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“Friendly helpful guides, informative film” 4 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 #33 of 316 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: Fully restored period house.
haywards heath
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85 reviews
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“Friendly helpful guides, informative film”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We liked this SNT property. The volunteers and staff we met were extremely helpful, and the property is well preserved and presented. The film is a highlight, giving a good description of life at the time. Very close to Princess St so don't miss it. Free to English NT members.

Visited March 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“FASCINATING TIME TRAVEL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The tour guides are very friendly and informative and the children loved dressing up in the period costumes. school trip

Visited March 2013
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United Kingdom
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“Don't miss this one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you want to understand how Edinburgh developed, you need to visit the Georgian House. It is also handy for showing the difference between Regency & Victorian era which tend to all blur into the past. Watch the film first and then wander the house while the Lamont family who lived there spring to life. See the kitchen where the servants slaved creating ingredients for elaborate dishes before they even got to cook them. You will not be nostalgic for the good old days after learning there was no running water, no baths to speak of and only a rudimentary cludgie. Good area upstairs for kids to dress up, do colouring or handle objects of the day. Lovely staff on hand in every room to answer your questions. The only negative was that the gift shop is downstairs and we had to time to go back to it after spending much longer in the house than I had anticipated.

Visited March 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Top trip back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I didn't have high expectations but this ended up being one of my favourite sights in Edinburgh. Wonderfully recreates life in the Georgian era. The fascinating facts from the guides really bring this place to life. Highly recommended.

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“A favourite place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

It has been a while since i visited but I have been several times This is a great museum to see how the priviledged classes lived in bygone times. I suggest you see Gladstones Land on the Royal Mile on the same day to see how less well off folk lived too!

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