Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

About Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD
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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.

April through October: 2pm every day except Friday.

November through March: 2pm Saturday and Sunday only.

Upcoming Events at Lauriston Castle

Revolutions, Rebellions and Revelations: Scottish History seen through Edinburgh’s Collections

Revolutions, Rebellions and Revelations: Scottish History seen through Edinburgh’s Collections

23rd September 2019
This talk will take you through the key moments of Edinburgh’s history from the National Covenant of 1638 to the suppression of the Highlands after the defeat of the Jacobite Rebellion in 1746.
Scar: The Dramatic Story of a Viking Boat Burial in Scotland

Scar: The Dramatic Story of a Viking Boat Burial in Scotland

26th September 2019
In this lecture Olwyn Owen will piece together the story of the three people buried in the Viking boat and the origins and significance of the objects they took with them to the afterlife.
Clermiston and some of the mansions of the Old Cramond Parish

Clermiston and some of the mansions of the Old Cramond Parish

1st October 2019
This lecture, given by Bill Weir, will explore the old estates of Dalmeny, Craigiehall, and Cammo along with Craigcrook Castle and Clermiston House, it will also examine a number of the owners.
The Edinburgh Seven

The Edinburgh Seven

3rd October 2019
The Edinburgh Seven predate even the redoubtable Dr Elsie Inglis in taking on the misogyny of the establishment to prove their worth. Come hear their story in this lecture at Lauriston Castle!
Autumn’s Bounty

Autumn’s Bounty

6th October 2019
Collect objects from nature and create your own badge, brooch, and pendants in this family workshop with Mike Durnan at Lauriston Castle!
The Changing Face of Leith in the 20th century

The Changing Face of Leith in the 20th century

9th October 2019
This Lecture given by Jim Tweedie, Chair of Leith Local History Society, will give an overview of the fascinating history of Leith and discuss Leith’s unique position today.
Towers of Power: 2,000 Years of Fortifications in Scotland

Towers of Power: 2,000 Years of Fortifications in Scotland

12th October 2019
David C. Weinczok gives this talk on all the main types of fortified sites in Scotland and shares plenty of examples for you to explore once it's over.
Sketching Lauriston

Sketching Lauriston

13th October 2019
Take part in a sketching session with artist Erik Petrie, focussing on some secret and very picturesque corners of The Tower House, the oldest section of Lauriston Castle!
The Unlikely Story of Alexander Dow

The Unlikely Story of Alexander Dow

16th October 2019
Join us at Lauriston Castle on 16th October for this talk on the life of Alexander Dow, from his birth in Perthshire, working for a smuggler, to becoming a Colonel in the East India Company!
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

18th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature!
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

19th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature!
Autumn Wreaths

Autumn Wreaths

19th October 2019
Join Margaret Findlay in this workshop at Lauriston Castle on 19th October and make a gorgeous pre-lit magical autumnal wreath.
Halloween Wand Making Workshop

Halloween Wand Making Workshop

20th October 2019
Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand!
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

20th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature!
The Twilight Seance

The Twilight Seance

26th October 2019
Join paranormal illusionist Ash Pryce as he leads you into the netherworld at Lauriston Castle on 26th October.
The Lauriston Horror Tour

The Lauriston Horror Tour

26th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Come along and see the sights of the castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city with your professional tour guide.
The Terror Trail

The Terror Trail

26th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
The Edinburgh Horror Festival have been passed the torch for Lauriston Castle’s hugely popular Spooky Lauriston and they have created an all new interactive morning adventure for families.
The Haunted Hunt: The Witch’s Cauldron

The Haunted Hunt: The Witch’s Cauldron

26th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
The sell-out interactive puzzle adventure “The Haunted Hunt” returns to Lauriston Castle for its third year and its third new story.

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