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Winchester Treasure Hunt Mystery: The Bishops Golden Tankard

Activity provider: Mystery Guides

Winchester Treasure Hunt Mystery: The Bishops Golden Tankard

Activity provider: Mystery Guides

From US$ 17.93 per group up to 1

Join the adventure, and turn Winchester's historic streets into a GIANT outdoor escape room! Search for clues, unlock the puzzles & unravel the amazing Tudor mystery of The Bishop's Golden Tankard!

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  • Enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure to treasure with your friends.
  • Combine your skills to crack the clues & unravel the epic tale.
  • Discover Winchester's amazing history & hidden gems!
Full description
The legendary Winchester mystery.. .. unsolved for 500 years.. Until now. Begin your adventure at the site of Winchester's famous medieval round table, and embark on a quest to unravel the unsolved mystery of The Bishop's Golden Tankard! According to legend, a magical golden tankard hidden in the vaults of Winchester Cathedral, had the power to give riches to all who held it.. .. but when Henry VIII arrived and cracked its old case open, the tankard was gone! Was it stolen for money? Or was it an act of revenge? Nobody knew.. But the villain left a trail of clues.. … and this is where you come in. The pages of your Mystery Guide™ take you on an exciting puzzle adventure through the heart of historic Winchester, as you follow the maps, unlock the clues, and unravel the epic tale. Your challenge is to track down hidden objects, decode symbols, and uncover hidden messages, as you eliminate suspects and gradually unpick the crime. And an exciting twist awaits… Make it to the end and you'll be struck by an amazing ‘wow’ moment when the case is solved and the villain is revealed before your eyes! Simply grab your Mystery Guide™, head to the start, and set off at a time that suits you. Don’t let the villain get away... Your time to start is now!
  • 40-page guided activity booklet containing all puzzles, clues, and maps
  • Food & Drink
  • Tour Guide (This is a self-guided activity)

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Meeting point

Enter Warren & Son and show your receipt to the staff, to receive your Mystery Guide. Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 17:00 PM (Monday -Saturday) 10.30 AM - 16.30 PM (Sunday).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Pen

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour, the 40-page guided activity booklet can be collected any time (during operating hours), on the day of your activity. 09:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Mon-Sat) and 10.30am to 4.30pm (Sunday)
  • The duration of this activity is around 3 hours
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Difficulty: Medium (Adults + older children)
  • Clues to solve: 16
Customer reviews

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September 3, 2022

Lots of cool sights to see that one normally would not see or learn about, would it not be for this hunt. Plenty of pub stops and was very informative!

October 25, 2022

Product ID: 427627