Festive Competition - Search for Stanta!

By Harriet | 10 Dec 2015

Over the next week, we'll be hiding Stanta Claus across our site. Find him, share his whereabouts across Facebook and Twitter, and you could be in with a chance of winning a wonderful overnight stay in Edinburgh! 

This amazing prize includes complimentary tickets for two adults at The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh's deepest secret; a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th century. You'll also be treated to an overnight stay for two at Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace with full Scottish breakfast and complimentary train travel on our services to Edinburgh! What better way to start 2016? 

The Real Mary King's Close is consistently rewarded with exceptional reviews, with visitors experiencing an hour long guided tour of Edinburgh's best kept secret. Mary King's Close has long been shrouded in myths and mysteries, with tales of gruesome murders and plague victims being walled up and left to die being passed from generation to generation. Once your visit to the Close is over, you'll be free to revel in Edinburgh's rich history, before taking a short walk and lapping up the luxury in your room at the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace.

How Do I Enter?


  • Be sure to keep an eye on the TransPennine Express Facebook and Twitter pages. We'll be giving you clues every day as to where we've hidden Stanta Claus on our website.

    Monday 14th December: Look for the place that's famous for the cobbled street of Coronation Street.
    Tuesday 15th December: This city is home to the largest football stadium in Scotland.
    Wednesday 16th December: This city was home to one of the world's most famous bands, with hits like 'Hey Jude' and 'Let it Be'.
    Thursday 17th December: People looking at this page might be living far from their hometown, but get home for Summer or Christmas holidays
    Friday 18th December: You will find the in this city.
    Monday 21st December: The hint is in the name Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
  • When you've located him, click the share links and share the post on your Twitter or Facebook account. Be sure to make the posts public and tag TransPennine Express in the post, otherwise it doesn't count!
  • You can enter through Twitter or Facebook once a day until the end of the competition (That's 23:59 on Monday 21st December), so you have a maximum of 16 chances to win!


Further information is given on our Terms & Conditions page, so please make sure you read them before entering.

This competition has now closed. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Merry Christmas from all at TransPennine Express.



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