- Telephone 0844 493 2118
- Opening times 1 Mar–25 Mar daily 11am–4pm; 26 Mar–30 Jun & 1 Sep–31 Oct daily 10am–5pm; 1 Jul–30 Aug daily 10am–6pm; 1–30 Nov daily 11am–3pm; closed Dec–Feb.
- Admission £6 (£5; family £11-£16)
- Website www.nts.org.uk/Property/…
Located in Edinburgh’s New Town, this elegant late-18th century Georgian town house is typical of the area’s architectural style, and contains a fine collection of furniture, porcelain, silver and pictures from the period. Features include a 'below stairs' area, demonstrating the lives of the servants who made the elegant lifestyle above possible.
Step back in time to the elegance and refinement of Edinburgh's New Town in the late 18th century - a time when Edinburgh's well-to-do left the cramped, squalid conditions of the Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town.
Imagine how it must have felt to be John Lamont, the first owner of this magnificent Robert Adam designed town house - and to pay just £1,800 for the privilege! Explore John’s home to discover what life was like for the wealthy in Edinburgh 200 years ago. Contrast this with the ‘below stairs’ life of the household staff who made this elegant lifestyle possible.
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