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Historic Edinburgh Cemeteries to Explore

I’m an avid fan of old cemeteries and Scotland has them in abundance. Edinburgh, Scotland’s compact and hilly capital, is home to incredibly beautiful historical cemeteries you shouldn’t miss during your visit. Such as the world’s most haunted graveyard which inspired the creation of several Harry Potter characters and is known for its connection with one extraordinarily loyal dog. One …

Fantoft Stave Church and Black Metal in Norway

Fantoft Stave Church and Black Metal in Norway

Fantoft Stave Church suffered a terrible fate in 1992 when it was burned down by Varg Vikernes, member of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and one-man music project Burzum. The war between Norwegian churches vs black metal in Norway began. Fantoft was built in 1150 in the village of Fortun in western Norway. It was celebrating its 842nd year …

Witchcraft in Scotland

Where to Find Witches in Scotland

In the past, healers and herbalists in Scotland were misunderstood and labeled as witches, leading them down a road filled with torture, hatred and ultimately death. King James VI was terrified of suffering a violent death (who wouldn’t be though, right?) and was convinced he was being tormented by witches. After visiting Denmark, a place where witches were actively hunted, …

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Discovering the Truth Behind Mary King’s Close

Mary King’s Close was a street in Edinburgh sealed off from the world, leaving all the people suffering from the bubonic plague trapped beneath. These people were quarantined and left to die as the residents in the city above went about with their everyday lives. Did they even know there were victims of the plague dying beneath their feet? This …

Top 10 Seriously Spooky Places to Visit in Scotland

Top 10 Seriously Spooky Places to Visit in Scotland

Scotland is a land of rich history, with some dark and horrible stories from times past. It’s a place where mystical landscapes, hastily abandoned locations and castles left to ruin have inspired the settings of our favourite horror novels. If you want a glimpse into the country’s sinister past, check out these 10 spooky places to visit in Scotland. The …