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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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Great surprise tourist destination

Our last day in town and we decided to check out this 19th century Georgian House. What a great surprise destination. A short film gave us insight into life in the early 1800's in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last day in town and we decided to check out this 19th century Georgian House. What a great surprise destination. A short film gave us insight into life in the early 1800's in Scottish society. We had a chance to see all teh rooms, the kitchen, servant's quarters, dining room, etc. A lot of fun to see how they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely visit to the Georgian House, great friendly and informative volunteer guides in every room. Loved the dining room and kitchen especially.

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Bodmin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic georgian house, which is well laid out and extremely friendly and informative guides who are very quick to engage and talk about the items and rooms in the house. It's well priced at around £7 entry but if you have national trust membership it's free. The house is another gem that allows you to build the... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 13 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 23 December 2016

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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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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