Historic Environment Scotland to host its popular Fright Night event at Linlithgow Palace, 28th – 31st October

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to go back in time to the Linlithgow Palace of the 1850’s this month with Historic Environment Scotland’s popular Fright Night event. Costumed performers will delve into the depths of the palace’s past to uncover sinister stories, bringing the unique historic site to life for those who are brave of heart.

With Halloween approaching, Linlithgow Palace is offering visitors the unique opportunity to see the historic site after dark. By day the high towers of the elaborate pleasure palace look out over lush greenery and a loch brimming with wildfowl – but things look a little different after dark.

The Victorian Era was a time of rapid scientific progress in Britain, and produced a wave of paranormal investigators, mystics and spiritualists interested in uncovering the secrets of things that went bump in the night. This Fright Night, visitors can follow Victorian Professor Michael and his sidekick, Night Watchman Gibby McPherson, as they enter the palace under cover of dark to investigate rumours of ghostly goings-on.

Hear spooky stories of witches and rat catchers, and meet some of the less pleasant characters from Scotland’s past.

Laura Gray, Assistant Events Manager for Historic Environment Scotland, which manages the palace, said: “Those looking for a scare this Halloween won’t do much better than Fright Night at Linlithgow Palace! The event gives people a unique opportunity to explore the darker side of Linlithgow Palace. Our costumed performers are great at building a strange and spine-tingling atmosphere, perfect for any brave souls wanting to do something a bit different this Halloween.”

Fright Night tours take place from the 28th – 31st October at 6 pm, 7:30 pm and 9 pm.

Pre-booking is essential to secure a place. Tickets are priced at £12 and available to purchase online at www.historicenvironment.scot/fright-nights

A 10% discount is available for Historic Scotland members.

Please note that Fright Night events are not recommended for young children.

About Historic Environment Scotland

  • As of the 1st October 2015, Historic Scotland and RCAHMS came together to form a new lead public body charged with caring for, protecting and promoting the historic environment. The new body Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will lead on delivering Scotland’s first strategy for the historic environment, Our Place in Time.
  • Historic Scotland is a sub brand of Scotland’s new public heritage body, Historic Environment Scotland
  • Historic Environment Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity. Scottish Charity No. SC045925
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Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016

  • 2016 will shine a spotlight on Scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design through a wide-ranging, variety of new and existing activity.
  • The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design started on 1 January 2016 and will end on 31 December 2016.  It will build on the momentum generated by the current 2015 Year of Food and Drink as well as previous years including Homecoming Scotland 2014, the Year of Creative and the Year of Natural.
  • Through a series of exciting events and activity, the year will showcase Scotland’s position as an “innovation nation”, its outstanding built heritage, and its thriving, internationally acclaimed creative industries sector.
  • The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland, and supported by a variety of partners including Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, Architecture + Design Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).
  • The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design events fund is managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.

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Historic Environment Scotland to host its popular Fright Night event at Linlithgow Palace, 28th – 31st October
Historic Environment Scotland to host its popular Fright Night event at Linlithgow Palace, 28th – 31st October

Source: Historic Environment Scotland