York: Murder Mystery City Exploration Game

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Discover the secrets of York on a Murder Mystery style City exploration game. Solve location-based clues in a team as you are led through unique places. Enjoy being a real-life Detective!


  • City exploration game, solve clues together and unlock secret sights
  • Top-rated pub/cafe/pub recommendations along the way, with discounts
  • Clues sent to your phones, with help available, the perfect difficulty for all
  • Activity is a mix of; outdoor escape room, treasure/scavenger hunt, walking tour
  • Discover the City of York better than a local - we show locals new sights!


A playful experience to discover the secrets of York, a mystery walk similar to an escape room but outdoors! You'll play a detective solving a Murder Mystery true to York's history. Your team will receive clues on their phones that, once deciphered, will guide them around a route that showcases it's secret sights and great pubs/bars/cafes. The routes are all walking distance and clues get you working together and interacting with the city surroundings to find the answers, no prior knowledge required. Discover fascinating and amusing facts about York's past and present as you weave your way through the city. Make the day your own as you solve clues and challenges as a team; with friends, family or colleagues. Get competitive - race to the finish and set a leader board time, or simply go at your own pace and soak it all in. With recommended refreshment stops at top-rated pubs/cafes/bars that you can choose to indulge and refresh along the way. There are two stops on this route; - One third; Relaxed hideaway pub stop - Two thirds; Traditional pub, favoured drinking place of 17th-century Whig party members, and reputedly haunted - 20% off food & drink - code sent on arrival. - Finish location; 7 minute walk back to York city centre / to amenities Monthly challenges are available for teams to submit pictures/videos of their experience to win cash prizes each month. Links sent in the welcome message and information available on our website. For larger group bookings we recommend splitting up into teams of up to 5-8 people - this helps keep everyone in the team immersed and interacting with the game. Corporate bookings and packages are available, please email us at hello@thesecret.city for more information. Tickets can be used on any day and we have a 'love it or your money back' guarantee, we aim to provide a fantastic day for you! The Secret City awaits.


City exploration game, clues to be solved that guide you around secret sights - clues sent to your phones Murder mystery style game - play as a detective and discover a real-life murder mystery in York Two historic pub stops, one provides 20% off food & drink per attendee - code sent on arrival 24/7 customer support

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  • Before your day, make sure to activate your activity by following the instructions at this link: https://citydays.com/gyg/

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