Edinburgh: Shadows of Old Town City Exploration Game

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Discover the secrets of Edinburgh's Old Town in this immersive urban exploration smartphone game. Solve location-based clues as you're led through the historic streets to unique and amazing places.


  • City exploration game, solve clues together and unlock secret sights
  • Top-rated pub/cafe/pub recommendations along the way
  • Clues sent to your phones, with help available, the perfect difficulty for all
  • Activity is a mix of; outdoor escape room, treasure/scavenger hunt, walking tour
  • Discover the City of Edinburgh better than a local - we show locals new sights!


A playful experience to discover the secrets of Edinburgh, a mystery walk similar to an escape room but outdoors! Your team will receive clues on their phones that, once deciphered, will guide them around a route that showcases it's secret sights and great pubs/bars/cafes. The routes are all walking distance and clues get you working together and interacting with the city surroundings to find the answers, no prior knowledge required. Discover fascinating and amusing facts about Edinburgh's past and present as you weave your way through the city. Make the day your own as you solve clues and challenges as a team; with friends, family or colleagues. Get competitive - race to the finish and set a leader board time, or simply go at your own pace and soak it all in. With recommended refreshment stops at top-rated pubs/cafes/bars that you can choose to indulge and refresh along the way. There are four stops on this route, all optional; - One third; No-frills cosy local pub emphasising cask beers and single malts, with pie snacks. Or French cafe with classic dishes, espresso & an array of artisanal desserts. - Half way; Cosy pub, dating from 1690, with a low, wood-beamed ceiling and an all-day Scottish/European menu. Or cafe with house-made scones, organic tea & other local specialities served in quaint, historic quarters. - Two thirds; Explore an interesting graveyard or take a break in the namesake pub, a historic local serving cask ales and pub fare. Cafes nearby. - Finish location; Traditional pub, a spacious local serving up cask ales and an extensive menu featuring speciality burgers. Monthly challenges are available for teams to submit pictures/videos of their experience to win cash prizes each month. Links sent in the welcome message and information available on our website. For larger group bookings we recommend splitting up into teams of up to 5-8 people - this helps keep everyone in the team immersed and interacting with the game. Corporate bookings and packages are available, please email us at hello@thesecret.city for more information. Tickets can be used on any day and we have a 'love it or your money back' guarantee, we aim to provide a fantastic day for you! The Secret City awaits.


City exploration game, clues to be solved that guide you around secret sights - clues sent to your phones Three fantastic recommended break stops at top-rated local pub & cafes. 24/7 customer support

Important Information

  • Please have WhatsApp installed and provide your WhatsApp-connected phone number when booking.

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