The Witchery is one of Scotlands most famous bar-restaurants. Its atmospheric setting will take your breath away. Youll definitely want to have a meal at candlelight in the Secret Garden. Located in the old town, the old architecture is truly spellbinding.
Why should you head here on your getaway? Firstly, all year, The Witchery has an impressive pumpkin display to really give the place an eerie feel. Secondly, the venue is a spooky place to visit because of its past. Suspected witches were tortured and burnt just a few miles from here, upon the hill, between the 15th and 18th centuries.
The bar-restaurant is opposite the Witches Well Fountain, a memorial to the people who lost their lives during the Great Scottish Witch Hunt. Why did this hunt take place? King James VI believed that witchcraft was a form of Satanism, and over 4000 alleged witches were killed during this time.
You can even spend the night here if you dare. The original suites are lavishly decorated and have a charm to them. The glamorous setting is perfect for a couples getaway, with the antique furniture and velvet bed covers. The gothic style is striking and quaint. Enjoy your stay!