Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

4.2 / 5

25 reviews

Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

From £8.48 per person

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. Gear up for some Halloween fun as part of a special event on October 30.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 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.

Includes
  • A city exploration game available on your phone (Questo app)
  • 24/7 online customer support
  • A tour guide.
  • Entry tickets to attractions.
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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Participants

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

· Go to The Mound (game starting point). · Open the Questo app and follow the instructions. · You must have downloaded the app and created an account first, using the same email you made the purchase with.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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I’m not sure if it timed out or there was a glitch, but we didn’t get to complete the quest. It asked if we wanted to take a selfie of our team doing the quest, and we did, then it took us back to the home page and we would have had to start again. The clues were good though with lots of brain teasers! Maybe we’ll try it again another time.

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27 October 2021

The whole family enjoyed the quiz. We have been to Edinburgh before but this fantastic game showed us areas and details of the City's rich history we had completely missed before! Also walked us past some areas we just had to stop at such as the Surgeons Hall which again was another interesting part of our visit. Highly recommend getting this quiz to explore the city while testing your detective skills at the same time. Thank you.

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11 August 2021

Really good fun and saw some interesting hidden parts of Edinburgh’s dark past. Only issue was that the start point seemed to be wrong ( or perhaps my dodgy map reading) it directs you to the mound but start point actually on Princess Street. It took us much longer than an hour!

4 August 2021

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