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Edinburgh: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

1. Edinburgh: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Edinburgh while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. See many of Edinburgh’s most famous attractions and go on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues and visit ghostly locations including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow, and sites where public executions were held. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Learn about the Scottish Witch Hunts and the Burke and Hare murders and view the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour. Take part in a special Halloween event on October 30 featuring live actors. Wear your best costume to win a contest with prizes such as a $1000 GetYourGuide gift card, a (real) coffin, and much more.

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What people are saying about The Mound

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 28 reviews

A fun tour which gives a lot of interesting insights into the vast history Edinburgh has to offer! The puzzles are relatively clever and it feels great to solve them on your own (but don’t feel bad if you have to use one or two of the hints). You should definitely play it at night to give it the extra kick and by that you also avoid the crowds a little more.

Really enjoyable experience, showed us some great parts of Edinburgh and the challenges In-between made it so fun and engaging. Great to get to do it at your own pace. Easy to follow and use. Highly recommend this to anyone

We had so much fun on our self guided tour! We did it in the evening to make it more atmospheric and really enjoyed ourselves while learning a lot of interesting stories about Edinburgh’s brutal past.

My son and I used our game to explore a little more of Edinburgh on our own. We had a good time and saw things and places that we would not have seen otherwise.

Was an interesting day and good to find out more about the gruesome history of Edinburgh