Magical gardens

Lauriston Castle


Lauriston Castle in Edinburgh (Scotland) is a charming, 16th-century building that overlooks the firth of River Forth.

Lauriston Castle

Grounds surrounding the castle are absolutely dreamy: 30 acres of woodland and gardens!
This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy dazzling river views. You can visit old glasshouse, walk through bluebell wood and wander around colorful garden pathways. Lauriston Castle grounds were first laid out by William Henry Playfair in the 1840s. Today they also include a Japanese garden, pond and three croquet lawns.

Lauriston Castle Grounds

Lauriston Castle Grounds

Lauriston Castle Grounds

Lauriston Castle Grounds

Lauriston Castle Grounds

Lauriston Castle

The castle itself was build in a medieval times, but it was completely destroyed during Burning of Edinburgh in 1544. It was rebuild around 1590 by Sir Archibald Napier. Some of the building features (two-storey extension, the library) were added much later .
The most notable building owners were Mr and Mrs W R Reid and William Davidson Barton (Mrs Reid’s brother).
They decided to leave this amazing tower house to Scotland, for everyone to enjoy. Interior of the house is a perfect example of modern Edwardian country home. And: yes, of course you can tour the castle! πŸ™‚

Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

Edinburgh-Kyoto Friendship Garden :

Lauriston Castle Grounds
Lauriston Castle Grounds
Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) :

 Lauriston Castle Grounds

Lauriston Castle Grounds
Lauriston Castle Grounds

 Lauriston Castle Grounds

 Lauriston Castle Grounds

 Lauriston Castle Grounds

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25 Replies to “Magical gardens

    1. Thank you.Just seen your”almost spring” pics.Those peach blossoms look amazing! Hoping for early spring πŸ™‚

  1. There’s always something new to see, or sometimes revisit when in Scotland This is just magnificent. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

  2. My husband has family in Scotland so it’s on our list of places to visit in the near future. It looks so beautiful!
    Stopping by to say hello from Travel Tuesday! Have a good week πŸ™‚

  3. What a beautiful place! We just love Scotland! My list of places to see for a return trip is growing! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks:) Hope you’ll enjoy your next trip to Scotland.
      What I find difficult here is planning trips because of crazy, unpredictable weather!
      Today we’ve already experienced : sun, hail,snow,rain,strong wind and it’s not even 4pm haha πŸ˜‰
      xx

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