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Gladstone's Land

477B Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
44 131 226 5856
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Ranked #48 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Beautiful chamber known for its authentic interiors and painted ceilings. Offers a look into the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Beautiful chamber known for its authentic interiors and painted ceilings. Offers a look into the past through a quality museum experience.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Formerly a narrow tenement, owned by a man who had a shop @ the front and who eventually did well. He added rooms above and to the front, with hand-painted ceiling beams and walls, then a Georgian-style room to the side. The presenters in each room give you an excellent picture of life in Old Edinburgh, where it was crowded... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

went there Halloween evening it was open for the evening till 8 what a beautiful original merchants house and maginifiant painted ceiling they found and all original furniture and fittings of the period and the stories they tell in esch room is great also ok for kids

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a NTS property and is open only seasonally. The property tells a fantastic story of life on the historical Royal Mile from the sixteenth century onwards. It was really brought to life by enthusiastic and knowledgable guides in each of the rooms. My 9 year old was given an age-appropriate quiz sheet to fill in and all of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This house is on the Royal Mile, but can still easily be missed. Members of the English National trust get in free. It is a very interesting house with informative guides around the different rooms. A must for anyone interested in social history.

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37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited with our English NT cards. We found this property to be a great way to contrast a Merchants life (In this property) with the life of a Lord (in The Georgian House, the other NT property in Charlottes square).

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Newcastle, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A National Trust for Scotland historic home in the Lawnmarket on the Royal Mile, this high tenement house shows how the owner and his family/renters lived in the 18th century in the "old" town. My husband and I were fascinated with the furnishings and appreciated the volunteer staff members in each room who provided interesting stories. We spent about an... More 

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Belfast
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had come across mention of this place on another site, which described it as a multi-story tenament that had been restored to show living conditions in the 17th century, and was really looking forward to it. Expected to see different styles reflected on each floor. However you basically see 4 rooms: the shop/mercantile; the merchant master's bedroom, drawing room and... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I cannot tell you how many times I've passed this building during my several visits to Edinburgh and never quite realized it's a museum. I mentioned this when I stopped in and they stated they hear that often... I'm glad I stopped in. The house can be explored in about 45mins - 1hr or so, and is worth it. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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77 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This historic house run by the National Trust cost little to enter and is interesting to see how life was in Edinburgh in the bygone era. It is right on the Castle mile so easy to access.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This National Trust for Scotland attraction is in the Lawnmarket near Edinburgh Castle and depicts life in a high tenement house in the seventeenth century. Each room is full of interest and exhibits and there are also Trust staff members in each room for further explanation and to answer questions. The whole attraction is very well presented and illustrated.

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