The National Trust for Scotland’s Georgian House will thrown open its doors to visitors this week.
On 28 February, special twilight tours celebrating Georgian life take place in the townhouse as projections play on its windows.
Costumed volunteers will give a glimpse of life in the Georgian period for wealthy families, and for those below stairs. The special tours run from 5.30 – 8pm and tickets cost £12 including refreshments – kids go free. More tours take place on 10 and 23 March.
The event comes on the eve of the Georgian House opening for the 2017 visitor season on 1 March:
Property Manager Sheonagh Martin said: “It is wonderful to have the spotlight on the Georgian House as our new season gets underway. We are looking forward to celebrating the story of the New Town, during this, its 250th anniversary year. Our special twilight tours will give visitors the chance to glimpse behind the blinds of this beautiful part of the city.”
The light displays are part of Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows, one of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology’s signature events, supported by The City of Edinburgh Council, EventScotland as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology celebrations, Edinburgh Tourism Action Group and Essential Edinburgh.
The Georgian House at 7 Charlotte Square has been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, the charity that celebrates and protects Scotland’s heritage, for more than 60 years. Once the home of the Lamont family, it is the perfect place to experience the grandeur and graft of Georgian living.