We’re ALL goin' on a Summer Holiday

Posted on August 1, 2023

A group of friends playing treasure hunt

The UK is BURSTING with amazing places, people and things to do. Having a Great British adventure this summer? With Treasure Hunt Chester you’ll see some of the best bits, and hidden gems that Chester has to offer. Whether you’re travelling for miles or minutes, grab your shipmates and keep reading!

With so much to see in Chester it can be hard to make sure you’re not missing out. Our routes have been cleverly designed and playtested to guide you to the best spots, from tourist highlights to local hangouts, you and your crew are sure to uncover some real treasures.

How does it work? ☠️

It’s designed for adults, so you’ll have a laugh together. If you’re adventuring with a large crew, we recommend splitting into smaller groups and seeing who can solve the final clue first! (after a few refreshment breaks along the way of course!) Captain Bess, our bossy pirate leader, sends cryptic clues, and treasure maps to your phone, shipmates work together to solve the clues and discover the next part of the journey. Ages 8+ are welcome too if you want to make a family day of it!

An illustration of how Treasure Hunt Chester works

Adventures wherever you go! 🗺️

Did you know Captain Bess has tours all across the UK? Wherever you’re going in the UK this summer, there might just be a Treasure Hunt tour nearby! See our other cities here.

🍹Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot?🍹

Whether you’ve lucked out and the sun is shining on fair Chester, or the rain is dampening play, fear not! Treasure Hunt Chester takes you past some excellent pubs and cafes, you can stop whenever you want to, grab a drink and cool down (or dry off! ☔) There’s no need to rush, take your time and enjoy it, grab some selfies, go viral on tik tok- you’ve got time!

As well as the best hidden gems, the route goes round some of the must-see sights of Chester including:

Chester Cathedral - an ancient abbey situated in the heart of the historic city.

The magnificent Chester Cathedral in the sunshine

The City Walls - the oldest, longest and most complete city walls in Britain. Full of history with stunning views.

Eastgate Clock - it is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben!

The stunning Eastgate Clock in the centre of Chester

The Roman Amphitheatre - dating from the 1st century it was used for entertainment and military training and was the largest in Britain.

The Roman Gardens - an elegant garden featuring fragments of excavated Roman fortresses and buildings.

Chester’s Roman Gardens, photographed from the city walls

Grosvenor Park - a fine Victorian park and with tree lined avenues and sweeping lawns surrounded by ornamental beds.

The River Dee - a beautiful river with the ’Groves’ on the bank, a vibrant promenade with bandstand, cafés and pubs.

The splendid River Dee and the Groves with its quaint bandstand

Autumn By The Dee by Tim Dutton

Storyhouse - an award-winning theatre, cinema and library housed in a remodelled 1936 cinema.

The Rows - a series of half-timbered buildings with raised walkways dating back to medieval times.

The Rows with their two-story timberclad walkways

By the end of the game, you’ll have unearthed the treasures of Chester and know which areas you’d like to come back to.

“We loved puzzling out the clues and each one of us was able to contribute something to solve the puzzles. This activity was a great way to explore the city and we spent four hours on the treasure hunt, with leisurely stops for lunch, coffee and ice cream.”

—Jill H, Tripadvisor


Telephone: 01244 662 448
Text us: 07380 309380

The Romans and The River starts from:
Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HQ