Escape Edinburgh: Visit Where It All Began

There are escape rooms popping up all over the country. And we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to discuss our humble beginnings – in Edinburgh. We know what a wonderful city it is and that’s why we set up our first escape room here. It all started 3 years ago after a visit to another impressive escape room in Europe. Our founder Daniel Hill decided that it was high time we had one in Edinburgh, so he went to work.

Facts and Figures

We have 50 escape rooms now so as you can see we’ve gone from strength to strength. We have so much knowledge and education in this area now that we know we can bring you quality escape rooms around the UK and you’re guaranteed a great time. We strive to create the kind of games that will break boundaries, helping you to get to where you need to be to have the best time.

All Our Other Fabulous and Amazing Locations

If you can make it to our super special escape in Edinburgh, then there are other locations you can visit too. You could try visiting one of our rooms at Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Blackpool, Doncaster, London, Livingston, Launceston, Tasmania, Arabia, Riyadh, Louisiana, Brainscape in Dubai, Dunedin, Hull, France, Stoke, Athens, Greece and finally Peterborough.

Escape Edinburgh

For the best in intrigue, investigation and quick-thinking. Come see us at one of our sites in the many places where our escape rooms are based if you can’t make it to Edinburgh. We’ll always give you a warm welcome and we can guarantee you’ll have a great time. We may have grown into one of the worlds’ most desirable escape room games there is, and we may have grown internationally all around the world, but our roots are always at our base here in Edinburgh in Scotland. This is where it all began, and this is where are hearts are – right where it all started.

We know you’re going to love it, we know you’re going to have the most fabulous time because we worked so hard to create it and make it the best, way back all those years ago. We’re still working all the time, making improvements, adjusting it and making it the best it can be. So come on down and visit one of our escape rooms, you won’t regret it.

How to Be Successful In an Escape Room

So, you’ve got an escape room booked and you’re looking into ways you can win? Perhaps you’ve carried out research online and you want to be successful because after all, what’s the point in taking part if you can’t win? We get it, and because we live and breath escape all the time, we know them pretty well, so we’ve put together a blog post on tips to be successful in an escape room – we hope you find it useful!

Helpful Hints:

Make sure you have the right balance in your team. You want a group of people who all have different talents, skills such as attention to detail, being observant, problem-solving and quick thinking are all useful in an escape room. You also want to choose a nice small compact team that will work well together, people who get on and who won’t end up squabbling in a corner. You want a small group rather than a larger one because you’re going to be trapped in a room for some time, so you don’t want to be that up close and personal.

Check Everything In The Room

Make sure that once you are locked in, you all check every single item. That would include picture frames, book shelves, inside the books if there are any, under objects and if it’s not pinned down check it. A clue could be anywhere!

Keep Your Clues Where You Can Find Them

Once you’ve solved a clue and you have another part of the puzzle to help you escape, don’t lose it, keep all your finds with one person or in one place. You don’t want to lose one or more of your all-important clues, because each one is there to help you escape the room.

Always Move On If You’re Stuck On One Clue

You only have 60 minutes to escape, so don’t stick with just one clue, if you’re struggling, then leave it for now and go on to the next one, you can always come back to it later.

Let Everyone Have Their Turn To Speak

Make sure you listen to each other, don’t shout over people, make sure each person has an opportunity to contribute. You’re all in there to get out and you all have a part to play, ignore someone at your peril, they may have solved part of the puzzle.

Need a Hint? If You Really Are Stuck, Then Ask For Help

You can always ask for a hint from the team, wave at the camera or perhaps there are other ways of getting one. It’s better to ask for help than to lose, you only have 60 minutes so make the most of the time you have.

Escape Edinburgh

If you think you’re now ready for the escape room challenge, then why not get in touch with us here at Escape Edinburgh, we have some great escape rooms, all individually themed, so if you think you now have what it takes then come on down and get your room booked.