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Edinburgh: Pirate Treasure Hunt City Discovery Game

Edinburgh: Pirate Treasure Hunt City Discovery Game

From US$ 51.85 per group up to 2

Join an adventure in Calton Island to find Captain Kidd's lost treasure and discover Edinburgh from a unique perspective on this interactive treasure hunt.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Test your wits with a series of creative puzzles
  • Learn about pirates and Scotland's contribution to their myths
  • Discover some of the city's hidden gems
Full description
Discover Edinburgh's history and main locations from a pirate's perspective on this treasure hunt. Meet your guide at Calton Island, where your game will begin. After a short introduction, get kitted out with all the tools you will need to complete the game. The kit comes in a bag that has all the clues and tools you need to work through and a treasure map with a route to follow. Once the game begins, use the tools provided along with elements of the city to crack codes, open padlocks, and move forward in the pirate-themed game. Wander around Calton Island and Regent River to solve clues and discover landmarks such as the Royal Observatory, Nelson Monument, Burns Monument, and some other off-the-beaten-track locations. At the top of the hill, enjoy panoramic views of the entire city.
  • Game master available at all times to help
  • Pirate kit rental
  • Souvenir token of completion
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the foot of the stairs of Calton Hill on Regent Road.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Charged Smartphone
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Deposit
    • Internet access

    Know before you go

    • This activity involves a lot of walking and there will be some ramps and stairs on the way
    • You will be required to pay a fully-refundable £20 deposit at the start of the tour
    • The duration of the game varies between groups however the kit must be returned after 4 hours
    • Average duration is 2.5 hours
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    Overall rating

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    based on 1 reviews

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    The Pirate Treasure Hunt was an absolutely AMAZING way to spend an afternoon in Edinburgh! We met our fantastic game master, Sabi, at the start who walked us through the activity and then she was on hand via text to offer clues if need be. The treasure hunt clues are well thought out and you end up seeing bits of Edinburgh you would never see otherwise. If you like solving puzzles and thinking outside of the box, this activity is for you and you learn some history along the way. Can’t wait to do another one soon!!

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    July 8, 2021

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    Product ID: 397917