Escape Hour

Escape Hour, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Escape Hour Reviews: 5/5

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Neighbourhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.

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M R
Edinburgh67 contributions
Family fun
Aug. 2017 • Family
Fun hour or so competing against family. A little bit of a slow burner but once you get into it it's great. Had forgotten about the laser maze so that was a very fun thing to discover at the end. Would go and do there other room.
Written January 16, 2018
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JosieElizabeth
Braintree, UK26 contributions
Couldn't recommend it enough!
Sep. 2017 • Friends
Our group of eight took on the diamond heist puzzle and we had so much fun! Because the rooms only accomodate up to six people, we separated into two groups of four; both groups were able to start the diamond heist at the same time as each other and so we had the added challenge of not only escaping the room within the hour, but also competing with each other to get the best time!

The puzzles within the room were pitched at the perfect level for us - they definitely provided some challenge, but there was enough variation in each task that you never felt frustrated and there was enough going on that everybody could get involved. The laser maze was a fantastic addition too!

We received a lovely warm welcome when we arrived, and a very comprehensive introduction to how everything worked. Both our groups were watched over whilst we were in the rooms, and we were offered clues if we got stuck - these clues were always given at the perfect time, so we never felt like we were getting tips unnecessarily, but we also weren't left to get too frustrated.

Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend to escape room novices and enthusiasts alike!
Written September 22, 2017
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Slymgymkym
7 contributions
We Stole it!
Aug. 2017 • Couples
This was the first game we tried with just 2 of us. It was definitely harder with only 2 people so it took us a while to get going but the last 20 minutes (especially the lasers!) is really exciting and fun, and we managed to get the diamond with 45 seconds to go!
Written September 18, 2017
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Natalie H
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
A great escape room!
Sep. 2017 • Family
I visited as the only adult with x5 13 year old boys for a birthday, and it was thoroughly enjoyable! My first time but some of the boys had been to escape rooms before and voted this the best! Difficult enough to take us right to the end of our time, and we required some clues from the very helpful and friendly convener! But we succeeded in the end and the laser room was a great finale! Made for lots of good selfies!
Written September 11, 2017
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donald534
1 contribution
Great Fun!
Aug. 2017 • Family
My wife and I took our two grandsons (aged 13 and 11) to Escape Hour. The boys absolutely loved the challenge of the experience and outshone 'the oldies' in solving the puzzles. A very enjoyable hour passed very quickly. All four of us appreciated the thought and effort put into creating the room and game.
Written September 10, 2017
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Mark G
38 contributions
New Engagement ring ?
Sep. 2017 • Friends
Took group on stag night to Escape Hour to steal the diamond. We were successful, so groom is looking for a bigger ring!
A great start to the night, allowing people to get to know each other, and have fun. We were slow to start, but started getting the hang later.
An enjoyable evening was had by all, and none of us had tried an escape room before.
Written September 10, 2017
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Helen O
Edinburgh, UK13 contributions
Highly recommend
Sep. 2017 • Friends
Great time had at the escape rooms! Definitely recommend, the lady who organised it was very friendly.
Written September 10, 2017
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Amy7688
Normanton, UK104 contributions
Amazing!
Aug. 2017 • Friends
Loved this activity! Really tricky and got the mind working! I'd never been to an escape room before and it was much better than I expected it to be! Would definitely recommend!
Written August 28, 2017
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sfakiii
Heraklion, Greece4 contributions
Must do experience in Heraklion!
Aug. 2017 • Friends
I have visited similar rooms all over the world and I dare to say this is by far the best one! Me and my friends we played "the back to school" room and for those they are wondering if it's the correct decision for a batch of adults I would say it something you should deffo try !

From the time you are getting there you feel the warm Cretan atmosphere and very helpful staff that explained thoroughly and clear the whole process!

The room was so smart organized that kept your interest high all the times and the staff were ready to help when needed!

Congratulations to those people for the great job they have done and the fact that the rooms are also friendly to English speaking people !
Written August 20, 2017
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Ann R
32 contributions
Great fun
Aug. 2017 • Friends
First visit here, 2nd to an Escape room......5 of us, found it quite difficult but great fun. Something bit different too. Thank goodness for the clues.....remember to look everywhere!
Written August 19, 2017
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