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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Fully restored period house.

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It has been many years since my first visit to the Georgian House. It is a real treat to see how the House has been expanded into parts of the house as those parts become... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has been many years since my first visit to the Georgian House. It is a real treat to see how the House has been expanded into parts of the house as those parts become available. The room guides are knowledge and helpful without being intrusive. The history of this New Town home is fascinating and well conveyed. The next... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting the construction of the Georgian house , with diferent level for owners and servants.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to see how gentry lived when the new town was first built. Lots of info to read, room guides very knowledgable. Impressed that the house has only had about 5 owners since it was built. Rooms set up as they would have been regarding furniture, carpets etc. You can really imagine how life would have been for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming house museum which gives visitors an idea of what life was like for New Town residents in the Georgian Era. Beautiful interiors, informative guides. Don't miss!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Town is the area of the rich, therefore the Georgian houses that you see there, are simply fantastic and impressive.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into Scottish History a must see attraction. It is full of Paintings, furniture etc, truely a "step back into days gone by" experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you are an NT member it's free, great news. Well worth the visit, with lots of information and interaction. Quite a few stairs though, which you would expect, but be prepared.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We was lucky to view this National Trust house as a free attraction last weekend whilst we was at the Edinburgh Christmas Market, the house is original and in keeping with the Georgian period, staff are friendly and knowledgeable and we all learnt something new. There is an area for children to dress up in period costume. Please note there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited the Georgian House on the 26th November and left the place beaming. This was not a planned trip but we are super glad we went in as we were greeted with live actors that took us on a tour of the house and it was as if we had stepped back in time. The actors were very informative... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Short visit to this NT property in Charlotte Square just 50 mins before it closed for day. (4.00pm currently)Lovely friendly informative staff. Loved the kitchen and the facts the guide gave us. Free for NT members Close to Street of light events. Check when it's open, not every day at this time of year

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West End
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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