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“Life Style” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Georgian House

Georgian House
7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland (West End)
44-131-226-3318
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Ranked #36 of 471 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: Fully restored period house.
Halle (Saale), Germany
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“Life Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

See a Georgian House, rooms are decorated acordingly to the fashion at the time, Dining Room and Kitchen are particular interesting, Ladies Bed room, look out for the tea caddies and the delicate work of a paper cut

Visited November 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Do this AFTER Gladstones Land and you will have an idea of how Edinburgh developed. Not far from the Oxford Bar

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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Very knowledgeable guides”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Georgian house isn't huge but there is a lot to see. There are four floors and several furnished rooms with guides in each, all of whom seemed really enthusiastic and to know what they were talking about. There are some artefacts which were odd to us today, but the guide explained their use and how clever some of the 'inventions' were. In the basement there is a kitchen and butler's pantry etc, but also a good 10 minute or so video running on a loop which shows a mini drama based on the family who owned the house in Georgian times, with the lifestyle of the family and the role of the servants. This would be particularly good for children as they could then wander through the rooms and imagine life there. On the upper floor there are a couple of rooms where they obviously run childrens' workshops too. My only disappointment was that there were no servants quarters, despite there seeming to be the space to have a room set out like that. There is much mention of the servants in the video, so a link in to the rooms in the house would be good. A suggestion for the future maybe?! The Georgian House is closed through (most?) of the winter which is a shame. It's worth a visit. We did one of the hop-on hop-off bus tours which went past the door so it was easy to find.

Visited October 2012
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Scotland
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“strictly come prancing !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

A phenominal building but the national trust have taken the " role play " too far .I felt more than a little embarassed at the line fluffing and the formation dancing almost finished me off .I only wanted to see a beautiful interesting building and not squirm at this amatuerish display .NTS I urge you to rethink !

Visited November 2012
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“Slice of Georgian Life”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Well worth a visit, especially if you are a national trust member - it's free to both Scottish and English varieties. Beautifully done rooms and a great deal of history.

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