Things to do for Halloween in Edinburgh
There is nothing better than being able to celebrate Halloween. Whether it is dressing up, or perhaps being scared silly, there is something truly fun about Halloween. Edinburgh is an amazing place to spend Halloween. Not only does it have its own spooky history to keep in mind, but it also is a city that has lots of things to see and do too.
So, if you are looking for a way to stay busy this Halloween, then check out the very best that Edinburgh has to offer.
Take a walk around the Dungeon
What better way to spend Halloween than in one of the spookiest spots in the city? Edinburgh Dungeon is an amazing visitor attraction and can be found in the heart of the city. Once you walk through the door you are taken deep down into the depths of the city itself and can walk through an interactive tour of all the darkest moments of the history. This includes meeting Hurke and Hare, as well as Dr Knox’s Anatomy Theatre too.
Challenge yourself with an escape room
Escape rooms can be challenging no matter the type of year, however during Halloween they take on a whole new vibe. There are lots of escape rooms to choose from in Edinburgh, however, one of the best ones has to be Escape Edinburgh and with three Halloween-esque rooms to choose from including 8 Years Later and the Carnival of Curiosities, you can see why it is the ideal way to spend a night.
Take in the Samhuinn Fire Festival
Every single year on October 31st a torch lit procession makes it way along the Royal Mile. This is all around the Celtic Pagan celebration that summer has passed and winter is on the rise. Or, what could also be known as the Celtic New Year. You don’t need to have a ticket to take in this amazing sight, but if you are planning to head there then you are likely to be asked to make a donation.
Join in all the fun on a Ghost Bus Tour
If you like the idea of having some fun as well as being spooked out during the spooky season, then you are going to want to check out the Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour. Designed to take you on a journey that you will never forget, these bus tours not only allow you to take in all the amazing sights of Edinburgh, but also to enjoy the comedy-horror theatre show (on wheels) too!
Enjoy a drink in a haunted pub
Safe to say that Edinburgh is packed full of haunted spots, however, if you want to combine a fun evening with some ghostly moments then you might want to enjoy a few drinks at Banshee Labyrinth. A fascinating pub that features a warren like underground network of places to sit, live music rooms and bars too!
If you find yourself north of the border this Halloween, then you are going to want to check out some of these amazing spooky events and things to do. Not only will you be sure to have great fun, but you will also get the chance to be spooked out too!