Hire a Motorhome or Campervan for Halloween, Christmas or Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Scots may be best known for the way they celebrate the New Year in style with Hogmanay, but they also have lots of fun with their Halloween events too.Recently voted the best place to holiday in the UK by Guardian readers for the seventh year running, Edinburgh has plenty of chilling experiences for a Halloween to remember.
Celebrations in the charming Scottish city have already begun, and last a full two and a half weeks, building up to All Hallows Eve on October 31st.
One of the most famous streets in the city is the Royal Mile, and from October 23rd to 31st the street will be hosting supernatural history tours.
Based on one of Scotland’s most haunted places, Mary King’s Close, located underneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the tour will reveal the area’s unexplained paranormal activity.
There will also be a strange tales evening, which will be part of the International Scottish Storytelling Festival.
Also on the Royal Mile will be the City of the Dead Hallowe’en Weekend event, from October 27th to 31st.
Taking place outside St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile, the event includes a history and horror graveyard tour, which investigates the well-documented supernatural case known as the Mackenzie Poltergeist.
The ghost of George Mackenzie, who was in charge of sentencing the inmates of the prison on the Royal Mile in the 17th century is said to haunt the area where the prison used to be. For more information on the tour see www.blackhart.uk.com
And if you want to enjoy a dose of Edinburgh’s grisly past at any time of the year, then a visit to Edinburgh Dungeon will reveal the history of the city’s witch-hunters, grave robbers, murderers, cannibals and executioners.
For more information see www.thedungeons.com There are a couple of Edinburgh campsites that I would recommend. One being the Edinburgh Caravan Club Site offers an ideal location for your Motorhome City holiday. Situated to the north of the city on the Firth of Forth, the site provides easy access to Edinburgh, Europe’s festival capital and most beautiful city. In this unique historic setting, you can visit the castle which clings dramatically to the rock, (home to the Scottish Crown Jewels), walk down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, (the Queen’s official Scottish residence) and the Scottish Parliament building or enjoy the green expanse of Princes Street Gardens. It is an historic setting - yet Edinburgh is a friendly, modern, cosmopolitan city which has something for everyone all year round. This is a 12 acre site located next to Silverknowes golf course and is signposted from the Barnton Junction.
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Open All Year roundAnother is Mortonhall Caravan Park Edinburgh, it is 15 mins from city centre to south of city. Only 5 mins from city bypass and signposted from Lothianburn & Sraiton junctions on bypass. All facilities on 200 acre site. Also wooden heated wigwams for hire.Total pitches: 268
Open from Mar to Oct If you would like to hire a motorhome or campervan for Halloween, Christmas or Hogmanay in Edinburgh or Scotland, then please contact www.motorhome-city.co.uk where you will find a good selection on Motorhomes and Campervans to choose from.