• The Edinburgh Greyfriars Treasure Hunt Trail
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£9.99 + £0.00 p&p
Please choose your Trail format:

    • A self-guided treasure hunt walking Trail around Edinburgh.
    • Ideal for kids aged 6 – 106!
    • 1.75 mile ‘loop’ Trail (takes 2 hours to complete at your own pace).
    • Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
    • Solve the mission and be entered into a £100 monthly draw.
    • Learn more about where you live or explore somewhere new.
    • Download your Trail now for INSTANT FUN (or receive your copy in the post)!

The Edinburgh Greyfriars Treasure Trail starts at:

Cockburn Street

Please Note:

The Trail is friendly for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Unfortunately, this Trail enters areas where dogs are prohibited so we would not recommend bringing your four-legged friends along.

The closest long stay pay and display car park to the start of the Trail is the St John’s Hill NCP, just a 10 minute walk away. Or why not try one of Edinburgh’s fantastic Park and Ride services

There are some fantastic events in Edinburgh’s calendar, all of which are great times to visit this beautiful city. However, you may find that some of the Clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access on these occasions – especially during the Fringe Festival. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Edinburgh Visitor Information.

Public toilets are available at the start and middle of the Trail, and there are a myriad of cafes, restaurants, pubs and other eating establishments throughout the route. The Meadows make a fantastic picnic spot if the weather is nice!

Why not make a day of it by visiting Mary King Close or St Giles Cathedral along the way? You could even challenge yourself to another Trail adventure to uncover more twisting tales about this amazing city!


The Edinburgh Greyfriars Treasure Hunt Trail should be purchased prior to leaving home. Once you have your Trail booklet in your hand you're good to go!

The easiest and quickest way to get the most up to date version of the Edinburgh Greyfriars Treasure Trail is to order a download version off the website. You will instantly get a link to download a PDF file of the Trail for you to print at home. This can be done at any time of day or night for instant access.

If you would like a hard copy, then choose the printed option online and we will pop one in the post for you to be delivered within 2-3 working days.

If you are looking to do the Trail today and don't have a printer, we do have a couple of local retailers (use the search below) or why not purchase a download and go to a local library where you can print it off. If there are no other options though, with a little patience (due to scale and format) the Trail can be used on a tablet and at a push a phone.

Sometimes you just want to speak to a real person though, so call one of the team on 01872 263692, Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm.