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Things to Do in Scotland This Halloween!

VisitScotlandLiamVisitScotlandLiam Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
Halloween is an eventful time throughout Scotland, with many themed events and festivals taking place towards the end of October.  Here's a few reasons as to why Scotland is a great place to be at Halloween time, how many have you tried?

Attend a Murder Mystery Evening

These can be great fun for all the family!  These real life Cluedo games encourage you to use your brain to solve a murder, crack it and you'll usually win a prize!  I recently took part in one that spanned over an evening and the following morning when i visited Loch Lomond, it was great fun — even though we got the suspect completely wrong!  There are various Halloween themed murder mystery nights taking place across Scotland this Halloween, why not try it?

Visit The Haunted Glamis Castle

Thought to be 'one of the most haunted locations within the British Isles' Glamis Castle will certainly not disappoint if you're looking to be scared!  Take part in a ghost walk at the castle, or take part in one of the many Halloween themed activities the staff at the castle put on each year.  Keep an eye on their website to keep up to date with this year's Halloween schedule.

Go on a walking ghost tour

There are plenty of these dotted around Scotland for you to go and get your fix of frights!  These kinds of tours can take you into underground vaults, graveyards, haunted houses, abandoned places and then some.  Tours like this can be strictly adults only, or suitable for wee ones as well so it can be fun for all of the family!

Enjoy a drink at 'Scotland's most haunted pub'

The Banshee Labyrinth is, according to them, Scotland's most haunted pub.  It's built into the old underground vaults of Edinburgh where many, many people sadly lost their lives.  As well as all of the people who died in the vaults haunting the pub, it's also home to the'Banshee'.  Those who have heard it have described it as a terrifying scream, it has been heard many times in the pub, especially during the refurbishment of it.  As well as being haunted by the spirits that roam the bar, you can enjoy their very own cask ale "Howl at The Moon".  Are you brave enough to "enjoy" a few pints here?

How many of these Halloween-y things have you done in Scotland, do you fancy trying any of these?
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  • ArtravelistArtravelist Member ✭✭✭
    Edinburgh's Real Mary King's Close is adding witchcraft-themed late night Halloween tours throughout October. 

    Find out about Edinburgh's dark history and how perceptions of witchcraft have changed through the centuries. 

  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited August 2018
    Edinburgh also likes to celebrate Samhuinn on the 31st of October with fire, ancient dances and street theatre. This is the night that might also pique the interest of Outlander fans hoping for their own time-travelling adventure  ;)
  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    The Edinburgh Dungeon has added a special Halloween show inspired by those notorious Edinburgh murderers Burke & Hare! It's called Séance - Is Anybody There?

    In 1828, the gruesome duo hatched a murder plot to sell cadavers to medical research in Edinburgh.  They managed to murder 16 people before getting caught.

    If you fancy finding out if anybody is indeed there, the special tour takes place 6th October - 4th November.

    There will also be a Coffin Sleepover on 27th October - yikes!  :#

  • VisitScotlandMarinaVisitScotlandMarina Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited September 2018
    Tamfest is on in Ayr on the 27th & 28th October. Lots of spooky goings on and acts being announced every day so keep an eye on the Facebook page.
    But I'm a wimp so I'll stay at home!!!  ;)  #scaredycat 
  • VisitScotlandCarolVisitScotlandCarol Member, Moderator
    For those looking for something a bit further north, Perth is definitely the place to be this weekend as it gets set to host another  spectacular Halloween party.  Check out the fantastic range of events here 
  • ArtravelistArtravelist Member ✭✭✭
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