Sponsored: Scotland’s Scariest Halloween Event

With thrill seekers in mind, Scone Palace’s Halloween event ‘Spirits of Scone’ has been created to offer visitors the ultimate fright night experience.

As night falls from 25th to 31st October, the palace gardens will come to life and transform into a truly terrifying playground for all kinds of menacing ghouls and horror film freaks. Lurking in the woods and hiding in the maze; this is where your nightmares come to life…

The outdoor walking route will take you on an unforgettable hour-long tour throughout the grounds, as you’ve never seen them before. Then make sure you don’t miss all the extra surprises that are in store…

Terrifying Tales

If you’re feeling brave, venture into the Tipi of Terror for some ghostly storytelling. But be warned, these are no bedtime stories, they come with a nightmare guarantee – listen if you dare.

Tickets are priced at £1.50 and are available at the tipi entrance. There are a limited number of tickets available for each storytelling session so purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.

Fearful Fancy Dress & Monstrous Make-up

If you really want to get in to character, stop by the pop-up make-up station situated inside Scone Palace and be  transformed with a gruesome slash or some oozing zombie flesh.

Really embrace the Halloween spirit by getting into character with some classic fancy dress. There are even prizes for best dressed at the event but note that masks are not permitted, so look out your face paints and get creative!

Frightfully Good Food

A delicious selection of hot and tasty food will be available from the outdoor Fright Night Café or in the Dead Servants’ Hall within the beautiful palace. Indulge in a monster marshmallow toasted over the firepit for a much-needed sugar rush on a chilly night.


There are plenty of photo opportunities around the event and the resident ghouls and monsters will be happy to pose for you too. Don’t forget to share your shocking snaps on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #spiritsofscone – there are even prizes for best photo each night!

Know Before You Go:

Wrap Up: You will be outside for the evening, so remember to wrap up and keep warm and bringsensible footwear as the ground can be uneven and may also be cold and wet.

Suitability: Spirits of Scone is not suitable for young children and teenagers under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets: Remember to print your e-tickets and bring them with you ready to present at the box office on arrival.

Parking: Follow the signs on the A93 which will direct you to the on-site parking.

Arrival and Timings: Don’t panic if you are running a little late, time slots are only a guide. The event opens at 6.00pm each evening and last admission is at 8.00pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) or 9.00pm (Friday, Saturday and Thursday). Please note that last entry to the walk is 15 minutes after the last time slot. The outdoor walk route is likely to take between 40 minutes and 1 hour.

Dogs: This is event is NOT suitable for dogs. Please do not bring your four-legged friends as you will not be permitted access to the event.

Spirits of Scone Halloween Shop: With a ghoulishly good selection of spooky souvenirs including t-shirts, tote bags, badges, magnets, torches and beanies, don’t miss your chance to visit!

Etiquette: It maybe the spookiest night of the year but all actors, staff and volunteers must be respected. There will be jump scares however the actors will not touch you, any bad behaviour will result in you being asked to leave immediately.

For more details on this spooktacular event, click here!


Sophie Lambert

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