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Fantastic Creatures of Edinburgh, and where to find them! provided by Edinburgh Treasure Hunts

Fantastic Creatures of Edinburgh, and where to find them!

Fantastic Creatures of Edinburgh, and where to find them!
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About
A fantastic way to see the city. A classic treasure hunt with a twist that will have you interacting with your surroundings whilst learning about the traditional beliefs of Scotland and the world. You will be given a map and a textbook. In this magic field trip on the fantastic creatures of Edinburgh you will be spotting what's often overlooked, reading maps, solving little riddles and hopefully finding the last unicorn. Good for magic apprentices of all ages! families, couples, tourists and locals alike. The duration is an estimate and varies a lot between groups but after 3h you may have to return the kit, so don't plan to take long breaks along the game. This game is played with the kit provided but you will need a charged phone with internet access to check your answers and be in touch with the host in case you need help. It involves walking, reading and some puzzle solving. It finishes a 10minute walk from where it starts.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • An outdoor fantasy treasure hunt for the curious! Our magical class will walk you through the Old Town streets identifying and learning all about the fantastic creatures that inhabit them. You will need a team of 2-4 wizards, internet access on your phone, your eyes and legs! We will provide the kit. The game takes around 2 hours. It covers a good portion of the historic Old Town and lots of folklore. Your host will meet up with you to provide instructions and will be in touch via WhatsApp throughout. You will then explore the city following the clues that will take you from one spot to the next, unravelling the secrets behind the faerie folk. It should take you around 2 hours to complete the game, but this may vary slightly depending on the group's speed and how quiet or busy the city is on the day. By joining you are agreeing to take care of the kit and return it at the end. Come prepared to walk.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • An outdoor fantasy treasure hunt for the curious! Our magical class will walk you through the Old Town streets identifying and learning all about the fantastic creatures that inhabit them. You will need a team of 2-4 wizards, internet access on your phone, your eyes and legs! We will provide the kit. The game takes around 2 hours. It covers a good portion of the historic Old Town and lots of folklore. Your host will meet up with you to provide instructions and will be in touch via WhatsApp throughout. You will then explore the city following the clues that will take you from one spot to the next, unravelling the secrets behind the faerie folk. It should take you around 2 hours to complete the game, but this may vary slightly depending on the group's speed and how quiet or busy the city is on the day. By joining you are agreeing to take care of the kit and return it at the end. Come prepared to walk.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 136744P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All the material and clues required for the game
  • guide
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Adam Smith Statue, 192 Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK Look for a pink umbrella
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All the material and clues required for the game
  • guide
Departure details
  • Adam Smith Statue, 192 Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK Look for a pink umbrella
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Jun 2020
A note from Fantastic Creatures of Edinburgh, and where to find them!
All the equipment in the game will be sanitised between uses. You will only have contact with the game master at the beginning and at the end. The game is outdoors and so we think the experience is safe as long as the group follows social distancing rules.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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5.0
34 reviews
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Laura Clark
1 contribution
Fun activity for a big group!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Great way to see the city, clues made you think but weren’t too challenging which made it really fun! We did this as a pre lunch activity with a hen do group and everyone had a great time, make sure you wear some comfy shoes! Would highly recommend!
Written 21 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katiebann09
5 contributions
Great way to see the city
Oct 2021 • Friends
Sabbie was a wonderful host. A lot of fun riddles, a great way to see the city and a good talking point for the pub after.
Written 18 October 2021
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Fi F
2 contributions
Fun
Sep 2021 • Friends
So much fun, a good way to know more about Edinbrugh and it’s magical creatures! Definitely worth to try
Written 20 September 2021
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Chenna K
1 contribution
Amazing experience!
Aug 2021 • Couples
The treasure hunt is very well thought and well organized! It was fun walking around the city and discovering the creatures and decoding puzzles.
Written 31 August 2021
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Ciara Aoife
3 contributions
10/10
Aug 2021 • Friends
We did this treasure hunt in the last day of the fringe, and it was an amazing experience. It is clear that an incredible amount of planning went into organising this event. It was a lot of fun. Looking forward to trying the others treasure hunts organised by this company! Would definitely recommend!
Written 31 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JosieH
London119 contributions
Excellent
Brilliant fun, well set up and good level ( not too easy/hard). Our children 11 & 13 had us racing around trying to beat the other teams! Would highly recommend!
Written 29 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jonny O
1 contribution
Fun and Fabulous Tours
Aug 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyable and interactive experience! A perfect amount of walking round Edinburgh to see new parts of the city but not be too tired!

