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Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

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Activity provider: Treasure Hunt Tours

Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Activity provider: Treasure Hunt Tours

From US$ 12.08 per person

Join a mobile-based treasure hunt taking you on a route designed to show you the best of Edinburgh, highlighting its most popular landmarks as well as hidden gems.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the best of Edinburgh on a self-guided, mobile-based treasure hunt
  • Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones
  • Explore popular landmarks as well as some of the city’s hidden gems
  • Learn interesting facts about Edinburgh and fun stories along the way
Full description

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt and experience a fun and unique way to explore Edinburgh.

Captain Bess will send messages to your phones. She’s a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship. She’ll direct you on a carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer. You’ll spot things you’d never normally notice. And don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint to help you on your way. Start at Cockburn Street and sneak through tiny alleys and hidden squares, passing ancient alehouses and cobbled streets. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about the things you’re spotting and get a better understanding of the history of Edinburgh. Feeling adventurous? Get ready to explore Edinburgh and have loads of fun!

  • Mobile weblink-based treasure hunt in English
  • Mobile devices
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Start your treasure hunt at the bottom of Cockburn Street. If you can’t see an email from the activity provider, Treasure Hunt Edinburgh, or the SMS they sent you, then go to: https://treasurehuntedinburgh.com/start

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • A ticket is required for each participant
  • You will receive a weblink to open on your mobile browser
  • The screen layout works just like WhatsApp and is very easy to use
  • You don’t need to print or download anything
  • The treasure hunt must be completed in daylight, as it’s impossible to find clues in the dark
  • The game time depends on how quickly you complete the hunt, with an average of between 2-2½ hours
  • You will cover around 2½ miles and the route is step-free
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well worth doing to see some unexpected places

February 17, 2022

March 15, 2022

Product ID: 409980