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A Spirited Evening

A spirited evening detail

As the days get shorter and the chilly nights of Autumn descend upon us, Edinburgh’s Old Town begins to wrap itself in an eerie cloak of mystery.  Dimly-lit closes and ancient buildings are the perfect backdrop for ornate stories of spirits and otherworldly beings.

This Halloween, we are honouring Edinburgh’s well-sought-after spirits – may they be otherworldly or ‘our-worldly’.  From the 27th October until the 1st November, we are partnering with The Real Mary King’s Close for A Spirited Evening.

Discover tales of Scotland’s spirit, Scotch whisky, with haunting stories from our historic distilleries.  Your personal menu will be accompanied with some stories to leaf through and peruse over dinner.  These spirited tales take you around Scotland and into the history of some of our best-known distilleries with some chilling, mysterious and unexpected anecdotes. A specially selected dram or liqueur will draw your meal to a close with its own special tale.  Enjoy our amazing Autumn cocktail with a seasonal Plum Old Fashioned or a spooky Toffee Apple Cocktail.

Then head down the historic cobblestones to the heart of the Royal Mile, The Real Mary King’s Close, for a 1-hour lantern-led tour of Edinburgh’s only preserved 17th-century street. Said to be one of the most haunted sites in Scotland if not the world, The Real Mary King’s Close is steeped in mystery and legend. Discover the stories of the people who roamed the streets of Edinburgh years ago and meet the witch pricker, a dubious character which used to strike terror into people’s hearts at their very sight.

A truly spirited experience for a Halloween to remember.

What is included in A Spirited Evening?

  • 3-course special Halloween tasting menu at our Amber Restaurant. View menu here.
  • An accompanying dram of whisky or liqueur after your meal
  • 1h lantern-led tour of The Real Mary King’s Close with a character tour guide
  • A very special encounter with the witch pricker during the tour

When: 30th October, 31st October, 1st November

Dinner start time: 18.00 or 18.30, followed by lantern-led tour (Duration: 3hrs)

Price: £59pp (includes dinner & tour)

Book here

Or if you'd prefer to start with the lantern-led tour at The Real Mary King's Close first, followed by dinner at Amber, book on to one of the following dates:

When: 27th - 31st October, 1st November

Tour start time: 18.00, 18.15, 18.30 followed by dinner at Amber Restaurant (Duration: 3 hrs)

Price: £59pp (includes dinner & tour)

Book here

**Like all our experiences, should government restrictions change, we will refund fully the cost of your booking.**

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