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Edinburgh: Pirate Treasure Hunt City Discovery Game

Nature & Adventure Tickets Children's Activities Escape Games Escape Room City Discovery Games Treasure Hunts Family-friendly Activities Medium-risk activities

Join an adventure in Calton Hill to find Captain Kidd's lost treasure and discover Edinburgh from a unique perspective on this interactive treasure hunt.


  • Test your wits with a series of creative puzzles
  • Learn about pirates and Scotland's contribution to their myths
  • Discover some of the city's hidden gems


Discover Edinburgh's history and main locations from a pirate's perspective on this treasure hunt. Meet your guide at Calton Hill, 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 treasure map with a route to follow. Once the game begins, use the tools provided along with elements of the city to crack codes, open padlocks, and move forward in the pirate-themed game. Wander around Calton Hill and Regent Road to solve clues and discover landmarks such as the Royal Observatory, Nelson Monument, Burns Monument, and some other off-the-beaten-track locations. At the top of the hill, enjoy panoramic views of the entire city.


Game master available at all times to help Pirate 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 £20 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 2.5 hours

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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