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THE SCOTTISH GAMING HOLIDAY

PLAY ROLEPLAYING GAMES IN UNFORGETTABLE LOCATIONS

Between castles and underground cave systems, we can arrange roleplaying games for you in exceptional locations!

From simply renting a room for you, to building a full itinerary and arranging transport, catering, fire breathers, falconry and many more activities, our experienced advisors will sit with you to provide you with the perfect tailored holiday to discover Scotland while having fun.

 

But we're not simply travel professionals: we're also passionate gamers ourselves who can provide you with the perfect adventure: we can create for you custom Dungeons & Dragons 5e modules based on your trip and the places you will visit. Alternatively if you want to fully relax and not DM, we can provide you with a professional DM/actor with props and custom maps.

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RPG GAMING IN EDINBURGH
THE LOST CLOSE

Dive into Edinburgh's underground in the Lost Close: a mysterious prison forgotten for centuries after the Edinburgh fire. Between candles, old stones and potion vials, get ready to start a game you'll never forget.

You can choose between two options:

Become your own Game Master

Relax as we handle the administration behind the game. We will provide guests with the space, the props, the dice, the DM screen, artwork of the players and a large spread of sweets and drinks to help them fully enjoy their game.

Price: £150 for two hour, +£50 per additional hour

Please note, young adventurers(under 18) must be with an adult. 

Meeting Point: 1A Parliament Square,

Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Join a 2h Thunderdices Game  - In English or French
Our skilled storyteller will narrate the story. Puzzles, mini escape games and epic action await our guests during this interactive storytelling experience! We work with map makers, artists, and sound designers to create unforgettable adventures where the choices of the players will directly influence how the story unfolds. Choose between a game of D&D 5e or our homebrew beginner friendly gaming system, which takes less than 10 minutes to learn! All our games include artworks of the players, access to D&D Beyond, and a large spread of sweets and drinks.

 

Price:

£254 per group until 3 people, +£44.5 per additional participant

Please note, young adventurers (under18) must be with an adult and over 6 years old. 

Meeting Point: 1A Parliament Square,

Edinburgh EH1 1RF

RPG GAMING IN EDINBURGH
THE EDWARDIAN PUB

Grab a table in a beautiful Edwardian pub near Haymarket. Poisonous green bottles and a beautiful tavern, what more can you wish for? 

You can choose between two options:

Become your own Game Master

Relax as we handle the administration behind your game. We will provide you with the space, and our adventurer kit including a set of dice, pen&paper, a DM screen, and a dry erase battle map. Do you want a drink? Some food? Simply pop downstairs to the delicious bar and restaurant.

Price: £60 for two hour, +£25 per additional hour

Please note, all adventurers must be over 18. 

Meeting Point: Edinburgh EH12 5EY

Join a 2h Thunderdices Game - In English or French

Our skilled storyteller will narrate the story. Puzzles, mini escape games and epic action await our guests during this interactive storytelling experience! We work with map makers, artists, and sound designers to create unforgettable adventures where the choices of the players will directly influence how the story unfolds. Choose between a game of D&D 5e or our homebrew beginner friendly gaming system, which takes less than 10 minutes to learn! All our games include artworks of the players, access to D&D Beyond, and a large spread of sweets and drinks.

 

 

Price:

£154 per group until 3 people, +£44.5 per additional participant

Please note, young adventurers(under18) must be with an adult and over 6 years old. 

Meeting Point: Edinburgh EH12 5EY

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RPG GAMING IN EDINBURGH
THE DRUIDIC CAVES

Join us to game in a truly exceptional location: a mysterious cave carved by druids and templars more than 300 years ago. Will you dare roll dice on the sacrificial table or hide in its winding corridors? We will pick you up from your hotel (Edinburgh City Centre) and provide you with a guided tour of the cave.

You can choose between two options:

Join a 2h Thunderdices Game or be your own Game Master

In English or French

Our skilled storyteller will narrate the story. Puzzles, mini escape games and epic action await our guests during this interactive storytelling experience! We work with map makers, artists, and sound designers to create unforgettable adventures where the choices of the players will directly influence how the story unfolds. Choose between a game of D&D 5e or our homebrew beginner friendly gaming system, which takes less than 10 minutes to learn! All our games include artworks of the players, access to D&D Beyond, and a large spread of sweets and drinks.

 

Price:

£470 including 2h of gaming and a 45mn visit.  +£150 per additional hour. You can chose to DM your own game, however, given that the location is an underground cave without toilet access we recommend 2h maximum of gaming. 

Please note, young adventurers(under18) must be with an adult and over 6 years old. 

Meeting Point: Your hotel (within Edinburgh city centre)

PRIVATE 1 DAY RPG GAMING OR WEDDING IN A CASTLE NEAR EDINBURGH
THE MEDIVEAL HIDEOUT

Discover this impressive 11th century castle, lost in the countryside. Enjoy discovering the secrets of the castle, including its hidden trap doors, wide-open gaming spaces with an open beam ceiling, large fireplace, and a 15m well at its centre. Climb to the top of its walls for a stunning view of the Scottish countryside and nearby rivers, and watch out for any approaching dragon or enemy! Perhaps you can fend them off with the bows and arrows the castle used to make for the French army.

The castle sleeps two in the gorgeous bedroom where Mary Stuart Queen of Scots lived and comes with a fully-furnished kitchen for groups wanting to stay only the day. Up to 70+ people can game in the different rooms of the castle, and nearby hotels are available to accommodate large groups. We can create for you a bespoke experience including catering in the tapestry room with a full medieval banquet, exciting activities (see our catalogue below), and transportation from Edinburgh.

