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Gladstone's Land
477B Lawnmarket
Edinburgh
Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Gladstone's Land is a typical example of a 17th century tenement building of the overcrowded Old Town which grew up along the ridge between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse - the Royal Mile. The building is the most important example of 17th century high-tenement housing to survive in Edinburgh. Its site and the extent of its accommodation mark its prestige in terms of mercantile dignity. The cramped conditions of the Old Town determined the width of the lot on which the house was built which meant that extension was only possible in depth or height. Completed in 1620, the six storey building contains remarkable painted ceilings and was originally the home of an Edinburgh burgess, Thomas Gledstanes. The reconstructed shop booth displays replicas of 17th century goods and the first floor of the house has been refurbished as a typical Edinburgh home of the period. In contrast, the Georgian House in Charlotte Square (see separate entry) is a fine example of 18th century New Town architecture.

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Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh Waverley
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Nearest UK Airport: Edinburgh
Tourist Info Number: 0871 572 0610
Months Open: 1 Apr - 31 Oct
Admission Price: 3.50
Gift Shop: Yes

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