Gladstone's Land

Historic Buildings & Homes

The National Trust For Scotland, 477b Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 2NT

    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.

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday 10:00 17:00

    23 March to 30 June, daily 10-5
    1 July to 31 August, daily 10-6.30
    1 September to 31 october, daily 10-5

    (last entry 30 minutes before closing)


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    Special Requirements

    • School Groups Welcome


    • Children Welcome Children's discovery trails available


    • Public Parking Nearby Castle Terrace car park is the closest car park and is a 10-minute walk from Gladstone’s Land.

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance

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