Edinburgh: Haunted City Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

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

About this activity

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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. ** On October 30, this experience will be part of a special Halloween event featuring a costume contest, live actors, 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

Date

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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

4.3 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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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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August 11, 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!

August 4, 2021

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

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