Halloween in Scotland is about celebrating the spookiest season, from haunted castles, eerie woodland walks, hair-raising ghost tales to scary activities and having serious fun and getting seriously scared all month long with friends and family. The events and attractions run the gamut is appropriate-for-ages.
Edinburgh Castle is arguably known to be one of the most haunted places. But it isn’t the only area that has a ghostly castle. Visit the Green Lady of Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire, the Ghostly Piper of Culzean Castle Forfar and more.
Forest of Frights, Inverness
Make your way through the frightful Forest of Frights dressed up in truly terrifying costumes. You will meet famous fairytale characters like the Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. But you’ll also meet something more evil in the form of the Wall of Hands.
The Ghost Tours
It is intended for adult audiences. This world-class ghost and history tours or historic locations with a ghostly connection are for those who are just curious about the country’s dark past or those that believe in the supernatural.
There are a variety of locations depending on where you would like to tour, from Mercat Tours, Edinburgh, Original Witches Tours at St Andrews to The Real Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh, and many more.
Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh
Story tellers visitors from North America, Europe, and the Pacific regions perform alongside Scotland’s brilliant storytelling talent, with a closing weekend marking the ancient Celtic New Year of Samhain/Halloween. The festival mixes commissioned performances, landscape tours, and ceilidhs with talks and storytelling. Evening events guarantee warm nights for the adults alongside a rich program of family-friendly activities in sorts of locations around the city
It involves folk in Halloween costumes walking around, enjoying live entertainment, listening to music, and having a good time. Traditionally held on the 1 November, this event is one of the city’s best and most interesting traditional events for adults at Halloween.
It is believed to celebrate and marks All Saint Day – when the dead were thought to return to earth to walk among the living. The parade part of the event runs from 7 to 10 pm, and the after-party continues from 9 pm until around 2 am.
Halloween Drive-Thru, Riverside Museum
It is a neighborhood that offers film lovers free drive-in movie nights on October 30th. There are two opportunities available for your viewing pleasure. At 6 pm, the Hocus Pocus will be on the big screen, which is a family-friendly classic. Then, at 9 pm, things get a little more sinister as the slasher classic, Friday the 13 take over. The shows are free, but you will need to reserve a spot in advance.
In addition to the above list, Scotland has a lot to offer visitors and residents in the form of Halloween events that are sure to spook the young and old alike and can be enjoyed on your own or part of a group.