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Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

1. Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Edinburgh while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. See many of Edinburgh’s most famous attractions and go on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues and visit ghostly locations including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow, and sites where public executions were held. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Learn about the Scottish Witch Hunts and the Burke and Hare murders and view the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour. Take part in a special Halloween event on October 30 featuring live actors. Wear your best costume to win a contest with prizes such as a $1000 GetYourGuide gift card, a (real) coffin, and much more.

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Edinburgh: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

2. Edinburgh: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Solve riddles on your smartphone as you explore some of the main tourist sights in Edinburg. Learn about the city as you go. Download the app and head over to the starting point at the Scott Monument. Use the map to navigate to each location as you complete challenges. Pause at any time to take a break or do some sightseeing.

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Gothic Edinburgh: City Exploration Game

3. Gothic Edinburgh: City Exploration Game

Discover Edinburgh’s hidden gems and gothic secrets by following clues and solving puzzles on this exploration game via an app on your phone that acts as your guide. Go on a hunt for the person who can help solve a series of ghastly crimes in the city. Start at Greyfriars Bobby Statue. From there, simply follow the game route and instructions. Explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone will guide you to the next stop. Explore St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and more. Meet local legends and test your wits against theirs to solve the mysteries of the city. Come to know the cobbled streets and twisting alleyways and all the people who have made them famous. Choose to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against each other and race to the final stop of the game. Enjoy an experience that’s the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. The entire game will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. You will finish at the Burns Monument.

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Edinburgh: Sherlock Holmes Adventure

4. Edinburgh: Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Meet up with your guide, who will brief you on the instructions for the game. Your guide will need to be in touch with you throughout, so you must bring a fully-charged mobile phone with internet access. You will also have to pay a £20 deposit for the rental of the spy kit. The deposit will be fully refunded to you at the end once you return the kit undamaged. The kit comes in a backpack that has all the clues and tools you need to work through the game including a 19th-century map of Edinburgh that is yours to keep. Once the game begins, you'll follow a series of numbered clues. Every clue is meant to be used in a particular location in the city and puzzles are solved by making use of permanent features in the city. No extra clues or hints are hidden around. The game unravels the story of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation. Cover a good portion of Edinburgh and pass by some of the main landmarks: St Andrews Square, Princess Street and some other wonderful places off the tourist trail. Most of the game's locations have a connection to Sherlock Holmes' creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. You will finish by dropping the kit off and collecting your souvenir badge at the Arthur Conan Doyle centre, which is a 15-minute walk from the West End of Princess Street.  The duration of the game varies depending on the group, it could take anything between 2 and 4 hours, but the average group usually takes 2.5 hours if they don't take a break.

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Edinburgh: Private Hot Chocolate Potion Brewing in French

5. Edinburgh: Private Hot Chocolate Potion Brewing in French

Have a magical experience in a lost underground alley in Edinburgh. Try wizarding school, where you can create yummy potions and summon candy floss ghosts. Join your tour guide in an old underground alley. Make hot chocolate potion and become a master of potions. Enjoy an immersive experience creating candy floss ghosts, sculpting bones and delicious mummies, and painting cookies. Solve your own mysteries while playing an escape game. Take home a cauldron mug to remember your time at wizard school.

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What people are saying about Edinburgh

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

I booked this as a surprise for my 14 yr old daughter as we both enjoy games and escape rooms. I cannot recommend it enough!!! We loved every minute of it, even when we were stuck. Thank you so much Sabi for designing this and we cannot wait to try another one next time we are in Edinburgh

Really enjoyable experience, showed us some great parts of Edinburgh and the challenges In-between made it so fun and engaging. Great to get to do it at your own pace. Easy to follow and use. Highly recommend this to anyone

We had so much fun on our self guided tour! We did it in the evening to make it more atmospheric and really enjoyed ourselves while learning a lot of interesting stories about Edinburgh’s brutal past.

Fun, well worth the time! Rain or shine, this is a great activity to get to know the city.

Was an interesting day and good to find out more about the gruesome history of Edinburgh