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Address: 17A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DJ, Scotland
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+44 131 553 1314

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Green domed building in Charlotte Square

On a night out or two, passed by this rather impressive building and admired its architecture. I believe it is a records office of some kind, but today I am reviewing it from the... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

On a night out or two, passed by this rather impressive building and admired its architecture. I believe it is a records office of some kind, but today I am reviewing it from the few fleeting glimpses I got of it while enjoying nights out in the city, do love the architecture of Edinburgh though.

Thank Theycallitmadness
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

On the Reference to General Register House, the map shows it as being opposite the Mound. It is actually opposite North Bridge, quite a way away. (New Register House is behind and to the left, West Register House is the one referred to here) However, when clicking on Reviews for General Register House to point out the location error, I... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

We walked passed the West Register House on the way to Georgian House on Charlotte Square. Had this good-looking building been open to the public I would enjoyed a look inside.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most impressive buildings in Edinburgh. Stand in Charlotte Square and admire it. It was originally a Church. The public cannot get inside these days because it is now used by the National Records of Scotland but stand outside & marvel at the architecture

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Reviewed 1 December 2012 via mobile

Closed to the public. Go to the general register. Take the taste if you just need s quick look. Treatment was very good.

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