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Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

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  • 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. Th...  more »
  • 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 b...  more »
  • The guided tour (in English to) see inside is recommended. The Interior is superbly furnished (style Édouard) and the view of the salons on the River Forth and the exceptional Cramond island. Only the Park (free entry) and the landscapes are worth visiting.
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  • Grounds are free to enter, with great views out over the Forth. The Japanese garden is well worth a look. No dogs allowed so great if you have young kids who like to roam free- just look out for ponds and water features. Also home to a croquet club. EDIT- they let dogs on the grounds now.
  • Nothing really much here. Great place to do plane spotting and viewing Cramond island. The Kyoto Friendship Garden is a nice place to visit when it's sunny!
  • Good place to go only to if you are living in Edinburgh and you have seen everything else. The tour is not expensive so maybe can be interested but I wouldn't repeat (the tour)
  • Great place to go for a walk and if you want to find out about the history you can do the guided tour of the castle. There are also plenty of other events and lectures but unfortunately they are usually on during the day so I've never been able to get along. The Japanese gardens are very peaceful and if it's a nice day you can chill and watch people playing croquet on the lawn.
  • Free parking, nice views of the river and relaxing grounds with no entry fee. Only downside is the 5 quid for a quick guided tour of the rooms inside castle.