Scotland’s Darkest Secrets

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– Change begins at home, but transformation takes place on the road.

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Become a Virtual Explorer

Discover the spooky side of Scotland’s history on a virtual tour that takes you into the heart of the country’s haunted past. From Ayrshire to Edinburgh, Your guide will share stories of cannibals, witches, and ghosts. This is the perfect travel experience for anyone who loves history and haunted tales.

Please note that all tour times are set to time zone BST (UK).


A Spooky History

Most countries have a spooky story to tell and Scotland is no exception. With so much history, the stories are enough to fill several books—and websites, like this one:

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Many historical sites in Scotland are believed to be haunted, such as:

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Edinburgh Castle is one of the most haunted places in Scotland. Connected to the old downtown by a network of underground tunnels, visitors can hear the faint sounds of a piper playing music ever since the day he disappeared in those tunnels.

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Hill House, in Helensburgh, is haunted by a tall slender figure dressed in black with a long black cape. It is believed to be Walter Blackie, the man who commissioned the building of his dream home in 1904.

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Leith Hall is home to the ghost of Laird John Leith III. In 1968, one guest awoke during the night to see him standing at the foot of the bed in Highland dress, his head covered in bloody bandages.

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Mary King’s Close is where victims of the plague were trapped by local councilmen in an attempt to stop the spread of illness. They now roam the Scottish close (an underground alleyway) beneath the Old Town area of Edinburgh.

Feeling spooked yet?

If you love to be scared, check out Viator’s virtual tour of Scotland’s Darkest Secrets. Join your expert guide for bone-chilling tales about Sawney Bean, Old Town, Grassmarket, and Deacon Brodie’s Tavern. It’s the next best thing to actually being there!


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