Lauriston Castle to reopen with a fun-filled family weekend

Lauriston Castle and Gardens

Edinburgh’s Lauriston Castle will reopen its doors to the public on Saturday 25 June with a weekend of activity for families.

Although the grounds and Mimi’s café have been open to the public, the Castle itself has remained closed. Visitors will once again be able to step inside the 400-year-old building and visit its collections.

In addition to the regular Edwardian themed tour, the team will host a brand-new fun family castle tour for the opening weekend where visitors can learn all about its history.

Costumed volunteers from Edinburgh Living History will be on hand to entertain visitors with stories from past-times and, in the gardens, there will be family art and storytelling activities with some special garden trails. Garden volunteers will be at the Castle main door with a plant sale and will be able to show visitors all the new work achieved in the gardens.

Councillor Val Walker, Culture and Communities Convener, said:

It’s fantastic that Lauriston Castle will be fully open to visitors from next weekend. With the summer holidays almost upon us, many families might be wondering how best to fill their (hopefully sunny) days.

To mark the reopening a special programme of events promises fun for all the family and a great opportunity to explore the 400-year-old Castle and it’s beautiful grounds. This is the first of many fun weekends I’m sure will be held and I would encourage everyone to visit this incredible castle by the sea.

Find out more and book castle tours on the Museums&Galleries Edinburgh website.

Published: June 17th 2022