Discover the haunted history of Bowhill
Tuesday, 09 October 2018
This Halloween delve into darkness at the Scottish Borders and take part in the spooky themed family fun events at Bowhill House and Grounds.
Visitors can take a guided walk through the woods of Bowhill during its weekend of Ghost Walks to hear spooky stories and true tales from the House’s past. The family friendly tour with a few frights will see small groups being led around the atmospheric Grounds in the dark.
The Haunted History of Bowhill Ghost Walks take place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October and cost £10 for adults and £7 for children. The tours will leave during three time slots – 6pm, 7.15pm and 8.15pm with tickets available from www.borderevents.com
The frightening fun doesn’t stop there as Bowhill is set to be overrun by zombies, vampires, ghosts and witches as its annual zombie jog returns on Saturday 27 October from 2pm. All competitors are encouraged to dress up and take part in the 1 mile or 5k fun run routes to be presented with medals at the finish line.
The 5k route costs £10 and 1 mile course is £7.50 but discounted entry is available when booking in advance online.
Ghostly ghoul events continue into November at Bowhill as it plays host to a haunting theatre performance of ‘Don’t Go Into the Cellar: Library of Screams’. The show follows cagey librarian Nathaniel Caldicott as he shares tales of macabre and mysteries based on works by E.F. Benson and W.H. Harvey.
‘Don’t Go Into the Cellar’ will be performed live at Bowhill’s intimate theatre on Friday 23 November from 8pm. Tickets costs £12 for adults or £10 for under 16’s and guests can opt for a supper before costing £13.
Helen Currie, House Manager at Bowhill House and Grounds, said: “Our frighteningly fun events are the perfect way to get in the Halloween spirit and are suitable for the entire family. I particularly enjoy the zombie run as it’s always a great sight to see everyone in fancy dress racing around the Estate.
“I’d urge anyone interested in our Halloween events to sign up in advance to secure their place.”