Treasure Trails

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Turn a regular day out into a full-blown adventure!

Bristol is a beautiful city to visit, and there’s no better way to explore than by solving the sneaky clues on a self-guided Treasure Trail; the fun and imaginative way to discover Bristol’s hidden gems all while on an important investigation! 

The Bristol Old City self-guided detective mystery Trail leads you through the culture and heritage of this vibrant city. Your curious case will have you whittling down a list of suspects to reveal the one responsible for stealing the famous painting 'The Icecream' by Eddie Munch! Patrol through the oldest parts of the city centre, from one of the original gateways to the city to St Nicholas Market, then on to the Christmas Steps in search of the clues.

So, what is a Treasure Trail?

It's a real-life adventure that fires up the imagination and gets you exploring the most exciting parts of Bristol.

Treasure Trails are a captivating challenge that combines mind-twisting clues and fascinating stories for anyone with a sense of adventure, whether 6 or 106 (or somewhere in between).

The answers to the clues can be found on permanent historical and quirky features, so you'll be exploring and learning about the area at the same time.

Watch their “What is a Treasure Trail?” video to get the full lowdown.

All their Bristol Trails are self-guided, which gives you the flexibility to enjoy your Trail adventure on any day of the week and at a time to suit you.

Allow yourself around two hours to complete a Bristol Treasure Trail. You won’t even realise you’re walking a couple of miles as you go - you’ll be too busy having fun hunting for the answers to the clues!

How do I get a Trail booklet?

Purchase your Bristol Old City detective mystery directly from the Treasure Trails website by clicking here.

Your Trail adventure can either be downloaded and printed at home for instant access to adventure or can be sent in the post; personalised versions are also available online, which can include your own photographs and text.

How much?

Priced at £9.99 for the ‘Print at Home’ PDF download, £11.48 (including P&P) for the ‘Printed by Us’ version, or £14.98 (including P&P) for the personalised option, a Treasure Trail is great value and an enjoyable way to explore different parts of Bristol. What’s more, one Trail booklet can be shared between up to 4 or 5 people!

Eager for more?

As well as the Bristol Old City Trail, we have five more Trails to try out in Bristol:

Bristol Broadmead and Castle Park spy mission

Bristol Clifton – Save the Bridge spy mission

Bristol Harbourside treasure hunt

Bristol Redcliffe and Temple Quay treasure hunt

Bristol West End detective mystery

Plus, there are over 1,200 Trails across the UK, covering the countryside and coast, bustling cities, and historic towns! Where will you explore?


Happy Trailing!


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* Treasure Trails are completely self-guided, so you can head out on your adventure on any day at any time, so long as it’s daylight. Any Trail specific restrictions (park opening times etc.) can be seen under the ‘Before you set off’ tab on the Treasure Trails website.

If you need to contact a member of the Customer Happiness Team, the Treasure Trails HQ office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30 (excluding Bank Holidays).


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