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Gladstone’s Land

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

Planning your visit

You can explore Gladstone’s Land at your own pace between 10am and 1pm (last entry 12.30pm) from Tuesday to Sunday, and between 10am and 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) on Mondays. The property will be closed for self-guided and guided tours on the following dates: Saturday 3 August, Saturday 10 August, Sunday 11 August, Saturday 17 August, Sunday 18 August and Saturday 24 August. If you’d like a more in-depth tour of the property, please book on to one of our guided tours, running daily at 6pm (except on the above listed dates). These can be booked under the Events tab. No booking is required for self-guided tours. 

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’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.

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.


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Opening times

Gladstone’s Land
1 Jan–24 Mar, daily, 11.00–16.00 (guided tours only) 25 Mar–30 Jun, daily, 11.00–17.00 (last entry 16.30) 1 Jul–19 Jul, closed Current period20 Jul–8 Sep, Mon, 10.00–16.30; Tues–Sun, 10.00–13.00* 10 Sep–31 Oct, daily 11.00–17.00 (last entry 16.30) 1 Nov–31 Dec, daily, 11.00–16.00 (guided tours only) 24 Dec–26 Dec, closed 1 Jan 2020–29 Mar, daily, 11.00–16.00 (guided tours only) All guided tours must be booked in advance. To book, please call 0131 226 5856 *Theatre performances daily from 2pm, except for the following days when the house will only be open for performances: Sat 3 Aug, Sat 10 Aug, Sun 11 Aug, Sat 17 Aug, Sun !8 Aug, Sat 24 Aug.
1 Jan–24 Mar, daily, 11.00–16.00 25 Mar–30 Jun, daily, 10.00–18.00 Current period1 Jul–31 Aug, daily, 10.00–20.00 1 Sep–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–18.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, daily, 11.00–16.00 24 Dec–26 Dec, closed 1 Jan 2020–29 Mar, daily, 11.00–16.00

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Free on-street parking is available on Chambers Street for Blue Badge holders.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building.
  • There is wheelchair access to the ground floor shop. 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.