Lauriston Castle - Explore parks

Title Lauriston Castle
Address Cramond Road South
Postcode EH4 5QD
Telephone 0131 529 7921
Opening hours Garden open April to October 7:30am to 8pm. November to March 7:30am to 5pm. Castle tours April to October every day except Friday at 2pm, November to March Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Facilities Japanese garden, Italian garden, Lauriston Castle, Stunning views, Pond, Seating
Background The grounds of the 16th Century Lauriston Castle offer views across the Firth of Forth in a wood and parkland setting. There are manicured lawns in contrast with woodland walks and a range of trees and plants in the elegant gardens including azaleas, rhododendrons, beeches, sycamores, sweet chestnut, conifers and monkey puzzle trees. Among the woods are 14 special trees planted in 1984 in memory of the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Bren Gun Carrier Platoon who were killed or died in the Burma campaign of 1943-45.
History and heritage The 16th Century castle had major additions in the 19th century. It was gifted to the nation in 1926 by its last private owners, Mr and Mrs William Robert Reid.
Wildlife There is a small pond which is home to breeding mallards and moor hens.
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Other useful links Further information on Lauriston Castle
Green flag Yes
Management plan Management plan
Location map 55.97009983784913,-3.278045654296875
Monuments Monuments in Lauriston Castle
Trees Monkey puzzle trees