The Harrison Flat, Gladstone's Land

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Gladstone's Land is a unique historic building on the Royal Mile that was built to be the home of the wealthiest residents of 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' More >
The area is famous for having the world's first sky scrapers and Gladstone's Land is one of those last remaining tenements. Guests in our self-catering holiday apartments soak up the atmosphere of historic Edinburgh whilst enjoying arguably one of the best addresses that the city has to offer; the Harrison Flat is the perfect cosy base for exploring the city.
The Gladstone family, originally made their home in the top floors of the building and rented out the lower floors to a Knight and his family, and a Minister from St Giles Cathedral amongst others.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 1000 Pounds to help renovate the property and create apartments for those of little means.
Forming an essential part of Edinburgh's Old Town silhouette, the Harrison Flat sits of the second floor of the property. In its heyday it was rented out to a wealthy Merchant named John Riddoch who imported expensive spices, lace, ribbon and trinkets. He also owned the very high-end Grocer on the ground floor which sold all the ingredients you needed to create a banquet for your VIP's and he owned the Tavern that nestled in the cellar where you could enjoy a wee dram or two!
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 Twin 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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Assistance dogs onlyColour televisionDVD playerEating out Facilities within 2 milesMicrowaveNo smokingProperty available for festive breaksProperty available for winter breaksPublic transport accessibleWashing machineWiFi

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Green Tourism Award

Green Tourism Award - Gold

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From inside the UK call 0131 458 0305
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