The Georgian House

City of Edinburgh | New Town | Mansion | ★★★

[Georgian House (left) and Bute House]

Just off Princes Street in Edinburgh, Charlotte Square is an attractive private garden flanked by sumptuous 18th century mansions. One of the buildings on the north side is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and known as The Georgian House - innovative, eh? The interior has been restored to an authentic late 18th / early 19th century state and illustrates the area's total contrast to the (then) squalor of the 18th century Old Town, to which the New Town provided an escape to those who could afford it. Admittedly The Georgian House isn't the finest in the street: a contender for that accolade is the adjacent Bute House, official residence of the First Minister of Scotland. We think entry to the property is a bit pricey, but hopefully you're a member (or affiliate member) which will grant you free admission.

Location & info

📌 The Georgian House ★★★
7 Charlotte Square, 15-min walk west of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 246739 ///pumps.poet.harp
🚆🚌 Local buses, tram to West End or train to Edinburgh Waverley / Haymarket (half a mile away).
Open daily, March to November; Thursday to Sunday, December to February except over Christmas & New Year period | £8 adult / £6 child / free for National Trust for Scotland members


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