Our next stop on our haunted pubs tour of Britain & Ireland, is Edinburgh. This ancient city is believed to have the highest concentration of the most active haunted locations anywhere in the world. It’s for this reason that it’s thought of by many as the most haunted city on the planet.
From its medieval dungeons and underground streets, to the famous hauntings at Edinburgh Castle, the ghost stories surrounding Edinburgh do have an undercurrent of pain and suffering, which could be the trigger for so much of the paranormal activity from these tortured souls.
The ghostly reports don’t end with the city’s famous landmarks, its pubs are also regular haunts for its long dead citizens. Apparitions, poltergeist activity, visions, and strange sounds have all been witnessed in the following list of haunted pubs in Edinburgh.
1. The Banshee Labyrinth
Self proclaimed as “Scotland’s most haunted night club”, parts of this club were once part of the infamous underground vaults of Edinburgh. These vaults were home to some of Edinburgh’s most destitute and unsavoury characters. It was here were many of these people met their gruesome end. If you put your drink down anywhere here, be careful, as it may just be thrown against a wall by an unseen force!
One spirit that lurks here is known by locals as “The Banshee”. On one occasion the workers who were renovating the pub heard a blood curdling scream coming from one of the vaults, moments later one of the workmen received a phone call informing him that one of his family members had just passed away.