Posted on August 1, 2023
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.
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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Text us: 07380 309380
The Romans and The River
Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HQ