Gladstone’s Land in Edinburgh

If you’re looking to experience one of the most important parts of Edinburgh’s history or a unique day out with family or friends, then this newly restored national trust site will make the perfect day out to add to your stack.

Where can I see Edinburgh history?

Head down to Gladstone's Land, just a 5-minute walk away from Waverly Station in the city centre.

Among the plethora of museums in Edinburgh, Gladstone’s land is home to some of the city’s most unique history. This property is host to 500 years of trading history, and attracted tenants from all backgrounds – its wide range of occupants, from the highest to the lowest class, can give a fascinating look into the lives of people throughout the city’s history.

If you want a tour through the property, there are plenty of options. Take a general tour with one of the National Trust’s expert experienced and friendly guides, a specialist tour with experts in their field who are currently researching Scotland’s history, or if you’d rather take a quiet stroll around the property, then download the NTS Edinburgh app for a free GPS guided walking tour that will tell you everything you need to know.

If you’re after a snack, then head down to their ice cream parlour inspired by the ice cream shops that were popular in the 19th and 20th centuries. For those who really do fall in love with the building, or are just looking for somewhere to stay in Edinburgh’s Old Town, the property is actually home to some 1 and 2-bedroom holiday apartments.

  • If you’re a National Trust member, admission is free.
  • General admission tickets are £7.50 for adults, £5.00 for children, and £6.00. Family tickets go for £21.00.
  • The property can be hired for events and private parties.
  • School visits can be organised.


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