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Georgian House

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Address: 7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-226-3318
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Description: Fully restored period house.

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Really well restored with the bulk of the house open. Enthusiastic and mostly knowledgeable staff made the visit truly interesting. Spent much longer inside than I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Really well restored with the bulk of the house open. Enthusiastic and mostly knowledgeable staff made the visit truly interesting. Spent much longer inside than I had anticipated.

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Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of those places one tends to forget visiting when in Edinburgh. As it was included in the Scottish Heritage Pass, we decided to go have a look, and were all but disappointed. Friendly staff, guides who make you see things differently, who know the house inside out (and every object in it), beautiful kitchen. But why did nobody tell... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Georgian house is well worth a visit you learn a lot about the history of the new town and Edinburgh life at the time. The guides are excellent so make sure you ask them to talk you through the rooms as you will learn a great deal more about the period.

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Staffordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the Georgian house after being told about it on the bus tour and we were so glad we did. The house is beautifully restored and gives you a real insight into how a wealthy family (or one in debt!) in Edinburgh used to live. The video that you start with on the top floor is really well done,... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a NTS property and is very interesting as you get a slice of Georgian living,they have dressed up the rooms as they would of looked and the staff can be realy helpful with their knowledge. Could be better sing posted .

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Hertfordshire, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

No barriers here. You are simply trusted not to touch. All very real and with great atmosphere. Not big so might get crowded in high season. Nicola Sturgeon lives next door!!

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Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This Georgian house is something that could be done in an hour or the large part of a day. Do start with the movie on the top floor, it really sets up the era and the story of the house. As you move thru rooms each one has a volunteer expert to answer questions. I found these folks to be... More 

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Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A good insight into Georgian lifestyle in Edinburgh, brought to life by a short video at the start of the tour. There was always someone on hand to answer questions and give guidance.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a gem in the New Town area of Edinburgh. Near to Sturgeon's official residence I thought I might meet the new Iron Lady at any moment. The staff were interested in and knowledgable about the history of this building. We learnt just how the Georgians were out to impress and outdo their neighbours. Many of the owners fell to... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A Robert Adam designed house resembling a palace on the outside. Set in Charlotte Square, the house is a real gem of a Georgian house, each room having its information boards. So ask the room stewards too, as they are a mine of information, particularly in the dining room. See if you can spot the Georgian cheese-on-toast maker- yes, really!

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Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
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.