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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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  • Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countriesand It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover good place to visit here. 
  • A small Scottish National Trust (free to NT members) property in the 'new'town at Charlotte Square. At the end of George Street. Very nice part - a bit like Bath. Start at top of house with a short fi...  more »
  • We were drawn from the description of a brochure. IMMERSE YOURSELF in the LIFE and habits of a WEALTHY FAMILY of 1800. It was so!. The House is well presented. A home movie shows the habits, customs and traditions of the family. A film shot in the House itself representing scenes from the era. Original beautiful and elegant dresses. Then turning the various rooms, on 4 floors, they remember the scenes just seen. The dining room, bedroom, living room etc etc. The kitchen still as then with the hot-air roaster which tends works and still runs. Descriptions of various local languages. Surprise! Dresses available for visitors to "become" Scottish nobles of 1800. Neckties shirts jackets pants clothing by missus. All original
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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.