Edinburgh Old Town
Treasure Hunt Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Edinburgh's Old Town?
Buckle yer kilt and prepare for adventure!
This self-guided treasure hunt Trail covers the east end of the Royal Mile,...
- A self-guided treasure hunt walking Trail around Edinburgh Old Town.
- 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 quest 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 Old Town Treasure Trail starts at:
City of Edinburgh
Edinburgh & The Lothians
We have three super duper themed Clubs for your child to enjoy as part of their Treasure Trail experience.
Perfect for 4-8 year olds, the concept behind the Clubs is that your child will get a bundle of goodies to excite them about their forthcoming Trail experience, something to keep them entertained whilst travelling to and from the Trail, and something to be given on completion of the Trail as a keepsake.
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Before you set off on your awesome adventure, there are a few things you need to know...
The Gardens at Clue 11 are locked at night, so make sure you leave plenty of daylight hours to complete your Trail!
Unfortunately, the route is not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs due to some steps and steep hills encountered along the way.
There is a section of clues located in an area where dogs aren't allowed, so please don't bring your four-legged friends along unless a member of your group can wait with them at these clues.
The closest long stay pay and display car park to the start of the Trail is the St John's Hill NCP (EH8 9UL), 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 of the Trail, and there is a myriad of cafes, restaurants, pubs and other eating establishments throughout the route.
Why not make a day of it by visiting Mary King Close, St Giles Cathedral or Edinburgh Castle along the way? You could even challenge yourself to another Trail adventure to uncover more twisting tales about this amazing city!