Halloween Festival in Edinburgh. Oh The Horror!

Edinburgh Horror Festival 2022

The Edinburgh Horror Festival is back once again to celebrate all things ghoulish, gruesome and ghastly! So in preparation, we thought we’d share everything you need to know about this Halloween event.

The Edinburgh Horror Festival is a multi-arts festival, which runs for the five days leading up to Halloween. It incorporates everything from theatre, movies, magic shows, games, workshops, interactive events and more. This year, the festival will be resurrected on Thursday 27th October and will continue right up until the big day, Monday 31st October.

A candle against dark stone wall

Visit Edinburgh’s haunted underbelly

Horror Festival events will take place mainly at the Banshee Labyrinth, one of the most haunted pubs in town! On most days, shows will run from around 5 pm to 10:30 pm. There will also be a programme of spooky walking tours, departing from Old Town locations. Most events are for over 18s only.

You can book tickets for shows and walking tours in advance on the Edinburgh Horror Festival website. (Programme to be announced soon). You can also buy show tickets from the Banshee Labyrinth box office, open between 5 pm and 9 pm on festival days.

A dark spooky street in Edinburgh

Book an October Halloween break

So all that’s left to do, is book your stay in Edinburgh. Check out our Underground City Breaks, available throughout October. This special offer includes 2 night’s accommodation with breakfast at Parliament House Hotel, plus two tickets to a historical or ghost tour of Edinburgh. A chance to go underground, discover the hidden city beneath the streets and hear the tales of the spirits that haunt there!