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Edinburgh: Gothic Old Town Exploration Game

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Activity provider: Questo App

Edinburgh: Gothic Old Town Exploration Game

Activity provider: Questo App

From US$ 9.98 per person

Discover the most haunted place in Edinburgh by following clues and solving puzzles on this exploration game played on your phone. Learn about one of Edinburgh’s most prominent ghosts.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 2 participants


  • Explore St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and other sights
  • Live out a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers
  • Learn about local legends and test your wits against theirs
  • Enjoy a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt all in one
  • Take advantage of an app-based mobile game that works while offline
Full description

Discover Edinburgh’s haunted side and gothic secrets by following clues and solving puzzles on this self-guided exploration game via an app on your phone. With your phone as your guide, explore Edinburgh's old town with your group and uncover its mysteries. After downloading the tour app (instructions found on your confirmation voucher), the game starts at The Mound. From there, simply follow the game route and instructions on the app. Along the route, spot St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and other city sights. Get to know the city's cobbled streets and twisting alleyways and all the people who have made them famous.

As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone will guide you to the next stop. Enjoy the flexibility to explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it.

You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and race to the final stop of the game. After approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, the tour will finish at West Bow.

  • Exploration game via an app on your phone
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Live 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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Meeting point

Go to the meeting point and begin playing the game at any time using the app.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The entire game will take around 1 to 1.5 hours to complete
  • Although several players can share a phone, it is recommended that each player purchases a ticket for an optimal experience
Customer reviews

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4.2 /5

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I came across this by accident as all the activities we had planned were fully booked. However we had a great time following the clues, despite the rain, and we got to see parts of the city we would have missed if left to our own devices. It’s a shame you can’t reread the clues and information after finishing as we were so intent on moving to next clue that we didn’t take in as much information as we should. One or two of the clues were slightly misleading and I don’t think they could be solved without taking a hint but all in all, great entertainment. Will definitely do another on our next city break.

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November 3, 2021

Some of the clues were hard to understand and had to Google maps some places. Wouldn't really recommend doing it in the dark but we managed it. Overall the story was fun and interactive and it took us an hour to do. Would recommend for something to do there.

November 15, 2021

September 5, 2021

Product ID: 403752