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Georgian House (Edinburgh)

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7 Charlotte Square

The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape from the cramped, squalid conditions of Edinburgh's Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town. The first owner, John Lamont, 18th Chief of the Clan Lamont, lived here with his family until 1815.

The house's collections of beautiful china, shining silver, paintings and furniture all reflect the domestic surroundings and social conditions of the times.

In the audio-visual room, the video programme describe the history of the New Town and in more dramatic form Living in a Grand Design. Visitors can compare this fine example of 18th-century New Town architecture with Gladstone's Land, a typical 17th-century house of Edinburgh's Old Town, situated in the Royal Mile.

Additional Information:

  • Explanatory text in Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish and Hungarian.

  • Braille guidebook Large Print Information Sheets

  • Induction loop, sub-titled video

  • Shop

  • Public Toilets (for visitors)

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    In Edinburgh's city centre, at 7 Charlotte Square.

    Georgian House (Edinburgh) Postcode for SatNav: EH2 4DR


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