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Myths & Monsters, Edinburgh

£ 15 per person

Highlights

  • A deep dive into the folklore that has shaped Edinburgh through the ages
  • A scenic journey across stunning old streets featuring amazing architecture from several different centuries
  • Clues sent to your phones with help available, the perfect difficulty for all

Description

Monsters and beasts of legend show you a whole new side of Edinburgh's Old City in this twisting, turning, puzzle-filled tour. Discover buried secrets, both heartwarming and chilling, and tales from the city's long and fabled past. Which real-life wizard owned a cursed walking stick? Where are the best and worst places to practice witchcraft? How can you use saliva to bring luck and banish evil? The answers may surprise and frighten you.

This outdoor escape game-style tour will show you city highlights and hidden gems including: the Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral, East Prince St Gardens, Tolbooth Kirk, a host of historic and strange statues and narrow alleyways that will transport you back to bygone years. All this plus puzzles, challenges, great pubs and cafes and plenty of surprises. This is an engaging new way to experience an ancient and endlessly fascinating part of the city, perfect for first time visitors and locals alike.

How It Works

Your team will receive clues on your phones that, once deciphered, will guide you to interesting and scenic parts of the city. At each of these you will solve riddles, discover facts and unlock your next clue.

The route is walking distance and features optional breaks at great pubs, bars and cafes along the way. The clues require no prior knowledge and come with hints to make the experience something everyone can enjoy.

Please note this route features lots of stairs and climbing.

Plan your day

Timings

Start any time, any day

2.5 - 3 hours across 3.9 km / 2.5 miles

Start Location

National Records, Edinburgh

End Location

Rose Street, Edinburgh

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Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays

Windsor oldies

Windsor oldies

Great day out exploring parts of London you would never normally do

Seekers of Aravos

Seekers of Aravos

I was in a team with my partner and our 9 year son. We had a blast. There was something for us all!

Are you okay?

Are you okay?

We really enjoyed the scavenger hunt! It was a great way to get outside and enjoy the city in a different way. We both …

Three Women and No Baby

Three Women and No Baby

Second one I have done. Such a brilliant format. The clues are well written and make you really look at what’s around y…

3 Gen

3 Gen

Great way to entertain teenagers, they loved it.

Bopchkin

Bopchkin

A great way to learn about a city and have fun doing it. The clues were good and the walk was about right

Team Hammond

Team Hammond

My wife and I had a fantastic day of exploring and refreshments. We will definitely be back!

Daryls birthday

Daryls birthday

Really fun morning. Would definitely recommend

Bickle's Bongles

Bickle's Bongles

The clues were excellent - easy to follow without being too easy to solve! Took us on a very pleasant journey around Lo…

Donkeys@2pm

Donkeys@2pm

It was excellent. Only error we made was at the Plague for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This was because the bronz…

Jannie's jaunts

Jannie's jaunts

Great fun and a fabulous way to look around a city, our first time, but not the last

Berin

Berin

Had the most amazing time doing our murder mystery trail! Well thought out, perfect clues, and a lovely city to do it i…

Bestiesss✨

Bestiesss✨

Amazing day out!!

duckz

duckz

spectacular

Team Kataraang

Team Kataraang

Was a super fun day, even as Oxford students!It was great learning so many new things about the city and paying attenti…

Doctor and the Cats

Doctor and the Cats

Great fun and interesting places to discover, especially Mercato Market

Renegades

Renegades

This was so much fun, such a good idea and more people need to know about it! Highly recommend!

Sanlo

Sanlo

It was our first walk and we loved it! We have been in London for many years and have not seen some of the places befor…

Corn Stars

Corn Stars

A very fun, head scratching activity. A great way to explore the city without feeling like you’re walking for miles; gr…

Malyha Kristian and Zeb

Malyha Kristian and Zeb

Smooth trail. Good level of some things we needed to think about but didn't find too hard.

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