Scottish Castles Photo Library
- Lauriston Castle, Cramond, Edinburgh

Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle was started as a 13th century stronghold by the Napiers of Merchiston but it was considerably altered in the 16th century and then extended further in the 19th century to create a Jacobean-style mansion.

The castle passed through a number of hands after the Napiers (one of the family, John Napier, was the inventor of logarithms) before being finally handed over to the City of Edinburgh. The grounds became a public park and the Edwardian extension has a public display of Italian furniture, mosaics, Sheffield plate, mezzotint prints and Caucasian carpets.

The sound of ghostly feet have reportedly been heard in the building.

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