6 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.


4 available times: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm (closed 12 noon till 1pm). Tours must be pre-booked. 

Visit the castle's website for more information. 

You can get in touch with the event organisers on 0131 336 2060 or by emailing lauristoncastle@edinburgh.gov.uk

2a Cramond Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD