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Edinburgh Historic Houses

New York
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Edinburgh Historic Houses

Would love to spend some time seeing some historic homes in Edinburgh, preferably ones that are not too well-know (like the Palace of Holyroodhouse) or Edinburgh Casrle.

Any suggestions?

Edinburgh
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1. Re: Edinburgh Historic Houses

A great place to visit is the Georgian House in Charlotte Square http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/56/

or Gladstones Land on the Royal mile http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/25/

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2. Re: Edinburgh Historic Houses

25th and 26th September will be "Doors Open Day" in Edinburgh. Many notable buildings not normally open to the public will be open (as well as many famous ones). More details at: doorsopendays.org.uk/opendays/…

New York
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3. Re: Edinburgh Historic Houses

Thank you so much but we won't get to Edinburgh till 4 pm on the 26th -- I wish I'd known about this earlier so we could have taken an earlier train!

Bonnyrigg, United...
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4. Re: Edinburgh Historic Houses

Just outside the city there are some interesting places to visit. Rosslyn Chapel can be easily reached on bus 15 from the centre of Edinburgh (get off in Roslin Village). See www.rosslynchapel.org.uk

Hopetoun House (near South Queensferry) is one of the largest, historic stately homes in Scotland. See www.hopetoun.co.uk

The National Trust for Scotland have several properties in and around Edinburgh (including the Georgian House and Gladstone's Land) - see www.nts.org.uk

Edited: 05 September 2010, 04:18
Bingley, United...
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5. Re: Edinburgh Historic Houses

Not a home but pretty stunning - http://www.mansfieldtraquair.org.uk/

6. Re: Edinburgh Historic Houses

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