Gladstone's Land

Gladstone's Land
Gladstone's Land
477b Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2NT
  • Telephone 0844 493 2120
  • Opening times 1 Apr–31 Oct 10am–5pm (Jul & Aug until 6.30pm).
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Gladstone’s Land is a 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.

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1. musiconn8 Jul 2010, 7:37pm5 stars Gladstone's Land Report

A fascinating building with such a lot of historical interest in a compact space on two floors. The guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. Thank goodness that the National Trust saved it just in time.

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