The National Trust for Scotland’s Georgian House has made a number of changes over the closed season as it gears up to re-open its doors to the public this month.

The Georgian House takes visitors back to the early 18th century to a time when Edinburgh’s well-to-do left the cramped conditions of the Old Town to take up residence in the Georgina-gentility of the New Town. Visitors can experience both sides of the coin when they visit, from the opulent, extravagant dining room and bedrooms to the simpler life below the stairs.

The Georgian House staff and volunteers have been working away during the closed season to ensure that the Charlotte Square residence is ready to receive visitors once again.

Property Manager, Sheonagh Martin said:-

“We’ve done some internal painting and have carried out some important paint repairs to the outside of the dining room windows. Work has been undertaken to care for the chandeliers too.

“And with the help of many, many of our Georgian House volunteers, we are in the process of completing the deep clean of the house. We look forward to receiving visitors soon.”

The Georgian House offers a packed programme of events throughout the summer. In 2012, the fun begins with a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail which runs from Friday 6 – Monday 9 April. For more information visit