Spent around an hour here with 4 rooms to explore. Guides in the rooms very interesting & keen to share their knowledge. Information available to read in various languages. Taster... read more
Gladstone's Land is a historic high-rise tenement that spans nearly 500...
Gladstone's Land is a historic high-rise tenement that spans nearly 500 years of history.
Our Christmas gift shop is open until the 3rd of January.
We have special events and tours running from now until the house re-opens as normal in Easter 2016. Look at our website for up to date details.
The six rooms across two floors recreate the life of those who called it home, including a wealthy laird with a dark secret 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 Renaissance painted interior and countless stories of daily life, death, and drama.
The property is owned by the National Trust for Scotland; proceeds and donations help to keep this beautiful building conserved and open to the public.