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“A disappointment”
Review of Georgian House

Georgian House
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Ranked #31 of 413 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: Fully restored period house.
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We were expecting a little more from this replication of a house that started the new town. The video in the basement is a must see if you visit here because it gives you the history of the "new town." The only original parts of the house were are few paintings.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Georgian House is a real hidden gem in the heart of Edinburgh. The house has been very sensitively furnished in the period . Each room has detailed written descriptions available of that room, and there is also a guide-book. However, the real "added value" is represented by the fact that each room has a knowledgeable guide who is ready to answer questions on the room and describe how it was used.

The elegant rooms for the "gentry" were beautiful, but my own favourite was the kitchen, with adjoining dark and pokey scullery. It must have been a life of real drudgery for the lower-ranking servants, while even for the higher servants (such as the cook), one can see from the primitive equipment available that there was little relaxation possible.

The Georgian House is a great choice for a rainy day (but possibly not so wonderful for small children). Make sure to allow plenty of time to appreciate everything!

Thank PinkWellies
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

When we first arrived we were invited to go to the bottom of the house to see a film as to how the georgian's lived. It was very insightful. We then took a tour around each room of the house, there was staff in each room to tell you a little more about it along with information cards.

Thank Westy86
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Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

A visit to this attraction is worth a look at,unfortunately on the casey we went one of the rooms was closed. The house is well looked after and we found the kitchen to be the most interesting.

Thank Spandam
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

This property run by the National Trust fro Scotland is a must see place even if one only has a day or so in Edinburgh.

You will find this delightful gem in Charlotte Square and next to the Scottish First Ministers (Alec Salmon) official residence.

On entering the staff give a very warm and friendly welcome. One then has the chance to see a 15 minute film before visiting each of the rooms on each floor in the house.

One of the striking things is that on entering each room a trust official is on hand to explain all the features of the room. They are all very knowledgeable and only to eager to explain everything.

In he ground floor bedroom one learns why a pouch hangs from the wall for a gentlemen pocket fob watch and why younger visitors think it is a holder for the TV remote!

In the dining room one is shown the very large knives which were used for eating from as forks at that time were only used to hold food before a slice was taken on the knife.

I Had only allowed a short time but found this such an interesting house that I had to make a 2nd visit so I could learn more.

It is basically a one to one session in each room and we did learn that most of the visitors were foreign which if true is a pity as this really is a great place to visit, learn some history and be given a very personal insight into what happened both in the house and each room.

If one only has time for one attraction this is a must as you will get a much more detailed experoience rathwer than the normal museum or art gallery visit. I am noit detracting from those important places but this was really a unique way to allow people to view what on the face of things may have just seemed like going into a building to wander round rooms without any real idea of what happened there or what one was looking at.

I also recommend a visit to Gladstone's Land which is also run by the Trust and can be found on the Royal Mile.

Thank Wacky the Wizard
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