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Escape Edinburgh New Town

1 St. Colme Street | Citibase Basement, Edinburgh EH3 6AA, Scotland
+44 7557 362664
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Great fun!

We are not experienced escape roomers and thought this would be easy....but loads of decoys! Just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fiona M
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Great fun

Definitely for all ages. Not really physical. Quickest hour of fun. What a thrill when you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AllainG817
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Escape is a simple, fun, challenging game in Edinburgh City Centre designed for groups of 2 - 6. With 2 rooms in operation we can accommodate teams of up to 12. Current games are Houdini's Workshop and The Experiment. We lock you up in a mysterious room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out. In order to escape you and your team must solve many puzzles, riddles, brain teasers and identify clues. Using your powers of observation and problem solving.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 St. Colme Street | Citibase Basement, Edinburgh EH3 6AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not experienced escape roomers and thought this would be easy....but loads of decoys! Just escaped at 59 seconds!!

Thank Fiona M
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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Fiona, glad to hear that you got out. We like to make our games challenging. Hopefully we will see you again for another room.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely for all ages. Not really physical. Quickest hour of fun. What a thrill when you succeed. If you like logic puzzles or adventure pc games do give it a try.

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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Allain, thanks very much for coming along and for leaving a review. Hopefully we will see you back to try another!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had so much fun here. Staff were very helpful - on learning it was our first escape room visit they suggested the Houdini game rather than the one we had originally booked and explained how it worked. The puzzle was really...More

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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Deborah, many thanks for coming along and for leaving a review. I'm glad you appreciated my suggestion of swapping the rooms although of course one room might be difficult for one group and less so for another. Hopefully we will see you back again...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday with a group of 6 from work, none of us had ever done an escape room so thought we would try it out. Don’t want to review in too much detail in case it ruins the experience for others but what I will...More

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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi thanks for coming along, for leaving a review and, most importantly, avoiding spoilers! Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and thought it was good value for money. Hopefully you can come back again soon with your colleagues or friends.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at an escape room and even though we did not manage to escape we still had a fun time. It was my son's 18th birthday and along with the meal deal at the Hard Rock Cafe it was the perfect...More

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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi, it's great to hear that you had such a good experience on Sunday and thanks for leaving a lovely review. It's also good to get feedback on the Hard Rock deal. While we don't have a deal for doing another room straight after we...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our escape experience. The man who works there is excellent; his support was appropriate when needed. Good to see a mixture of tasks in ‘The Experiment’ and it was well worth the money. Highly recommend!

Thank susangfirth
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Scott L, The Man Who Works There at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Susan, great to hear that you enjoyed your game and thought it was good value for money. We are very proud of our new games The Experiment and Houdini's Workshop. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for the 2nd time yesterday with my cousin and our kids age ranging from 11-14, we all that’s a fab time and the kids didn’t struggle with the tasks, will most definitely be back

Thank Joanne F
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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Joanne, thanks for visiting us again and glad to hear that your family enjoyed it. Kids of that age can often work well as part of a family group. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

After a slow start in the Houdini room, where you listen to cheesy audio for too long, four of us found the puzzles just about the right challenge. Hints were just about timed perfectly. Some a few too early for me, but ok for others...More

Thank Mike M
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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Mike, thanks for leaving this review. It's great to hear that you thought that we provided good value for money and also that Simon, who has only just joined our team, did a good job as host. It is difficult to argue with your...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Went for a birthday with friends and we all had a great time - some really tough puzzles that we had to work together to do. Book well in advance since even a week before there's very little times left. Really lovely staff members too...More

Thank kingdanlik
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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi there, thanks for leaving such a positive review. It is particularly pleasing to read the comments about the staff as this is something we pride ourselves on. Of course it is also great to hear that you enjoyed the game itself and we hope...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

At first I didn’t even want to do this, but after the experience I’m so glad I did. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and will definitely visit again. I highly recommend Escape to groups / couples looking to have a great evening (hour) together. The staff were...More

Thank rj42018
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Scott L, Manager at Escape Edinburgh New Town, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi glad you decided to give Escape a chance and that it didn't disappoint when you did. Thanks for recommending us to others and hopefully we will see you back again yourself.

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Suzyguti
18 October 2016|
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Response from Scott L | Property representative |
Hi there, for 7 people you would need 2 rooms. We can accommodate a maximum of 6 per room at our New Town site or 5 at Haymarket.
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Andrena G
6 January 2016|
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Response from Graeme K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The games are great fun but 10 years old is too young for this attraction. The rooms involve solving a number of riddles and codes, many of which would be beyond a 10 year old's capability. The rules also state an adult... More
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Lilliann10203
9 November 2015|
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Response from Scott L | Property representative |
Hi there, I am afraid the absolute maximum we allow in each room is 6 so you would need to book all 3 rooms for a group of 15 (6 and 7 only makes 13!). We don't have any specific different games for schools but I am sure... More
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