Winchester: The Mystery of the Bishop's Golden Tankard
Winchester: The Mystery of the Bishop's Golden Tankard
Winchester: The Mystery of the Bishop's Golden Tankard
Winchester: The Mystery of the Bishop's Golden Tankard
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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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Winchester: The Mystery of the Bishop's Golden Tankard

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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

Difficulty: Medium

(Adults + older children)

Players: 1-3 per booklet

Clues to solve: 16

Starting Point: The Great Hall, Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UJ

    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