PHOTO COMPETITION – Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Win a VIP tour and afternoon tea at Lauriston Castle

We love Lauriston Castle and visit at least once a week to stroll through the beautiful grounds and inside the Kyoto Friendship Garden.

Lauriston Castle

Many Edinburgh residents still don’t realise that this council-run attraction even exists, so in an effort to highlight this beautiful Edinburgh attraction we’re running a photo competition.


The prize for the best photo, as chosen by our panel of judges, will be for up to four people to enjoy a private VIP tour of Lauriston Castle with a full afternoon tea afterwards. You will be transported back to Edwardian times in this beautiful Castle and see rooms not normally on the public tour.

In addition, we will publish the winning picture on our website and put out on or social media channels.

How to enter

We would like you to take a photo from within the grounds of Lauriston Castle of any subject you wish. The photo must have be taken between 13th June and 13th July 2014.

That gives you four weeks to visit Lauriston Castle, including the Davidson’s Main Gala day on 21st June and two weeks of the school holidays for those with children.

You can either post your picture direct to Lauriston Castle’s Facebook page wall or for those not on Facebook, you can email your photo to

The winning photograph will be chosen as the image that captures this beautiful Edinburgh attraction the best and not necessarily the most technical.

Camera phone photos will also be accepted for entry.

Further information

Opening times:

Castle: The Castle is open by guided tour only; there is no need to book in advance.
April through October: Monday – Thursday at 2pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
November through March: Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tours last approximately one hour.

Guided tours for parties of 10+ can be booked outwith these times by phoning 0131 336 2060 or by emailing

April through September: 9am – 8pm.
October through March: 9am – 5pm.

Lauriston Castle website including FAQs

iphone photo of the beautiful gardens

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