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Georgian House, Edinburgh

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 550+ 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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  • This small property is interesting and worth a visit. There is a video on the top floor that is worth watching. 
  • Small property which we really enjoyed. The film introduction on the top floor which you see before going round the house was really good and set the scene wonderfully. A definite place to visit. 
  • A delightful experience in the Georgian New town part of Edinburgh. The staff were pleasant and informative and the film gave a good insight into the life of the Lamont family. Well worth a visit and ...  read more »
  • Worth the stop if you have NT membership in hand but not sure I'd want to pay the entrance fee otherwise. As a free diversion, however, it's an hour well spent - interesting if not enthralling.
  • The Georgian House in Edinburgh is like a time machine back into Jane Austen time, or the closest thing to that possible. This lovely house in the New Town has been restored to its former early 19th century glory and once you cross its door you step into a whole different world. I loved seeing the georgian kitchen downstairs, learning why the main bedroom is on the floor level and exploring all the gorgeously furnished rooms. Children can even dress up as Georgian people with costumes on the top floor. All in all, I learned a lot about this part of town and the time when it was planned and built, and also about the lives of those who inhabited it. Very worth it! And not crowded at all ;)
  • A fascinating place to see how the gentry of the New Town once lived. The dressing up room is popular with kids.
  • Really lovely house to tour
  • This is a great place to go for lunch - a bit hidden away and most people may not know about it. You don't have to go to the museum part just go round to the right on the ground floor and ask for a table. The rooms are nicely decorated with Georgian oil portraits and there is a lot of natural light from the large windows looking out onto Charlotte Square. The menu is mainly things like sandwiches, soup and a few hot dishes but it's fine for lunch and not over-priced given the area. Perfect place for ladies who lunch or taking a mum or granny for a nice lunch.
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