Newhailes Halloween with Mercat Tours

An exclusive Halloween Tour of Newhailes house after dark, in partnership with Mercat Tours. Uncover a chilling story buried in the history of the Dalrymple Family.

Shadows thicken on the lawn; the trees beyond are already cloaked in darkness. A crunch of gravel on the drive. A single window lit on the first floor. A figure, barely seen moving in gloom. The last of the day's light clings to the grey stone of Newhailes House - and there's a shriek form the woods. The scene is set for Halloween at this remote country estate.
A Family Curse

You'll meet your expert Mercat guide on the stone steps of the house, as the other members of your small party arrive. You'll take a tour of the house - the only safe way to explore it after hours. You'll forget, for a moment, the horrors it witnessed and marvel at the exquisite interiors, the light glinting on the gilded eagles in the drawing room.

On the tour, you'll hear tales of all the misdeeds and grudges and hidden truths that accumulate in 300 years of the Dalrymple family history - including a dark curse that is its legacy. Nothing is quite as it seems; keep watchful as you head out of the warmth of the house to the chill of the gardens. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring a torch: you don't want to be left behind in the grounds of this fateful night.

Booking essential - tours will sell out!


Friday 27 October

Saturday 28 October

Sunday 29 October

Tours depart at 18:30, 19:45 and 21:30*, and last 1 hour.
*Our last tour of the night is adults only.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour at the Newhailes stable courtyard.

or phone 0131 225 5445

Adult: £18.00
Child: £10.00
Family: £50.00 (2 adults and 2 children up to 15 yrs)

Children over 8 years old are welcome - but you'll need to judge if they are up to it!