Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon
Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon
Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon
Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon
Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon
Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon
Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon
Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon
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    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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Bristol: The Mystery of The Sabotaged Balloon

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Turn the historic streets of Bristol into an exciting outdoor adventure, with The Mystery of the Sabotaged Balloon!

Can you catch Bristol's most dastardly saboteur? 

Solve the clues & unravel the mystery
Discover amazing local history
Get some fun outdoor exercise!

🍺 Includes 5 historic pubs on the way!

As the story goes, on the 9th May 1812, Bristol’s most prominent merchants and businessmen gathered in Queen Square to witness the incredible maiden flight of Archie Russell's 'Amazing Flying Machine' but were shocked when moments after take-off it crashed violently into a tree below! Climbing from the wreckage, Archie discovered that someone had tampered with his balloon and cut one of his steering ropes in a terrible act of sabotage! Why would someone want to destroy Archie's life’s work? Was it a personal grudge against him? Or did a competitor want to stifle the competition?

Use your Bristol Mystery Guide to explore historic streets, unravel the story, and track down the shadowy saboteur behind this legendary unsolved mystery. On your journey you will be challenged with a range of cryptic clues including word games, maths puzzles, and hidden objects, as you immerse yourself in a unique story adventure and discover the best of Bristol's fascinating history.

'The perfect combination of Bristol, puzzles, and history!'

Distance: 3.5km walk

Duration: 3+ hours

Difficulty: Medium

(Adults + older children)

Players: 1-2 per booklet

Clues to solve: 16

    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

    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