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Edinburgh & The Lothians

Gladstone’s Land

One of the oldest buildings on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile boasts fascinating hand-painted Renaissance interiors

Planning your visit

There’s no café at Gladstone’s Land, but we’re close to many restaurants, cafés and coffee shops.

There are no public toilets at Gladstone’s Land. The nearest public toilets are at Castlehill, at Central Library on George IV Bridge or at the City Art Centre on Market Street. The nearest accessible toilets are at Central Library and the City Art Centre. Baby changing facilities are available at Central Library.

Guide dogs and well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the shop on the ground floor.

The ground floor is fully accessible, but please note that access to the rest of the house is via a steep and uneven turnpike (spiral) staircase.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 0131 226 5856.

Facilities & access

  • Free on-street parking is available on Chambers Street for Blue Badge holders.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building.
  • Access to the upper floors is by a turnpike (spiral) staircase with uneven stairs, and may prove difficult for some visitors. The first floor can also be accessed by a set of shallower wooden stairs. Please advise staff if you would like to avoid the turnpike stair.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

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On-street parking is available on Market Street and Chambers Street, and in car parks at Castle Terrace and Blackfriars Street. These are all within a 10-minute walk of Gladstone’s Land.

There is wheelchair access to the ground floor shop.

Opening times


Current period1 Jan–mid-May, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50