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Lauriston Castle

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A hidden gem

We spent a very interesting hour or two walking round the grounds and being guided round this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Free parking and dog friendly

We enjoyed a walk around the grounds and gardens with the dog which is a great plus. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Biggar, United Kingdom
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2A Cramond Road South | Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh EH4 5QD, Scotland
+44 131 336 2060
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small cafe however, their prices are shocking for what they offer. Certainly wouldn't encourage anyone to go. All outdoor tables, which could do with some attention

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very interesting hour or two walking round the grounds and being guided round this lovely house with a very knowledgeable guide who told us all about it's residents and history . Edinburgh Council need to actively promote this hidden gem on the...More

1  Thank eleanorandandy
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Family friendly walled castle grounds with meadow and wooded walks just right for exercising dogs and children. Oriental gardens with pond and kingfisher and neat wee cafe for snack,

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Came across references to Lauriston Castle when researching Scottish furniture as it was home to the Reid family of Morison furniture in Edinburgh. The castle is indeed a 16th century keep extended by some of the greats of Scottish Victorian architecture. The grounds are free...More

Thank Lefourragere
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We enjoyed a walk around the grounds and gardens with the dog which is a great plus. Unfortunately for somewhere that encourages dogs there is a lack of bins for dog waste bags but there was a bowl of water outside the cafe. The Japanese...More

1  Thank Quirky-Bird-Gardener
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Free parking great bonus. Grounds are nice to walk around. The Japanese garden is the best bit and most maintained. Little ponds and water features. The grounds and features are all in need of some TLC. There’s a conservatory and other features fenced off. A...More

Thank 424DonnaM
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I'd never heard of Lauriston Castle until recently but my friend and I went to a talk there and as part of it we were offered a 'mini-tour' of the house. Michael took us round and told us it would take about 20 minutes but...More

Thank roberta_uk98
Reviewed 26 August 2018

An interesting building with a great location and views out to Cramond Island. There is quite limited parking and a lack of waste bins. Most of the grounds are grassy parkland and used for walking dogs. The Kyoto garden is probably the best maintained but...More

Thank Expectal0t
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here with our Rotary Club for an evening of croquet. Lovely warm evening with views over the Firth of Forth. We have been a couple of times since for a quiet walk round the grounds and Japanese Garden. There is...More

Thank airehamer
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Lauriston is more of a manor house, set on wonderful garden grounds. The family left the house in tact, so it looks like it did at the turn of the century. The guided tour is great; very informative. About 15 to 20 minutes from central...More

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27 March 2015|
Response from MikeBR |
On a TIGHT Lead as lots of lambing going on in adjoining fields. Not allowed in House