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LAW'S CLOSE, KIRKCALDY

12 September 2021

Fife ~ Central

The building dates from the 1500’s and is considered to be one of the finest surviving examples of a house of this type. After becoming redundant and falling into disrepair, the building was restored by Scottish Historic Buildings Trust after an extensive repair programme. The building re-opened in 2005 and now offers comfortable and unique office accommodation

Law’s Close, known locally as “The Merchants House”  is a Category ‘A’ listed building and one of the best preserved 16th century town houses in Scotland. Situated on the High Street in Kirkcaldy with views across the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh.

Unfortunately the Merchant's House is unable to be open for this year's Doors Open Days but will be participating digitally from 12th September, please check back then. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ‘MERCHANT’S HOUSE’ HERE

 shbt.org.uk

 

SEE ALL OUR LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION AT

https://www.facebook.com/LawsClose/
https://www.instagram.com/lawsclose/?hl=en

 

READ AN ARTICLE ON THE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION HERE

 https://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/restoring/restoring.htm

 

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE FIFE 2021 DOORS OPEN DAYS BROCHURE HERE

FIFE DOORS OPEN DAYS 2021

 

Digital Resources

The 'Merchant's House'

Learn how SHBT made the house commercially viable again

Read the story

Guided Tour

Discover the history of the building known as the Merchant's House and why it is called 'Law's Close'.  Follow a guided tour of the rooms to see the incredible survival of original 16thC painted ceilings, the 17thC stucco and the fantastic restoration of the interior decor, complete with a ship mural from 1590.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Key Information

Building Date: 16th Century

 

 

VIEW THE FIFE 2021 BROCHURE

FIFE DOORS OPEN DAYS 2021
Address
  • Law's Close
  • 339-341 High Street
  • Kirkcaldy
  • KY1 1LD