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Georgian House, Edinburgh

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Considered a masterpiece of urban architecture, Georgian House provides a look at city life in the 18th century. Situated in the commercial heart of Edinburgh, the house remains virtually unchanged since its construction in the 1790s, when well-heeled city dwellers began to flee the cramped neighborhoods of the old town. Designed by architect Robert Adam and packed with period china, silver, paintings, and furniture, the house provides a rare glimpse into the domestic and social conditions of the 18th century. Take a self-guided tour of the kitchen, dining rooms, and basement to see how the other half lived in Georgian Edinburgh. Plan your visit to Georgian House and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Edinburgh itinerary planner.
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  • Very classy area of Edinburgh and the Georgian House is a well preserved reminder of how the well-off (rich) had it so easy. But the house had no plumbing ! The volunteers are full of knowledge about ...  more »
  • If you've seen Mary King's Close, and you should, then you'll want to contrast that with the history of how the upper crust were living in 16th century Edinburgh. The house turned museum has period fu...  more »
  • This was a lovely house to look round. There was so much of interest to see and the volunteers were full of knowledge, very friendly and enthusiastic. Can well recommend it.  more »
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  • Very helpful and passionate staff. Not an overly long visit, but well worth it. Just make sure you catch the full length of the introductory video; it gives a lot of context and appreciation that would otherwise be missed.
  • Well preserved guide from the period, offering rich history of its previous owners. Great spot for national trust members.
  • Great place, very interesting. The intro video is about 30 mins though, so budget the time if you want to watch the whole thing. Staff very helpful and friendly.
  • worth a visit - extremely friendly and informative volunteers here too, to help you make the most of it.
  • A 15 minute, very well produced introductory video gets you into the shoes of what it would be like to live in the Georgian House. They then have dress up which is fun for children (and adults). Finally you explore 4 floors of preserved and restored georgian manor house with the help of many extremely knowledgeable volunteer guides in each room.