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Fantastic Creatures of Edinburgh, and where to find them!

Sherlock's Challenge

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A fantastic way to see the city. A classic treasure hunt with a twist that will have you interacting with your surroundings whilst learning about the traditional beliefs of Scotland and the world.

About This Deal


An outdoor fantasy treasure hunt for the curious!

Our magical class will walk you through the Old Town streets identifying and learning all about the fantastic creatures that inhabit them.

You will need a team of 2-4 wizards, internet access on your phone, your eyes and legs! We will provide the kit. The game takes around 2 hours. It covers a good portion of the historic Old Town and lots of folklore.

Your host will meet up with you to provide instructions and will be in touch via WhatsApp throughout. You will then explore the city following the clues that will take you from one spot to the next, unravelling the secrets behind the faerie folk.

It should take you around 2 hours to complete the game, but this may vary slightly depending on the group's speed and how quiet or busy the city is on the day. You will be asked for a 10 pound refundable deposit in cash at the start for the rental of the kit.

Stop At:

• Old Town, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 in the game will be sanitised between uses. You will only have contact with the game master at the beginning and at the end. The game is outdoors and so we think the experience is safe as long as the group follows social distancing rules.
  • All the material and clues required for the game
  • guide

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Sherlock's Challenge in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.