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History, mystery and fun!
A perfect pastime
Turn the historic streets of Winchester into an exciting outdoor adventure, with The Mystery of the Bishop's Golden Tankard!
Can you solve the clues and catch the villain behind Winchester's legendary Tudor Mystery? (Suitable for adults and older children)
Solve the clues & unravel the story
Discover amazing local history
Get some fun outdoor exercise!
🍺 Includes 4 historic pubs on the way!
According to local legend, a magical golden tankard was once hidden away in the vaults of Winchester Cathedral, that guaranteed its owner ‘a continuous flow of gold’ for the duration of their lifetime. Lured by the promise of this magical tale, Henry VIII hatched a plan to seize the famous tankard on his visit to Winchester, and relocate it to his London treasury. However, when the dusty wooden box was cracked open in front of the excited king, loud gasps rang out in shock that the priceless tankard had been stolen!
Who would take such a dangerous risk and steal from the King of England? Did someone have a personal grudge against Henry? Or was it part of a deeper plot? Use your Winchester Mystery Guide to explore historic streets, unravel the story, and track down the shadowy thief behind this legendary Tudor 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 Winchester's fascinating history.
'Prepare to be wowed with this amazing Winchester adventure!!'
Distance: 3.5km walk
Duration: 3+ hours
(Adults + older children)
Players: 1-3 per booklet
Clues to solve: 16
Starting Point: The Great Hall, Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UJ