Situated at the top of the Royal Mile, Gladstone's Land provides a unique glimpse of life in the Old Town in the 17th century.
Gladstone’s Land is a unique historic high-rise tenement that spans nearly 500 years of Edinburgh’s history. The six rooms across two floors recreate the life of those who called it home, including a wealthy laird’s apartment in the 1600s, a merchant shopkeeper, and the servants who did the dirty work. Gladstone’s Land was one of the “world’s first skyscrapers” and showcases the turbulent life of a capital city bursting at the seams. Inside its walls await treasures such as an iconic Scottish Renaissance painted interior and countless stories of daily life, death, and drama.