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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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Elegant House & Helpful Staff

This house is well worth visiting. It is an elegant example of what upper class housing in the Edinburgh New Town was like in the Georgian period. Interiors then were far less... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This house is well worth visiting. It is an elegant example of what upper class housing in the Edinburgh New Town was like in the Georgian period. Interiors then were far less cluttered than in the Victorian age. Appropriate furniture and effects have been assembled to create a most pleasing display in each room. The staff are very knowledgeable and... More 

Thank billmash
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Georgian fully furnished housed place right next to the Charlotte Gardens - we loved it. Shows a whole home for the wealthy Georgian times. The volunteers in each room are full of information. Make sure you start at the top with the video and then work all the way through the building asking as many questions as you can.

Thank 1Leigh2015
Ewing, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This meticulously restored Georgian House was one of our favorite sights. The docents were very knowledgeable and welcoming, and the rooms give a wonderful insight into how a wealthy family lived in the 1700's.

Thank 205evangeline
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured the Georgian House on a recent visit to Edinburgh. It is a well done exhibit. I especially liked the display of the history of the owners of the home.

Thank kbeauinal
Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The historic Georgian House offers an authentic, firsthand view of life among the aristocratic class of 19th century Edinburgh. Be sure to see the well-made film about the life of the Lamont family in the Georgian House as soon as you arrive, as it provides a lot of background for what you will see. The rooms have been beautifully restored... More 

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Olonzac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had stupidly missed visiting this wonderful attraction when I stayed in Charlotte Square last year, so this time it was "top" spot for me. At last a chance to go back in time, to take photos as long as flash was not used, to chat to the volunteers, this is the NT of Scotland so manned by volunteers, all... More 

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

this is a wonderful tour of the past. the staff are dressed in period costume and are very knowledgeable, the kitchen was a treasure trove of history. well worth the hour it takes to traverse the building

Thank helen f
Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go back in time and see how the well to do people used to live and discover that not all of them could afford it. You can even dress up in there old clothes.

Thank Andy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interested house to visit in the New City. We learned much about the Georgian time and the house of the era. It was a lovely visit.

Thank Vicki N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful georgian house. Easy to find on public transport. Original features. Staff friendly and helpful. Fair price for visit. Really lovely place to visit for a blast from the past. Enjoyed trying to write with a quill and dressing up as a Georgian lady.

Thank Tracey D

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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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