The sound of heavy footsteps on an empty stair, the rustling of an invisible silk skirt and a shadowy figure disappearing through a castle wall: all these strange events and happenings have been reported by staff and visitors at Edinburgh’s Lauriston Castle over the years.
A beautifully-preserved Edwardian mansion built around a 16th century tower house, Lauriston Castle is a fascinating place to visit at any time. Its well-preserved interiors allow you to soak up the atmosphere of a forgotten age; you can also relax in the castle’s 30-acre grounds and enjoy the beautiful views of the Firth of Forth.
Later this month, as part of the Mary King’s Ghost Fest, it will play host to spooky tales related by two mysterious storytellers from the past. Tales of Ghosts Past: A Journey Through Time will take place on the 20th and 21st March.
Running at three separate times each day (10am -11.30am, 12.30pm -2pm and 2.30pm-4pm), the events promise to reveal the hidden secrets behind the historic castle’s grand exterior.
Tales of Ghosts Past is a free event suitable for children aged six and above, but places must be booked. Further information and bookings are available from Margaret Findlay on 0131 529 3963 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details on other events running as part of the Mary King’s Close Ghost Fest are on the festival’s website.