Merchant House Laws Close Kirkcaldy

Law’s Close is a category A-listed 16th Century Merchant’s House with spectacular period decoration on Kirkcaldy’s High Street.

Merchant House Laws Close Kirkcaldy

About Merchant House Laws Close Kirkcaldy

339-343 High Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1JL
01389750005
Merchant House Laws Close Kirkcaldy Website
Facebook information can be found here

Law’s Close is a category A-listed 16th Century Merchant’s House with spectacular period decoration on Kirkcaldy’s High Street. The building’s prominent location offers views across the Firth of Forth and access to a landscaped garden and open air performance space at the rear.

The high status of the building is expressed in the fine interior decoration found throughout the building such as painted beam ceilings, plaster mouldings, multiple glazed windows and the use of cut-stone (ashlar work).

The building had been used for a variety of purposes over the years before falling into disrepair. Scottish Historic Buildings Trust became involved in the 1980’s and raised funding to restore and save this important A-listed building.

The building now contains a variety of office spaces and two retail units available to let. The Education Room offers workshop space and hosts a permanent exhibition detailing the work carried out during the restoration project. A beautiful long rigg garden has been designed, as part of the Kirkcaldy Riggs Gardens Project, with the aim of relating a modern garden design to the history of the house. Managed as a community garden, it is open to the public and includes an outside performance space.

Upcoming Events at Merchant House Laws Close Kirkcaldy

More History and Culture in Fife

Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Aberdour Castle and Gardens , Aberdour KY3 0SL
Get up close to what is possibly Scotland’s oldest standing castle. Aberdour Castle was built in the 1100s and went on to serve generations of three noble families – including a Regent of Scotland
Read more
Blackfriars Chapel

Blackfriars Chapel

Blackfriars Chapel South Street, St Andrews KY16 9EH
Visit a tranquil ruin amid the bustle of a busy street. Blackfriars Chapel is a rare remnant of the many Dominican friaries built across Scotland during the Middle Ages.
Read more
British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum Bruce Embankment , St Andrews KY16 9AB
Welcome to the British Golf Museum. From the 16th century to the present day, the whole history of the great game is explored under one roof.
Read more
Culross Abbey

Culross Abbey

Culross Abbey Kirk Street, Culross KY12 8JD
Explore the ruins of a Cistercian monastery of the 1200s, once home to a community of monks and lay brothers.
Read more
Culross Palace

Culross Palace

Culross Palace , Culross KY12 8JH
Get a sense of what it would have been like to live in Culross Palace in its prime, with original painted woodwork and beautifully restored 17th- and 18th-century interiors.
Read more
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace St Margarets Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PE
Dunfermline Abbey has a special place in the nation’s heart. Laid to rest here are some of Scotland’s great kings and queens – including Robert the Bruce.
Read more
Falkland Palace and Garden

Falkland Palace and Garden

Falkland Palace and Garden East Port, Falkland KY15 7BU
A fine Renaissance palace with an extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts
Read more
Fife Folk Museum

Fife Folk Museum

High Street Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF
Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres, offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities for all ages.
Read more
Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens , Near Cupar KY15 5PB
Hill of Tarvit is a wonderful example of Edwardian stately living and also has the only exclusively hickory golf course in the UK.
Read more
Inchcolm Abbey

Inchcolm Abbey

Inchcolm Abbey Inchcolm Island, Burntisland KY3 0UA
Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland.
Read more
Kellie Castle and Garden

Kellie Castle and Garden

Kellie Castle and Garden Pittenweem, Anstruther KY10 2RE
Kellie Castle in Fife dates from as early as the 14th century and has magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.
Read more
Methil Heritage Centre

Methil Heritage Centre

272 High Street, Methil KY8 3EQ
A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Levenmouth area.
Read more
Museum Of Communication

Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA
One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.
Read more
Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle , Kirkcaldy KY1 2QG
Admire the towering defensive façade of a heavily fortified castle, originally built as a royal residence.
Read more
Scottish Fisheries Museum

Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB
An independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industryand how it became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.
Read more
St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle The Scores , St Andrews KY16 9AR
St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history.
Read more
St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QL
Explore the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church. Even in its ruinous state, the cathedral remains a prominent landmark highly visible from the sea.
Read more
St Andrews Museum

St Andrews Museum

Kinburn Park Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DP
St Andrews Museum is a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park.
Read more

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

ON Fife Comedy Cafe: Carnegie Hall
ON Fife comedy nights are returning to Carnegie Hall in 2019, feature some of the top names in comedy including a few Fife firsts.
The Sorries
With guitars, bodhrans and mandolin in hand, The Sorries sing, play and banter their way through a show inspired by the music of The Corries. Catch them at Carnegie Hall on 26th April!
Get Ready
Longing for a night of musical brilliance and non-stop hits? The must-see concert show of the year is on its way. Get ready. . . here it comes!
Regular Music Presents: Eddi Reader
Eddi Reader will be touring Scotland in April 2019, playing old songs and new and comes to the Adam Smith Theatre Kirkcaldy on 24th April!
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s ultimate homage to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2019 with its 'Anniversary Tour’ and you can catch it at The Alhambra Theatre on 25th May!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »