You want to try something different and make the most of the Christmas break. You want to have fun exploring the city without wandering aimlessly.
Treasure Hunt York will take you on a beautiful route, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.
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.
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.
... for FREE!
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!
Museum Gardens - home to medieval abbey ruins and a gorgeous green space.
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!
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
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!
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.
England is currently under national lockdown. From the guidance:
“You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.”
If you'd like to use Treasure Hunt York as your single daily exercise, you can as long as:
Updated 5th January 2021. Check the latest restrictions for York at GOV.UK.
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.
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.
Telephone: 01904 500 868
Text us: 07380 309380
York Observatory, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7BH