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Edinburgh: An Obscure Adventure

created by ChrisHas a passion for uncovering the secrets of Scottish cities
7 reviews

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 Old Town of Edinburgh. Follow in the footsteps of Chris, our local creator who has a master degree in Arts and Letters of Scottisch history but – more importantly – has a passion for uncovering the secrets of Scottish cities. Keep your eyes peeled to solve fun location-based riddles and unlock directions for local hidden gems, impressive statues, great architecture and interesting stories from the past. 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 historic centre 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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12 riddles.
2 – 3 hours.

Start at The Gatehouse, Castlehill.
End at the Old Calton Burial Ground.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:
Meet the statue of David Hume and the picturesque St Giles’ Cathedral
Admire the Edinburgh Castle
Climb the Scotsmans steps
Have a pint in the smallest pub in Scotland


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.

7 reviews for Edinburgh: An Obscure Adventure

  1. The Nessies

    no comment
  2. The one and only

    Amazing day out in Edinburgh

  3. Tartanians

    Do this when your brain is sharp and enjoy all the nooks and crannies you wander down!!

  4. DB3 Scotland

    Lots of fun. Lots of climbing. Ensure you gave a decent fitness level.

  5. Goginette

    Nice and done with heart. I would have loved it to be longer.

  6. The Brain Turtles

    One of the best tours I’ve done in Edinburgh. Enjoy learning about all the different stories and there was some tough riddles, but we got there in the end.

  7. Riddle hunters

    GREAT FUN! Amazing tour with lots of twists and turns.

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1. Choose your game

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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