Gladstone's Land


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Built in 1550 and extensively rebuilt 70 years later by Merchant Burgess Thomas Gledstanes, an ancestor of prime minister William Gladstone, Gladstone's Land is a typical example of the lands (tenements) that once lined the Royal Mile, right down to the high-level entry to the dwelling up a flight of narrow stairs. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) maintains the property in the 17th-century style of its former owner; room reconstructions include a bedchamber, complete with painted wooden ceilings and an ornately carved bed, while the inevitable gift shop is found in the restored 'luckenbooth' premises below.

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Gladstone's Land details

477b Lawnmarket

Area Old Town

Transport Bus 23, 27, 41, 42, 45

Telephone 0131 226 5856

Gladstone's Land website

Open Apr-June, Sept, Oct 10am-5pm daily. July, Aug 10am-5pm daily. Closed Nov-Mar.

Admission £5.50; £4.50 discounts; £10-£15 family.

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