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 is 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.
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Our main phone line is currently out of order. If you need to phone us please do so via 0131 336 1921. Thank you.
Please note that the Castle and grounds will be closed on Friday 29 July for the Lord Provost's Garden Party. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Find out more about Lauriston Castle and its fascinating history.
Find out more about the collections in this fabulous home that has been preserved exactly as it was in Edwardian times.
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Find out about events and lectures being held at Lauriston Castle.
Information about events and other activities at Lauriston Castle for schools and community groups
Did you Know?
‘Gentlemen’s houses built all castle-wise’?