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Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle is a historic tower house, located in the north east outskirts of Edinburgh. Built in 1590 for the Napier family and extended in the 1800s, the house overlooks the Firth of Forth. Lauriston’s last residents, the Reids, left the house in trust to Scotland in 1926. The interiors have remained unchanged ever since, and the house is now a fascinating museum. The beautiful and extensive grounds and gardens are open free to the public.