Edinburgh scavenger hunt and city tour
Edinburgh scavenger hunt was created to offer you the best way to explore the capital of Scotland .
Edinburgh is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea.
Thanks to its spectacular rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of medieval and classic architecture,
including numerous stone decorations, Edinburgh is often considered one of the most lively cities in Europe.
Explore Edinburgh, playing our scavenger hunt and city tour!
What to expect
- It is an outdoor activity that combines playing, walking and learning!
- Explore the city in a fun way by solving riddles and puzzles.
- Discover fascinating facts and stories about the city.
- Let the game reveal hidden gems and places.
- Have the best walk of the city and visit 10 of its most important attractions.
Full description of Edinburgh scavenger hunt and self guided tour
- Uncover the highlights with an interactive smartphone app. Solve location-based riddles on this walking tour.
- Visit 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination.
- Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.
- Feel the thrill of completing each riddle. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace.
- Read interesting information and facts. Stop to snap pictures as you go. Reveal an exciting a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.
- Mobile app and login credentials
- Self guided tour
Important information about Edinburgh scavenger hunt
- Cost: Each game costs 18 GBP (per group) , up to 5 players. For more players you can purchase more games. For example for 25 players, you can purchase 5 games.
- Average duration: 2 hours including total walking time 1 hour
- Supported languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
- Museum admission fees: Visits to museums and other attractions do not require a ticket, as the puzzles are related to
their outdoor areas. Admission is purely your choice.
Not suitable for…
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
- Unaccompanied children
What to bring
- Weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes
- Charged smartphone
- Internet connection in case of the online-mobile application.
What you need to know about Edinburgh scavenger hunt ?
- No one will be waiting for you anywhere, it’s just you and your smartphones!
- You can start playing anytime, any day, every day! You can even pause your game and resume later or any other day within a year !
- You can use one language per serial number. If your group is multilingual, you will need to buy more games if you need more languages.
- The city Self Guided Scavenger Hunt provides information about the city and its attractions, but the escape games do not offer a city tour.
- The outdoor escape games provide total points and a leaderboard and are a bit more difficult than the city Self Guided Scavenger Hunt.
- There is no time limit for the game. You can complete it at any time at your own pace.
- Our game is completely outdoor, so it depends on the weather. The game can continue on the same day or another day if it is interrupted.
- Prefer to start the game in daylight, as the lack of light may make it difficult to solve puzzles. However, the game can still be played at night.
- For groups of more than 5 people, you must purchase 1 game per 5 people. For example, for a group of 25 people, buy 5 games.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is a nice and very educational activity for them if an adult helps them solve the puzzles and explains them.
- Puzzles do not require knowledge. Players must use their imagination, logic, combinatorial thinking and cooperation.
- Every attraction hides a puzzle ! The puzzles are independent and not connected to each other through a story. The goal is for players to interact with the attractions and their surrounding areas !
- Our game is completely covid19-free as it is an outdoor game!
Edinburgh scavenger hunt and city tour starting point: Scott Monument and ending point: Calton Hill
You will visit:
- Royal Scottish Academy
- Edinburgh Castle
- The Hub
- St Giles
- Burns Monument
- Calton Hill and more
1.Scott Monument – starting point of Edinburgh scavenger hunt and city tour
It is present at the princess Street Gardens. It is also considered as one of the second largest monuments to one of the famous writers. It is associated with literature and history, which makes it famous for the Scottish locals as well as the arrest.
The monument is also called the Victorian Gothic monument, which is associated with a Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is of great importance because of its history. You will also become aware of the Scottish culture visiting the Scott monument. It is at the height of 60 meters which is often visited by tourists now and then. It is one of the most iconic landmarks present in the history of Scotland.
2.Royal Scottish Academy
This building is of great importance because it’s one of the National buildings famous for various purposes. The Basic purpose that it serves is that it is called the Academy of Art on a national level where most of the students come to learn all about art and literature.
It was first founded in the year 1826, which makes it very old and one of the best in the entire country. This is the main reason it is given priority on a National basis. It is an independent body of artists where they can learn and create art according to their style and convenience.
This is a long, wide-open area which is the best place to have a long walk. The area is situated along the water. It is special for its scenic view and historical background because this area was once used for protecting the city wall of Scotland. It is outside the city of Scotland, so it also plays a role of an entrance. It is a large open leveled area where you can have a view of the entire surrounding.
This castle has a historical background which makes it historically important not only to the locals but also to others that are visiting Scotland every year. It is a very dominating building present in Scotland which also has importance on an archaeological basis. The Rock present in this area is considered as one from the Stone Age, giving this castle a huge hype.
This building is situated in the center of Edinburgh, which is important for holding public art and cultural festivals. It is quite a tall building which is why it can be seen from the surrounding places very clearly. It is famous because the local festivals held there are convenient for all the local people. It is also one of the entertainment Sites for tourists because of its various festivals.
It is also a historic marketplace situated in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is also used for event space within the city. Most of the events are organized at the grass market on a larger scale.
It is one of the first Churches built in the Edinburgh city of Scotland after the reformation. In entire Scotland, it is also one of the largest churches after the reformation. It is one of the oldest Churches, which is why it is of great importance to the people of Scotland.
This is the famous Cathedral which is also situated in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is used for religious purposes and is also visited by most of the people and visitors. It is also called the High Kirk of Edinburgh.
It is situated in the Capital city of Scotland, which is called Edinburg. It is a street presence in the famous city of Scotland. It is also called a district in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, which has great importance from local and tourist point of you.
Robert Burns was one of the famous poets and lyricists of Scotland. People consider him iconic because of his best work and the huge efforts he has put in the field of Scottish literature. Burns monument is a circular building which is made up of Stone standing tall in the memory of Robert Burns. It is famous for people who have a love for Scottish literature and poetry.
11.Calton Hill – ending point of Edinburgh scavenger hunt and city tour
This is a peaceful area in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. It has some National monuments and galleries where the famous work of Scottish artists is displayed.