Halloween in Scotland
The air is crisp and the trees are turning. Scotland is dramatic all year round, however Autumn is a particularly brilliant time to visit Scotland.
The mountain ranges look all the more atmospheric with huge dark clouds creeping overhead – it almost looks spooky. Add haunted castles, eerie woodland walks and Scotland becomes the perfect place for a spook-fest! We have listed our favourite Halloween activities around Scotland to scare yourself silly!
Tennent’s Halloween Brewery Tour – Glasgow – The ultimate halloween fright night. We’ve heard that ale-ing bodies can become very bitter and end up frothed to a life of eternal doom. But then it could all be beer-say? For the first time ever Tennents is unlocking the brewery doors after dark. Explore the mysterious past of Scotland oldest brewery. Plus as a bonus the tour includes complimentary beer!
Glasgow Science Centre Halloween Fright Night – Glasgow. Roll up, roll up for the theater of horrors and prepare to be scared in the hideous, and hilarious, Monster Science Show! Hear hair-raising tales in the dark depths of the planetarium, brew your own potion, watch a live autopsy and get hands on if you can stomach it! Fancy dress is highly recommended.
Samhuinn Fire Festival – Edinburgh. A theatrical spectacular. Like nothing you have ever seen before. Set in the heart of Edinburgh’s old time. It is sure to make you feel like you have stepped back in time.
Visit the Rosslyn Chapel – Rumored to be home to a number of sprits (as well as the head of Jesus Christ) Visit as Dusk to really add spook factor
Niddry Street Vaults – Famously Scotland’s most haunted area. Various spirits are said to mingle with the visitors. Witches were also said to meet here, (to do whatever it is that happens at a witches meeting) and Burke and Hare used to stash bodies here at the height of their killings. Seems worth a visit on any night of the year!
Visit a haunted forest – perfect for a spooky weekend away. Head to Kelburn Estate in Ayrshire (just around the corner from Rockin Vans) every year they turn the forest into a genuine fright fest complete with actors and weird lighting effects.