Win a stay for two in a beautiful Scottish castle!


To celebrate the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology we are delighted to announce a competition in conjunction with Thirlestane Castle... your chance to win a 3 night stay for 2 people in the magnificent Lauderdale Apartment!

Read on to find out more about this unique and historic castle apartment and for details on how to enter our Facebook competition. 

The Lauderdale Apartment

Nestling in the gentle Scottish Border hills, with its rose pink sandstone walls and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish history. It is one of the oldest and finest castles in the land and home to one of the country's most distinguished families. With its own private access and exceptional views of the parkland to the front of the castle, The Lauderdale Apartment offers a unique opportunity for visitors to stay in a genuinely historic Scottish castle.

A stay in the ancient grandeur of Thirlestane Castle, one of the seven ‘Great Houses of Scotland’, is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression but its location in the heart of lowland Scotland - an area steeped in heritage, culture and outstanding scenery will ensure your visit is truly memorable.

The magnificent city of Edinburgh is but a thirty minute drive from Thirlestane where you can explore the fascinating architecture of the old town and soak-up the culture and heritage of this beautiful vibrant city. Wander the cobbled closes and narrow stairwells of the Royal Mile and Grassmarket, partake in a wee dram at the Scotch Whisky Centre or perhaps join an expert-led whisky tasting session where you will learn more about the intricate flavours of this most distinguished of drinks. And of course, from one castle to another, a visit to iconic Edinburgh Castle is a must!


The Terms & Conditions

Date Restrictions: the winning stay must be taken between Monday 13th March – Monday 1st May 2017 or Sunday 1st October - Friday 1st December 2017.
The prize consists of: a 3 night stay at The Lauderdale Apartment and a tour of Thirlestane Castle. Pets are not permitted.
A maximum of 2 persons may stay at The Lauderdale Apartment. Entrants must be 18 years or over.
Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
No purchase necessary.
The standard Crabtree & Crabtree Terms and Conditions apply. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
Subject to availability; dates must be booked in advance.
Catering and travel are not included.
Crabtree & Crabtree reserve the right to request post-win publicity.

The Competition

Step 1: Head on over to our Facebook page.
Step 2: Add a comment with your name to our Thirlestane Castle post - this will be pinned to the top of our page until the 13th of March, so you can't miss it.
Step 3: Share the post to your own Facebook timeline.

You have until 3pm on Monday 13th March to enter. A winner will be selected at random and notified that afternoon... good luck!

We wish all competition entrants the very best of luck and look forward to welcoming our winner to one of the oldest and finest castles in the land!