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“A gem in New Town”
Review of Georgian House

Georgian House
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National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket: Scotland Sightseeing Pass
Ranked #30 of 411 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: Fully restored period house.
Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“A gem in New Town”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you enjoy exploring the magnificent architecture of Edinburgh's New Town you should definitely seek out the Georgian House and experience an expertly restored interior. Located on Charlotte Square, arguably New Town's architectural high point, Georgian House is staffed with enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers and filled with fine examples of the period's furniture and art. Walking through these rooms is a wonderful way of experiencing history.

Visited July 2014
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Orlando, FL
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“Great contrast with Gladstone's Land”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We saw this fine restored Georgian townhouse just shortly before it was closed for the day; but even a short visit gave us a good feeling about how gentleman John Lamont lived in Edinburgh in the 1796 time frame. There are five rooms open for viewing in this house, and there are volunteers in each room to discuss the room with you. There is a very excellent video in the basement (-1 level) that is a must see. and my recommendation is to see it before you visit the rooms. Our Heritage card gave us free entrance to this house, which is well worth a visit. A visit to this house and then Gladstone's Land gives one great feeling of how the gentile wealthy people of Edinburgh lived versus the merchant class.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Joe-SVL
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Well kept history”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very well kept National Trust property in a lovely part of Edinburgh and one of the tour buses drop off points. Over 2-3 levels with an interesting history and nice to see how people lived in Georgian, and beyond, times. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable about the property and help to bring the history alive. Not far from the shops and worth a visit as reasonably priced or free if you are a NT member.

Visited July 2014
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Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse in the New Town section of Edinburgh, if you can call something from 1815 new. It's filled with wonderful period furnishings and a vast collection of other Georgian items upstairs and downstairs - it's a real time capsule. The docents are extremely helpful. It's self-guided but they love to answer questions. One didn't have the answer and tracked me down when she found out the answer to my question. Impressive! The palace-front row of houses, designed by the great Robert Adams, faces quiet Charlotte Square. It was interesting to learn the children would have basically lived upstairs except for the occasions when they were allowed into the Drawing Room to "visit" their parents. One can tour at their own pace and go wherever they like. Be sure to go downstairs to see the kitchen. Although four stories tall, the fourth floor hasn't been restored yet. The short film about how they keep the house clean today is interesting. This wasn't our favorite stop in Edinburgh, but if you have the time to see it, which we did, you'll enjoy it. I think we would have enjoyed it more if we hadn't been exhausted; I still give it four stars.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A look back to the olden days!”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

This house is a must, run by the National Trust of Scotland. All the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The whole propert was in tip-top condition and most interesting. It gives one a real idea of what Georgian Scotland was like. Do not miss this attraction.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Paul H
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