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Edinburgh: A Tale of Two Towns

created by KateLocal historian and puzzle-lover

24,00 per group (1-5 people)

Play anytime within the next 3 months

Are you a travel and history enthusiast? Enjoy both of those passions on this self-guided discovery walk in the New Town of Edinburgh. Kate, art historian, puzzle lover and our local creator takes you on a walk through this neighbourhood in Edinburgh. Keep your eyes peeled to solve fun location-based riddles and unlock directions for local hidden gems. Explore the Georgian and Regency grandeur of the city. Admire the wide, elegant streets, imposing architecture and beautiful gardens of the New Town. Along the way, you’ll learn about the historic centre and experience the authentic vibe of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

This playful walk across Edinburgh’s New Town sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Edinburgh or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

We know you’ll love our experiences, but if this is your first, rest assured - you can solve up to three riddles and still get a full refund, or in case of the Wonder Walks - all subscription plans come with one week free trial. See our T&Cs here.

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10 riddles.
2 – 3 hours.

Start at General Register House, 2 Princes Street.
End at Charlotte Square.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:
Learn more about the Scott Monument
See the National Portrait Gallery
Be quiet in front of the Assembly Rooms
Wander around Charlotte Square and see the First Minister’s House


Play every day, during daylight hours.


You’ll receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 3 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game magically opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads. Super easy.

If it rains, take a break and wait for some sunshine, you can continue where you left off, or share the email with your teammates in case you run out of battery.

We recommend playing in a team of 1-5 people.

We know you’ll love our discovery games, but if this is your first, rest assured, you can play up to 3 riddles and still get a full refund.

Check our frequently asked questions or read our terms & conditions.

1 review for Edinburgh: A Tale of Two Towns

  1. “From Limmerick”

    Great fun!

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All our trails are created by locals. Buy the one that intrigues you the most. After the purchase, you’ll receive a link to your game via email.

2. Ready, set, go!

Go to the game’s starting location indicated in the email (play anytime up to 3 months from the purchase). Tap the Play button and the game will magically open in your phone's browser!

3. Find secrets

With each riddle solved, new cryptic directions will take you from one hidden gem to the next. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations on your way too!

4. Win!

Play for the fastest time and get listed on our leaderboard. Or, take your time and share your best adventure photo using #secretcitytrails. Both might lead to a free game!

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