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One of the oldest buildings on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, boasting fascinating hand-painted Renaissance interiors. Just a stone’s throw from the castle, this 500-year-old building is a towering testament to tenement life in Edinburgh’s Old Town and was...more
All reviews national trust georgian house painted ceiling royal mile nt members wealthy merchant interesting house tenement building old town step back in time interesting insight open to the public ask questions interesting visit guided tour gift shop free entry
This is the 2nd time I have visited this attraction as it is so interesting. I think having a different guide this time I got even more information as the guides take on little snippets of what interests them and learn something new each visit.
Thank Catherine M
Glad L, Manager at Gladstone's Land, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
Thanks for coming again- we're glad you enjoyed your return visit
Was recommended to visit here after a trip to the amazing Georgian House National Trust property also in Edinburgh. Outside this place is chocca with a sort of Birds of Prey stall. And tacky souvenir sellers. As the pathway is narrow entry is difficult Also...More
Glad L, Manager at Gladstone's Land, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
We're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit, but we would absolutely recommend having a look around the house. Entry is by guided tour as the house is quite small and we find that this adds value to people's experiences of the property and gives the...More
To be honest, we wouldn't have gone here if we weren't National Trust members and got in for free as £28 for a family ticket for a 45 minute tour that only visits 5 rooms seemed pricey! You only seem to be able to book...More
Glad L, Manager at Gladstone's Land, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Ancient tenement on the Royal Mile rescued by the National Trust and carefully restored including rare early ceiling beam paintings and carefully refurnished with contemporary furnishings. Small but original and exquisite. Book a group tour and enjoy the enthusiastic guide’s detailed stories of past tenants...More
Thank David K
Glad L, Manager at Gladstone's Land, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018
Hi David, Thank you so much for your review, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit!
Very historic with a good amount to see. The historic paintings are amazing. You need to book in advance for a tour, which takes about an hour. Very informative and the Canadian guide clearly knew his stuff. Highly recommended and right at the heart of...More
Glad L, Manager at Gladstone's Land, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018
We booked on the 4.00pm tour experience about witchcraft, it was so interesting. The young lady who did our tour was amazing, she was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the house and subject. You start at the top of the house and work down. We...More
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Glad L, Manager at Gladstone's Land, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018
Thank you so much for the great feedback - we're pleased you enjoyed your visit
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.