Would definitely recommend for people of all ages and interests.
Written 25 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachel008
UK1 contribution
Good but too expensive
Aug 2021
It was fun but way over priced for what you got .
Interactive app
Answered our questions quickly .
We went as a family - for £50 got a fridge magnet and some chocolate coins !
So all we got really was an app and a map of where to go
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
consultantdetective
I'm sorry you felt like this. However I'm confused since the game isn't 50 pounds. Its 32 during the festival for the whole group. Out of the festival prices goes from 28-34 depending on the number of adults. Its never 50 pounds. Also hopefully you pay for the experience not the prize. As a business we must cover the expenses of producing and maintaining that app, printing, designing, and have to pay for someone's time to be there to introduce the game, support throughout and collect materials at the end. Amongst other things. We are the only treasure hunt that works with material gadgets and its expensive to do it like we do. But we wanted to bring back the joy of getting to manipulate objects and open a treasure chest. We are very disappointed with this review as we work as hard as we can to provide a unique experience and we hope the magnet is just a nice souvenir.
Written 24 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jen S
2 contributions
Fun and Interactive
Aug 2021 • Friends
Sabi was great! A great story teller and very accommodating. A fun and interactive game that takes you on a tour around Edinburgh's Old Town.
Written 23 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alan m
1 contribution
Sherlock Holmes in Edinburgh
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was really well thought out and not that easy - we struggled on the first clue but then started to get better as we eased into the game - lots of fun and engaged everyone really well while also getting us around some of the lovely areas of Edinburgh. Well worth the participation
Written 23 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Ian P
Ian P
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A great afternoon
Fantastic fun, brain stimulating- worth spending the time to do this. Good support if you get stuck. We were a part
VektorJack
VektorJack
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Discovering a treasure and rediscovering the city
This game has been awesome! Ive been several times in the city and i have seen it in a new way with this adventure.
lankymax
lankymax
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Awesome
Sabi was personable and informative on meeting us for the start of our challenge. We had all we needed to explore E
maesecesar
maesecesar
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The best way to get to know Edinburgh!
The adventure takes place near some of the most emblematic places in the city. A different way of sightseeing, with
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W3905UM_
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Fun day out
We had a fantastic time on this treasure hunt. It was well thought-out and just the right level of difficulty. A gr
Bethany S
Bethany S
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10/10 would recommend! 👌
Such a fun and innovative experience to explore Edinburgh and we saw lots of the city we probably wouldn't have see
alonsob546
alonsob546
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What a great experience
Great activity to discover the city, there is no time pressure to complete, a great ending and a very friendly and
yunwanguan
yunwanguan
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Good game and gorgeous view
Good game. The game is not ridiculously hard but have some difficulty, providing both the thrill and satisfaction o
960isabeaul
960isabeaul
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GREAT EXPERIENCE
We did this tour with our research group and had a lot of fun solving the different puzzles. It was a great way to
thewanderers0507
thewanderers0507
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A fun way to explore the city with teenagers!
Brilliant way to explore Edinburgh. Our 16 and 13 yr old sons absolutely loved it and ended up running around the c
R6376MUelizabethb
R6376MUelizabethb
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Loved it!
We absolutely loved doing Sherlock’s challenge - a great way to see some of the sights of Edinburgh and solving clu
AndreaKinver
AndreaKinver
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A brilliant pirate adventure!! 🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️
We did this with my teenage daughter. Lots of fun for us all and it was great to explore bits of Edinburgh that I s
163sukhis
163sukhis
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Perfect day time outing
Such a good time. Awesome way to see the city while staying engaged with the challenge. We all had a fabulous time,
SCEH
SCEH
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Great family activity
Absolutely loved it, great experience, extremely well organised, quality materials and fun for all the family.
71iaink
71iaink
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Good entertainment
We're had a great time, the puzzles we're at just the right level for the family and the walking think it's this ar
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