This 500-year-old building, one of the oldest on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, located just a stone’s throw from the Castle, offers fantastic hand-painted Renaissance interiors. His once owner merchant Thomas Gladstone, remodelled and extended the building in an attempt to attract wealthy tenants for his well decorated apartments, as well as for the tavern in the basement and the grocer and cloth shop located on the grown floor. In 1934 the National Trust for Scotland acquired the building rescuing it from demolition, since by the mid-1800s only the poorer inhabitants of the city remained in the Old Town.
Gladstone’s Land offers visitors the chance to see how the wealthy went about their lives back in the 1800s.
Access to the building is by guided tour only. All tours must be booked in advance, so check the website in advance to make sure there’re enough spaces for your visit!