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Edinburgh: Georgian House Entry Ticket

Edinburgh: Georgian House Entry Ticket

From US$ 13.75 per person

Spend time at the magnificently restored Edinburgh Georgian House townhouse with fine collections of paintings, costumes, and period furnishings.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the architectural grandeur of Edinburgh’s New Town
  • Discover paintings by Scottish artists, including Sir Henry Raeburn, Allan Ramsay and Alexander Nasmyth.
  • Explore the drawing room and dining room, designed to entertain and impress guests.
  • Watch the informative introductory film, Living in a Grand Design
  • Bring history to life by dressing up in costumes
Full description
Wander around this grand townhouse was at the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town development in the late 1700s. Discover fine collections of period furniture, porcelain, silver, and glass. Take a look at the kitchen and servants’ room and get a glimpse of the arduous ‘below stairs’ life of the servants. Admire the architecture of this fascinating building designed by acclaimed architect Robert Adam. At the time, it was hailed as a true statement of luxury in an era of enlightenment, for those who could afford it. Today, step back in time as you peruse the magnificently restored house and understand what typical Edinburgh New Townhouses of the late 18th and early 19th century were like. It cost the first owner John Lamont (18th Chief of the Clan Lamont) £1,800 in 1796, and he went on to splash out on silver, finery and lavish entertainment for his family. He also employed numerous servants. Lamont died in 1816 in financial difficulties, and his son, also John, sold the house for £3,000 a year later to Catherine Farquharson of Invercauld.
Includes
  • Georgian House Entry Ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Georgian House 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There’s no tearoom at the Georgian House, but there are plenty of restaurants and cafés in the surrounding area
  • If you are a National Trust for Scotland Member, please refer to the National Trust for Scotland website to book your timeslot
Customer reviews

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Really enjoyed the Georgian House. Friendly and informative guides in each room. Rooms are well furnished with lots of interesting pieces to look at. A good insight into life during the Georgian period. Well worth a visit.

July 25, 2021

Very interesting visit. Introductory film was very good and volunteer guides well informed.

August 13, 2021

Interesting with knowledgeable guides

October 8, 2021

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