"Charlotte Square, West End." Charlotte Square Tip by oneonta_ni
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh: 3 reviews and 6 photos
This is a square of terraced houses designed by the 18th century architect, Robert Adams. The idea was to give the overall effect of a palace instead of individual houses. Unfortunately, Adams died before the building was completed but there are houses on three sides of the Square. At number 28, you will find the main offices for the National Trust for Scotland. There is also a small art gallery and shop. The gallery contains two paintings that I was particularly taken with by Edinburgh artist Edwin Alexander. Free admission.
At number 7 is the Georgian House, owned by the National Trust of Scotland. This is a house that has been decorated as it would have looked when it was lived in 200 years ago. In each room there is a leaflet telling you about the art and furniture and there are also volunteers who answer questions. Admission is GBP5 for non National Trust members (GBP4 for children).
Address: Edinburgh, EH2
Phone: +00 44 (0)131 220 7720
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