Haunted Edinburgh

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights | on May 13th, 2010

Do you enjoy watching scary movies and hearing ghost stories by the campfire?  I myself am not a big fan of being terrified out of my wits, but I do enjoy history and hearing stories of times long ago.  If these tales happen to include haunting spirits, well,  I guess everyone has a story to tell and I’ll listen with a frightened interest.

It turns out that there are many cities all over Europe which claim to have ghosts.¬† One of the most haunted cities in Europe is Edinburgh.¬† The Royal Mile, enclosed alleyways (known as ‘closes’), Old Town, underground vaults, graveyards‚Äîalmost every place in Edinburgh has¬† seen paranormal activity.

Taking a ghost tour through Edinburgh is an exciting way to see the city and learn about some of Scotland’s darker times.  On these tours, guides will lead visitors throughout the old part of town, sharing accounts of Edinburgh’s sinister past.   You will learn of the torture against prisoners and of the people who were locked into Mary Kings Close during the black plague, left to suffer and die. You will be told about the witches warlocks, traitors and thieves who were executed by drowning or being burned at the stake!  Some guides will even take tourists down into the macabre underground vaults, which after being abandoned by the businesses above, were taken over by slum dwellers.  It is said that the walls of these vaults have absorbed the memories of those who once lived there amongst the filth and crime. These tours are not for the faint of heart, so be prepared to grab the arm of the person standing next to you!

If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh and taking one of these tours sounds like something you would be interested in, give us a call.  Our agents can book all sorts of sightseeing activities including ghost tours, not just in Edinburgh but throughout Europe!

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