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The Murder at Edinburgh Castle

2 hours 

2 km/1 mile

1-4 players per group

€39 / £33 per group

Based on: Case G

Difficulty: Medium

8+ years recommended


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365 days a year


City Centre, Edinburgh


'The Murder at Edinburgh Castle' takes place in the year 1901. You are a newly trained investigator, but no one has noticed your abilities yet.


A body turns up on a slope outside Edinburgh Castle. It is the body of a woman named Mary Brown. A young and recently engaged waitress who has become the victim of a terrible crime.

Could this case be your big break as an investigator?


You must collect the important evidence and secure the tracks that the killer has left around the Royal Mile and the Old Town.


Can you solve the tasks that will lead you in the direction of the killer? Much is at stake for you, and also for the entire population of Edinburgh. Find the culprit before more innocents fall victim to a cold-blooded killer. 


Gather your team of investigators and head for Edinburgh Castle, where the first clues are found.


If you are a larger group of investigators, you can buy multiple mysteries and compete against each other. The first group to solve the mystery and identify the real killer wins.


Afterwards, you can read about the real case behind the mystery 'The Murder at Edinburgh Castle'.

Good luck! You may need it ... 

PLEASE NOTE: This mystery is only available in ENGLISH!

Mostly Barrier-free
(alternative route available)
For a unique view on edinburgh castle buy a mystery hunt
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Go to the pick up point, which is a short walk from the starting point, to collect your mystery. Begin the game any time you want at the starting point indicated on the envelope.

The mystery takes place outside and is a private group activity, no third party members or additional players are involved. It is possible to play the game in larger groups, go to FAQ for more information or send an email with your request to:

Pick up point

Waverley Bridge TravelHub

31 Waverley Bridge

Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ

Mon - Sat 08.30 – 17.30

Closed Sundays



Police Box Lawnmarket

Corner of George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket

300 Lawnmarket

Edinburgh EH1 2PH

Open 10.00 – 17.00

7 days a week

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Solve the mystery hunt at Edinburgh Castle
The Mystery Walk

'The Murder at Edinburgh Castle' takes place outdoors in the area around the Royal Mile and the Old Town. As a police detective, you are tasked with finding out who committed the murder of Mary Brown.


You walk and move around the town of Edinburgh, and with the help of various clues you solve the tasks related to the historic surroundings of the city.

Eventually, you reach Victoria Street, where you gather up all your clues and hopefully accuse the right person of the crime.

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