Edinburgh: Alternative City Discovery Game

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Edinburgh: Alternative City Discovery Game

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From US$ 27.16 US$ 13.58 per group up to 5

Discover unique statues, charming courtyards, and cozy cafes on this gamified walking tour of Edinburgh. Each riddle takes you to your next destination and unlocks curious stories about the city.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover Edinburgh's most exciting sights with just your phone
  • Solve riddles to unlock local stories, secret recommendations and hidden gems
  • See Edinburgh Castle and Johnston Terrace Garden from a new perspective
  • Go beneath the surface of Edinburgh
Full description
Jump into an interactive city discovery experience across Edinburgh. Solve a series of 12 riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser to discover the city at your own pace. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as the history of the city as you go. Discover spots in Edinburgh that most locals don’t even know. See popular sights from a different angle and explore the hidden streets of the city's best neighborhoods. Find gardens, art, curious statues and wicked delights. Unlock the stories only a few locals know, and recommendations of local favorite spots, all while you solve 12 riddles on your phone. Visit highlights such as Edinburgh Castle, Johnston Terrace Garden, the Bow Well, John Knox House, and the picturesque St Giles Cathedral.  This game is suitable for friends, couples, and families. Enjoy spending time together exploring a new city, getting your creative juices flowing as you use your imagination to unearth the city's best-kept secrets.
  • Link to the web game (received via email)
  • Physical tour guide
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Start at the Castle Gate of the Edinburgh Castle

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided city discovery experience and no tour guide will meet you at the meeting point
  • Games are available in English only
  • You will require a maximum of 2MB of data to complete the game
  • The game is played on the browser of your phone so no downloads are required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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This was an excellent activity. Works at Fishers Close and Edinburgh City Chambers made getting two of the clues impossible and problematic respectively but notwithstanding that really good fun and informative.

October 23, 2021

July 31, 2021

This "escape room" experience took us to places in Edinburgh that we would not see otherwise, and the stories were very interesting. However, it felt a bit short; we would like at least the double amount of questions!

May 4, 2021

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