Georgian House large room with chandelier and period features
Credit: National Trust For Scotland

Georgian House

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Georgian House, 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

The Georgian House is an Edinburgh townhouse. It was built in 1796 by James Craig, a young architect who won a competition to design the area. John Lamont (18th Chief of the Lamont Clan) purchased the house and lived there with his family until 1815. Thereafter a series of rich families owned it. Until 1966, when it became the property of the National Trust for Scotland.

Exploring the Townhouse

In 1973-75 the National Trust for Scotland restored and furnished the property to represent a typical New Town House at the turn of the 19th century. It has been open to the public as an attraction ever since.

Visitors are able to explore the grandest reception rooms, private family rooms and the servants area in the basement. In each room knowledgeable guides are on hand to answer questions and give information. You can find out more about life in the house by watching the short film ‘Living in a Grand Design’ and browsing the touch-screens.

Activity Guides are available for children, containing information, quizzes and things to discover. There is also a Children’s Activity Room where they can dress up in replica Georgian costumes, handle replica objects, write with quill pens and more.

There is also a small gift shop in the basement, selling books and gifts and on-street parking is available in Charlotte Square – pay at the meter.

Special Events

Georgian House hosts various events throughout the year including Living History costumed tours and seasonal activities.

Visit Georgian House

Visit the Viator website for ticket prices and more information.