Spooky attractions in Edinburgh that’ll leave you quaking in your boots
From terrifying tours of Edinburgh’s underground vaults to a theatrical ghost tour round the city on a 1960’s black double-decker bus, there’s certainly no shortage of rides and thrills when it comes to Edinburgh attractions with a high fright factor.
Family-friendly spooky adventures in Edinburgh
If your child loves all-things magical, fantastic tales, or just the downright bizarre, then a trip to Edinburgh could be the answer to their dreams! Tales of witches and wizards – not to mention a certain famous boy wizard – are in abundance here. If you’re looking for a family-friendly spooky-filled adventure, be sure to make Edinburgh your next destination.
Witches in Edinburgh... Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble
Sadly, hundreds of men and women were persecuted as perceived witches in Edinburgh during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Tales beyond the Grave - Stories about the dead and buried
(Image Credit: City of Dead)
It could be considered somewhat macabre, but a wander round Edinburgh’s historic graveyards are a great way to uncover more about the city’s past and its people. From faithful pups to vengeful poltergeist, there’s certainly one or two tales lurking between the headstones.
Underground Edinburgh - A city of hidden secrets
There are so many locations in Edinburgh that we walk past without giving them a second thought. But hidden beneath our feet are some surprising and fascinating stories – you just need to know where to look.
Historic Buildings in a modern Edinburgh - then and now
And it's not just underneath our feet that the secrets lurk - there are several buildings in the city whose current use is in complete contrast to their original purpose. Their histories might surprise you!
Spooky Bars in Edinburgh - the perfectly chilled drink
While Edinburgh’s bars are stocked with some of the finest spirits, some of our watering holes are also frequented by spirits of the ghostly nature.
Haunted Hotels in Edinburgh - 5 star fright factor accommodation
You want somewhere comfortable to lay your head at night. It seems ghosts are the same!
Gail Porter’s Guide to the Spooky Side of Edinburgh
We were delighted to work with Gail Porter on her top suggestions for exploring Edinburgh’s spooky & darkly decadent side.