Once Upon a Time…

…there was a fairy tale castle of the most winsome sort that rested on a beautiful parkland and overlooked the cold, shining waters of the Firth of Forth.

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Lauriston was its name and it was a lovely place – with plenty of towers and flowers and beauty and grace.

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Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

The castle enchanted everyone who visited, both humans and canines alike.

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The construction of Lauriston Castle began as a 16th century tower house that a fellow named Sir Archibald Napier of Merchiston built sometime around 1593.   A grand Jacobean-style extension was added in 1827.

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