Attention witches, skeletons and ghouls, no need to hide in plain sight any longer. After spending a week carving your pumpkin and looking out a costume, Halloween, the day we all love and fear, is finally here.
What needs to be hammered home is the simple truth that there is so much more going on during Halloween than mere night-time shenanigans. So how about starting your day with a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? Only £3.25 for a Tall, charged with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, and topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices.
If not a tasty, themed latte, how about grabbing a bite to eat at one of Edinburgh’s ‘Most Haunted Pubs’, all situated in the Grassmarket – surprise, surprise. If you enjoy ghost tours, The White Hart Inn and The Last Drop will certainly tickle your fancy, rumoured to be haunted by the spirit of a young girl.
Delving further into the darker side of Edinburgh, join one of The City Of The Dead’s tours (underground city of the dead tours, graveyard tours, or both if you’re brave enough), carry on with a trip on board of The Ghost Bus and end up at The Edinburgh Dungeon for some theatrical storytelling.
If you’re looking for plans for the night, check out the following:
JOURNEY TO THE TWILIGHT ZONE
When: 10pm to 3am. Where: A secret location close to the city centre.
Get ready to be transported to another world for this unforgettable night. This is not just a night of clubbing but a revolutionary experience with 4,000 of your closest friends, guest DJs and state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
TEVIOT HOUSE OF HORRORS
When: 9pm to 3am. Where: Teviot.
The student union will be transformed into a land of the dead with a DJ set from Game of Thrones’ Hodor and live music from Victorian Trout Conspiracy. There is also a £100 prize for the best costume and each room offers something different. Get your tickets today on the EUSA website.