Can You Escape? Edinburgh
Can You Escape? Edinburgh
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Can You Escape? Edinburgh is an award-winning escape room experience for between 2-16 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?
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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  • AmandaCrosbie
    Midlothian, United Kingdom195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome games, highly recommend
    We played Odyssey as a couple. It was really fun. Some elements we had never seen in an escape room before. We then played Spellbound as 2 teams of 3 as a family day out. (there are 2 identical games of Spellbound) The staff are lovely and make the game really fun. Highly recommend checking out these games if you like escape rooms
    Hey Amanda, thanks so much for leaving a review. The Operation: Spellbound games are great for a doubele team who are racing! Glad you had a great time.
    Written 26 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Eden M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dean is an 11/10 host.
    We had so much fun in Space Odessey and this was largely due to Dean. He was a brilliant host and had us laughing all the way through, and offered just enough guidance/clues. Thank you so much Dean, you were amazing. We will absolutely be back.
    Hey, very kind of you to say! Your team were a joy to run. I hope you'll return soon to play Operation: Spellbound!
    Written 3 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Rachel
    Franklin, Tennessee23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Magical Experience
    This was a lovely surprise for me from a dear group of friends who know I love a good puzzle; what an absolute blast! We went with the magically themed rooms, and it was everything you would expect and more! Fun and intriguing puzzles, great theming, and a solid balance of silence and hints from the guide when needed. I only feel guilty that I forgot our host's name as he did a fabulous job. So, thank you gentleman whose name I forgot but was there at 7pm for a group of 6 on July 6th haha We certainly recommend this establishment!
    Hey Rachel, thanks so much for coming to enjoy our puzzles! I will be sure to pass your comments on to Gregor as well.
    Written 17 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Joy W
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great games and great hosts
    We booked 2 rooms and had John McQ and Ray as hosts. Both of them were fantastic, making the afternoon so much fun, as well as guiding us when we needed help. One team escaped and one did not so we felt there was a good difficulty rating with well balanced challenges. Thanks for a great time Ray and John!
    Hey Joy, thanks so much for leaving a review for our escape rooms!
    Written 12 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Heather D
    Musselburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend
    Took my 12 year old son and his friends for his birthday. His dad went in to support and they had a great time. Ray was friendly, helpful and funny. Kids animated afterwards, talking about the experience. Would recommend!
    Hey Heather, thanks so much for choosing us for your son's birthday celebration!
    Written 16 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 September 2023
  • arklaine
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fun
    We had a great time, thanks. 2 adults and 2 young teenagers. Emily supported us very well and we managed to escape. Nice mix with sound and visuals. Liked the space concept. A v good way to help celebrate a birthday.
    Hey, awesome of you to reach out and leave a review. Thanks for playing our Operation: Odyssey escape game!
    Written 16 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Alex
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly and wonderful staff; unique puzzles
    A friend and I did the Operation Odyssey escape room with the lovely Dean as our guide and commanding officer, had a nice chat before and after the game, with the perfect amount of nudges in the right direction when we’d missed something. Puzzles were nice and hands-on, and the room came together well without feeling disjointed or imbalanced. 1000% must recommend if in Edinburgh, absolutely made my trip :)
    Hey Alex, your team were a joy to run, thanks for leaving a lovely review! Hopefully we'll see you again when you return to Edinburgh next.
    Written 30 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Josephine R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Christmas night out escape room challenges
    This experience was booked for a work Christmas night out. As we were a group of 9 we split into 2 groups to do different challenges. From the off it was all about having fun and the games masters, Dean and Tayler, were great, adding to the experience. Both teams really enjoyed themselves and would recommend Can You Escape?, Edinburgh, for a fun day/night out.
    Hi Joseph, thanks for joining us for your festive celebration! Thanks also for your strong recommendation.
    Written 17 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 14 December 2023
  • Fr33b1rd
    Letham, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family fun in Edinburgh - thank you Matthew
    For something different to do we booked Can You Escape? Edinburgh Matthew was a fantastic game master. Matthew explained everything in detail. Matthew made sure that even the health and safety brief was fun. Once the game started Matthew made sure we had the right level of challenge, Matthew dropped clues when we were stuck when we tried to give answers Matthew even made us all sing. All our boys could talk about when telling granny shout the trip was Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew
    Hey, thanks for leaving a review, it's great to hear the game was just the right level of challenge for you!
    Written 6 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magic men escaping - Emily was fantastic
    Great fun battling Morgana, Emily was a great host and made it action packed and full of Joy. We completed the escape as a pair (albeit with a few hints) so don’t be put off if you have limited friends. Hope you enjoy mariokarting into the new year!
    Hey max, thanks for leaving a great review! Awesome to hear you escaped before the new year! From what I could tell, Emily had a great time mario karting into 2024 (though she was pretty far behind most of the time so it's difficult to say for sure). Thanks for playing!
    Written 6 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 January 2024
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Amy A
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Tayler was really helpful with helping guiding us to clues as well as making the experience enjoyable. the room itself gets your brain working and is really good to get you thinking. would highly recommend
Written 21 April 2024
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Jet136963
Milton Keynes, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great escape room, we did the Odyssey one and really enjoyed it. Dean was very helpful and funny. Huge apologies to Malcolm - if you know, you know!!
Written 13 April 2024
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Hope
Alton, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The room was really fun and the host Matthew made our visit really enjoyable and made us feel welcome. The theming of the room was also good.
Written 10 April 2024
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Written 13 April 2024
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Lucy R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Best Escape Room in Edinburgh! Our Commander Mathew gave us the perfect amount of hints and was friendly and funny! Someone should buy him some ice cream ;)
Written 2 April 2024
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Hey Lucy, thanks so much for leaving a review! Can you get ice cream in space..?
Written 13 April 2024
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Andrew M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
First experience of an escape room, has set the bar high! Some challenging and very rewarding puzzles, we did the Odyssey room and loved it. Very cool setup, Dean was great in briefing us and helping us if we got stuck! Would definitely recommend, think we will be back to try the other room!
Written 30 March 2024
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Hey Andrew, your team were a pleasure to run the game for, thanks for the recommendation!
Written 13 April 2024
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Nichola M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great fun and we managed to escape. John M was a good games master. Would definitely recommend to others. Great for a day out
Written 26 March 2024
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Hey Nichola, thanks for leaving a review for our escape games in Edinburgh!
Written 13 April 2024
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Claire R
Berkhamsted, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Great fun - did the Space Odyssey room. John the chaperone was great - very helpful . Highly recommend for families, friends etc.
Written 1 March 2024
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Hey Claire, thanks so much for leaving a review!
Written 3 March 2024
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Corey F.
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Wonderfully designed rooms creating a great visual experience with well designed puzzles and led by a great gamemaster - Emily - which helped make the game all that more enjoyable.
Written 28 February 2024
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Hey, thanks so much for leaving a review! I'm glad you enjoyed the game.
Written 29 February 2024
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Louise B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We did Operation Spellbound and really enjoyed it. I think this is my favourite of the Escape Rooms we've tried. A good number of puzzles with some pleasing reveals.
Written 23 February 2024
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Hey Louise, thanks for leaving a review! Glad we got those surprises in!
Written 29 February 2024
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Peter W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing time. It was a really good set up and tayler was very good at explaining/introducing us to the escape room. The storyline was great
Written 21 February 2024
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Hey Peter, great to see you enjoyed the story in our game!
Written 29 February 2024
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