Ghosts of Edinburgh and the bloody past exploration game
Activities

Ghosts of Edinburgh and the bloody past exploration game

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover Edinburgh’s dark and bloody past, from the Great Scottish Witch Hunts to the Burke and Hare murders
  • Learn about the haunting stories of the Wizard of West Bow, the Grey Lady, George Mackenzie and more
  • Visit the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh
  • Play a fun city exploration game using your smartphone
  • Start the game at any hour and can pause it whenever you want
What to expect

Embark on a haunted Edinburgh tour where you will follow clues to discover striking places and local stories.

Play the role of a devilish staff on this spine-tingling walking tour, which takes you on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places, including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow.

Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS or guide. As you solve the problem and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked.

Storyline:

You are a black staff with a human head. You belong to Major Thomas Weir, the infamous Wizard of West Bow and one of Edinburgh’s most prominent ghosts.

The once respectable Major was known for his impassioned sermons before confessing to unspeakable crimes in the 17th century. His ghost haunts the West Bow for all eternity, wielding you with mighty bloodlust.

But now he has gone missing, you suspect in search of redemption. You must bring him, and those who might have aided him, to heel.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Access to the quest inside the mobile game (the app is free to download)
    • Non-stop online customer service during the walking tour
    Where

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Meeting point:

    Begin your quest at The Mound.

    What to remember
    • This is a self-guided/treasure hunt type of tour
    • Note there is no person assisting you at the starting point
    • Total walking distance of about 3 km
    • The city game typically around 1 hour to complete (but you can go at your own pace!)
    • You must be at the starting point (that you'll see in the app) in order to begin, or else the game won’t start
    • Pause the game at any time and restart whenever you want, from the place you left it at
    • You need an internet connection to play this city game
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    When
    • Available to play at any time (24/7)
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    Provider
    Questo
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 15 hours before the experience begins.

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