Gladstone's Land Tours - April

Tours and talks

Gladstone's Land Tours - April

Just a stone's throw from the castle, this 500-year-old building is a towering testament to tenement life in Edinburgh's Old Town and was once owned by merchant Thomas Gladstone. He extended and remodelled the building to attract wealthy tenants for his opulently decorated apartments, as well as for the high-end grocer and cloth shop on the ground floor and the tavern located in the basement.

By the 1800s, only the poorest of the city's inhabitants remained in the Old Town. Gladstone's Land was one of the first buildings the National Trust for Scotland acquired, rescuing it from demolition in 1934.

Please note: all tours must be booked in advance. Please call: 0131 226 5856 to book