Looking for a stunning route that'll show you main sights as well as some hidden gems?
Fancy following quality treasure maps that lead you around the city?
Up for well-designed clues that are satisfying to solve?
Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones.
Spot things other people take for granted!
You’ll learn interesting facts and stories.
Treasure Hunt York will take you on a beautiful tour, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.
Because it’s all on your phones, it’s super flexible and there’s nothing to print.
Treasure Hunt York is a fun outdoor activity that's ideal for social distancing.
Based on the July 4th government guidelines, here are some pointers to stay safe and act responsibly while we're still living with the virus:
You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.
Plus, you get to start when you want.
Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around the city.
The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”
Bess sends you a series of clues and you have to search the city for answers.
Good banter from Captain Bess who sends you the clues!”
Black Beard Beth
Long Joe Silver
Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting!”
We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.
Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!
We had such a laugh and a great day out!
... for FREE!
You'll take a stunning, well-designed route that avoids the traffic and gives you some great viewpoints. As well as the main sights you'll also discover some hidden gems.
You'll have a laugh solving the clues and following the maps.
The clues are challenging but not too hard. You'll spot things you wouldn't have noticed otherwise, and it's satisfying when you've found the right answer.
Something in a shop window catch your eye? No problem. Take it at your own pace. Even turn it into a pub crawl!
Along the way you'll learn interesting facts and stories keeping you entertained.
By the end of it all, you'll have a great overview of York and what you'd like to explore next.
Loved every minute!”
I bought this as a Christmas present for some friends. It was a wonderful way to spend some quality time with each other and it was such fun.
We got to see sights that we wouldn’t normally see and it was great exercise too.
We had such a laugh”
The clues and the maps are a lot of fun. We learnt new things and appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone as it was such an amazing experience. We had a lot of smiles and laughter and haven't stopped talking about it since.
If it's patchy rain, you can spend more time in the pub breaks or stop elsewhere on the route: the game’s flexible.
If it's really bad on one day, you can either switch which day you play, or even start one day and finish the next.
If it's a total wash-out and you can't get round, we’ll give your money back, even if you've started the game.
Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint and Bess will get you on your way!
We make sure no-one ever gets completely stuck.
It’s X walking but you can take as many breaks as you like.
“Would thoroughly recommend to people looking for a fun and interesting way to explore!”
Telephone: 01904 500 868
Text us: 07380 309380
York Observatory, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7BH