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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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An interesting National Turst Property

Friendly staff and guides, particularly an entertaining cook in the kitchen. Plenty of portraits, furniture etc to look at.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and guides, particularly an entertaining cook in the kitchen. Plenty of portraits, furniture etc to look at.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This house is a real treasure. All the rooms are set out authentically as they would have been at the time it was built. They are staffed by volunteers, who talk to you, explain and tell you many facts previously unknown to most people. The quality and quantity of the fittings is superb. It can take quite a while to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I loved how you could walk through rooms and each room had a volunteer to educate you with enthusiasm.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The tour starts with a good short film of life in the Georgian House, making the visit to the house more interesting. It is set out as it would have been and all the staff are well versed in the various rooms and items on display and are ready to chat and answer questions. Younger visitors can dress up in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A warm welcome upon arrival informing us to view the property from top to bottom. To start with the video show is a must to give you an insight into the house & the family that lived there when the property was first built. Upon viewing the other rooms some guides where more informative & helpful than others but this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went to New Town toward the end of our trip on a rainy afternoon. We walked from Old town to the Georgian House, honestly not expecting much from the tour. It was interesting and a walk back to another era. The staff were helpful and excited about our questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Impressive, feels like back in time, very informative. Take the audio tour, unfortunely there was no dutch, but I found it a very much informative tour special when we arrived in the kitchen. We might be coming again when we are in Eddinburgh again,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Scottish and architectural history - a must do - Robert Adam - nicely managed and run by the National Trust!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great step back in time, the staff are friendly & really knowledgeable, worth a visit, easy to get to from hop on bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went with friends- one of them is a volunteer guide for the English National Trust. We were all impressed by the presentation of the rooms and the knowledge of the room guides.

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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.
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