Shadows of Old Town


A trail of puzzles through the Old Town of Edinburgh. Available to play at anytime without start time restrictions. Bring your friends and family together and embark on your adventure. You'll start on Princes Street (just north of Waverley Station); disappear into many of Edinburgh's famous Closes, twisting to reemerge in beautiful parts of the city.

Work together to solve the clues, unlock the path and discover hidden parts of Edinburgh. Halfway you can enjoy a fabulous tucked away tavern near Edinburgh Castle. Warm up and get refreshed before you head back out to continue your journey.

Dive back in to your quest and unravel some more of Edinburgh's history before reaching the next break two thirds of the way through.

Recharge in some local taverns, the first near the midpoint and the second at the two thirds.

£ 35.00 £ 40.00 per team

Distance 4.0 km
Difficulty 3 / 5
Avg Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Number of clues 24
Top 15 Leaderboard Times
Start Times: There are no start time restrictions, start whenever!

Flexible Booking - You can get a full refund at any time for any reason.

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Communication Methods
Text Messages
Uses text messages charged at your standard rate (free on some contracts).
Telegram App
Recommended. Add up to 5 phones per team, everyone can receive clues and answer too. Requires a data allowance on your phone plan.
Recommended. Add up to 5 phones per team, everyone can receive clues and answer too. Requires a data allowance on your phone plan.

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What You Say

The great things our great customers say about us.


It was really great thanks again!


Our 3rd scavenger hunt and as previously, did not dissapoint. Interesting points of interest with stories from history!Great way to explore the lesser known curiosities of Edinburghs old town.


Loved it. Made a few mistakes but loved seeing g so much of the city.


This was our first ever hunt and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Got lost a few times & it certainly isn’t for anyone with bad knees but what a great way to see parts of Edinburgh we probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise. We took in a few lovely bars ...


We had good fun doing this learnt a lot of new facts on the way. Took us 2 1/2 hours good way to discover new things about Edinburgh.


Great afternoon doing this during lockdown we walked for miles and even though are Edinburghers we still learned things we didn't know. I would have given 5 stars but for the fact we got central library as a penalty even though we posted it with a...


Absolutely brilliant cleverly thought out and took as to some of the most beautiful parts of edinburgh. D definitely recommend for tourists or edinburgh locals like us.


You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at anytime. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heaven's decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything's a race!
Of course! The fastest way to get setup is to press the "Setup Your Adventure" after you order has been completed. This will take you to the team setup page where you can enter your team name and number and get setup to go within seconds.
If you choose to use Whatsapp or Telegram then up to 5 phones can be connected to one team. The team leader can simply forward their welcome message to each team member who can click the link to join.
You can use Whatsapp, Telegram or Text Messages with our trails. A few trails won't be available via Text Messages as they contain longer text and we've had some reliability issues due to this.
You can receive message on most phone number via SMS (text messages) - which will cost you your normal SMS rate. If you have data, we recommend using Whatsapp or Telegram (free download) which will use your normal Data rate.
  • START: Commence the trail when you're at the start location.
  • HINT: You're at the correct location but don't know how to find the answer.
    (1 Penalty Free)
  • LOST: Got lost on the route? We'll send a detailed path to get you back on route.
    (1 Penalty Free)
  • SKIP: When you're on a set break but ready to move on.
There are time penalties for; incorrect answers, hints and losts. You receive 1 penalty-free of each, but after that you'll have 10 minutes added onto your team time for each use.
Simply; If you don't have a great time on our trail, let us know why and we'll give you your money back in full. Easy!
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