Visitor Information

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 (ie there are no tours on Fridays)

November through March: Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

Tours last approximately one hour.

Guided tours for parties of 10+ can be booked outwith these times by phoning 0131 336 2060 or by emailing

Garden (free to visit):

April through September: 8am - 8pm.
October through March: 8am - 5pm.

Admission (Please note that payment is by cash - GBP - only):

Adult: £5 (2pm tour); £8 (out of hours)

Child (under 16): £3 (2pm tour); £5 (out of hours)

Concessions: £3 (2pm tour); £5 (out of hours)

Family (up to two adults and three children under 16): £12.50 (2pm tour)

Group (10+): £3 (2pm tour); out of hours group visits are £8 adult and £5 concession.

Admission to the gardens only is free of charge.


Guidebooks, postcards, and other selected items related to the collections are available for sale.  We do not have a cafĂ© at Lauriston Castle but there are various cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby.
Refreshments can be provided at an additional cost for pre-booked groups of 10+.


The Castle is not currently accessible by wheelchair users.  Access is by stairs only because of the historic nature of the building.

Contact us:

Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, Edinburgh EH4 5QD

Tel: 0131 336 2060

Fax: 0131 312 7165

Map and directions