Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

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Embark on a spine-tingling mobile game quest around Edinburgh solving clues to learn about the city’s darker history and discover some of the city’s most haunted places.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Explore Edinburgh's most haunted places through a mobile game quest
  • Learn about the Scottish Witch Hunts and the Burke and Hare murders
  • Discover the many sites where public executions were held
  • Visit the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh
  • Experience the perfect mix of a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt
Full description
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.
  • Self-guided tour
  • Game app
  • 24/7 online customer support
  • Mobile device
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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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    Meeting point

    Make sure you download the Questo mobile app from GooglePlay or the Apple App Store. Create a new account inside the Questo app with your email address to begin the game.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Charged Smartphone

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the game on their smartphones. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket
    • Internet connection is not needed to play the game
    • The game quest can be started at anytime
    • This activity is only available in English
    • You will be sent the game quest access code and app download instructions by email shortly after booking
    • A full refund is available if you don't enjoy this self-guided tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 5 reviews

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    Great game to see places in Edinburgh normally won’t see. Still passes by some main attractions so good for that too. Did You Know? section is the best I have seen in any Treasure Hunt tour. I took mobile photos of them to read later on too. Directions not straightforward sometimes but manageable. At some point of the game, you will walk a long walk to reach your clue. It would be nice to let players know that. It’s a clever game. I would recommend it to others. Thank you guys!

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    July 15, 2021

    Excellent! The only 'issue' was locating the EXACT starting position - however this was on account of using the Get Your Guide app rather than the Questo app, and as soon as I switched, the game started on The Mound. Lots of information, great fun, took about 1.5 hours, really enjoyable.

    June 29, 2021

    June 5, 2021

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    Product ID: 395253