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Turn historic cities into outdoor escape rooms!

‘The perfect blend of puzzles, history, and outdoor adventure!’

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What is a Mystery Guide?

A Mystery Guide turns historic city streets into exciting outdoor escape rooms!

Hidden in the backstreets and cobblestoned alleys of the UK’s oldest towns are a range of clues and cryptic puzzles that hold the secrets of the country’s most legendary unsolved mysteries!

On your adventure you’ll retrace the footsteps of suspects, visit the city’s most atmospheric taverns, and finally unmask the true identity of history’s most fiendish villains!

Experience the perfect day out! Get outside, discover history & solve the mystery!

How does it work?

Once you receive your Mystery Guide in the post, simply grab a pen and head to the starting point!

Maps will lead you to a number of locations, where you must work as a team to solve the clues and piece together the different parts of the mystery.

At the end of your adventure you‘ll experience an amazing ‘wow’ moment as the story comes together and the full picture of the crime is revealed!

An adventure typically takes 2-3 hours with walking distances ranging from 3-4km, but there are plenty of refreshment breaks to enjoy along the way!

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Reviews

We loved it and would highly recommend!

We absolutely loved this and would highly recommend! It’s such great fun and an amazing way to see the beautiful and historical sights whilst learning interesting and unusual facts and essentially playing a real life version of cluedo! (All in your own time)
PD Phelan, TripAdvisor

History, mystery and fun!

I've done other walks and treasure trails, but I still learnt some fascinating facts. I loved the clues, some of them were quite cryptic and you had to think outside the box. It's a really well put together book and treasure hunt. Great for spending time and working together.
Michelle, TripAdvisor

A perfect pastime

This was a great way to spend a few hours. We loved the look and straightforward layout of the hunt that took us round a very attractive route. The interesting facts were a bonus adding the ideal amount of detail between clues.
Sarah, TripAdvisor

Reviews

    We loved it and would highly recommend!

    We absolutely loved this and would highly recommend! It’s such great fun and an amazing way to see the beautiful and historical sights whilst learning interesting and unusual facts and essentially playing a real life version of cluedo! (All in your own time)
    PD Phelan, TripAdvisor

    History, mystery and fun!

    I've done other walks and treasure trails, but I still learnt some fascinating facts. I loved the clues, some of them were quite cryptic and you had to think outside the box. It's a really well put together book and treasure hunt. Great for spending time and working together.
    Michelle, TripAdvisor

    A perfect pastime

    This was a great way to spend a few hours. We loved the look and straightforward layout of the hunt that took us round a very attractive route. The interesting facts were a bonus adding the ideal amount of detail between clues.
    Sarah, TripAdvisor

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My Story

How Mystery Guides began...

I hold a degree in Early Modern History and I've always been interested in travelling to new places. I realised that simple guided tours were not exciting or flexible enough for me. I wanted to create a fun and interactive way to discover new places, learn some amazing history stories, and find the oldest and most interesting pubs along the way! After experiencing a local escape room for a friend's birthday I realised that this type of activity could be brought outside!

I decided to create an outdoor escape room, with a fictional crime to solve, and include the best history stories and unique places to visit along the way.

After the success of my first mystery which was set in my hometown of Portsmouth, I decided to follow it up with a range of locations across the UK!

I hope you enjoy my mystery adventures as much as I enjoyed writing them!

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