Ghosts of Edinburgh: Bloody Past Quest Experience

Ghosts of Edinburgh: Bloody Past Quest Experience

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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What You Will Do

Go 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. Are you ready for a haunted walk around Edinburgh? Discover Edinburgh’s dark and bloody past, from the Great Scottish Witch Hunts to the Burke and Hare murders and learn about the haunting stories of the Wizard of West Bow, the Grey Lady, George Mackenzie and more. Explore the many sites where public executions were held and visit the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.

Itinerary

The Mound

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The Mound is an artificial slope in central Edinburgh, Scotland, which connects Edinburgh's New and Old Towns. It was formed by dumping around 1,501,000 cartloads of earth excavated from the foundations of the New Town into Nor Loch which was drained in 1765 and forms today's Princes Street Gardens. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Edinburgh Castle

Duration: Unspecified duration

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

St Giles' Cathedral

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The origins of St Giles' date back to about 1130 when a parish church was built to serve Edinburgh during the reign of King David I. The church was originally granted to the Lazarites, and its dedication was to St Giles as the patron saint of lepers (and subsequently of Edinburgh itself). Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

The Real Mary King's Close

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Mary King's Close is a historic close located under buildings on the Royal Mile, in the historic Old Town area of Edinburgh, Scotland. It took its name from one Mary King, a merchant burgess who resided on the Close in the 17th century. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Greyfriars Bobby's grave

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The Greyfriars Bobby Fountain in Edinburgh includes a life-size statue of Greyfriars Bobby created by William Brodie in 1872. It was paid for by a local aristocrat, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, and unveiled on 15 November 1873. It stands near the south (main) entrance to Greyfriars Kirkyard. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Grassmarket

Duration: Unspecified duration

Dating back to the 1300s, The Grassmarket, Edinburgh was populated with cattle fairs and stables when around the 1670s the market became a trading point for goods. This is where it gets a bit macabre and grim, The Grassmarket was also a traditional place of public execution. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

New College, The University of Edinburgh

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New College was founded as the theological college of the Free Church of Scotland. It opened for classes in Edinburgh's New Town on 1 November 1843 before moving to the Mound soon after. Rev Dr Thomas Chalmers laid the foundation stone for the current building on 3 June 1846*.

National Galleries of Scotland: National

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The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art first opened in August 1960 at Inverleith House in Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden. It moved to its present site at Modern One on Belford Road in 1984. In March 1999, the National Galleries of Scotland opened Modern Two across the road from Modern One.

Old College, The University of Edinburgh

Duration: Unspecified duration

Old College is a building of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located on South Bridge, and presently houses parts of the University's administration, the University of Edinburgh School of Law, and the Talbot Rice Gallery. Originally called the "New College", it was designed by Robert Adam to replace a number of older buildings.

Important Information

This activity is operated by Questo App City Exploration Game

Included

  • Full flexibility: start at any hour, take a break at any time and resume later
  • Play offline: you DON'T NEED an internet connection to play this city game
  • This experience can be played anytime after booking without rescheduling
  • If your group is larger than 15 people, no worries. Just make multiple bookings.

Not Included

  • A physical tour guide

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Options

  • Printed Guide - English

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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