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“Wonderful insight into old Edinburgh”
Review of Charlotte Square

Charlotte Square
Ranked #136 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: Considered to be one of the finest Georgian squares in Britain, this plaza has maintained many of its elegant, old buildings on all four sides.
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Charlotte Square, overall, is a wonderful example of the Georgian architecture for which Edinburgh is so well famed. The National Trust of Scotland has restored No. 7 Charlotte Square into what the house would have looked like in the early 1800s. This house is open to the public and is well worth a visit if the history of Edinburgh and the development of the New Town is of any interest.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Love the transformation of the Georgian Square into the village that is the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Anyone who loves to read, or hear about books, or just hang out in a relaxed environment should make a visit during August each year. So much to see and so much choice. Remember to book in advance as events sell out fast. An enjoyable few days and evenings, don't forget to visit the Speigletent - free events.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We were adamant that we visit this house as it really was the reflection of Georgian life, considered to be the "modern" life. The Georgian house was built with new levels of modernity which the average Scots could only dream of. So this beautiful and rich house laid it out for us in a vivid way, and each room had a live guide who is well versed in every aspect of the museum's details. Fascinating visit to the kitchen downstairs, shows how far we have come, yet how far they thought they had arrived!
You'll understand edinburgh's history much better after this visit.

1  Thank Catherine V
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

In the center of Charlotte Square is a beautiful small park surrounded by amazing Georgian buildings. It is as if you have traveled through time. The sculpture of Prince Albert mounted on a horse is attractive. In order to enjoy the Square you need to ride around it first, then get out and walk. Each building is rich in history the architecture is fantastic. For a student of architecture it is a dream come true. For a history buff, you would like to know who designed and built the structures and who were they built for ? For a film buff, you could definitely do period films with great detail. Peeking in the building you can see amazing chandeliers. This a special place to relax, enjoy people strolling and reflect on some amazing times.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

The park itself was relatively bare when we visited, but the Georgian homes and bulidings that surround the square give it an old New Town feel.

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