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Georgian House

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Address: 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-226-3318
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fully restored period house.

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Fantastic Museum

This is the perfect Georgian House. Many extremely elegant rooms to see and a very welcoming staff. When I was there all the rooms were open. You could see Georgian life from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the perfect Georgian House. Many extremely elegant rooms to see and a very welcoming staff. When I was there all the rooms were open. You could see Georgian life from the cellar to the attic (or close). A fine collection of furniture, paintings and porcelain. You can imagine yourself living there!!! Set in the splendid Charlotte Square which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As several others have said, many of the rooms are unavailable for viewing. An okay place to visit, but not an awful lot to see in each room. An excellent place for school groups to visit. If I was hosting another group of visitors from abroad, I'm afraid I wouldn't bring them here. Too many volunteers, force feeding you information.

Thank Scooter F
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well down exhibit of classic Georgian family living. The docents located in each room of the house are enthusiastic, friendly and anxious to share their knowledge of the room's architecture, use and furnishings. Included in the Heritage pass. Nice film at the start of the tour that provides good overview of the period and its customs.

Thank rustycat83
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour starts on the second floor so there is quite a climb before you start. When you get there a 15 minute film shows how life would have been in the house during Georgian times. It is a very good film and prepares you well for the tour of the house-as well as providing a rest after the stair... More 

Thank Frances D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are fantastic - they want to speak to you and are so knowledgeable, polite, friendly (and volunteers - which means they are not paid) so ask any question about...well anything in fact. from the building to Scottish history...cannot commend the staff highly enough, very impressed, congratulations - very positive visitor experience

Thank Harry F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go there, it's so worth it. It's not expensive, there are no glasses or ropes to prevent going near furniture, it's peaceful and the staff is amazing. They really know the answer on every question. They even let me see one room before paying the entrance fee, so that I could see if I'm interested in seeing the house.

Thank Maja H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You start the tour of this wonderfully restored house with an interesting and informative short film which sets the scene, showing what life would have been like for the house's inhabitants. The rooms are beautifully restored with lots of accurate period details and information. The volunteer guides were excellent, extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer questions without being in any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the Georgian house. You begin with a video which gives a really good insight and explanation of the history of the house and family who once lived in it. This sets you up to visit the whole house, and there are plenty of information sheets to pick up as you go. The staff are... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the 1796 Georgian House on Charlotte Square, just next door to the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland . The house has been wonderfully restored and decorated/furnished. The staff are helpful, and bursting with surprising information. Good information sheets, and a great variety of rooms on display. Great rainy day (or any other day) stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. It was well set out. The rooms were stunning and laid out petfectly. Deffinatly 'sent' me back in time. The staff were polite,friendly and helpfull. They were full of facts and knowledge. Clean and tidy. Very easy to get too. Well sign posted.

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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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