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“Wonderful with excellent guides in every room.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Georgian House

Georgian House
7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland (New Town)
44-131-226-3318
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Ranked #31 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: Fully restored period house.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful with excellent guides in every room.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I am very much interested in the Georgian period, so had to visit this place with my husband and son. Every room had so much detail. The introduction video in the basement explained the family that use to live in the property.

Every room had an information sheet which applied to that room. If you required additional information there was a tour guide in every room to help.

It was a shame the attic was not open, but, it was still brilliant attraction.

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haywards heath
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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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Isle of Man, 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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“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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