These pubs in Edinburgh all boast an interesting history and claim to be haunted by a spirit or two
Should you fancy a spot of ghost hunting with your next tipple, these seven pubs in the capital all boast an interesting history and claim to be haunted by a spirit or two.
Dubbed Scotland's most haunted pub, the venue is reportedly occupied by the ghost of Lord Nicol Edwards, with spooky occurrences including blood curdling screams and drinks flying off tables and smashing into walls.
Home to a cellar which dates back to 1516, this is one of the oldest pubs in the city and has plenty of unusual tales from its history, including unexplained bangs, slamming doors and ghostly forms.
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While it takes its name in a nod to the last hanging on the Grassmarket gallows, the pub is said to be stalked by a little girl who lived above it. Peculiar occurrences include items falling off shelves and names being called.
Serving as a police station and prison during its life, this pub is said to be haunted by the evil spirit of a man held prisoner. Employees report drinks and picture frames being thrown and hearing children's voices and footsteps.
This pub and live music venue is built into part of the South Bridge vaults and has many spooky tales to tell, including sightings of a ghostly-figure named The Watcher, who wears black riding boots and a tri-cornered hat.
This bar has a clause in its lease forbidding the removal of a human skull from their premises for fear of the consequences. Incidents for moving it include a shooting, a fire and a mysterious flooding.
Home to the ghost of an archbishop who refuses to leave, mysterious happenings include the pub jukebox being turned on and off according to his taste, and engineers being pushed and thrown to the floor when attempting to fix it.