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. 
Refreshments can be provided at an additional cost for pre-booked groups of 10+.

Our courtyard cafe is now open 10am - 4pm at weekends, and from April it will be open every day.


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