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Lauriston Castle

Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh

When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.The Castle and the collections it contains are one of Scotland’s greatest gifts. Collections include: Italian Furniture, Sheffield Plate, Crossley Wool Mosaics and Blue John ornaments.The interiors of the house are the work of Mrs Reid's husband, Mr W R Reid, the owner of Morison & Co., a leading Edinburgh cabinet making business.The beautiful grounds were laid out by William Henry Playfair in the 1840s. Much of the planting dates to this period. The award-winning Japanese Friendship garden, gifted by the prefecture of Kyoto, is a tranquil place to contemplate.

Opening Times

The Castle is open by guided tour only; there is no need to book in advance.

April through October
Monday - Thursday at 2pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm
No tours on Fridays

November through March: Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

Pricing Details

Adults £5
Concessions £3
Family £12.50

Trip Advisor



Visit Scotland
3 Stars


Lauriston Castle

Cramond Road South
Davidsons Mains
Phone: 0131 336 2060
Lauriston Castle


Overlooking the Forth at Cramond.

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