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Lauriston Castle

2A Cramond Road South | Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh EH4 5QD, Scotland
+44 131 336 2060
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Edinburgh hidden gem!

Only 5 minutes walk from my home, and never visited for years, but wanted to see the new Japanese... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ger0na
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Lauriston castle cafe

Lovely grounds,unfenced lake so care needed with children.Did not go round castle, just went to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
eiluned
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2A Cramond Road South | Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh EH4 5QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only 5 minutes walk from my home, and never visited for years, but wanted to see the new Japanese garden. Absolutely glorious. So beautiful, and peaceful, was not too crowded as mid-week. Now has a little cafe, though a bit over-priced, and the server could...More

Thank Ger0na
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely grounds,unfenced lake so care needed with children.Did not go round castle, just went to cafe. Small cafe, inside and outside tables, Standard bought in cakes such as millionaire's shortbread,carrot cake etc. Cardboard cups and plates, plastic cutlery. Bowls of water provided for dogs.High chairs...More

Thank eiluned
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We discovered this place recently and we were enchanted. There were no problems with dogs. I saw a few but they were on leads and everyone was enjoying the space with and without their dogs. I am very surprised that there are some anti dog...More

Thank Miss_Poland
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The courtyard cafe is now open at weekends. They serve great snacks and soups. We had the carrot and coconut soup and a ham and cheese toasting. Both excellent. The soup came with a hot roll and there was lots of filling in the sandwich...More

Thank dianap-10
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Having been a regular visitor to Lauriston all my life, I now visit very rarely because of the increasing number of dogs running freely and fouling, what were once safe, clean and peaceful grounds. There was a time when it was an ideal place for...More

4  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Well as a local resource it is really grim to see *so many dogs" running around without leads ,it used to be almost dog free ,now I observe dogs without leads on croquet lawn , children being scared by uncontrolled dogs etc etc...It used to...More

1  Thank RonnieJ P
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great place to visit any time of the year, the lovely Japanese Garden is amazing in spring. Great sea views. Don't forget to visit Cramond village, beach and island nearby.

Thank Anna Č
Reviewed 19 November 2016

nice place for a walk away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh check website for times of house tours

Thank dennismeggerland
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

After web site says no need to book, we took the bus from Edinburgh centre which took 40 minutes. We arrived just after 2 only to be told it was too busy so go away. Very disappointed, this was on a Tuesday afternoon where it's...More

Thank chi909
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a hidden gem and not as high up on the 'must see' list for Edinburgh as it should be. What a fabulous place and the guided tour, hosted by Michael, was small and felt like it was a private visit. The house and...More

1  Thank Cairoxxx
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Craig G
Hi, I am disabled but can walk with a walker. Can we bring the car to the door of the castle Thanks
5 March 2016|
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Darrenwood23
Can you take dogs?
27 March 2015|
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On a TIGHT Lead as lots of lambing going on in adjoining fields. Not allowed in House
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