Treasure Hunt Bath

Turn your day into a family adventure

Find hidden historical treasures and see new stuff, even if you've lived here your whole life. It's something a bit different and fun for you and the family.

Follow treasure maps and solve clues that'll even keep your teenagers engaged! They're tricky enough for the adults to make it exciting, but just on the right side of challenging for younger ones to get involved.

Introducing
Treasure Hunt Bath

Solve cryptic clues and follow treasure maps.

A dotted path where X marks the spot
Pulteney Bridge with its landmark weir in front

Take a carefully designed route around Bath. You'll explore its gorgeous streets, take in the magnificent Royal Crescent, and wind your way through smaller alleys and squares.

See the main attractions like the Abbey and the Roman Baths. Spot things other people don't notice like the hand-prints of famous visitors, hidden in plain sight.

Hear interesting stories like the one about the Bath architect who was obsessed with Druids.

A family walking through the streets of Bath

Go at your own pace. Pop into tea shops or have a picnic by Royal Crescent. No rush.

Play in your own bubble. It's private and self-guided so you can avoid other people.

Suitable for kids age 8+ | Adult help required

Treasure Hunt Bath will keep you and your family entertained, leading you on a beautiful walk and giving you quality time together.

A family inspecting a piece of machinery on a treasure hunt

Great family experience”

My husband, two kids (7 and 9) and I completed the pirate treasure hunt around Bath. We equipped the boys with a phone each so they could read and respond to the clues send by Captain Jess and they led us on a merry tour of Bath. The clues were engaging, interesting and fun for all of us without being too difficult that the kids lost interest. The hunt took about 2 hours and visited some if Bath's top sights on route. I would highly recommend this experience!

Sarah, Tripadvisor

A fabulous activity for all ages”

This was such a brilliant experience the technology was simple and easy to use. We had so much fun, the clues were just the the right level of challenge and the distance was very easy. The route was very interesting learnt lots about Bath and it was a perfect way to get introduced to a new city or just have a pleasant walk with your partner or fiends. Well worth the money! Cant wait to try the other cities.

GrandTour234902, Tripadvisor

It works like WhatsApp,
so it’s easy to use

You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.

Plus, you get to start when you want.

1. Follow maps 🧭

Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around the city.

The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”

Captain Bess Now for a change of scene, let's head down by the river...

2. Search for answers 🔎

Bess sends you a series of clues and you have to search the city for answers.

Good banter from Captain Bess who sends you the clues!”

Captain Bess A family firm,
who slowly became
Forgotten and faded,
what was their name?

Black Beard Beth Jones?

Captain Bess Nay, yer askin' to be walkin' the plank!

Long Joe Silver Wills?

Captain Bess Aye! That's it!

3. Learn some facts 🎓

Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting!”

We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.

Captain Bess It's a fire insurance mark, to show the firemen ye've paid yer dues! If not, they'd stand by 'n' watch yer house burn, imagine that!

4. Play together 👨‍👩‍👦

Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!

We had such a laugh and a great day out!

Captain Bess Ahoy there! Ye must be the one they're talking about. Lookin' to join me ship, the Rising Pearl?

Buccaneer Beth Yes!

Captain Bess Ye'll be needin' help, have ye a crew?

Lianne Pinkbeard joined the game.

Parrot Pete 🦜 joined the game.

Parrot Pete Arrrrrrr!

Lianne Pinkbeard I'm ready to set sail! ⚓️

Reserve your game

... for FREE!

A different way to see Bath

A treasure hunt is more like a game than a traditional tour. You have to follow treasure maps, solve cryptic clues and keep your eyes peeled to find the answers.

You’ll have some banter with our friendly pirate Captain Bess. She’ll put you in your place if you get too many answers wrong!

Take your time, go at your own pace

You can start when you like, there’s no fixed start time. You can even finish the next day if you get stuck in a nice pub!

Fancy a picnic in front of the Royal Crescent? Enjoy! Take it at your own pace. Look out for pretty cafes and tea-rooms along the route.

Play on your own terms. It's just you and your team, like a private tour.

What a fabulous idea!”

We stopped for lunch part way through, (lovely place - Cafe Lucca - amazing) and stopped and started and all in all took about 3.5 - 4 hours (can do in less of you don’t stop so much!) brilliant thing about this is that you can go as fast or as slow as you like!!

Gemma, Tripadvisor

Start playing in 60 seconds

It’s all on your phones, there’s nothing to print or collect.

Book online and you’ll get a link to start your game straight away.

You can rearrange or cancel

We’re flexible. If you change your mind, or if you can't make it to Bath, play another day or cancel for free.

