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Georgian House, Edinburgh
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I had planned a visit to this House because I was to stay in Edinburgh at any given time and are associate NST, then I told myself that I might as well take advantage of the free admission. Arrival and to my pleasant surprise, I discovered that it is one of the weekend "revival", where costumed proposed new year's Eve in the 800. The House itself is simple and elegant, as required by the Georgian style (Victorian, as mentioned in some reviews ... for no reason, since it's called Georgian House), but the costume has really given a thickness to the visit, giving an accurate idea of what life was like at the time, between celebrities, small enmities (the grandmother and her frenemy were priceless) and historical information here and there. If you have never visited a Georgian home was well worth doing a jump here, and if you have already seen the Council to seek the dates are listed (I think are events organised during holiday periods) because it is really something else. Lovely staff and actors.
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  • If you are an NT member it's free, great news. Well worth the visit, with lots of information and interaction. Quite a few stairs though, which you would expect, but be prepared. 
  • We was lucky to view this National Trust house as a free attraction last weekend whilst we was at the Edinburgh Christmas Market, the house is original and in keeping with the Georgian period, staff a...  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.