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- Address: 7 Charlotte Square
- Hours: House: Mar1-Mar24, daily 11am-4pm; Mar25-Jun30, daily 10am-5pm; Jul1-Aug31, daily 10am-6pm; Sep1-Oct31, daily 10am-5pm; Nov1-Nov30, daily 11am-3pm.
With its elegant façade standing proud over Edinburgh’s New Town, the aptly named Georgian House is just that – a magnificent late-18th century Georgian Town House, beautifully restored to its original glory. Originally built in 1796 for John Lamont, chief of Clan Lamont, the house at 7 Charlotte Square is part of a grand palatial terrace block designed by Scottish architect Robert Adam. Bequeathed to the Scottish National Trust by the 5th Marquess of Bute in 1956, the property is now preserved as a house museum devoted to Georgian design.
Today, the house interiors have been fully restored in the style of the era, allowing visitors to step back in time and experience life in Georgian Edinburgh. Peek into the traditional Georgian kitchen with its open range fire; gather around the piano in the grand Drawing Room; and marvel at the extensive collection of late 18th and early 19th century silverware, porcelain, glass and furniture. The basement floor also shows a faithful representation of the ‘below stairs’ servant quarters, which stand in contrast to the elegant décor of the ground floor living rooms and upper floor bedrooms.