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 Castles of Scotland - Lauriston Castle






Location
Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Description
Lauriston Castle is a 16th century tower house overlooking the Firth of Forth, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Lauriston Castle was originally a four-storey L plan tower house, with a circular stair tower. The tower had two storey angle turrets with gun loops. The castle gardens includes a Japanese garden opened in 2002. The castle has views of the river Forth.

History
The original tower house was built around 1590 by Sir Archibald Napier of Merchiston, the father of John Napier, the inventor of logarithms. In 1827 the castle was extended in the Jacobean style by William Burn with the addition of a range converting it to a country manor.. William Reid acquired Lauriston Castle in 1902 and he and his wife Margaret added a collection of fine furniture and artwork. The Reids left their home to Scotland and The City of Edinburgh has administered the house since 1926.


Other Castles in the Area
  Aberdour Castle, Fife
  Balgonie Castle, Fife
  Blackness Castle, Falkirk
  Borthwick Castle, Lothian
  Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire
  Craigmillar Castle, Lothian
  Crichton Castle, Midlothian
  Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian
  Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian
  Dundas Castle, Lothian
  Edinburgh Castle, City of Edinburgh
  Fa'side Castle, East Lothian
  Liberton Tower, Lothian
  Lochleven Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Lochore Castle, Fife
  Merchiston Castle, Lothian
  Newbattle Abbey, Midlothian
  Ravenscraig Castle, Fife
  Rosyth Castle, Fife
  Tullibole Castle, Perth and Kinross







Tullibole Castle
Lauriston Castle

Photograph by Tom Pennington. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Tullibole Castle
Lauriston Castle Gardens

Photograph by Richard Webb. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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