Halloween in Edinburgh


Edinburgh’s gloomy history and theatrical structural design make it a superbly creepy city in which to celebrate Halloween. Whether you want to be frightened silly on one of the famous Edinburgh ghost tours or don your visualize dress for a marvelous Halloween party, there are a number of spooky things to do on Halloween in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, the 2nd largest city in Scotland, and the 8th most populous in the United Kingdom. The City of Edinburgh Council governs one of Scotland’s 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 30 square miles (78 km2) rural area. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea.

Tourism is a significant financial mainstay in the city. As a World Heritage Site, tourists come to trip such historical sites as Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Georgian New Town. This is greater than before in August of each year with the presence of the Edinburgh Festivals, which bring in over 4.4 million visitors,and generate in excess of £100m for the Edinburgh economy.

Equally well-known is the annual Hogmanay celebration. Initially a street party held on Princes Street and the Royal Mile, the Hogmanay event has been officially organised since 1993. In 1996, over 300,000 people attended, leading to ticketing of the main street party in afterward years, with a limit of 100,000 tickets. Hogmanay now covers 4 days of processions, concerts and fireworks, with the street party commencing on Hogmanay.

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