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Georgian House

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Address: 7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland
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+44 131 226 3318
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Fully restored period house.

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Reliving 1796

As an ardent connoisseur of historical places and museums, I can safely claim that the Georgian House transported me back into time as no other place has ever done. The visit... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As an ardent connoisseur of historical places and museums, I can safely claim that the Georgian House transported me back into time as no other place has ever done. The visit, fortuitous as it was, was on our last full day at Edinburgh. The walk to Charlotte Square is pleasant and the location is conveniently accessible. The intricacy of detail... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How they got approval for some of the renovations in this house is shocking...modern stone on the fire hearths, just awful but the worst is the appalling modern flooring on the top floor, absolutely no excuse for this. They could easily have sourced a piece of Georgian hearthstone ( expensive but original ) and also original floor boards, close to... More 

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Thank missminnie2
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very small National Trust Scotland property so no tea room or garden! Beautifully presented, plenty of things for children to do on the top floor. My sons enjoyed the dressing up clothes, naming the mystery objects and using the quill pens. There were volunteers offering information in the different rooms who were very knowledgeable.

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Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as we've got membership so we could visit for free. It was alright but if I was to pay full price for admission I wouldn't go. Don't think it's worth seeing really unless you have time to kill.

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Thank Anna P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes about an hour to walk round. You start in the attic watching a video of life as it was then. It was actually filmed in the house so as you walk round you can envisage the people who lived there. A stunning setting with lovely views. Highly recommend and free for national trust members.

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Thank scoop29
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting to see how people lived in Georgian times very well laid out and explained Staff very helpful and friendly well worth a visit

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Thank dancurran
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were lovely, the place was immaculate and it was stuffed with visitors so I guess lots of people like it. I have an NTS card so I don't know how much it was. Stuff for the kids to do and stuff for adults to read.

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Thank Aileen W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the house, since we are both interested in history. The staff were very welcoming and the volunteer guides are very helpful. An amazing visit if you have a few spare hours to meander through a trip in the Georgian era. Mainly for adults although some children (I think) would like to dress up and enjoy some of the activities.... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I call there annually to pick up a NTS parking permit, but usually too busy to look round. This time I could and it is well worth it. As always the volunteers are informative and the house is a good example of Adam's Edinburgh design.

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Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my tour around the Georgian House. Very interesting and with beautiful interiors.

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods 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 theatres 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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