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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

Castle guided tours are at 2pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 3pm.

See below the opening times for the castle grounds, which are free to enter.

Open 7 Days 8am-5pm


Pricing Details

Castle Grounds are Free to Enter

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Rating

Visit Scotland
3 Stars

Contact

Lauriston Castle

Cramond Road South
Davidsons Mains
Edinburgh
EH4 5QD
Phone: 0131 336 2060
Email: lauristoncastle@edinburgh.gov.uk
Website: http://www.edinburghmuseums.org....
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Directions

Overlooking the Forth at Cramond.

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