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Royal Auxiliary Air Force

Door open days


This Victorian mansion was designed in 1891 for Arthur Sanderson, the famous whisky distiller who also had a large collection of fine arts. Since 1925 it has been the Headquarters of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, Royal Air Force. The interiors were finely decorated by William Scott Morton, with each room individually designed according to the art displayed–a Grecian themed entrance hall, a Renaissance Dining Room, Drawing Room inspired by Robert Adam,and Louis XIII styled bedroom.


Key Information

Building Date: 1891-93

Limited wheelchair access.

Where to find us

  • 25 Learmonth Terrace
  • Edinburgh
  • EH4 1PA