The Gladstone Flat, Gladstone's Land

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Gladstone's Land is a unique historic building that was built to be the home of the wealthiest residents in Edinburgh. The oldest part was constructed during the reign of Mary Queen of Scot's and reached its full magnificence when the Gladstone family purchased and extended the property in the early 1600's. We are often described as a 'hidden gem' and lie just a stone's throw away from Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the 'Old Town'. Guests in our self catering holiday apartments soak up the atmosphere of historic Edinburgh whilst enjoying arguably one of the best addresses the city has to offer. More >
The Gladstone Family originally made their home in the top floors of the building and rented out the lower floors to a Knight and his family, and a Minister from St Giles Cathedral amongst others. When the Trust rescued the building from demolition in 1934, a wealthy Edinburgh resident gifted the Trust to help renovate the property and create apartments for those of little means.
- Forming an essential part of Edinburgh's Old Town silhouette, the Gladstone Flat provides views over the city and into the hidden courtyards that surround the rear of the building. The area is famous for having the world's first sky scrappers and Gladstone's Land is one of those last remaining tenements.
The Gladstone flat takes pride of place at the top rear of the building and offers the perfect cosy base for exploring the city.

To Make Your Stay Extra Special

    On arrival, you will be greeted by the following complimentary gifts:
  • Refreshing selection of Luxury Teas

  • Fresh ground coffee from our local supplier

  • All of our cleaning supplies are sourced from the environmentally friendly brand, Method.

Accommodation Details

  • Sleeps 2 - One Double Bedroom. Egyptian cotton bedding with luxury Himalayan fibre duvets.

  • Sitting room with Smart TV, HDMI cable and digital radio.

  • Kitchen - Fridge with freezer compartment, oven, hob, washer/dryer and microwave.

  • Shower room C

  • Gas central heating.

  • EPC Rating: D55

  • The apartment is located on the fourth floor of the building via a steep turnpike staircase.

About The Area:

    Situated on the Lawnmarket of the Royal Mile, we are right in the heart of Edinburgh's atmospheric Old Town. Discover the oldest part of the city, once home to many important literary and philosophical figures, including Robert Burns and Thomas Geddes. You are spoilt for choice with visitor attractions and galleries that represent Edinburgh's rich cultural heritage with the Whisky Experience, Mary King's Close, the National Galleries, St Giles Cathedral and the National Museum of Scotland all a short walk away, as well as numerous independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Things To Do

  • Take a stroll along the Royal Mile and adjacent streets to find shops selling both traditional and lcoal products.

  • Taste Scottish and International cuisine, with a vast array of local restaurants and cosy cafes available in the area.

  • Take a walk in the beautifully laid out and award winning, Princes Street Gardens.

  • Soak up some culture at one of the many festivals Edinburgh hosts, including the world renowned 'Fringe' Festival each August.

  • Visit the elegant New Town and see how the High Society of the 18th century lived by visiting the National Trust for Scotland's Georgian House.

Getting There
Gladstone's Land is located in the Lawnmarket at the top of the Royal Mile. Waverley Railway station is a ten-minute walk or a short taxi ride away.
Edinburgh International Airport offers a bus link to Waverley Station and a tram service also operates from the airport to the city centre.

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Green Tourism Award

Green Tourism Award - Gold

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From inside the UK call 0131 458 0305
From outside the UK call +44 (0) 131 458 0305