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Fabulous to see the inside of such a great building. It has been restored with great skill and has so much to look at and get involved with. The people on hand are more that happy to talk and answer all sorts of questions (...More
Lovely furniture and silver, nicely displayed is a not overcrowded house museum. I am not a Georgian specialiost, so I was unfamiliar with the special Scottish character on many of the objects. Well worth the time.
Beautifully restored Georgian house. Built in 1790s and first owned by John Lamont, Chief of the Clan Lamont. He lived beyond his means his whole life and ended up selling off some of the family estate. The house is currently displayed over 4 floors including...More
A National Trust property with very friendly and informative guides.
The property is arranged over basement, ground and first floors with a short film being shown in a room on the second floor so many stairs to negotiate. However worth doing so as there was...More
A snapshot in historic time told in an excellent display and friendly informative guides. You probably need to be fit to climb the stairs but worth it. A good hour to 3 hours entertainment. Just the job for a wet Edinburgh day.
Worth a visit to get a feel for Georgian life.The staff/volunteers are great, the video is OK and the sheets in each room are very clear and in several languages. There are quite a few stairs to negotiate as there are only two rooms open...More
This is well worth your time. You tour begins with a video that introduces you to some (fictional) characters who are typical of this grand home's real residents centuries ago. This is a very clever device that personalizes the house for you. Do you identify...More
A gem of a building, lots of restoration. Not all original from the house but from other demolished properties - lots to see if you are keen on this period. As it is a listed building no lift is allowed, and the stone stairs are...More
Interesting and informative insight into life in the Georgian New Town of Edinburgh. A self guided tour starts on the second floor with an audiovisual.the tour then takes you down through the house, floor by floor to the basement kitchen. There are room guides in...More
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.