Lauriston Castle

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.

Lauriston Castle

About Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD
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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.

Upcoming Events at Lauriston Castle

Japan Sakura at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 20th April 2024 - 28th April 2024

Join us at Lauriston Castle over 2 weekends for the return of the Japan Sakura in Scotland festival on 20th/21st and 27th/28th April.


World Bee Day at Lauriston Castle

19th May 2024

Join John Jeffrey our resident Beekeeper at Lauriston Castle for a morning of creative fun exploring our buzzy friends and their importance in our environment.


Ghosts - Tales of Terror at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 28th September 2024

Come along and see the sights of Lauriston Castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city!


The Edinburgh Sketcher Returns to Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 30th May 2024 - 18th August 2024

Edinburgh’s favourite sketcher makes a welcome return to Lauriston Castle and we are teaming up with him once again for some sketching workshops.


Summer Mosaics

8th June 2024

Join us at Lauriston Castle for a 2-day workshop making beautiful mosaic panels inspired by the colours of summer with Margaret Findlay!


Film Screening of ‘Howards End’

22nd June 2024

It wouldn't be midsummer without a ravishing country house affair to enjoy at Lauriston Castle and this year we present 'Howards End', a romantic drama of class distinctions in Edwardian Britain.


The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 13th August 2024 - 22nd August 2024

What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!


A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

15th December 2024

Join us at Lauriston Castle for our annual Christmas event where you can capture the magic of Christmas past!


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