Edinburgh: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

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Discover and enjoy the hidden gems of Edinburgh, with two unique, self-guided, heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Download to your mobile device to explore as never before.


  • Explore the hidden gems of Edinburgh
  • Find the answers to our addictive clues
  • Marvel at ‘Edinburgh’s Athenian Acropolis’ with its fantastic views of the city
  • Discover the nooks and crannies of Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Be intrigued by the history of the Scott Monument, & the fate of its architect


If you are Curious About Edinburgh, take one of our quirky self-guided walks, where you can explore the heart of Edinburgh. Not only will you visit the better-known places – we make sure you visit the unusual and intriguing ones too! Added to this we provide compelling stories about the history around you, whilst you have fun following our detailed directions, finding answers to our addictive clues and matching pictures to places along the way. You’ll discover 'hidden treasures', whilst reading about the history of Edinburgh and the people and events that have shaped it – whether you’re familiar with Edinburgh or a first-time visitor, you will spot things you would not have otherwise noticed. Download the walks to your mobile device, then follow the directions and enjoy our self-guided heritage walks at your own pace and level of interest The walks are 1.5 miles and 1 mile respectively. The first walk is suitable for wheelchair and buggy users (with some diversions marked on the map), but the second walk has many steps and cobbled areas, and the detours would be extensive, therefore it is not suitable for wheelchair and buggy users).


An 18-page mobile download (pdf) of two self-guided walks Full instructions, A map with the routes and places of interest marked on, Detailed directions Clues (with answers if needed, including 5 pictures to find along the way) Interesting snippets about the history of Edinburgh and the people and events that have shaped it Ideas for other things to see and do on the way you can purchase food and drinks.

Important Information

  • The smartphone must have the capability to read a pdf file eg have adobe reader, pdf viewer etc

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