Looking for a fun way to see York?

You want to try something different and make the most of summer. You want to have fun exploring the city without wandering aimlessly.

You're nervous about going indoors and you're looking for something that's easy to do while social distancing.

Introducing Treasure Hunt York

A fun and different way to see York

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.

Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.

Treasure Hunt York will take you on a beautiful route, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.

A group of friends exploring tourist attractions by playing Treasure Hunt Liverpool

A much more active experience...”

...than a regular tour as you had to read the stories and solve the clues; much more engaging than just listening to a tour guide drone on.

Highly recommend it to absolutely anyone, though put on your walking shoes as it will give you a good workout.

Dave, Liverpool

We had such a laugh”

The clues and the maps are a lot of fun. We learnt new things and appreciated the beautiful scenery of Liverpool 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.

Yvette, Liverpool
Reserve your tour

... for FREE!

It works like WhatsApp,
so it’s easy to use

You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.

Plus, you get to start when you want.

1. Follow maps 🧭

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!”

Captain Bess Now for a change of scene, let's head down by the river...

2. Search for answers 🔎

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!”

Captain Bess A family firm,
who slowly became
Forgotten and faded,
what was their name?

Black Beard Beth Jones?

Captain Bess Nay, yer askin' to be walkin' the plank!

Long Joe Silver Wills?

Captain Bess Aye! That's it!

3. Learn some facts 🎓

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 It's a fire insurance mark, to show the firemen ye've paid yer dues! If not, they'd stand by 'n' watch yer house burn, imagine that!

4. Play together 👨‍👩‍👦

Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!

We had such a laugh and a great day out!

Captain Bess Ahoy there! Ye must be the one they're talking about. Lookin' to join me ship, the Rising Pearl?

Buccaneer Beth Yes!

Captain Bess Ye'll be needin' help, have ye a crew?

Lianne Pinkbeard joined the game.

Parrot Pete 🦜 joined the game.

Parrot Pete Arrrrrrr!

Lianne Pinkbeard I'm ready to set sail! ⚓️

You'll see the very best of York 🧭

Museum Gardens - home to medieval abbey ruins and a gorgeous green space.

The historic Abbey Ruins in Museum Gardens in York

Bootham Bar - a 11th century city gate and originally part of the Roman fortress

York Minster - one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, it speaks for itself!

The stunning York Minster in the sunshine

Holy Trinity Church - A glimpse of the medieval world, hidden in a small leafy churchyard!

Dean's Park - a peaceful garden in the shadow of the Minster and home to the Cathedral Library

Trees in Dean's Park, behind the minster

Barley Hall - you'll discover a fine snickelway called Coffee Yard, passing this beautiful medieval hall.

The Shambles - a medieval street with timber-framed buildings so close together you could pass things across!

The narrow buildings on the shambles

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate - one of the smallest streets in York!

Merchant Adventurers' Hall - a stunning medieval Guildhall.

Fossgate - you'll end your adventure in the trendiest area, with decent coffee, vegan baking of course some fine pubs.

Have fun and stay safe with Treasure Hunt York

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:

  • Play with either:
    • up to two households (your support bubble counts as one household).
    • up to 6 people from different households. You must follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Avoid touching anything in the city.
    According to the World Health Organisation, it is not certain how long the virus can survive on surfaces. The game does not require you to touch anything in the city other than your phone.
  • Keep 1 metre apart while outdoors.
    The "1m plus" guideline says that being outdoors counts as a mitigation. The route is all outdoors and there’s plenty of space to keep a safe distance from others.

You can rearrange or cancel if things change

We’re fully flexible. If you change your mind or if the government guidelines change, you can either choose a new date or we’ll give you a refund.

Ready for a different way to discover York?

  • Just £[price] per person, under 12s go FREE.
  • [duration] of quality sightseeing fun.
  • Enjoy a beautiful route, start when you want.
  • See the best of York with no cars around!

What if the weather’s bad?

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.

Will it be too difficult?

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.

Is it too physical?

It’s X walking but you can take as many breaks as you like.

Fun or your money back!

We’re so confident you’ll have fun, we promise to give your money back if you don’t!

All we ask is for a quick phone call to understand why.

Have questions?
Email us 💌
or text us
07380 309380

Ready for a different way to discover York?

“Would thoroughly recommend to people looking for a fun and interesting way to explore!”

Treasure Hunt York partner

ahoy@treasurehuntyork.com

Telephone: 01904 500 868
Text us: 07380 309380

Starts from:
York Observatory, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7BH