Old Town Edinburgh: The Gothic and The Grisly

Created by
Mat Caffrey

Follow clues scattered across the city to discover amazing places and local stories in Edinburgh; but prepare yourself for uncovering the unimaginable. 

You will travel through the Gothic Edinburgh Old Town on the hunt for the only person who can help solve a series of ghastly crimes in the city. You’ll meet people from various backgrounds and learn a lot about the grisly past of your adopted home. 

Are you up for a mysterious adventure through Edinburgh?

per group of 2
  • After booking, follow the instructions you receive by e-mail for playing this city game & walking tour.
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Places you will visit


It will take you

45-75 mins

You will walk

5250 steps

Total distance

4 km


Explore the atmospheric streets of the Edinburgh Old Town.

Meet local legends and test your wits against theirs to solve the mysteries of the city.

Come to know the cobbled streets and twisting alleyways and all of the people who have made them famous.

Starting point

Greyfriars Bobby Statue

Know before you go

  • Quest available in English
  • This quest has 10 challenges


You are John Gray, night watchman for the Edinburgh City Police. For years, you have kept the city safe from perils and have been proud to do so, but recently rumors of horrendous repeating crimes have been reaching your ears. 

With your trusty companion, Bobby the Skye Terrier, you set off through the Gothic Edinburgh streets in search of a certain legendary detective that you hope can help you solve this case. 
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Discover new places

As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

Solve puzzles, crack riddles

You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

Learn fun history

Each place comes with its own bit of history that you’ll discover as you walk.


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rob Cozens

Oct 2021


Oct 2021

Luke Palmer

Oct 2021
Great ending!! thousands of steps! Nice bit of really history and challenging! would recommend!

Adam Cheetham

Sep 2021


Sep 2021


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rob Cozens
3010 XP
Adam Cheetham
3001 XP

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