Price: On-demand, starting at £1250+VAT in low season with exclusive use of the castle

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PRIVATE 1 WEEK RPG GAMING OR WEDDING IN A CASTLE NEAR GLASGOW
THE LAIRD'S HOME

Spend an unforgettable holiday in this 15th century castle, lost in the countryside, yet only 1 hour from Glasgow, and 2h from Edinburgh. Built as an anniversary present for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland, this haunted castle features antique furniture and a pit prison behind a flagstone trap door. The Castle welcomes up to 14 guests and features 6 bedrooms, linked by a beautiful stone staircase. Spend a night in the intricately hand-carved four poster beds, relax in its 3 bathrooms, and enjoy full access to the castle's kitchen. The castle is available for a 1 week rental which will give you plenty of time to discover Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, the Isle of Arran and many more beautiful Scottish landscapes.

We can create a bespoke experience for your stay including guided tours of the highlands and Glasgow, catering, exciting activities (see our catalogue below), and transportation from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Price: On-demand, starting at £2900+VAT in low season for a 1 week stay with exclusive use of the Castle. Do you wish to have a shorter stay? Contact-us and we may be able to accommodate on a per case basis.

PRIVATE 2-3 NIGHTS OF RPG GAMING OR A WEDDING IN A CASTLE 2H FROM GLASGOW
THE DRUID'S DEN

Escape to a 500 years old castle hidden in nature, 2h from Glasgow. The castle used to be the home of John Carswell, the tutor of the 5th Earl of Argyll and was held by the Campbell Clan. Enjoy the loch by the Castle, go on a ride in a local fishing boat, visit the local standing stones and castles, and get ready to game in the large common room with painted beams. The Castle welcomes up to 10 guests and features 2 double rooms and 3 ensuite kingsize rooms.

You can bring your own food and drinks to the castle's fully furnished kitchen, or a chef can create for you a delicious private dinner based on local food.

Price: On-demand, starting at £550+VAT in low season for 2 nights for 1 bedroom, or £2550+VAT for 3 nights with exclusive use of the castle

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PRIVATE 3 NIGHTS RPG GAMING OR WEDDING IN A CASTLE 2H FROM EDINBURGH
THE HIGHLAND FORT

Only 2h from Edinburgh and deep in the highlands, this castle is the perfect place to live your Outlander Laird dream. Built in 1560, you can see on the painted ceilings the story of how the Ogilvys of Airlie created the castle in 1560, then lost it during a devastating battle in 1640. The castle is ideally located by Cairngorm National Park and you can easily enjoy scenic walks by the river between games, or hikes in the park. Alternatively, why not visit the nearby whisky distilleries or see Balmoral Castle, the residence of the Queen. The Castle welcomes up to 12 guests and features 6 rooms with doubles. The Laird's bedroom even has its own turret.

You can bring your own food and drinks to the castle's fully furnished kitchen, or a chef can create for you a delicious private dinner based on local food.

Price: On-demand, starting at £3700+VAT in low season for 3 nights with exclusive use of the castle

PRIVATE NIGHT RPG GAMING OR WEDDING IN A CASTLE 30mn FROM EDINBURGH
THE LUXURY CITADEL 

Only 12 miles from Edinburgh, relax in a hidden world of luxury and exquisite opulence. In the Grand Hall, enjoy an extravagant medieval buffet with delicious carved roasts and local drinks. Sleep in one of 12 grand bedrooms with historical double beds. In the reception room, taste delicious local whisky or read a book next to the large open fire. Enjoy the castle's domain and get ready for activities such as potion making in the large stone chapel at the top of the Castle. In this 15th century keep, you will relive history. Built in 1430 by the Earl of Borthwick, the castle was Mary Queen of Scots' refuge in 1567 after she fled Holyrood. In 1650, Oliver Cromwell attacked it, and to this day you can still see where his canons hit the outer walls. Now it stands as an iconic citadel, fit to welcome new Lords for a night or a week's escapade.

Price: On-demand, starting at £20,000+VAT in low season for 1 night with exclusive use of the castle

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BUILD WITH OUR ADVISORS THE PERFECT RPG GAMING HOLIDAY IN SCOTLAND

When you reach-out to us, you do not speak with an automated tour platform, but with Marie or Althea, local advisors dedicated to you and your dream trip. Whether you plan to stay for a day or weeks, want to drive yourself or travel with a tour guide in a luxury car, or prefer nature to old stones, we will create for you the perfect  holiday itinerary to discover Scotland.

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We are also gamers ourselves. Work with our team to create the perfect D&D 5e adventure matching your trip! We partner with creators including musicians, map artists, character artists, prop designers and miniature sculptors to bring magic to every aspect of your game

DISCOVER OUR CATALOGUE OF D&D RPG ACTIVITIES

Do you want to bring spells and magical surprises to your holiday? We work with a network of carefully selected artists and craftsman to bring to your castle stay exciting activities.
Do you want something not included there? Don't hesitate to contact us and we'll likely be able to help!

2h Tour - The Edinburgh of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes
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2h Tour - The Edinburgh of JK Rowling tour
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2h Tour -  Discovery Tour of Edinburgh
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Game Master
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Private tour of the Highlands from Edinburgh
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Private driver
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Catering
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Whisky or Gin tasting
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The Potion workshop
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Escape Game
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Fire breathers
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Scottish NPCs
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The Clan
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Ghost Hunt
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Ceilidh Workshop
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Live tavern band
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Bagpipe Workshop
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Falconry with owls and bird of prey
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Full Highland Game
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Archery
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