Sherlock's Secret Challenge - The puzzle solving game that shows you the city

Sherlock's Secret Challenge - The puzzle solving game that shows you the city

The puzzles are similar to those you would find in an escape room. Instead of escaping a room you will be working through the story of Arthur Conan Doyle's time in Edinburgh, learning some interesting tidbits along the way.
We are different to most other treasure hunts because we provide a physical bag and the entire game is played using a combination of objects along with permanent features of the city.
You will only need your phone to contact the game master if you're stuck or need help.
This is a small business and a work of passion created by some local tour guides that love games.


A game, a walk and a different way to learn some history.

Together with your team you will have to make good use of the kit provided to work through all the puzzles. Each will let you know where to go next, you will collect some interesting tidbits on some of the characters you’ll meet along the way before the grand finale. Logic, deduction and walking are big parts of this game.

The game will finish in the West End of Town. The duration varies greatly from group to group, most groups can finish in under 3h but for some groups its a lot more. You will be in touch with the host via WhatsApp so you need to bring a phone with internet access. Help will be offered throughout by the host but its up to you to ask. By joining you are committing to returning the kit and the end location.

We take groups of up to 7, we think its best with 2-5 players. Children 12 or under don't need to pay a ticket. The game is complex and we think its not a good fit for those ages but parents know best.

If you're looking for something different check out our other games: The Pirate's Riddle and Fantastic Creatures of Edinburgh, also on TripAdvisor.

Stop At:

• New Town, Edinburgh Scotland

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"All the equipment is frequently sanitised. You will only have contact with the game master at the beginning and at the end. The game is outdoors and private so the experience is safe as long as the group follows social distancing rules."

Duration: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Start location: York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JT, UK

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Instructions and backpack with materials and puzzles
  • 19th century map of Edinburgh

Not Included


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