Self-Guided Mystery Tour by The Royal Mile (English)

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Discover the awe-inspiring history of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh with your friends or family on a self-guided mystery walking tour. Solve tasks while exploring the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.


  • Feel the tension as you decipher clues and eliminate suspects
  • Follow a mysterious path through the city of Edinburgh
  • Awaken your inner Sherlock Holmes and solve the mystery
  • Learn the history of Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Stay sharp as you connect details and unravel the crime


Enjoy Edinburgh in a different way on this self-guided murder mystery tour of the city. In 'The Murder by the Royal Mile', you are taken back to the year 1968. You are one of the few officers on duty because of the anniversary party for the Edinburgh Police Department that is taking place. Everything is peaceful until you are called out to a crime scene behind Tron Kirk. A woman has been found brutally murdered. It's now up to you to secure enough evidence to find the right culprit and ensure peace and security in Edinburgh. This investigation could be your chance for a big promotion. Much is at stake! Can you handle the pressure that rests on your shoulders and solve the case before it's too late? It turns out that there are many possible suspects, and the hunt to find the murderer is more challenging than anticipated. Take an enigmatic city walk where you will be guided through Edinburgh's historic sights. At the end, you will reach the Grass Market, where you will gather all your clues and hopefully accuse the right person of the crime. Gather a team of investigators, take to the streets of Edinburgh, and solve the mystery. If you are a larger group, you can buy more mysteries and compete against each other. The group that solves the mystery first wins. Good luck! You may need it … This self-guided murder mystery tour is available all year round after you collect it at the pickup point.


Envelope with clues (Only in English) Self-guided mystery tour

Important Information

  • This tour takes place outside and involves approximately 1.5 to 2 km of walking and will last around 2 hours depending on your speed. The envelope containing the mystery must be collected during opening hours at the pickup point; however, the game can be played at any time any day after collection. You have the flexibility to start and stop whenever you want, you can even take a break and then resume later. One game is needed per group and the optimal group size is 2 to 4 people. If you have a bigger group or you wish to compete against one another, purchase multiple games depending on your number of groups

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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