Hallowe'en Treats

WITH its ghostly stories, chilling tales of the supernatural, and blood-steeped history, there's nowhere scarier to spend Hallowe'en than in the Capital, except maybe Haddonfield.

Friday, 28th October 2016, 3:52 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 8:53 am
Adam Lyle (Deceased) leads the Witchery Murder & Mystery tour Pic: David Moir

But while we might not have Michael Myers in our midst, this weekend, a collective shiver is set to run down the city’s spine as a host of events celebrate the ancient festival.

If it’s a ghost tour you’re looking for, you’re spoiled for choice.

Down on West Bow, the award-winning Cadies & Witchery Tours promise an evening of murder and mystery in the Old Town, all narrated by executed highwayman Adam Lyal (Deceased).

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Pop over to www.witcherytours.com for details.

If walking isn’t your thing, but you still want to experience our creepy Capital’s spooky past, take a ride to dark side on the Ghost Bus, where a strange conductor regales anecdotes from Edinburgh’s murky past as a city of execution, murder and haunting. Book your ticket now at www.theghostbustours.com.

More tales of Paranormal Edinburgh will be shared tomorrow, at 5.10pm, by local author Gordon Rutter.

At the free event in the Banshee Labyrinth, Cinema Room, you’ll discover some of the more unusual aspects of our city of contrasts... ancient and modern, the enlightenment and the paranormal, the rational and the irrational.

Part of the Edinburgh Horror Festival, full details can be found at www.edinburghhorrorfestival.co.uk.

Of course, no Hallowe’en would be complete with out a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeon where, right now, you can meet Deacon Brodie, the businessman who was the real life inspiration for Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde.

By day a respectable cabinet maker; at night a thief, Deacon Brodie will take you on a terrifying journey into the darker side of human nature. Visit www.thedungeons.com for tickets.