Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle
2a Cramond Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD
  • Box office 0131 228 1155
  • General enquiries 0131 336 2060
  • Opening times Access by guided tour only: 1 Apr–31 Oct Mon–Thu, Sat & Sun at 2pm; 1 Nov–31 Mar Sat & Sun at 2pm.
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  • Website www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/…
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Lauriston Castle

The 16th century tower house of Lauriston Castle looks over the Firth of Forth from its beautiful manicured gardens, which include the Japanese garden and several croquet courts. A number of events are held at the castle throughout the year, including historically themed puppet shows for children and lectures in the evening. Note: tickets for Lauriston Castle are available through the Usher Hall Box Office.

Step inside Lauriston Castle and 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 some of Scotland’s greatest gifts. The elegant 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. The award-winning Japanese Friendship garden, gifted by the prefecture of Kyoto, is a tranquil place to contemplate.

A wide range of art and craft workshops, living history events and lectures take place throughout the year. School parties, group visits and community groups are all welcome – to book contact the castle.

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Events at this venue

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Sunday 28 May

Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155

Saturday 3 June

Monday 5 June

Wednesday 21 June

Lauriston Castle
£20 with a light summer picnic 0131 228 1155

Sunday 25 June

Monday 3 July

Lauriston Castle
Times & prices to be confirmed 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Lauriston Castle
£18 (£16; Children £12) 0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Tuesday 4 July

Lauriston Castle
Times & prices to be confirmed 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Lauriston Castle
£18 (£16; Children £12) 0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Wednesday 5 July

Lauriston Castle
Times & prices to be confirmed 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Lauriston Castle
£18 (£16; Children £12) 0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Thursday 6 July

Lauriston Castle
Times & prices to be confirmed 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Lauriston Castle
£18 (£16; Children £12) 0131 228 1155

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Saturday 8 July

Monday 10 July

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Saturday 22 July

Sunday 23 July

Tuesday 1 August

Saturday 5 August

Monday 7 August

Sunday 13 August

Tuesday 15 August

Saturday 19 August

Friday 25 August

Sunday 3 September

Saturday 9 September

Lauriston Castle
£9 (10 lectures £80) 0131 228 1155

Saturday 16 September

Saturday 23 September

Sunday 24 September

Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155

Saturday 30 September

Saturday 7 October

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Tuesday 24 October

Thursday 26 October

Monday 30 October

Tuesday 31 October

Wednesday 1 November

Friday 17 November

Saturday 18 November

Saturday 25 November

Sunday 26 November

Thursday 30 November

Saturday 2 December

Sunday 3 December

Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155
Lauriston Castle
£5, children £3, family £12.50 0131 228 1155

Wednesday 6 December

Saturday 9 December

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Saturday 16 December

Sunday 17 December

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