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Georgian House

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Address: 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-226-3318
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Fully restored period house.

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Georgian magnificence.

Very good value with lots of rooms to see and very informative guides who can answer all your questions and tell you tales of Georgian life in a city house. Impressive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Georgian house on Charlotte Square was still furnished in furniture of that time period. It was nice but not chock full of interesting things. The docents were nice, though, and told us lots about the history of the place. Good rainy day tour. The kitchens were wonderful, though, and the docent very enthusiastic.

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good value with lots of rooms to see and very informative guides who can answer all your questions and tell you tales of Georgian life in a city house. Impressive furnishings and all laid out as if ready for immediate use. You feel the grandeur and find out the interesting occupants who lived within over its lifetime.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If, like us, you like to learn about the lives of the people who inhabited the place you are visiting, the Georgian House is a great experience. Edinburgh developed as two towns--the warren-like Medieval town and the clean and new Georgian New Town. To have a full picture of the growth of Edinburgh, you should visit the Georgian House. Moving... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 2.5 hours here. We were welcomed in like VIPs! So much to see & try. We started with a film show which was subtitled - great to see. The rooms are staffed by knowledgeable, friendly & enthusiastic staff. There are laminated sheets with information available in different languages. Don't miss this gem. We had a 2 for 1 voucher... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful town house with period furniture, decor etc. A little film at the start sets the scene and friendly guides in the rooms help you imagine life in those days by telling you all about the paintings, chandeliers etc. NB Lots of stairs to climb and no lift.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned here to show visiting family, staff great. Its one of my favourite museums in Edinburgh. I highly recommend it. Next door to Bute House

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful upper class townhouse of the Georgian period, beautifully restored and furnished with many fascinating period details. (Ask about the pockets over the bed. And the various serving implements on the table.) The docents in each room are very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely watch the short film on the top floor before viewing the rest of the house--it gives... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Edinburgh was damp but we found the bright airy atmosphere of the Georgian House a welcome ray of sunshine, brightened by the engaging guides in every room. Such enthusiasm backed up by sound knowledge and making the visit more than a trawl through historic artefacts. A great introductory film too!

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a grand house! Brilliant video giving a great feel for the place and the family who lived here. Lots of things to touch and feel, drawing table for kids, dressing up clothes for all and knowledgeable guides on hand too -loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Georgian House is filled with historical marvels and a unique sense of what olden Edinburgh was once like. Stepping into the Georgian House was like stepping back in time. The introductory film was a great way to start the tour, and I enjoyed it so much that I watched it twice. It provided a solid background and important details... More 

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West End
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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