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Edinburgh: Fantastic Creatures Treasure Hunt

Nature & Adventure Sightseeing Tours Family-friendly Escape Games City Discovery Games Treasure Hunts Medium-risk activities

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Scotland's mythical creatures and folklore stories on a treasure hunt around the Old Town.


  • Discover hidden gems even the locals don't know about
  • Learn about Scotland's magical creatures
  • Find out the story behind the unicorn, Scotland's national animal
  • Explore the city from a unique perspective
  • Snap photos at Edinburgh Castle


Discover Edinburgh's folk stories and myths on this interactive treasure hunt. Meet your guide at the City Chambers, where your game will begin. After a short introduction, get kitted out with all the tools you will need to complete the game. The kit comes in a bag that has all the clues and tools you need to work through and a map with a route to follow. Once the game begins, use the tools provided along with elements of the city to crack codes and move forward in the magic-themed game. If you get stuck, feel free to contact the game host at any time for help.  Wander around the streets of the Old Town to solve clues and discover famous landmarks from a unique perspective. The itinerary includes City Chambers, Edinburgh University, St Giles Cathedral, and of course the iconic Edinburgh Castle for perfect photo opportunities. If you're clever enough to make it to the end of the game, Scotland's very last unicorn will be waiting for you.


Game master available at all times to help Magical kit rental Souvenir token of completion

Important Information

  • This activity involves a lot of walking and there will be some ramps and stairs on the way
  • You will be required to pay a fully-refundable £10 deposit at the start of the tour
  • The duration of the game varies between groups however the kit must be returned after 4 hours
  • Average duration is 2 hours
  • Your guide will need to be in touch with you throughout, so you must bring a fully-charged mobile phone with internet access

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