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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.

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

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; no need to book in advance) or a daily guided tour at 3pm. 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 period14 Jan–24 Dec, daily, 10.00–15.00
Ice cream parlour and coffee shop

Current period14 Jan–24 Dec, daily, 10.00–17.00

Entry prices

Self-guided visit or general guided tour
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

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.

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 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
Audio descriptive tour
Baby changing
Children’s activities
Dogs welcome
Guided tour
Large print
Self-guided trail
Touch tours