Self-guided Discovery Walk in Edinburgh - an obscure adventure
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Edinburgh - an obscure adventure

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Flexible
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore Edinburgh during this interactive and fun discovery walk
  • Learn about the history and local stories of the city center in a playful way
  • Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route
  • See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots
  • Discover the city at your own pace
What to expect

Just one look at Edinburgh's intriguing cityscape hints at all the secrets beneath… Are you curious to discover them? Follow in the footsteps of an enthusiastic history buff and seek answers to location-based riddles. Wandering through obscure streets, you’ll find atmospheric gardens, intriguing statues and wicked delights along the way. Even long-time locals said they were surprised with hidden spots and stories they discovered on this self-guided walk!

This playful walk across Edinburgh’s Old Town sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Edinburgh or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:

  • The always stunning Edinburgh Castle
  • The hidden Johnston Terrace Garden
  • The story of the Bow Well
  • The improbably picturesque John Knox House
  • The impressive Gothic architecture of Saint Giles Cathedral

This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families with kids, curious locals, visitors, and team building. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Discovery Game in Edinburgh available for six months after purchase
    Where

    Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, United Kingdom

    Meeting point:

    Start your game at the Castle Gate of the Edinburgh Castle.

    What to remember
    • You will receive your game within 24 hours after your booking
    • This is a self-guided tour, there is no tour guide that meets you at the start location
    • You will receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 6 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads needed
    • You can stop the game and take a break at any point and start where you left off later
    • You can play any day of the week, starting between 8.00am and 7.30pm (daylight hours)
    • The game is recommended to be played in a team of 1-5 people
    • You can share a team viewer link, so everyone can read riddles and stories on their phones. Just make sure to select one person to enter answers
    • Start your game at the Castle Gate of the Edinburgh Castle
    • You will end at the Old Calton Burial Ground
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    When
    • You can play any day of the week, starting between 8.00am and 2.00pm
    • You can start the game up to 6 months after the purchase
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    Provider
    Secret City Trails
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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