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Halloween Events in Edinburgh 2021: Top Things To Do


We’ve put together a list of the top things to do in Edinburgh this Halloween. Have a look to discover the events announced so far, from ghost tours to magical light trails.

Halloween Ghost Tours, Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours’ ghost tours are a go-to for Halloween in Edinburgh. Visit the mysterious Blair Street Underground Vaults below the city with their award-winning storytellers who will be in full fancy dress. They have a range of tours to suit families and those 18+.

Tours include: Halloween Underground, Haunted Halloween 16+, Spirits of Halloween, Raising the Dead 18+.

(c) Mercat Tours

Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular

Similar to their annual winter event, Edinburgh Zoo will host a Halloween light trail this year. Follow the trail and see the animals while surrounded by the spirit of the season. The perfect day out for families. Book here.

Image (c) Edinburgh Zoo

Lauriston Castle – Twilight Seance 18+

Are you a believer in the otherworldly? Then this event at Lauriston Castle is for you. Join paranormal illusionist Ash Pryce and join hands as you make contact with the other side. It’s giving us chills just thinking about it! Book here.

(c) Ash Pryce

The Lauriston Castle Horror Tour 12+

Horror tours are yet another spooky event taking place at Lauriston Castle this Halloween. Hear tales of murder, witch trials, and persecutions as your guide takes you through the Castle’s halls.

(c) Edinburgh Horror Festival

Lauriston Castle, Wand Making 5+

Everyone loves magic, especially kids! Take them along to this event at Lauriston Castle where they’ll craft their very own magic wand. Book here. 🪄

(c) Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

Fright Night Silent Movies – St. Vincent’s Chapel

A double bill of two classic silent horror movies in black and white, including The Phantom of The Opera and Nosferatu. The movies will be accompanied by a live score performed by professional musicians. More info here.

Children’s Terror Trail – Lauriston Castle

Running as a part of The Edinburgh Horror Festival, this terror trail will take kids on an adventure where they’ll defeat baddies, take part in challenges, and uncover hidden horrors. Children should be accompanied by an adult and refreshments and snacks will also be available. More info here.

(c) Edinburgh Horror Festival

Halloween Spooktacular – Dobbies Club Member Event

Are you a Dobbies Club Member? Dobbies Edinburgh will be hosting a Halloween Spooktacular for children with devilish dancing and ghoulish games. It sounds like the school disco we all wish we’d had, only spookier. Tickets come with a kids meal and a fancy dress competition will also be held. More info.

(c) Dobbies

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