A round wooden table with a carved wooden chair sits beneath two sets of windows. The bottom half of the windows are covered by wooden shutters. On the table stands a candlestick, two horn cups, various metal plates and a lidded jug.
Edinburgh & The Lothians

Gladstone’s Land

Getting here

Gladstone’s Land is in Edinburgh city centre, on the Lawnmarket at the top of the Royal Mile.
Address Gladstone’s Land 477B Lawnmarket Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 2NT

There is no parking at the property. Free on-street parking is available on St Giles’ Street for Blue Badge holders.

There are no EV charging points immediately near the property but a full list of charging points in Edinburgh can be found via the City of Edinburgh Council website.

The closest train station to Gladstone’s Land is Waverley, situated on Waverley Bridge. We’re just a 5–10 minute walk from the station but please be aware that we’re towards the top of a very steep hill.

The closest bus stops are on the Mound and on George IV Bridge.

Edinburgh Bus Tours stop right outside Gladstone’s Land.

The nearest bike racks are located on the corner of St Giles Street and Lawnmarket.

Contact information

Telephone: 0131 226 5856

Get directions

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Opening times


Access to the house is via self-guided visits until 2.30pm (no need to book in advance), and then a guided tour at 3pm (please check availability on our Events tab). Specialist social history tours are also available on certain days at 4pm. See the links for booking guided tours on the Tours highlight page.

Current period 4 Jan–23 Dec, daily, 10.00–15.00
Ice cream parlour and coffee shop

Current period 4 Jan–23 Dec, daily, 10.00–18.00

Entry prices

Self-guided visit or general guided tour
One adult family
Young Scot

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Planning your visit

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the property. Well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the ice cream parlour and coffee shop.

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.

Facilities & access

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

We have created a detailed Accessibility Guide for Gladstone’s Land to assist with your visit.

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.

3G/4G coverage
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Children’s activities
Dogs welcome
Guided tour
Self-guided trail
Touch tours