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History of the George Hotel

EWH has worked with the George Hotel to produce a booklet tracing the history of the building.

Sep 21, 2011

The modern George Hotel includes No’s 15-25 George Street, which were all originally built in the 1780s as individual town houses.  Over time the buildings changed in use, becoming grand insurance offices, lodgings, and an artist’s studio as well as a hotel. In Georgian times the Ferrier family lived at No. 25, with the poet Robert Burns and author Sir Walter Scott paying visits.

The project follows the publication of a World Heritage Business Toolkit, produced by Scottish Enterprise, the Edinburgh Tourism Action Group and Edinburgh World Heritage. The toolkit encourages tourism related businesses in the World Heritage Site to use the city’s unique built heritage in their promotions and marketing.

David Welch Regional General Manager said: “We have had a lot of fun researching this short booklet and it is great to finally put the history of this icon building in the heart of the World Heritage Site. The help from Edinburgh World Heritage was excellent.”

Download the booklet (PDF | 1.6MB)

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