The Gladstone Flat, Gladstone's Land


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30% Discount on Spring Breaks

We are delighted to offer a 30% discount at selected properties on a 7 night stay between now and end of May 2014.


Properties available include: Brewhouse Flat, Culzean Castle; Claybokie, Mar Lodge; North Mains, Craigievar Castle; Blue Door, Kirkcudbright, Middle Cottage, Hill of Tarvit, North Stables at House of Dun and many more.


We are also delighted to offer short break between now and end of May with prices from as little as �220.


We regret this offer does not apply to any bookings made prior to 8 April 2014.

At the heart of Scotland's capital 17th century townhouse museum Gladstone's Land forms part of the Royal Mile's famous ramshackle silhouette. Towering high above the museum, this atmospheric apartment occupies the space where original owner Thomas Gledstanes would have lived with his family.
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The windows overlook the old courtyard, a remnant of the Royal Mile's medieval 'fishbone' structure, where closes, wynds and courts led down off the High Street's central spine. Though comfortably refurbished now, in Gledstanes's day living conditions in these 'high-rise' buildings were cramped. Records show that at one time or another he let parts of the building to a merchant, a minister, a knight and a guild officer.
 
Although Wi-Fi is not available at the property you are visiting, there is mobile network coverage provided by T Mobile & Vodafone which will give you internet access if you have a dongle or appropriate device. Charges for internet access and data usage are available from the network operator. Please note that we do not supply PCs or laptops and that the signal can vary in strength in more remote areas.
Accommodation details

  • Fourth floor

  • Sleeps 2 - 1 twin bedroom

  • Sitting room with gas fire

  • Gas central heating

  • Kitchen

  • Shower room with WC

  • As access is via a steep turnpike staircase, regretfully this property is not suitable for the infirm

 
 
About Gladstone's Land
A tall, narrow, six-storey 17th century townhouse, Gladstone's Land offers two floors of restored display rooms, giving a fascinating glimpse into the grandeur and the squalor of town life 400 years ago.
 
About the area
Edinburgh still buzzes with a mercantile spirit and there are always farmers markets, craft fairs, buskers and festivals to be discovered around the centre. In August the Royal Mile comes alive with street performers; at Christmas time the smell of mulled wine fills the air around Princes Street when the annual German market comes to town.
 
Things to do

  • Follow the High Street from the crags of the Castle down to the medieval abbey and Palace of Holyrood, or wander down one of Edinburgh's infamous closes that lead from the Royal Mile towards Princes Street.

  • There are plenty of restaurants dotted up and down the High Street serving Scottish and international fare, but for fine healthy local produce, head to the Saturday morning farmers market on Castle Terrace, a short walk away.

  • See how the other half lived, in the National Trust for Scotland's lavishly refurbished Georgian House, across in Edinburgh's New Town.

 
Getting there
Gladstone’s Land is located in the Lawnmarket at the top of the Royal Mile. There is no parking available outside the property. Waverley Railway station is a ten-minute walk or a short taxi ride away. Edinburgh International airport offers a bus link to Waverley Station. < Less

Services

Assistance dogs onlyColour televisionDVD playerEating out Facilities within 2 milesMicrowaveNo smokingProperty available for festive breaksProperty available for winter breaksPublic transport accessibleWashing machine

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Facilities nearby

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Green Tourism Award

Green Tourism Award - Gold

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If you would prefer to book by telephone, you can call us Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm (GMT) on:
From inside the UK call 0844 493 2108
From outside the UK call +44 (0) 131 243 9331
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