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Parks: Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

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.
Why don't you?
Take sometime to relax in the Kyoto Friendship Garden.
Other useful links
Further information on Lauriston Castle
Facilities
Japanese garden
Italian garden
Lauriston Castle
Stunning views
Pond
Seating
Opening hours
Garden opening hours;
April to October 07.30am - 8.00pm
November to March 07.30am - 5.00pm
Castle tours;
April to October, Monday - Thursday at 2.00pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm
November to March, Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm.
Contact Details
Cramond Road South
EH4 5QD
0131 529 7921
parks@edinburgh.gov.uk