Go Exploring this May Bank Holiday Weekend with Treasure Trails
The long Easter weekend has left us feeling ready for another Bank Holiday and we can’t think of a better way to spend it than hunting for clues with your family and friends, and perhaps stopping for a pub lunch en-route! Read on to find out the Top 10 Treasure Trails to try this upcoming May Bank Holiday.
Gather friends and family and explore over 1,200 locations throughout the UK this May Bank Holiday Weekend (4th – 5th May) with Treasure Trails.
Murder Mysteries, Spy Missions and Treasure Hunt themed self-guided walks will entertain everyone from budding double agents to retired Miss Marple’s. Discover secrets of your hometown or uncover stories in places further afield, looking out for clues and solving riddles along the way.
May Bank Holiday Weekend also takes place in National Walking Month so it’s a great excuse to brush off your walking boots and go on a self-guided adventure with friends and family, from city to village and coastline to countryside.
From our dedicated Trailers reviews and feedback, we’ve gathered the top 10 favourite Trails for you to try this Bank Holiday Weekend.
Durham City Mystery
This is a firm favourite with Trailers. Beginning in Market Place explore the colourful houses of Gilesgate, an old church, ancient woodland and the riverside on this Murder Mystery Trail. Will you discover whodunit?
Old St. Albans
X marks the spot on this Treasure Hunt exploring what was one of the UK’s largest Roman settlements. An amateur archaeologist has discovered a priceless artefact and plans on selling it to a dealer meaning it will be lost forever! His notebook contains clues that lead to the treasure, will you find the secret location?
You’ll need to don your detective hats for this top 10 Murder Mystery weaving through the idyllic village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Cross the 5 bridges and the River Windrush, visit the Model Village, some Roman ruins and the Motor Museum and even spot some penguins at Birdland.
Calling all detectives! You’ll need to hunt high and low on this Treasure Trail to defeat the evil villain of the ‘Tea Shop Wars’. Hunt high and low for clues on the promenade of this seaside town.
Whitby Curse of the Vampire
Follow in the footsteps of Bram Stoker in this Treasure Hunt and take in the panoramic coastal views and search along Whitby’s oldest street for clues.
Richmond Upon Thames
Discover whodunit on one of our Trailers favourite Murder Mystery Trails. Beginning at Richmond Bridge, you will be hunting for clues along the riverside before exploring the wonderful Richmond Green.
There’s murder afoot in this quaint English city… The beloved farmers market has lost its most popular trader Ivor Lottusell, solve the sneaky clues to find out if it was a jealous rival who committed this dastardly act – before they strike again!
Winchester City and Castle
Solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments on this route exploring the old city of Winchester City and its Castle. Take a route through the high street, past the Castle, Great Hall and Military Museum whilst solving this Murder Mystery.
One of Treasure Trail fans top Trails, this Murder Mystery exploring this Cornish hot-spot is sure to test even the best problem solvers. Hunt high and low past medieval inns, throughout the ancient churchyard of St Petrocs and towards the haunted Abbey House uncovering the history of the bustling harbour town.
Ambleside – A Rambler’s Riddle
Friends and family will need to work together to complete this Treasure Trail. You’ll visit the curious Bridge House, the delightful Peggy Hill and the alleys around the town centre en-route. There will also be a chance to visit the classic Lakeland church of St Marys with its iconic steeple.
Treasure Trail booklets are priced at just £6.99 (plus P&P if required), are suitable for up to 5 people and designed to appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure.
Lasting around two hours, the aim is to solve clues on a circular route of approximately two miles incorporating plaques, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings or any other unique or eye-catching features.
There’s a rarely used SMS ‘Stuck on a Clue’ helpline to ensure no Trail ever goes unsolved and the chance to win £100 if you enter your answer online where you can also download free certificates.
There are over 1,200 Trails to choose from across the UK enticing titles such as ‘Clerkenwell Clown Caper’, ‘York Chocolate & Sweet Trail’ and ‘Burley Village of Witches’ to excite all Trailers.
What: Go Exploring this May Bank Holiday Weekend with Treasure Trails
Why Try a Treasure Trail: A fantastic way for families and groups to explore and uncover the secrets of the UK with Treasure Trails.
Price: Treasure Trails cost £6.99 (plus P&P if required)
For more information please contact:
Jaimie Poyner | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01637 873379
Notes for editors
Visit treasuretrails.co.uk to find out more and to download one of more than 1,200 Trails across the UK.
Contact Jaimie if you’d like to try a Treasure Trail.
Visit the Treasure Trails website for a full list of locations arranged by region and select one the one that appeals.
Treasure Trails recently won the Silver Award for the Learning Experience of The Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards.
Treasure Trails have entertained over 2 million people since 2005 and their customers love what they do and rating them 4.8 stars (out of 5) on the Independent Review site Ekomi.