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Can You Escape

5 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AE, Scotland
+44 131 510 1158
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Challenging but enjoyable

Amazing room! Captain Quill was fantastic from the minute we stepped in the door! We will... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kate O
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Dublin, Ireland
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A Brilliant Time!

My wife and I had a few days holiday in Edinburgh with our two grown-up sons, and we had pre-booked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil D
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Can You Escape Ltd. Is a live room escape experience for between 2-10 players based in the heart of Edinburgh. Use your brain, creativity and teamwork to solve a series of puzzles and challenges and escape the room...Can you beat the clock?
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“escape room” (106 reviews)
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“space odyssey” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AE, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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+44 131 510 1158
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing room! Captain Quill was fantastic from the minute we stepped in the door! We will definitely be back! Great puzzles and a great theme too in the Odyssey room!

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Lara B, Manager at Can You Escape, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Kate Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback - we've passed your kind words onto Agent Quill! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Laa

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a few days holiday in Edinburgh with our two grown-up sons, and we had pre-booked Can You Escape's Operation Odyssey as one of our activities to do whilst in the city. It was our first escape room experience and we...More

Thank Phil D
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Lara B, Manager at Can You Escape, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Phil Thank you so much for your kind words - we're over the moon to hear that your visit was the highlight of your trip. We do feel escape games make excellent family activities! We hope to see you again if you're ever back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second escape room and absolutely brilliant! "Commander Abstruse" was very entertaining and informative. During the game, which was fun and logical, we were given hints only when necessary and the commander clearly tried to avoid showing us what to do, which would...More

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Lara B, Manager at Can You Escape, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi 1984Kim1984 Thank you very much for your kind words following your game with Commander Abstruse! It's absolutely fantastic to hear that you would recommend us to others, and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Lara

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 with 10 year old daughter and 11 year son. This was only our second Escape room and it was great from start to finish. We did the Odyssey room and it was perfect for us as there was plenty...More

Thank Familyof4Scots
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Lara B, Manager at Can You Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Familyof4Scots Thank you very much for spending the time to review Operation Odyssey - we do feel it's the perfect game for families. I have passed your very kind words onto Agent Abstruse, and hopefully we'll see you again soon! Best wishes Lara

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first Escape The Room experience, and from the moment we met Molly (Commander Hawthorne) to the time we left - was such a fantastic experience and worth every penny! We played the Operation Odyssey game. It was interactive, extremely well thought out,...More

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Lara B, Manager at Can You Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi M R Wow - what an incredible review! We can't thank you enough for spending the time to write this, and I have passed your very kind words indeed onto Agent Hawthorne too! Best wishes Lara

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We were a group of four people and did the space room. It was a little bit challenging but we made it and had so much fun solving the puzzles. I think four people is the perfect number of people for this room but three...More

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Lara B, Manager at Can You Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Hana I am so pleased to hear that your experience in Operation Odyssey is one of the best escape game experiences you've had! We'd love to see you back if you wanted to try our other mission too! Best wishes Lara

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Being able to have two teams from our group compete head to head added some additional pressure and fun to the event. An excellent range of puzzles to solve and whilst neither team escaped in the allotted hour we had brilliant fun trying. Highly recommend...More

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Lara B, Manager at Can You Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi dw2982018 Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! Hopefully we'll see you again soon - in our brand new head-to-head game, Operation Spellbound! Best wishes Lara

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Me and my girlfriend had a a really fantastic time and the host was very enthusiastic and engaging. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks Molly!

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Lara B, Manager at Can You Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jedmitchell1 I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and absolutely over the moon that you'd recommend us. Hopefully see you again soon! Best wishes Lara

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We really enjoyed this experience - the activity was great - challenging to those more competitive in the group and a real sense of achievement that we just made it... Plan to do more of these now.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Completed Operation Deadlock for my best friends Hen Do, and I'm so glad I booked it. We were pitted against each other to see who got to the suitcase first and it was absolutely brilliant. Commander Dingo was brilliant, a lot of fun and very...More

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John C
16 June 2018|
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Response from Lara B | Property representative |
Hi John. It depends on the day - if we don't have any advance bookings and we're open, then yes! However, we'd highly recommend booking in advance through our website as we can't guarantee we'll have space. I hope this helps!
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karenlw20
12 January 2017|
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Response from Alastair W | Property representative |
Hi there, thanks for your enquiry. We can take up to 16 people in one go. We have had largers groups in previously and we split them into two teams and half of them go to the nice pub next door and then switch over... More
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Suzyguti
18 October 2016|
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Response from Emma D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. There is one room which takes 10 players I think.
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