The Georgian House

Historic Buildings & Homes

The National Trust For Scotland, 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

    Situated in historic Charlotte Square, the Georgian House provides a glimpse of life in the New Town in the 18th centurty.

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

    Visitors can contrast this site with Gladstone's Land, at the top of the Royal Mile, which provides a glimpse of life in the Old Town in the 17th-century.

    The Georgian House is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Admission is free for members and holders of the Great British Heritage Pass.

    5 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Mar 2016 - 30 Nov 2016

    2 March to 26 March, daily 11-4
    27 March to 30 June, daily 10-5
    1 July to 31 August, daily 10-6
    1 September to 31 October, daily 10-5
    1 November to 30 November, daily 11-4
    1 December to 20 December, Thurs-Sun 11-4

    (last entry 30 minutes before closing)


    • Shop

    Special Requirements

    • School Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • Luxury Venue
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome Children's activities guide available


    • Public Parking Nearby Metered car parking spaces on Charlotte Square

    Public Transport Directions

    The Georgian House is in Edinburgh's city centre, in Charlotte Square.

    By bus
    Charlotte Square is a couple of minutes' walk from the west end of Princes Street. Lothian Buses run many bus services to Princes Street including numbers:
    10 Colinton - Newhaven
    19 Granton Square - Portobello
    41 Cramond - Craighouse Campus
    3 Clovenstone - Gorebridge
    33 Westburn - Hyvots Bank
    X48 Ingliston Park and Ride - Waverley Station

    By train
    It is a 15-minute walk from either Haymarket Station or Waverley Station.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 6

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