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

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

Castle Park - home to the remains of a great medieval castle and the ruins of St Peter’s Church.

The ruins of St Peter’s Church in Castle Park

The Corn Exchange - built in 1741 and previously used as a corn and general trade exchange.

St Nicholas Market - the oldest and much loved historic market serving delicious food and full of independent shops!

The stalls of St Nicolas Market opening in the morning

King Street - a 17th-century street in the historic city centre, steeped in pirate history!

Bristol Cathedral - a magnificent and beautiful building and one of England’s great medieval churches originating as an Augustinian Abbey around 1140.

The exquisite interior of Bristol Cathedral

Millennium Square - part of the recent developments of the Harbourside and home to We The Curious, an exciting interactive science centre.

Bristol’s solar power tree in front of the planetarium in the sunshine

The Harbourside - Bristol’s bustling Harbourside is a vibrant part of the city. Explore Brunel’s SS Great Britain and take a stroll around the water’s edge.

Cranes lining Bristol’s waterside, a sign of how large this port used to be

Queen Square - a magnificent and leafy Georgian square in the heart of Bristol.

The Old Vic - the oldest continually operated theatre in the English speaking world!

The newly designed street facade of the Old Vic in the sunshine

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

“Really enjoyed getting our bearings around Bristol in a fun way! The pirate theme worked well and the clues made you think but weren’t too complicated”

—Ruth, Tripadvisor


Telephone: 0117 325 2430
Text us: 07380 309380

The Waterside Wander starts from:
St Peter's Church, Castle Park, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD