Gladstones Land

Gladstones Land

About Gladstones Land

477b Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NT
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The house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes showcases high-rise living, 17th-century style, at the beating heart of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. In six rooms split across two levels, the authentically restored tenement shows how people from a variety of backgrounds went about their lives at a time when the cramped Lawnmarket was very much a living, breathing, working part of one of the world's fastest-growing and influential cities.

Inside these walls you'll discover the indignities of living in cramped conditions, the embarrassing consequences of sitting too close to the fire and the gruesome punishment for cheating your customers.

The Gledstanes name relates to the gilded bird of prey hanging outside the house. 'Gled' is an old Scottish word for red-tailed kite, which are often found nesting among 'stanes' or stones.

On Saturdays during July and August, from 12.30-5pm, visitors can get a flavour of 17th-century life with the guides in costume in the display rooms. The costume guides really help to bring the house to life and ensure that visitors get the most from their visit.

Upcoming Events at Gladstones Land

Lecture Series - The History of School Uniform

Lecture Series - The History of School Uniform

6th December 2018
Join Dr Kate Stephenson for this irreverent dash through 500 years of uniform history, with props, at Gladstone's Land on Thursday 6th December!
A Very Georgian Christmas

A Very Georgian Christmas

12th December 2018
Come along to Gladstone's Land on Wednesday 12th December for some Georgian Christmas entertainments, including carols, punch and Georgian Christmas crafts!

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Popular Events

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November.
Light Night
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community.
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!
La Clique Noël - Part Deux
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux.

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