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Georgian House

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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Enjoy a visit to the past and experience what life was like for the Lamonts family in 18th and 19th century New Town. The Georgian era produced some of Scotland’s most distinctive architecture. In the late 1700s, this grand townhouse was at the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a hidden gem! Beautifully laid out and really interesting and knowledgeable volunteers to answer questions. History was so interesting too

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Juliette B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well fronted by volunteers who clearly love the house, we really enjoyed our visit, they have good things for children too

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank englishmarilyn
georgianhousestaff, Public Relations Manager at Georgian House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the house and found our volunteer guides friendly and informative. Many thanks, The Georgian House team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came during our recent visit to the fringe and are very pleased we did The house is owned and run by the National Trust for Scotland and is next door to the First Minster's office, also owned by the Trust The house contains many...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HSeeingtheworld
georgianhousestaff, Public Relations Manager at Georgian House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the house. Many thanks, The Georgian House team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve visited a lot of Scottish National Trust properties and have invariably enjoyed them. Unfortunately not this time. All of the staff and volunteers were friendly and there’s good signposting to the exhibits, but there’s just no atmosphere. The guide in the kitchen was super...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TipperaryScotland
georgianhousestaff, Public Relations Manager at Georgian House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a great visitors experience at the Georgian House and that you felt uncomfortable with the kitchen volunteer. We want to ensure that all our visitors enjoy their visit and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

....... absolutely full of such neo classical Georgian offerings. You can easy walk the length of George street to St Andrews square at 'tother end and pass whole hordes of such quintessentially Edinburghian housing. A wonderful insight into history and classically characterful architectural offerings without...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Steve T
georgianhousestaff, Public Relations Manager at Georgian House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks, The Georgian House team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly guides, made you feel welcome as soon as you entered a room. They knew their information and were happy to answer questions. The house was beautiful. Very interesting to set this period of history in 'New Town Edinburgh ' into context.

Thank paulandtraceyb
georgianhousestaff, Public Relations Manager at Georgian House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found our volunteer guides friendly and informative. Many thanks, The Georgian House team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in how people lived during the late 1700s, visit this museum! Start with the introductory film and then take your time in each of the rooms viewing the exquisite furniture and artwork. The volunteers in each room cheerfully answered my questions,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LaurelandDaniel
georgianhousestaff, Public Relations Manager at Georgian House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found our volunteer guides friendly and informative. Many thanks, The Georgian House team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This reminded me a lot of Bath (perhaps not surprising as the buildings were built at roughly the same time). Not only were the rooms beautiful, in-room docents introduced the highlights and answered additional questions. A 16-minute film (on the top floor -- no elevator)...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mvidro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this National Trust house that dates from the 18th century located in the heart of Edinburgh. The volunteers in each room enthusiastically answered all our questions during our visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank gamain
georgianhousestaff, Public Relations Manager at Georgian House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found our volunteer guides friendly and informative. Many thanks, The Georgian House team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to old houses. I especially love exploring old houses with old furniture. The Georgian/Regency era have always piqued my interest and I make it a point to look into houses like these whenever I find them (usually in the UK). This museum...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kk_vacayMN
georgianhousestaff, Public Relations Manager at Georgian House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely 5 star review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found our volunteer guides and staff informative and friendly. We hope you come back for another visit again soon. Many thanks, The Georgian House team

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Response from Alan D | Reviewed this property |
Never heard of anyone needing booking in advance just go on the day.
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no I think they would be too bored, it's fine if they were 9 years upwards I think.
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You would have to leave the buggy in the lobby and carry the baby up many, many stairs.
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