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Spend Halloween in Edinburgh's ghostly Grassmarket

Fri, 12 Oct 2007

The Grassmarket in Edinburgh is world famous for the body snatching that took place in the 17th Centuary courtesy of Burke and Hare. Today people still find it an exciting place to visit at Halloween.

So if you are looking for an eerie experience this Halloween Apex Hotels at the Grassmarket are offering spooky entertainment to suit everyone.

The Grassmarket will have over 50 traders some specialising in Halloween costumes and vintage clothing boutique Armstrongs for the ideal Halloween costume. Choose from zombie brides, Victorian gentry, Chicago mobsters, 60s hipsters and anything else you can think of.

If you like being spooked then what better than a tour with Cadies and Witchery Tours around Edinburgh’s cobbled lanes. Your tour guide will be Adam Lyle (deceased) who will re-tells true stories about the gruesome things that took place there. You have a choice to two tours, the Murder and Mystery Tour and the Ghosts and Gore Tour. Both tours take place after dark, for further information contact Cadies and Witchery Tours on 0131 225 6745.

With the adults taken care of, the kids (aged 5 – 10) will find great entertainment at a Halloween party at the Apex International Hotel on 28 October form 2 to 4 pm. There will be a story hour, apple bobbing, a game of pin the wart on a witch and a fancy dress competition. Prices are £5 per child. Further information is available on 0131 666 5046.

For those of you who don’t like being spooked, spend an evening in the White Hart Inn, the Grassmarket’s oldest pub. Built in 1740, it has an impressive list of patrons such as Robert Burns and Burke and Hare. Nowadays the entertainment is folk music and some old ghost stories. If you fancy a visit please call 0131 226 2806 for information. After all the excitement why not recuperate at the four star Apex International Hotel or the Apex City Hotel in the heart of the Grassmarket area, prices for weekend breaks start from £52 per person per night, bed and breakfast. Please telephone 0131 300 3456 for further information about both hotels.
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