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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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Fully restored period house.

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Step back in time

We visited the Georgian House, on the saturday before christmas. It was lovely to go back in time and spend a couple of hours learning about Georgian life. The staff were all a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
monkeyglobal
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newcastle upon tyne
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newcastle upon tyne
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Georgian House, on the saturday before christmas. It was lovely to go back in time and spend a couple of hours learning about Georgian life. The staff were all a credit to the house as they brought it to life with their knowledge and enthusiasm. We would certainly recommend a visit to this property.

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Thank monkeyglobal
Luxembourg
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358 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This whole square is lovely, with all Georgian style houses set around a little park in the middle. Really nice.

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Thank delagioventu
north east scotland
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501 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The Georgian House is a gem in the NTS Estate. The rooms have been laid out to give you a feeling that the family have just stepped out for a moment. There are lots of interesting things to see plus some areas where children can play and learn. The staff are fab , the ladies in each room are as... More 

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Thank yandinazetland
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The house is excellently laid out and the guides in each area were very pleasant and knowledgeable. There are many interesting things in of the rooms in the house that gives you an excellent idea of life in Georgian times.

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Thank Richard S
Barcelona, Spain
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49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Georgian house is definitely worth a visit if you are curious about how people lived during that time. The house is very well restored and there is plenty of information in every room you visit. Make sure to start with the film on the top floor, and take advantage of the guides/docents, they are absolutely wonderful!

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Thank travelwithyourmeans
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Beautiful national trust property set up as it would have looked in the time of John Lamont and his family. Designed by Robert Adam. Guides in all the rooms who are happy to let you look around in peace or give you information if you need it. Highlight of our visit was the kitchen and the delightfully informative guide who... More 

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The best thing about the visit for me was the short feature film about life in Georgian times in Edinburgh and the original owners of the house. The rest of the tour felt a little unfinished. There is no access to the top floor, and most of what is in the house is a recreation, not true or original to... More 

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a fascinating insight into the way of life when the New Town was built. The Georgian buildings are so elegant from the outside and it is interesting to see inside, so well restored to how it was. The staff went out of their way to make it come alive.

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This was a 1st class National trust property to visit and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city. The house is set up as per the original owners would have furnished it, and the kitchen was especially interesting. Well worth our trip!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Don't miss this one. The house is fascinating and the volunteer staff are fantastic - they really bring the place to life. Ask loads of questions - they know all the answers!

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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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