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Department Of Magic

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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Super fun

We (6 of us) came here for one of our friends birthday. The whole thing is amazing. The cafe/bar is... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
inka252019
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Great for a night out in Edinburgh

A group of friends and I were looking for a fun activity in Edinburgh. Our apartment happened to be... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
jwhittaker8789
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The world of witchcraft and wizardry is in peril. As our last hope it is up to you to assemble your order and collect the The Prophecies. The Dark Lord has scattered them throughout the Department of Magic and you must find them and use them before...more
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9-11 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

We (6 of us) came here for one of our friends birthday. The whole thing is amazing. The cafe/bar is really cool and has an excellent atmosphere. The music is really nice and it's difficult to find a good cafe with good music. We did...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

A group of friends and I were looking for a fun activity in Edinburgh. Our apartment happened to be on the same street so we looked it up. Having done escape rooms in the States in the past, we were looking forward to seeing another...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jwhittaker8789
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Emily was an amazing host this evening and we are definitely going to be coming back to do the next room! We loved the interactive nature of the room and it’s unlike any other rooms we’ve been to in Edinburgh! Definitely a challenge but so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SnazzyNadz
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Excellent themed escape room experience. Fab family fun. Jason is an excellent gamemaster giving us just enough hints at the right time! The alcoholic butterbeer is good too!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sheila M
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Jason (aka the dark lord) was a wonderful host! We successfully resurrected Jason and with only 50 seconds to spare (phew...) Lots of spellbinding hints and tips were given, and it’s just magical to see a Californian based wizard make the trip over to share...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Thomas W
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Since the wife and I had spent four nights in Edinburgh before, on this vacation we decided to spend just one day in Edinburgh for our 12 and 10 year old daughters, so this day was all about them (Pottertrail private tour - see review)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DaytonJG
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic attraction to visit.. myself and my boyfriend are die hard Harry potter fans so this made it all the more fun. Enjoyed a butterbeer after a challenging escape rooms.. very friendly staff. Really great fun

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sryanroche27
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

We were advised to arrive 10 minutes before the appt time, but the previous game didn't finish until 5 minutes after our game should have started. Not the worst, but did leave us a bit in limbo. We've been to escape rooms before and expected...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

As a rag-tag group of Muggles we thoroughly enjoyed our experience, made even more magical by the enthusiastic Daniel! Although we weren’t the fastest through the puzzle, we all had a really good time and would recommend it to friends and families alike.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DozyPenguin
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Had a brilliant time,the theme of Harry Potter starts as soon as you enter the place with the tavern. Thoroughly enjoyed the escape room will be back to do the next one soon

Date of experience: March 2019
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Natasha1049
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Response from LancasterRoamer | Reviewed this property |
Yes but might be a bit complicated for them.
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Response from CakeLady2012 | Reviewed this property |
We were two fiftyish Mothers with daughters of 26 and 19, we all had a great time.
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Virginia A
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Response from eilidhdonaldson | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I think being English speaking is definitely an advantage! You do have a games master going round the rooms with you and I’m sure they’d be happy to repeat the information/ help you understand. Hope this helps, I’m... More
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