Win a luxury stay at one of Britain’s most historic hotels

The Great Hall in Maryculter House

Your chance to win a luxury stay at one of Britain’s most historic hotel’s, Maryculter House in Deeside, Scotland

Situated on the banks of the River Dee, the 13th-century Maryculter House offers guests an experience like no other. The stunning hotel, one of Scotland’s oldest, has retained many of its original features, including its medieval Great Hall, dating back to 1460, and is central to the legends of the Knights Templar. Woven into the fabric of the place are tales of crusading knights and the Jacobite Rebellions, which are brought to life through some of the hotel’s unique guest experiences.

The courtyard at Maryculter House

One lucky reader and their guest will win a 2-night stay at this unique hotel, staying in a luxurious junior suite, decorated in elegant contemporary style and overlooking the hotel’s beautiful grounds. On one night our winners will enjoy a Taste of Aberdeenshire dinner with paired drinks at Poachers, which offers breathtaking views of the river and serves the finest produce Scotland has to offer.

A luxurious bedroom inside the hotel. Credit:

Dinner will be followed by a cheese and whisky flight in the atmospheric setting of the Great Hall.

Our winners will also be treated to afternoon tea with a bottle of Champagne, and a hearty Scottish breakfast each morning.

Afternoon Tea at Maryculter House

After relaxing and unwinding in the hotel, there is much in the surrounding area to explore. The Aberdeenshire region has no less than 263 castles (including, of course, Balmoral), and some of Scotland’s finest whisky is crafted in the local distilleries.

You can also roam the landscapes so beloved of the Royal Family, from rugged heather moorland to towering Caledonian pine forests to the majestic River Dee. A true Scottish experience awaits you.

Terms and conditions:

Closing date for entries is 12pm GMT 16 January 2023. The prize is for two people sharing a junior suite and includes breakfast each morning, dinner on one evening followed by a cheese and whisky flight, and afternoon tea with Champagne on one afternoon. The prize must be redeemed by 31 October 2023, and is subject to availability. Travel and extras other than those featured are not included, and the prize is not transferable.

To be in with a chance of winning a stay at Maryculter House, simply answer the question below:

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