Auld Spookie: Edinburgh’s 10 ‘most haunted’ locations known for ghost sightings, in the spirit of Halloween

Edinburgh is known as Britain’s ‘most haunted capital’ by some and with a dark history of sinister grave-robbers, savage monarchs and deadly plagues that saw piles of hundreds of thousands of bodies accrue… It’s no wonder as to why.

Regardless of whether or not you’re a believer in the paranormal, it never hurts to get into the ‘spirit’ of ghosts and ghouls during Halloween as this ancient festival was deeply traditional to Scotland even before being celebrated worldwide.

What’s more, there’s no better place to do this than Edinburgh as the Capital city holds a dark history that would send chills down your spine - and with ghost tours, occult spots and haunted buildings aplenty it’s the best place at the best time to explore its spooky underbelly. After all, locations like Greyfriars Kirkyard alone still contain at least half a million bodies packed beneath the thin crusts of its soil.

To get into the Halloween spirit this year, here are 10 of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations.

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