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“strictly come prancing !!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Georgian House

Georgian House
Ranked #34 of 394 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Fully restored period house.
Scotland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“strictly come prancing !!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

A phenominal building but the national trust have taken the " role play " too far .I felt more than a little embarassed at the line fluffing and the formation dancing almost finished me off .I only wanted to see a beautiful interesting building and not squirm at this amatuerish display .NTS I urge you to rethink !

Visited November 2012
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“Slice of Georgian Life”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Well worth a visit, especially if you are a national trust member - it's free to both Scottish and English varieties. Beautifully done rooms and a great deal of history.

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Bangor
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“Eccentric National Trust at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

The house was presented through a play, all in Georgian style, with the visitors moving from room to room with the story. The actors asked the visitors lots of questions and did a good job of pretending not to understand anything that had been invented after the period. It's a brilliant idea and the kitchen is particularly good, but it was so peculiar I was quite glad to escape at the end!

Visited November 2012
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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“Well worth a visit, the guides are really engaging”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

The house in Charlotte Square in Edinburgh is typical of a New Town house, it's just off George Street in the West End. It's a great visit as every room has been carefully researched and renovated. The guides are excellent, knowledgable and entertaining and clearly love what they do. I have been here twice and on both occasions I have had a great time. It's good for adult and children alike as such explanations of what a 'dumb waiter ' is and origins of 'losing face' are little gems that all ages enjoy.

Visited November 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“A Bizarre Cool Experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We landed in a Georgian Upstairs Downstairs with characters in every room bringing the house to life. I both loved it and hoped it wouldn't go on too long! (Don't think that this happens every week)

Visited November 2012
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