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A Fatal Feud - An Immersive Treasure Hunt Murder Mystery - The Secret City provided by The Secret City

A Fatal Feud - An Immersive Treasure Hunt Murder Mystery - The Secret City

A Fatal Feud - An Immersive Treasure Hunt Murder Mystery - The Secret City
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from £17.50 per adult (price varies by group size)
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About
Immerse yourself in historic sights and obscure quirks as you solve riddles and progress on your treasure hunt style adventure. Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance. Decode the clue and search nearby to find the answer. All on your mobile phone using Telegram available on all app stores (like Whatsapp!). --"We had a great time, seeing some interesting hidden gems and generally 'observing' more than you normally do!" --"This was great fun for a sunny day out! Right mix of hard and difficult questions and a good walk too :)" --"A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up there as one of the best" --"Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it thanks." * Please be aware that this route involves the York wall, which has steps that aren't suitable for wheelchair access and requires lifting a stroller. *
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
You're on the trail of a murder, it's 1491 and rumours are circling. Gather your team and get investigating; starting near Clifford's Tower you'll explore York looking for clues that'll lead you to the suspects. Discover the York walls and scuttle down hidden streets. Unlock tucked away taverns to warm up and get refreshed before you head back out to conquer your quest. Complete the trail to learn the motive of this menacing murder and bring the criminals to justice. Based on the tale of a true murder mystery. There are two optional pub breaks on this trail; the first is 1/3rd around and the second is 2/3rds around. Distance: 4.0 km Local knowledge Required: 1 / 5 Difficulty: 2 / 5 Avg Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours Number of clues: 19 How it works: Each clue, sent to your mobile phone, leads you to a new location within walking distance. Solve the clue and search for the answer, reply with the correct answer to unlock the next step. Hints are available if you need a helping hand and you can also receive messages if you're lost. Have a competitive streak? Your progress is timed and ranked on our leader board, time to challenge your friends!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 111070P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
A trail of riddles sent to your phone; solve each clue to unlock the path,... • Sent via Telegram smartphone app. Free to download & install. Available on all App Stores.
Duration
4h
Departure details
Clifford's Tower, York, Tower St, York YO1 9SA, UK After purchase you will receive a text message with instructions of how to setup the trail. Once you're setup you'll receive a location of where to start the trail. Any questions, just get in touch!
Inclusions
A trail of riddles sent to your phone; solve each clue to unlock the path,... • Sent via Telegram smartphone app. Free to download & install. Available on all App Stores.
Departure details
Clifford's Tower, York, Tower St, York YO1 9SA, UK After purchase you will receive a text message with instructions of how to setup the trail. Once you're setup you'll receive a location of where to start the trail. Any questions, just get in touch!
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Joseph W
1 contribution
One of the best ways to see York!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Would highly recommend doing this! A great way to explore the city, with really fun and creative clues! The guys who run this were also really helpful and friendly. An overall fantastic experience.
Written 7 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
tom_thesecret-city
Hi Joewal, You've made our day! It means a lot to hear that you loved our trail & clues. We also really appreciate your comment on our customer service, we're always happy to help! Hope to see you again in the near future! Thanks again, Tom & TheSecret.city Team
Written 13 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deveny
1 contribution
Studyteip York
Feb 2020 • Friends
We organised a study trip to York and booked the fatal feud scavenger hunt. It took us to amazing sites we normally never would have seen. The clues were challenging but so much fun! Thanks again, we had a blast!
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Devooo100, Fantastic to hear that the clues were challenging but fun at the same time - just at the right level. It's a fine balance getting them to be tricky for the brain but good fun to solve! So happy to hear that the study trip went well. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! Kind regards, Tom
Written 27 February 2020
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I H
1 contribution
Fatality Feudal
Feb 2020 • Friends
Fatal feud truly is an amazing way of exploring the city in a completely different and unexpected manner! I truly loved the experience!
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi! We're so happy to hear that you loved the experience. We always aim to exceed out customers expectations and I'm glad we have this time. Keep an eye out for more of our trails to arrive soon! Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! Kind regards, Tom
Written 27 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris S
1 contribution
Great fun and very well put together!
Feb 2020 • Friends
During a study trip to York this month we played this murder mystery scavenger hunt, and honestly, we had a blast! The immersive experience took us back in time and showed us parts of York we normally wouldn't have. I would very much recommend anyone to participate in this amazing activity!
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi! It's great to hear you all go immersed in the murder mystery route - It's quite incredible that it's a real historical tale! Over the moon to hear you had a blast and that you'd recommend it to anyone. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! Kind regards, Tom
Written 27 February 2020
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Charlotte
1 contribution
A lot of fun!
