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The Cultured Capital City of Edinburgh; win a day out for two jam packed with Royal history, culture and wee dram or two…

Have a Royally good time exploring the Royal Yacht Britannia, mingle with the stars (on canvas) at Bailey’s Stardust Exhibition at the National Gallery and indulge your senses in a tour of the magical world of whisky at the Scotch Whisky Experience.

Start your day in Leith and step aboard the Britannia, discover what it was like upon The Queens’ Royal floating residence and then enjoy tea and scones; refreshed and ready for more? Explore Bailey’s Stardust; a rich display of David Bailey’s achievements within the fields of photography, fashion, portraiture, and reportage at the National Gallery on The Mound. A short stroll to the Royal Mile finds you at The Scotch Whisky Experience where you’ll experience their Gold Tour and sip on a selection of four single malts.

On the date of your choice* you and a friend could be enjoying this experience, with a combined retail price of over £100, courtesy of UVE venues Royal Yacht Britannia, National Galleries of Scotland, and The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To win, simply email, and tell us in one sentence why you would hold an event in Edinburgh. By entering the competition, you will be signing up to our occasional Unique Venues of Edinburgh newsletter.

The closing date for the competition is September 25. The winner will be informed by email once the competition has closed.

*Bailey’s Stardust is showing until 18 October 2015; exhibition tickets must be redeemed by the.  Tickets to Britannia and The Scotch Whisky Experience may be used on any date up to an including the 31 December 2015.

Details of your Prize

Bailey’s Stardust

18 July – 18 October 2015

Bailey’s Stardust is an outstanding celebration of the work of one of the world’s greatest photographers. Shown to huge acclaim on an international tour, it now arrives in Edinburgh and provides a rich survey of David Bailey’s achievement. He has, since the early 1960s, been at the forefront of the intersecting arenas of photography, fashion, portraiture, and reportage.

Bailey’s extraordinary exhibition demonstrates the breadth of his work, encompassing iconic portraits, defining images of London’s East End, and global photography. The exhibition has been curated by Bailey and its installation in Scotland is being directed by him. It is arranged thematically and the majority of the portraits on show have been newly printed.


A Tour with Tea and Scones Aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia

Discover what it was like on board The Queens’ Royal floating residence. The Royal Yacht Britannia was a favourite home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 4 decades, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can take on the role of Royalty and follow in the footsteps of Prince and Princesses before you to discover the heart and soul of this truly unique Royal residences.


The Scotch Whisky Experience – a truly breath taking tour

Visit the Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process.

Along the way you’ll hear the stories behind this magical craft, with expert tour guides and whisky advisors with you every sip of the way.

We’ll help you discover the aromas and flavours that appeal to your palate and lead you to your perfect Single Malt Whisky with a tasting flight of four Single Malt whiskies and you’ll receive whisky tasting glasses to take away as handy souvenir.