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Georgian House

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Address: 7 Charlotte Sq., Edinburgh EH2 4DR, Scotland
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Fully restored period house.

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Excellent old house

Lovely old house with period furniture. English NT membership gets you in free of charge. Lovely rooms from the kitchen upwards. Knowledgeable staff in each room ready to field... read more

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely old house with period furniture. English NT membership gets you in free of charge. Lovely rooms from the kitchen upwards. Knowledgeable staff in each room ready to field your difficult questions.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Trust for Scotland have excelled themselves with this lovingly restored house. Situated on the north side of Charlotte Square, Robert Adam's masterpiece, this takes you back to how life was lived in the early years of the New Town. I have visited many times and always find something new. If you have time for only one attraction when... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a avid History Buff and I thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully restored Georgian House. I loved the short video you see before you explore the house that tells the story of the occupants. I'm surprised at the negative reviews. This house is an excellent representation of its time period. When I was there I noticed visitors just running through the... More 

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1 Thank AttractiveTraveler
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Expensive and a bit disappointing. Not many rooms on show to be honest. At £7.50 a head I didn't feel it was very good value.

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Thank Samantha M
Islamabad
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an ardent connoisseur of historical places and museums, I can safely claim that the Georgian House transported me back into time as no other place has ever done. The visit, fortuitous as it was, was on our last full day at Edinburgh. The walk to Charlotte Square is pleasant and the location is conveniently accessible. The intricacy of detail... More 

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1 Thank goldenstar2005
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How they got approval for some of the renovations in this house is shocking...modern stone on the fire hearths, just awful but the worst is the appalling modern flooring on the top floor, absolutely no excuse for this. They could easily have sourced a piece of Georgian hearthstone ( expensive but original ) and also original floor boards, close to... More 

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Thank missminnie2
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very small National Trust Scotland property so no tea room or garden! Beautifully presented, plenty of things for children to do on the top floor. My sons enjoyed the dressing up clothes, naming the mystery objects and using the quill pens. There were volunteers offering information in the different rooms who were very knowledgeable.

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Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as we've got membership so we could visit for free. It was alright but if I was to pay full price for admission I wouldn't go. Don't think it's worth seeing really unless you have time to kill.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Takes about an hour to walk round. You start in the attic watching a video of life as it was then. It was actually filmed in the house so as you walk round you can envisage the people who lived there. A stunning setting with lovely views. Highly recommend and free for national trust members.

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Thank scoop29
London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting to see how people lived in Georgian times very well laid out and explained Staff very helpful and friendly well worth a visit

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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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