Lauriston Castle


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Set in large, reasonably well-kept grounds and now in the care of the local authority, this neo-Jacobean fortified property was built in the 1590s (as a tower house for Sir Archibald Napier), extended during the 1820s and last used as a private home in 1926, when then-owner William Reid left it to the nation. Reid and his wife were enthusiastic antiques collectors who furnished the house with their finds; the property's Edwardian interiors have been carefully preserved. Access is by tour only (around 50 minutes); special group tours can be arranged if you call ahead.

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Lauriston Castle details

Cramond Road South,
Davidsons Mains,

Area North

Transport Bus 1, 41, 42

Telephone 0131 336 2060

Lauriston Castle website

Open House tours Apr-Oct 2pm Mon-Thur, Sat, Sun. Nov-Mar 2pm Sat, Sun. Grounds dawn-dusk daily.

Admission House £5; £3 discounts. Grounds free.

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