Gladstone's Land

Step back in time to bustling and turbulent 17th century Edinburgh. Explore Thomas Gladstone's land to discover the lives of his tenants and experience what life was really like in Edinburgh's old town 400 years ago.

In July and August Gladstone's Land has extended opening hours until 6.30, with last admission at 6. On Saturdays during July and August, from 12.30-5, visitors can get a flavour of 17th century life with the guides in costume in the display rooms. The costume guides really help to bring the house to life and ensure that visitors have an even better experience.

View an original Norie painted panel in our 18th century room

Completed in 1620, is a typical example of an Old Town tenement

View original 17th century painted ceiling and walls

Experience a 17th century retail experience in the restored luckenbooth

Room cards available in over 14 languages

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Admission charges

Adult £5.50, Family £15, Single Parent £10, Concession £4.50

Additional info

No parking outside. Four steep steps from road to pavement outside property pavement ramp 100 metres. There are turnpike stairs in the building, but we do have a straighter set of stairs to provide access to the first floor if necessary. If stairs are a problem, one can visit two rooms on the ground floor and view the armchair guidebook to see the rooms on the first floor. There are no public toilets in the building, but there are public toilets on the Royal Mile. Braille guidebook. Large-print room information sheetsWe have guides in all of the rooms that provide information about the property and old town Edinburgh.

Gladstone's Land
477b Lawnmarket



0844 4932120

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