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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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  • August 21, 2017
    Typical National Trust - well presented museum, friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable staff / volunteers and an interesting subject.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Historic building that introduces us to the life of the early 1800. The introductory film shows well the newspaper of the time, then in the halls and in the furnishings of the House. The Palace has three floors full of antiques, silverware, paintings and antique furniture. Beautiful kitchens in the basement.
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  • August 18, 2017
    When you are interested in how people lived in Edinburgh then is this house a must see. It is a really beautiful house at Charlotte square ! The guides are very friendly and like to tell more when you...  more »
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  • A lovely NT property, sad the attic wasnt open. The kitchens and bellow stairs are always the best bits and this one didn't let me down- the lovely NT fellow down there was brilliant, as was the other lad in the dining room and the lady on the desk. You can dress up (adults especially!) and understand the owners of the property over the years.
  • Half an hour from NTS property Newhailes easily accessible up the A1 and bonus of free parking on Easter Monday. If you can find a spot there's parking on Charlotte Square right outside. This property has room cards and room guides not guided tours. There's an introductory video with actors presumably designed to appeal to children as well as adults but interesting nonetheless. Great top room on the house's inhabitants over time. Accessible and very courteous guides, knowledgeable about the property, the era and much else. A lovely team. Despite its elegance the property seemed child-friendly. There is a children's trail, takeaway activities like word searches, a children's room at the top of the house which includes a dressing up room and children are positively encouraged at reception to ask questions of the room guides.
  • Five stars for the curators/guides of this museum who definitely make this a great experience - very insightful, interesting people willing to answer your questions. If you have time, I would actually start at the top floor where you can dress up and walk through the house taking photos in a fitting outfit. :) They do not accept American Express to pay the admission fee - cash or other cards.
  • Great food. Nice people..
  • Brought the history to life with information and exhibits. Very knowledgeable volunteer guides.

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