Lauriston Castle sits behind a high stone wall. We’ve often passed it in the car and wondered what exactly was hidden beyond the wall. Today we decided to go and find out. We arrived promptly in time for the 2pm tour around the house. The last owner of the house, Mrs Reid, left it to the nation in 1926 and since then, it has been maintained to the exact conditions that it was left in. Unfortunately no photography was allowed inside but a roam around the gardens gave me an opportunity to take some shots to share.
The oldest parts of the house date back to the 16th century.
From the rear of the Castle, there are some fantastic views across to Crammond Island and beyond
There is also a Japanese Garden which is a little bare at this time of year.
The gardens are free to visit so we’ll have to go back in the summer when they’re in full bloom.
Lovely afternoon out… Will definitely go back for a stroll in the summer but can’t complain about the sunshine we were lucky enough to have this today.