Edinburgh’s Halloween Haunts

Halloween and Edinburgh are made for each other – so here’s a few things that are happening around the city.

Mercat Tours Halloween Ghost Walks

Edinburgh is the perfect city for ghost tours with its alleyways and folk stories and this selection of tours have come out bigger, better and scarier for Halloween. Beware of their offering of sweets to the (un)lucky ones… Sign up quickly to this haunted night here.

Auld Reekie Ghost Tours

Choose from one of four tours if you dare, taking you through the infamous parts of the city where you will hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in former slums of the city. Check out their website here.

The Ghost Bus

For the lazier ghost hunters of the city maybe this is for you? This theatrical sightseeing bus tour takes you on a journey around the darker side of Edinburgh. The terrifying bus driver will teach you about witches, grave robbers, plagues and the ghosts that wander between you on the streets of Edinburgh… For tickets visit their website.


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Halloween at The Dungeons

Burke is BACK! The murderous criminal is making an appearance at The Dungeons for one night only. Head to the Anatomy Theatre of Dr Knox and learn what happened on Halloween night in 1828, when Burke and Hare gruesomely murdered their final victim.  Don’t wait any longer to buy your tickets as they always sell out very quickly. Get your tickets here.

Dance of the Damned at the Ghillie Dhu

The spectacularly haunted Ghillie Dhu is having a night to dismember. With a drink on arrival, a 3 course meal and a creepy ceilidh, you’d be silly miss out on such a ghoulish night. Check out their website here.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

The Beltane Fire Society is going to be putting on another superb performance, representing the transformation from Summer to Winter through music and dance. If you want to witness this obscure and original night then head along to their website. 

Halloween Night at Hotel Du Vin

If you’re looking for a really sinister night with delicious cuisine and ghoulish tales, take a visit to the city’s former lunatic asylum. For £50 per person you can spend your night under the watchful gaze of the infamous Burke and Hare mural with a special kind of cocktail in your hand. Find out more information.

Close Fest at The Real Mary King’s Close

Discover the real Mary King’s Close as never before with events such as music, drama, dance and murder mystery. This week of special Halloween entertainment will take you from the historical to the modern. Get tickets here.


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Teviot House of Horrors

Teviot transforms into a house of horrors for one night only, giving away £100 cash for the best fancy dress, as well as other treats throughout the night! A word to the wise though, try to avoid the ghost of Teviot, and any screaming banshees… For tickets head over to their website.

Foreign Fox and Hello Future and more at The Wee Red Bar

These bands come together for a spooky night in this atmospheric wee bar in the centre of Edinburgh town. For information on tickets click here. 

Whatever you do this Halloween, have a fangtastic time!

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