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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.

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.

Contact information

Telephone: 0131 226 5856

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Opening times


Access to the house can be via a self-guided visit (last entry 2.30pm) or a daily guided tour at 3pm. See the links for guided tours on the Tours highlight page.

1 Jan–20 May, closed Current period21 May–24 Dec, daily, 10.00–15.00 25 Dec–13 Jan 2022, closed 14 Jan–31 Mar, daily, 10.00–15.00
Ice cream parlour and coffee shop

Please note we are closed on 25 & 26 December.

1 Jan–20 May, closed 21 May–5 Sep, daily, 09.00–18.00 Current period6 Sep–31 Dec, daily, 10.00–17.00

Entry prices

Self-guided visit or general guided tour
One adult family
Specialist guided tour
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.

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.

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

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 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.

Accessible toilet
Audio descriptive tour
Baby changing
Children’s activities
Dogs welcome
Guided tour
Self-guided trail