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Can you beat the clock? New tourist attraction launches in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s newest tourist attraction launches at the beginning of December with an exciting marketing stunt where you can win free tickets. If you see a golden key in the city, be sure to take a snap and share it on twitter using #canyouescape. Twenty lucky tweeters will be invited, with their team of agents, down to Can You Escape HQ to see if they can solve the mystery and escape the room.

Escape games have become increasingly popular in the US, Europe and Asia over the last year. The concept is based on ‘escape the room’ video games and venues are starting to pop up across the UK.

Can You Escape Edinburgh is a real life escape game for 3 – 6 players and is based at 5 Holyrood Road, just off the Royal Mile. Willing agents will be given exactly one hour to solve a range of clues, cryptic puzzles and riddles in order to solve the mystery and escape. The venture is a great day out for families, friends and companies looking for a team building activity. Can you and your team beat the clock, solve the mystery and make it on the leader board?

The venue currently has one room with plans to open a second room early next year.

The business was made possible by Business Gateway Edinburgh funding and support.

Founder, Alastair Watson, said: “We are very excited to welcome our very first
agents along to HQ at the beginning of December. Make sure you keep an eye out on our Facebook and twitter pages for clues as to where our golden keys will be hidden to be in with a chance of winning tickets to our VIP weekend. Let the
searching and clue solving begin…”

If you’re not lucky enough to win tickets, don’t worry you can now book tickets online at, bookings are available from 5 December.

In the run up to Christmas a Can You Escape gift voucher makes a great gift, to buy a unique gift for someone this Christmas get in touch with Can You Escape direct.

You can also follow Can You Escape on twitter (@CanYouEscape) and Facebook.

Submitted by Lauren Pluss