Edinburgh Ghost Stories

Listen as Actor and writer Alex Staniforth unveils the phantoms of this ancient city at Lauriston Castle on 26th October.

Edinburgh Ghost Stories

About Edinburgh Ghost Stories

26th October 2018
6pm
Lauriston Castle
2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD
£7.06 (includes booking fee)
Event organiser/part of Edinburgh Horror Festival
Visit the event website here or here
Follow EdinCulture on Twitter

What might be lurking in Edinburgh’s shadows? Edinburgh’s long and bloody history has led to it being known as one of the most haunted cities in Europe. Actor and writer Alex Staniforth unveils the phantoms of this ancient city in a new version of his Edinburgh Horror Festival 2017 sell out show.

About the Edinburgh Horror Festival
The Edinburgh Horror Festival is a multi-art-form event running over the weekend before Hallowe'en each year in Edinburgh - incorporating theatre, comedy, magic, spoken word, movies, games, improv, workshops, interactive events and more.



While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh Ghost Stories are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Lauriston Castle or Edinburgh Horror Festival

Sick Picts from the May Island Monastery: Disease and Healthcare in Early Medieval Scotland.

Sick Picts from the May Island Monastery: Disease and Healthcare in Early Medieval Scotland.

3rd October 2018
Join us at Lauriston Castle for a lecture on the lives and deaths of individuals during the early medieval period on the Isle of May!
Sorley Maclean, Gaelic and Edinburgh

Sorley Maclean, Gaelic and Edinburgh

4th October 2018
Hear from Dr Peter Mackay in this lecture about Sorley Maclean, the greatest Gaelic poet of the twentieth century, and his deep relationship with Edinburgh.
Discovering Georgian Lauriston: The House and its Neighbours West of Edinburgh.

Discovering Georgian Lauriston: The House and its Neighbours West of Edinburgh.

6th October 2018
Dr Anthony Lewis, curator of Scottish History for Glasgow Museums, gives this lecture on Georgian Lauriston.
Lauriston Castle Tour - BSL Signed

Lauriston Castle Tour - BSL Signed

7th October 2018
Join us at Lauriston Castle for a BSL Signed tour and step back in time to experience life in Edwardian Edinburgh!
Picnic and Play with Licketyspit

Picnic and Play with Licketyspit

13th October 2018
Join Licketyspit at Lauriston Castle for a family picnic lunch followed by their wonderful intergenerational drama-led play!
Autumn Wreaths

Autumn Wreaths

14th October 2018
Join Margaret Findlay in this workshop at Lauriston Castle on 14th October and make a gorgeous seasonal autumnal wreath.
The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn

The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn

16th October 2018
Dr Billy Rough, HMS Unicorn's Learning and Engagement Officer, gives this lecture on one of the oldest ships in the world still afloat.
Halloween Wand Making Workshop

Halloween Wand Making Workshop

18th October 2018
Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand!
Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

20th October 2018
Learn, create and perform your own magic at a spooky, magic workshop this Halloween at Lauriston Castle!
Decorative Scrap Paper Tree

Decorative Scrap Paper Tree

21st October 2018
Decorate your home with a beautiful paper tree in this workshop at Lauriston Castle with Erik Petrie.
Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland

Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland

24th October 2018
Archaeological consultant Olwyn Owen will explore what happened when the Vikings came to Scotland and also the rich cultural legacy they left behind.
The Twilight Seance

The Twilight Seance

26th October 2018
Join paranormal illusionist Ash Pryce as he leads you into the netherworld at Lauriston Castle on 26th October.
Frankomime’s Monster: The 18+ Halloween Panto

Frankomime’s Monster: The 18+ Halloween Panto

26th October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Edinburgh Horror Festival and Posturous Productions bring the popular Fringe show 'Frankomime’s Monster' to The Banshee Labyrinth this Halloween!
Out of the Leftfield

Out of the Leftfield

27th October 2018
Comedian Oliver Giggins presents this solo sketch show which has all evil creatures laughing maniacally out of context!
The Hallowe’en MonsterCon

The Hallowe’en MonsterCon

27th October 2018
Taking over the Banshee Labyrinth during the day on Saturday, The Hallowe'en Monster Con will have a host of goodies, ghoulish delights and more.
Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

27th October 2018
It's the Edinburgh Horror Festival's annual Rocky Horror Night on Saturday 27th October, it's free to attend and costumes are encouraged!
The Haunted Hunt

The Haunted Hunt

27th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Take part in a Hallowe’en Interactive Adventure at Lauriston Castle for ages 8+. Part of Edinburgh Horror Festival.
The Spooky Castle

The Spooky Castle

28th October 2018
Spend a morning exploring the spooktacular Lauriston Castle and dabble in 4 terrifying family activity activities this Halloween.
Puppet Workshop Theatre

