We took Blue out to Lauriston Castle, a 16th century tower house in the Northwest part of Edinburgh. It’s about 45 minutes away by bus from the city centre, but it’s definitely a neat little spot to visit. We didn’t go in, but they do tours of the building, which has been preserved pretty much unchanged since 1926, which shows a glimpse of Edwardian (1901-1910) life in a Scottish country house. The grounds and gardens are open to the public for free and is a really nice place to relax, have a picnic (if the weather is nice), and go for a nice walk.
The castle grounds are enclosed by a trail and a stone wall so we let Blue off leash.
This is Lauriston Castle.
This is my view when we take Blue out.
And here’s a more close up version of the building.
It’s really nice, but not that big.
There were some nice cherry blossoms though. 🌸
There’s a Japanese garden on the grounds.
We saw our friends David & Chloe from church at the park!
And this is the back side of the building.
I think this is supposed to be the rose garden (not in bloom yet).
It’s nice to visit pretty places with this dog.
There are a few croquet lawns behind the castle.
Here’s Blue checking out the view… (of sheep)
This is the view from behind the castle.
Okay, I’m ready for the sun to come out now…