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 Manchester you’ll see some of the best bits, and hidden gems that Manchester has to offer. Whether you’re travelling for miles or minutes, grab your shipmates and keep reading!

With so much to see in Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester, or the rain is dampening play, fear not! Treasure Hunt Manchester 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 Manchester including:

Sackville Gardens - a peaceful garden close to the main stations, housing some curious artwork.

A Manchester Bee celebrating the city’s gay district

Canal street - the city’s vibrant gay district, it’s an amazing place to party.

Chinatown - The second largest Chinatown in the UK, complete with a glorious red and gold arch!

Manchester's hugh Imperial China Arch adorned with phoenixes and dragons.

St Peter’s Square - a beautiful public square, home to the Central Library and back of the Town Hall.

The roof of Manchester’s Central Library

Deansgate & Castlefield - a peaceful area by the canal, with nice waterside pubs. This is the site of the original Roman fortress.

A barge on the canal in Castlefield

St John’s Gardens - an oasis in the bustling city, it’s so well hidden you could easily miss it!

A monument in the peaceful St Johns Gardens

John Rylands Library - a spectacular library built by an eccentric Cuban widow.

The roof inside the stunning John Rylands Library

Lincoln Square - A tranquil square in the city centre home to Manchester's peace garden.

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

“Had an absolute blast, only with they did other quests around Manchester as would definitely do more of these. Unlike other of these app based hunts, this was very specific to the city and had great history lessons included”

—Chris S, Google


Telephone: 0161 375 1271
Text us: 07380 309380

The Grand Adventure starts from:
Piccadilly Station, Manchester, M1 2GH