Puppet Workshop Theatre

4th November 2018
Make your very own hand and finger puppet then use them to perform a puppet show in our traditional Miniature puppet theatre.
Hunting, Shooting and Fishing: The Architecture of Highland Holidays

Hunting, Shooting and Fishing: The Architecture of Highland Holidays

6th November 2018
Listen to a lecture on Hunting, Shooting and Fishing: The Architecture of Highland Holidays by architectural historian Simon Green.
A Reunion with Death

A Reunion with Death

9th November 2018 - 10th November 2018
Join us at Lauriston Castle for 'A Reunion with Death', the latest in Edinburgh Living History’s annual murder mysteries!
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

14th November 2018
To coincide with a major new exhibition at the City Art Centre, this lecture traces the story of Edwin G. Lucas’ life and career.
Sparkling Snowmen

Sparkling Snowmen

18th November 2018
Learn to make your snowman from scratch and decorate him with a brightly coloured scarf and glossy buttons in this popular workshop.
Meet Me at Maules

Meet Me at Maules

19th November 2018
In this lecture Kathryn Henderson will give an overview of historical shops in Edinburgh, and unfold some of the stories around them.
The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh

The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh

21st November 2018
In this fascinating lecture on 21st November, Gordon Wyllie will explore the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh
Scottish Samplers: Hidden Histories

Scottish Samplers: Hidden Histories

27th November 2018
This talk will be based around the exhibition Samplers: Embroidered Stories (National Museums Scotland, 26 Oct 2018-7 April 2019) which showcases a unique collection of Scottish samplers.
Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

1st December 2018
Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Mike Durnan.
Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

2nd December 2018
It's Christmas 1918, join the family and staff of Lauriston as they reflect on what has been but look forward with some optimism to what is to come.
A Perfect Paper-craft Edwardian Christmas

A Perfect Paper-craft Edwardian Christmas

3rd December 2018
Using beautiful papers and simple techniques create beautiful paper Christmas decorations in this workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb.
Magical Christmas Scenes

Magical Christmas Scenes

5th December 2018
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb to explore seasonal landscapes and the creatures who live in them and make a series of wintry artworks to give as gifts or keep to adorn your own walls.
A Family Christmas at Lauriston

A Family Christmas at Lauriston

9th December 2018
Get back to traditional values as a family and spend a very special morning with us at Lauriston Castle this Christmas.
Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

14th December 2018
Make an exquisite natural wreath and also a variety of different felt and Scandinavian inspired decorations for your home this Christmas.
Fresh Green Wreaths

Fresh Green Wreaths

15th December 2018
Make a stunning green wreath to take pride of place on your street in this workshop at Lauriston Castle with Margaret Findlay!
Magical Wreaths

Magical Wreaths

16th December 2018
Make a spectacular wreath for your home in this magical wreaths workshop at Lauriston Castle with Margaret Findlay!
Atmosphere | Scrooge

Atmosphere | Scrooge

19th December 2018
Come and experience our wonderfully atmospheric film screening of Scrooge against the backdrop of elegant Lauriston Castle!
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

22nd December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas at Lauriston Castle with a festive show will be sure to bring a smile to your face!

Theatre Events you might like...

Still Alice
Still Alice
25th Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Starring Sharon Small, Still Alice is a tender and touching insight into the world of a 50 year old woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Showcase 2018
Showcase 2018
25th Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
Join Showcase at Church Hill Theatre this September for another musical extravaganza supporting Macmillan Cancer Support!
Manpower
Manpower
26th Sep 2018 - 27th Sep 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Total Theatre Award-winners Two Destination Language take you on a romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be a part of the European Union.
Find Theatre events in Edinburgh

Halloween Events you might like...

Spooky Happenings
Spooky Happenings
6th Oct 2018 - 31st Oct 2018
Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston
Explore a world of magic & shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
Séance at Edinburgh Dungeon
Séance at Edinburgh Dungeon
6th Oct 2018 - 5th Nov 2018
The Edinburgh Dungeon, Edinburgh Old Town
Is there anybody out there? Don't miss Séance at the Edinburgh Dungeon, running for a limited time only from 6th October!
Halloween Wand Making Workshop
Halloween Wand Making Workshop
18th October 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand!
Find Halloween events in Edinburgh

History Events you might like...

Bolts and Bodkins
Bolts and Bodkins
26th September 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
26th Sep 2018 - 31st Oct 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour this Autumn!
Bolts and Bodkins
Bolts and Bodkins
27th September 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Find History events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Rebus: Long Shadows
Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro. See it at the King's Theatre in October.
Doors Open Days Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 29th & 30th!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Spotlight on Mary
Experience Craigmillar Castle in a new light as the story of the infamous Craigmillar Bond is brought to life through illumination and projection.
Curious About Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »