Fantastic Creatures of Edinburgh, and where to find them!

51 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 1.5 hr

A fantastic way to see the city. A classic treasure hunt with a twist that will have you interacting with your surroundings whilst learning about the traditional beliefs of Scotland and the world. This is a small business and a work of passion created by some local tour guides that love games and game design.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Sherlock's Challenge

An outdoor fantasy treasure hunt for the curious!

Our magical class will walk you through the Old Town streets identifying and learning all about the fantastic creatures that inhabit them. You will need a team of 2-5 wizards, internet access on your phone, your eyes and legs! We will provide the kit. The game takes around 1.5 hours (more or less). It covers a good portion of the historic Old Town and lots of folklore.

You can pick up your treasure hunt pack and code anytime during opening hours at Hot Toddy on 15-19 Jeffrey street (10am-7pm). Show your booking to collect it. Start the treasure hunt whenever you please. We recommend starting near the Royal Mile and we highly advise minding the daylight hours as the game won't work in the dark. You will then explore the city following the clues that will take you from one spot to the next, unravelling Edinburgh's quirks.

It finishes in a special secret location which is a 10 minute walk from the Royal Mile. If you complete the hunt you can collect your completion souvenir prize by showing a screenshot of your result at Hot Toddy on 15-19 Jeffrey street or at The Grassmarket Project on 86 Candlemaker row (10am-4pm).
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