Tour Scotland Video Drive To Lauriston Castle Edinburgh

Tour Scotland video of a drive to Lauriston Castle on Cramond Road South, between Cramond, Davidson's Mains, and Silverknowes on ancestry visit to Edinburgh, Scotland. A Lauriston Castle stood on this site in medieval times but was almost totally destroyed in the raids on Edinburgh in 1544 by the earl of Hertford. A tower house was rebuilt around 1590 by Sir Archibald Napier of Merchiston, father of John Napier, for his younger son, also named Archibald. In 1683, the estate was purchased by Edinburgh goldsmith and financier William Law, father of infamous economist John Law, born 1671, died 1729, shortly before his death. John Law then inherited the estate and it stayed in the family until 1823 when sold to banker and mineralogist Thomas Allan. In 1827, Allan commissioned William Burn to extend the house in the Jacobean style.

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