With its calm, tranquil atmosphere, and stunning views across the Firth of Forth, Lauriston is the perfect place to escape from the bustle of the city centre.
Enjoy a woodland walk, a visit to our award-winning Japanese garden, or step back in time and experience what life was like in an Edinburgh middle-class home at the beginning of the 20th century.
Access with steps
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Waverley Station in the city centre may be more convenient for picking up bus routes out in the direction of Lauriston Castle. The 29, 41, and 37 pass along Princes Street near to Waverley Station. A taxi ride takes about 25 minutes.
The distance between the parking and the castle is about 5 minutes walking.
The accessible entrance leads you to the old kitchen and staff offices. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle, the visitor route is not accessible to wheelchair users. Nevertheless, there is a power point presentation with photographs of the castle that the staff would be happy to show you.
The castle can be visited by guided tour only and must be arranged in advance. For a group, if you have any special requirement, please contact us.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Once visitors have reached the first floor via the main entrance, all rooms are on the same level except the library and the kitchen (on the lower ground floor and mezzanine floor). All doors are approximately the same size (around 108 cm)
Mezzanine Floor (Library)
The library is low light and only accessible via a small staircase.
Outdoor accessible toilets
There are also baby changing facilities available and a disabled assistance button.
Place to eat and drink
Lauriston Courtyard Cafe
Getting around outside
The grounds are open on a daily basis for dog walkers and the general public. Depending on the weather, please feel free to bring picnic blankets and sit on the grass.
Customer care support
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support
If you are bringing a group, please contact the castle staff in advance and ask about any special requirements you may have.
Opposed to a guided tour, there is also a virtual tour using a powerpoint possible for visitors.