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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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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Event times

Mexican Mosaics Workshop

A one-day workshop to make a small mosaic panel using genuine glass mosaic tiles and pieces of fractured glass and mirror. Booking is essential.

Mon 24 Apr

0131 228 1155

Part of Audacious Women Festival.

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