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Georgian House

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

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One of the best places I visited

If you want to know what it was like living in the 18th century, you must visit this house. Not only is the architecture of the square beautiful (Scottish Prime Minister is a few... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to know what it was like living in the 18th century, you must visit this house. Not only is the architecture of the square beautiful (Scottish Prime Minister is a few doors down), it has been beautifully restored. Guides are extremely knowledgeable not just about the house, but Edinburgh history. Highly recommended.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a rainy afternoon in Edinburgh and we were wandering back to our hotel when we came upon this house in a Charlotte Square. We weren't initially sure whether to go in but a lady leaving told us that it was an excellent museum and not to hesitate. So in we went ! Its free to National Trust members... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect for Jane Austen fans, as this is the time period reflected. Takes 1-2 hours. Guides are knowledgable and provide good info.

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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This house is set in a beautiful square with private gardens. Explore 4 floors with information on past owners and the building of the new town which is 250 years old. Most rooms are decorated very well and friendly staff are on hand to give any more information if required.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chanced upon this house during a walk, not realizing that it was open. The staff are welcoming and informative, and the house itself a Georgian gem. The Scottish National Trust has done a grand job "reinventing" it as it was in the 18th century. I really enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Georgian House may seem a bit off the main thoroughfare but it is well worth visit. The volunteers do an excellent job showing off this very well renovated and cared for house. It is a warm and welcoming experience and the film offering insight into the Lamont family is very well done. A couple of hours very well spent!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free for National Trust members. Great little house. Tour guides very helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend.

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Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When New Town was brand new, the wealthy folks of the business, law and bankikng wortld, who were not lords and ladies, lived in houses such as this. The volunteer docents of the Scottish Nat'l Trust know their stuff and are willing to share their knowledge with you. If you are a member of the US Natiojnal Trust for Historic... More 

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Temecula, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many famous writers and politicians have inhabited these homes. Nice strolling the street and reading the little plaques posted.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating insight into the lives of the Lamont family who were amongst the first residents of the new town. information sheets in every room aswell as very knowledgeable staff on hand if you have any questions.The furnishings, decorations & other items are genuine of that era. This building is set over 4 floors so there are stairs to climb for... More 

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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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