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Gladstone's Land

  • 477B Lawnmarket Map It
  • Old Town
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Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

This narrow, six-story tenement, next to the Assembly Hall, is a survivor from the 17th century, and the living conditions in a tenement building of the time have been re-created here. Rooms are decorated in authentic period furnishings, and the sense of how cramped life must have been, even for the moderately successful, is deftly portrayed. Typical Scottish architectural features are evident on two floors, including an arcaded ground floor (even in the city center, livestock sometimes inhabited the ground floor) and some magnificent painted ceilings. Look out for the lovely spinet in the drawing room; the ingeniously designed instrument, resembling a space-saving piano, plucks strings rather than strikes them, producing a resonantly baroque sound.

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477B Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2NT, Scotland

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  • £6.50

Published 05/04/2017


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