Lauriston Castle

Local nameLauriston Castle
LocationSilverknowes, Edinburgh, UK

Lauriston Castle is a 16th-century tower house with 19th-century extensions overlooking the Firth of Forth, in Edinburgh, Scotland. It lies on Cramond Road South, between Cramond, Davidson's Mains, and Silverknowes. The substantial grounds, Lauriston Castle Gardens, operate as a local park. The castle was bequeathed to the Edinburgh Corporation and hosts the Lord Provost's annual Garden Party. The house is a Category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

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Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour from 40 USD

Opening hours

Open for guided tours only.
Apr - Oct: Mon - Thu, Sat - Sun: 2 p.m.
Nov - Mar: Sat - Sun: 2 p.m.

Apr - Sept: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Oct - Mar: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Guided tours are also available outwith these times for more than 10 people and they are also more costly.


Adults: £5 (2 p.m. tour); £8 (out of hours)
Children (under 16), concessions: £3 (2 p.m. tour); £5 (out of hours)

Gardens only: Free entry

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +440 131 336 2060

Address 2 Cramond Road South Cramond, Edinburgh EH4 6AD, UK

Coordinates 55°58'16.428" N -3°16'42.439" E

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