19 December - Lauriston Castle, 10am - 4pm

When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.The Castle and the collections it contains is one of Scotland’s greatest gifts. Collections include, Italian Furniture, Sheffield Plate, Crossley Wool Mosaics and Blue John ornaments. The interiors of the house are the work of  Mrs Reid's husband, Mr W R Reid, the owner of Morison & Co., a leading Edinburgh cabinet making business.he beautiful grounds were laid out by William Henry Playfair in the 1840s.  Much of the planting dates to this period. The award-winning Japanese Friendship garden, gifted by the prefecture of Kyoto, is a tranquil place to contemplate. 

An Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle. Tours at 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm. Lauriston Castle is Edinburgh’s very own Downtown Abbey.  Come along for a very special Christmas Edwardian experience.  Be guided around the Castle with our costumed performers and be transported back to a bygone era.  Marvel at the beautiful Edwardian interiors and views over the sea. All tours are now fully booked.

2a Cramond Road South, EH4 5QD.