Sherlock's Challenge

Events (interactive, historical)

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  • Outside The Conan Doyle Pub - Meeting Point
  • 09:55, 10:20, 10:45, 11:10, 11:35, 12:00, 12:25, 12:50
  • Aug 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Edinburgh Challenge
  • Warnings and additional info: Involves Walking, and requires a phone with internet access, one ticket per group (seven people max). The game is child friendly but hard for children, especially under 12. Game can lastup to 2.5 hours
  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
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Explore Edinburgh Sherlock style! A succession of clues and puzzles will lead you to find the truth about Sherlock Holmes and his connection to the city of Edinburgh. The game takes an average of 2.5 hours. Less or more depending on the agility of the deduction work. It covers a good portion of the historic New Town and some other wonderful places off the tourist trail. All you need is one ticket per group (seven people max). A refundable deposit of £20 is requested for the renting of the kit.

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General venue access

  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible
  • Stairs: Not Selected
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices