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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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Great discovery

We went there to explore this castle and it was a really beautiful discovery. It's located near... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Giuseppe C
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Rosyth, United Kingdom
An out of the way Gem in Edinburgh

I had never heard of this place till my wife got a voucher for money off tickets (although normal... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Stuart J
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Perth, United Kingdom
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2A Cramond Road South | Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh EH4 5QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We went there to explore this castle and it was a really beautiful discovery. It's located near Cramond village, at the gates of Edinburgh, coming from the north. It's a beautiful castle located in a wonderful garden, very tidy and well kept. there is a...More

Thank Giuseppe C
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I had never heard of this place till my wife got a voucher for money off tickets (although normal entrance cost is only £5 for non-pensioner), there is a small cafe which will struggle in busy times if weather not good, but otherwise plenty outside...More

Thank Stuart J
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice little cafe. Not much inside seating so if wet it is a problem. Coffee food and cakes were lovely so we will go back.

Thank airehamer
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It isn't, and never has been, a castle, but this offers a more rewarding visit than most castles. Overlooking the Forth, the oldest part of the building dates from 1598; however, it is most of interest to see how a rich Edinburgh family lived in...More

Thank TomJohnston52
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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 27 April 2017

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

1  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

1  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
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Darrenwood23
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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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