Fun or your money back

We think you're going love Treasure Hunt Bath!

If you don't have fun, we promise to give your money back. We'll ask for a quick chat on the phone to understand what went wrong.

You'll see the best of Bath 🧭

No spoilers! You'll see the main sites like the Roman Baths and the famous crescents, but the real fun is finding the clues and spotting interesting details right there in the street.

Great way to discover the city !”

It was really fun and instructive. It makes you explore the city and see details you would not see otherwise.

Jeanne, Tripadvisor

Bath Abbey - the awe-inspiring former Benedictine monastery

The stunning Bath Abbey in the afternoon sun

Parade Gardens - Formerly an orchard belonging to the Bath Abbey, these delightful gardens offer the perfect place for a stroll

The Angel of Peace looking over Bath gardens

Pulteney Bridge - built in 1769, this bridge incorporates shops and spans the River Avon. It's one of Bath's most famous sights!

Pulteney Bridge with its landmark weir in front

The Corridor - one of the world's earliest retail arcades, following in the steps of the fashionable arcades of Paris and London

The Assembly Rooms - these magnificant rooms were built in the 18th century as a new venue for balls, concerts and card games. Today, this beautiful building is run by the National Trust and home to the Fashion Museum

The fronts of some of the Georgian terrace houses in The Circus

Royal Crescent - an impressive terrace of 30 Grade 1 Listed Georgian houses laid out in a sweeping crescent overlooking Royal Victoria Park

Theatre Royal - Bath's historic and beautifully renovated theatre offers a fantastic programme of drama, opera, comedy and dance

The front of the Thermae Bath Spa with it's honey-coloured stonework

Thermae Bath Spa - Britain's only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters mean you can bathe as the Romans did over 2,000 years ago!

A doorway into the site of the ancient Roman Baths

The Roman Baths - Once part of day-to-day life in Ancient Rome, this wonderfully preserved Romain remains will transport you back in time to understand how people lived in the town of Aquae Sulis!

By the end, you'll have seen most of the city. You've probably spotted a cafe or two you'd like to revisit!

What if it rains? 

If it's patchy rain, you can pop into a tea-room or a pub along the route: the treasure hunt is flexible.

If it's really bad and you'd like to switch days, that's fine. Or you can split it over two days if you like.

If it's really pouring and you don't fancy swimming in the Avon, we’ll give your money back, even if you've started the game.

Coronavirus: Staying safe

Treasure Hunt Bath is all outdoors in public spaces. The route is designed so you can avoid other people and everyone can play on their own phones.

Read our full guidance for playing.

Will it be too difficult?

Don't worry! The treasure hunt has some tricky clues, but if you get stuck you can ask for a hint.

We make sure you don't get completely stuck, ambling round and round the Circus...

Will I have fun if I'm from Bath?

Yes! You already know the city, but we bet you'll notice things you've walked past a hundred times before.

We've worked hard to find the less-obvious stuff - beyond the typical blue plaques - and some interesting stories and anecdotes. You're going to have a great time!

Suitable for ages 8+

The game is designed for adults and curious kids aged 8 and up.

A family perched on a sculpture playing Treasure Hunt Liverpool

Younger ones are welcome though you may have to help by interpreting the clues and Captain Bess' pirate speak.

The whole route is pushchair friendly, avoiding steps or showing step-free alternative routes.

We’re a family of four with a 13 year old and a 11 year old. Mum was map reader, dad reminded kids about clues, and kids were hunting for clues.”

—Lexie, Tripadvisor

Great family experience”

My husband, two kids (7 and 9) and I completed the pirate treasure hunt around Bath. We equipped the boys with a phone each so they could read and respond to the clues send by Captain Jess and they led us on a merry tour of Bath. The clues were engaging, interesting and fun for all of us without being too difficult that the kids lost interest. The hunt took about 2 hours and visited some if Bath's top sights on route. I would highly recommend this experience!

Sarah, Tripadvisor

Will it be too physical?

It's 2 miles walking but there are lots of places to rest. There are cafes and restaurants along the way, or relax in Victoria Park which is a short detour from Royal Crescent.

Ready for a different way to see Bath?

  • Just £9.99 per person and 15 and under go free!
  • 1½ - 2½ hours of quality outdoor family fun.
  • Enjoy a pushchair friendly, beautiful route.
  • See the best of Bath!

Have questions?
Email us 💌
or text us
07380 309380

“Would thoroughly recommend to people looking for a fun and interesting way to explore!”

ahoy@treasurehuntbath.com

Telephone: 01225 580 129
Text us: 07380 309380

Romans and Royals starts from:
Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LZ