Lauriston Castle and Gardens


Lauriston Castle Edinburgh, 2a Cramond Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD

    Edwardian home in tranquil free grounds cradling the sea near historic Cramond. Regular historical costumed performances. Year round programme of special events.

    Lauriston Castle Tours and Special Events

    Visit Lauriston Castle and see one of the most remarkable Edwardian interiors in Scotland.  Lauriston Castle is a hidden gem in Edinburgh with beautiful free grounds cradling the sea and with stunning views. Spend time relaxing in our calm and tranquil Japanese garden.  Visit the Castle and step back in time.  If you manage to catch one of our special costumed performances, you will re-live a bygone era. Double up with a visit to historic Cramond and take a walk along the iconic promenade.

    Tour times:
    Summer Season - From 1st April - 31st October. 2.00pm every day except Friday

    Winter Season - From 1st November - 31st March 2.00pm Saturday and Sunday only

    Admission charges:
    Adult £5.00
    Concession £3.00
    Family £12.50 (2 Adults + 3 Children under 16)
    Group rate £3.00 (for groups of 10 and over)
    Out of hours group visits are £8 Adult and £5 Concession.
    Refreshments can be provided for group visits.

    Special Tours and Events

    We have one daily 'no need to book' guided tour at Lauriston. Just turn up at the times outlined above. You can however book group tours at other times by phoning Lauriston Castle on 0131 336 2060. Lauriston Castle is also the centre for a year round programme of special events, so if you are in town why not try one of our musical events, themed events, family workshops or special lectures. You can learn more about our events on our website

    Or go to this link for the family programme:

    Explore our special events programme:

    Lothian Buses from city centre no.41, 29 or 42 (not Suns) to Davidson Mains, 16, 27, 37 to Silverknowes (the no. 24 bus doesn't come to Lauriston anymore and the 41 only goes to Davidsons Mains).


    3 Historic House
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Shop


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Coastal Location

    Wedding Services

    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony
    • Religious Ceremony

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From the Information Centre, exit onto Princes Street and head west for five minutes to Hanover Street. From the left-hand side of the street, catch the No.24 bus heading for Edinburgh Park, which stops right at Lauriston Castle, or the No.41 bus heading for Cramond, and alight either at Davidson's Mains or Cramond.

    Lothian Buses from city centre no.41or 42 (not Suns) to Davidson Mains, 16, 27, 37 to Silverknowes (the no. 24 bus doesn't come to Lauriston anymore and the 41 only goes to D'mains.

    Getting there by railway:- Exit onto Princes Street from Waverley Station, then as above.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport take bus No. 100 to Princes Street, then as above.

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