Feb 2020 • Friends
It was very interesting and fun. We saw so many sights we otherwise wouldn't have. I would reccomend!
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Charlotte, I'm so glad to hear that you had a fun day out and saw lots of sights that you wouldn't usually see. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! Kind regards, Tom
Written 27 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yorkie61
York, UK3 contributions
Mystery tour with a difference
Jan 2020
I set out on the "Secret City Fatal Feud" tour accompanied by a group of six friends on Saturday. Following the cryptic clues was a fun and really engaging way to discover the less touristy, yet just as interesting, parts of the historic City of York. We all really enjoyed ourselves and were able to relax in a couple of local eateries/hostelries on our way round. All in all a great way to spend a few hours or more.
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
tom_thesecret-city
Really glad to hear you all had a fun time with your friends on Saturday. We absolutely love to hear that we're living up to our standards and we hope to see you on our trails again in the future. Thanks again for your feedback, Tom
Written 21 January 2020
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Linda L
3 contributions
Fatal feuds
Jan 2020 • Couples
What a brilliant way to discover York. Great clues & 2 historic pubs to stop at. Any problems you can message via WhatsApp & they message back straight away. We can't wait to book another one. Such a different & enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours! Xx
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
tom_thesecret-city
Thanks for letting us know you had an enjoyable time on our York trail. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know your feedback. Hope to see you on our trails again soon, Thanks again, Tom
Written 21 January 2020
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Kathryn C
Caerphilly, UK6 contributions
The city route
Jan 2020 • Couples
Absolutely fab day out,way better than I was expecting..fun...interesting...very well thought out and put together.. great pub stops on route ... can’t wait to book the next one! X
Written 19 January 2020
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tom_thesecret-city
Hi Kath, Over the moon we managed to surpass your expectations! Looking forward to seeing you on the trails again soon, Thanks again, Tom
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kenmlove
York, UK254 contributions
Truly fantastic
Did this today with my husband and it was brilliant. Really felt as if we were in our own version of the Divinci Code or Challenge Aneka. Running around York solving clues sent to my phone. Saw some really unusual parts of the city and really learnt a lot of interesting facts. This was great with the two of us and would be superb for groups etc. Highly recommend.
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
tom_thesecret-city
Hi Ken, We're so happy to hear you had a brilliant time on one of our trails. It means the world to us knowing we've provided you with a great service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback - we really do appreciate it. Hope to see you on the trails again soon, Merry Christmas, Tom & TheSecret.city Team
Written 23 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Roving625658
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Super fun experience
Fantastic experience and a great way to see the city, especially at the moment! We had a brilliant time exploring.
RakeshPB84
RakeshPB84
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Great Experience
great experience!!! even during covid restrictions able to have so much fun safely! learn so many hidden things abo
Camille O
Camille O
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Great day out!
This was great day out for my friends birthday! We didn't know what to expect, bu none of us were left disappointed
Nadiaalrefae20
Nadiaalrefae20
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Really entertaining
Really enjoyable experience and a great way to explore the hidden corners of London. Would recommend for something
Parrner
Parrner
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A great way to see the city
We had a great few hours on this trail, and it was perfect for our 9 year old who enjoyed solving the clues too. Th
Bex2307
Bex2307
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Great afternoon's fun!
We had a great afternoon strolling through the City of London, an area which we would not usually visit. Such a coo
maureen582
maureen582
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Brilliant treasure hunt
This was a great experience that was fun to do. We also learnt a lot about this part of London and were able to ta
X652OCnicolag
X652OCnicolag
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Excellent way to discover hidden treasures in London!
Can’t recommend this enough! The clues were just right, challenging enough but not so tricky you couldn’t follow, j
410anniel
410anniel
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Highly recommend for a day out for everyone!
Would highly recommend for a day out! We completed the secret city as a team social with our university and all tho
597sabaa
597sabaa
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scavenger hunt
the secret city team were excellent. We were unfortunately forced to cancel our booking less than week before. They
helent248
helent248
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Fabulous way to spend time together
Thoroughly enjoyed the walking Treasure Hunt, the clues were well thought out and are suitably challenging for diff
LexitaKazan
LexitaKazan
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Excellent afternoon in London
Brilliant way to entertain the whole family! We wanted to spend some time outdoors (off the sofa!) and this was exc
chrisrR5750UX
chrisrR5750UX
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A peek into the past- Harrogate
We were staying at a hotel nearby for New Year and had a free day, so decided to try this, 6 friends in total, we s
488pault
488pault
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Find places you didn't know existed
So, having worked in the City of London, I was intrigued as to where the trail would take us, and boy was I surpris
Luella M
Luella M
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Girls Day Out
I took part in this with my friends and I was so pleased! I saw new parts of London as well as learning new facts.
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