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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. Arrange your visit to Georgian House and discover more family-friendly attractions in Edinburgh using our Edinburgh online travel route planner .
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  • Absolutely gorgeous authentically furnished house dates back to the turn of the 1700-1800. The best part was when it got to try a variety of period clothing. Sure, they were large sizes, but a guarantee of tightening, we got great photos of Jane Austen's style. A destination, it is taken throughout the day. We went at a total of just over 2 hours, but the kokeilimmekin many of the costumes.
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  • An absolutely amazing house, taking you back to the day. I would thoroughly recommend going at Christmas - possibly all of December - when they have the house decked out for the occasion.  more »
  • Wonderful house in the middle of the New Town of Edinburgh. Really well restored and the staff are knowledgeable and full of information. It shows the growth of the city in the Georgian period and how...  more »
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  • Become a time traveller and experience life as a member of the well heeled gentry of Georgian Edinburgh, or alternatively as a member of the serving classes! A National Trust for Scotland museum, staffed by knowledge and informative staff. An attraction that is well worth the visit for anyone interested in the history of Edinburgh, or the history of architecture and design.
  • A very impressive house orginally designed by Robert Adams. It allows you to see a typical Edinburgh house of the late 18th century. They have collections of furniture, porcelain, silver and glass that reflect the lifestyle of this period in Edinburgh's history. Well worth a visit.
  • I thought this was only ok. It would probably be more interesting to someone who is into interior furniture and objects of this period. It was nice that they had staff in the rooms to whom you could ask questions.
  • 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.
  • A very well presented piece of Edinburgh history. Interesting displays and beautifully decorated to suit the time.

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