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Edinburgh: Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Product ID: 213726
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A succession of clues and puzzles will lead you to the truth about Sherlock Holmes and his connection to the city of Edinburgh. An escape room type game will help you to explore Edinburgh's stunning sights in a totally new way.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Spanish, English
Booklets
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Test your wits with a series of creative puzzles
  • Discover the secret behind the famous character of Sherlock Holmes
  • Immerse yourself in Edinburgh's New Town
Full description
Meet up with your guide, who will brief you on the instructions for the game. Your guide will need to be in touch with you throughout, so you must bring a fully-charged mobile phone with internet access. You will also have to pay a £20 deposit for the rental of the spy kit. The deposit will be fully refunded to you at the end once you return the kit undamaged. The kit comes in a backpack that has all the clues and tools you need to work through the game including a 19th-century map of Edinburgh that is yours to keep.

Once the game begins, you'll follow a series of numbered clues. Every clue is meant to be used in a particular location in the city and puzzles are solved by making use of permanent features in the city. No extra clues or hints are hidden around. The game unravels the story of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation.

Cover a good portion of Edinburgh and pass by some of the main landmarks: St Andrews Square, Princess Street and some other wonderful places off the tourist trail. Most of the game's locations have a connection to Sherlock Holmes' creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. You will finish by dropping the kit off and collecting your souvenir badge at the Arthur Conan Doyle centre, which is a 15-minute walk from the West End of Princess Street. 

The duration of the game varies depending on the group, it could take anything between 2 and 4 hours, but the average group usually takes 2.5 hours if they don't take a break.
Includes
  • Guide who can assist if you get stuck
  • Souvenir token of completion
  • A 19th-century map of Edinburgh

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside the Arthur Conan Doyle pub. 71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, UK Your guide will be wearing a deerstalker (Sherlock Holmes hat)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone
Know before you go
• You will need a fully-charged phone with internet access
• This activity involves a long walk and there will be some ramps and stairs on the way
• You will be asked for a deposit of £20 at the start. This is fully refundable when the kit id is returned undamaged
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Product ID: 213726