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Georgian House, Edinburgh

#10 of 74 in Historic Sites in Edinburgh
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • WHAT IT IS. John Lamont's residence built 1796. VIEWING SEQUENCE. Start with the second floor and traverse down to the basement. Top floor is private.  more »
  • Staff were very enthusiastic and informative and made what May otherwise have been an average national trust experience more worthwhile. Lovely to look around for about half hour and some interesting....  more »
  • Very interesting museum about the life of a family in the Georgian times. There rooms and objects are beautifully displayed and conserved. I also would like to highlight the amazing staff that works here, they are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The visit is 9 pounds for adults and they have toilets on the second floor. There is a souvenir and gift shop. There are costumes and stickers to keep children entertained. We spent around 2 hours here.
  • A great experience and worth every penny of the 8£ entry fee. The place is lovely put together with lots of details. In every room there is a helpful and knowledgeable person who is happy to tell you more.

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