a wheelchair would be able to visit. However, for the fit person it is well worth seeing how the gentry lived and... More

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Worcester
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great family connection developed in its exhibits. Best opportunity to view a new town Georgian house.

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We learned of this attraction at Gladstone's Land, another National Trust owned property on the Royal Mile. When we arrived at the Georgian House in Charlotte Square we found parking easy and the staff in the house were very friendly and helpful. We viewed a video first which set the scene for the social situation of the owner at the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'd been around Charlotte Square so many times and never realised that the house there. My wife and I were in Edinburgh over night and thought that we visit the house. We were surprised how much of the house had been restored as close to original features considering how old and how many people had lived there. It was wonderful... More

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After passing a myriad of Georgian homes it was nice to actually be able to take a tour and see how people lived in the 1700s and beyond. This home has been preserved in original fashion with docents in each room to answer questions and provide information. Basement kitchen was very interesting. Entire house was surprisingly larger and brighter than... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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