Posted 09 Oct 2012

Halloween is almost upon us, and as the days get shorter and nightfall descends, there’s eeriness in the air. Aptly, television programmes such as Walking Dead, True Blood and Homeland are returning to our screens to provide some frights, and children and adults everywhere are looking to pick up costumes that really get into the spirit of the season.

Scotland’s Edinburgh is always a great place to explore at this time of year, not least because it is one of the UK’s most haunted cities. Indeed, many a ghost are thought to roam the streets of Edinburgh at night. If you’re afraid of your own shadow, look away now.

There’s the tale of the Tunnel Piper who hundreds of years ago was the first to venture into the Royal Mile tunnels below Edinburgh Castle never to be seen again. The Headless Drummer is another fixture of the castle – the beating of his drum can be regularly heard but the source remains a mystery.

From Johnny One Arm at Dalry House to the MacKenzie Poltergeist, thought to haunt the prison in Greyfriars Cemetery, there’ll be lots of haunted tours as ghoul season gets into full swing.

Of course you wouldn’t want to miss out, so we here at Jurys Inn are giving you the chance to win a stay for two adults and two children at Jurys Inn Edinburgh. The 186-bedroom hotel lies just off the Royal Mile but as far as we know no ghosts haunt the modern facilities, so you can be assured of a good night’s sleep. 

All you have to do is share a scary ghost story with us on Jurys Inn Facebook page, between now and the 19th of October, to be in with a chance to win this great prize.

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