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Treasure Hunt York - Gardens and Guildhalls - 1½ - 2½ hours

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£9.99
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Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted!

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A different way to explore York

You’re looking for a fun way to see the sights as well as the lesser known spots.

You love exploring and learning about the place, but big tour groups aren’t your thing.

Introducing... Treasure Hunt York

Have fun seeing York in a totally different way

Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones.

Spot things other people take for granted!

You’ll learn interesting facts and stories.

Find out more

Treasure Hunt York will take you on a beautiful route, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.

Because it’s all on your phones, it’s super flexible and there’s nothing to print.


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You’ll have a laugh solving the clues and following the maps.

Along the way you’ll learn a few interesting facts and stories to keep you entertained.

Something in a shop window catch your eye? No problem. Take it at your own pace.

By the end of it all, you’ll have a great overview of York and what you’d like to explore next.

It works like WhatsApp, so it’s easy to use

You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.


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Plus, you get to start when you want.

1. Follow maps

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!”

2. Search for answers

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!”

3. Learn some facts

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.”

4. Play together

Captain Bess will invite you and your friends to join the hunt!

“We had such a laugh and a great day out!”

You’ll see the very best of York

Museum Gardens - home to medieval abbey ruins and a gorgeous green space.


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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!


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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


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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!


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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.

Ready for a different way to discover York?

  • Just £9.99 per person, under 15s go FREE.
  • Lasts about 2½ hours if you take the recommended breaks.
  • There's a toilet & drink stop about an hour in.

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What if the weather’s bad?

If it’s patchy rain, you can stop somewhere 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.

Will it be too difficult?

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.

Is it too physical?

It’s 2 miles walking but you can take as many breaks as you like.

Fun or your money back!

We’re so confident you’ll have fun, we promise to give your money back if you don’t!

All we ask is for a quick phone call to understand why.

Have questions? Get in touch.

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We hope you'll enjoy exploring the city together and discovering its hidden gems!

Paul & Ian ⚔️

ahoy@captainbess.com

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