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The Secret City

Urban escape games to bring York to life.
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Treasure Hunt York - A New Way To Explore The Ancient City Of York.

Immerse yourself in stunning York, solving head-scratching puzzles as you untangle its long and storied past.

Solve a centuries old murder in The Fatal Feud; Delve into the mysteries and mythology of York's Viking and Roman past in The Drowned City; or take a more laid back approach with Quirks and Snickets.

Winding riddles and gripping narratives actively engage players with the city, bringing its secrets to life. Choose your trail and relive York's ancient legends.

  • Receive puzzle-filled clues sent directly to your phone.
  • Experience a curated tour of city highlights and best-kept secrets.
  • Play any time. You're free to start the trail whenever, right from the moment you book up until one year in the future.*
  • Enjoy as a team, with friends and family.
  • Stop-off in great, independent pubs and cafes.
  • Stop and start at your leisure.
  • Discover niche facts and fascinating snippets of history.

*Public spaces closing for the night mean that some of our trails do have specified operating times. See trail pages for more info.


The Secret City have been creating puzzle-filled urban adventures across the UK and internationally for over half a decade. Want to learn more about the things to do and see in York - checkout our blog!

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Opening hours vary per trail, please see our trail pages for more info.

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