Old Town Edinburgh: The Gothic and The Grisly

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Edinburgh is a city full of history - and Old Town Edinburgh is especially bursting with it. 

If you take a walk around Old Town Edinburgh you will notice narrow allies lined with centuries old buildings, and you will be able to make your way around by using the Edinburgh Castle as your guiding sign - placed atop an extinct volcano. 

On this Old Town Edinburgh Tour, you’ll travel through the Gothic Edinburgh Old Town, following clues scattered across the city to discover amazing places and local stories; but prepare yourself for uncovering the unimaginable. 

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything about Old Town Edinburgh to play the game. Anyone up for the adventure can do it – all that’s needed is to download our award-winning app and explore beautiful parts of town at your own pace, chosen to delight and entertain. 

Do you prefer adventures without tag-alongs? You’ll get complete freedom and privacy, as there aren’t any guides involved in our games.

Walk around Old Town Edinburgh, and if you feel like taking a break, take one! You can have a coffee or an ice cream break whenever you want with no pressure to keep going if you need a moment to relax. Ready to continue playing after your break? Just pick up where you left off and get right back into it!

An Old Town Edinburgh Tour has never been so fun!

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Places you will visit


It will take you

45-75 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


  • Explore Old Town Edinburgh and its atmospheric streets.

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

  • Walk around Old Town Edinburgh and come to know the cobbled streets and twisting alleyways and all of the people who have made them famous.


Whilst out and about on our Old Town Edinburgh Tour, you’ll be swept up in a gripping story, brought to life by our top-notch writers:

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. 

Game route

Starting point William Chambers Monument
45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
Finish point The Burns Monument
1759 Regent Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8DR, UK
  • Points of interest

    You will get to discover interesting places along the game route.

  • St. Giles' Cathedral

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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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What does an
outdoor escape game look like?

  • 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.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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