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Scholars & Spires, Oxford

£ 15 per person

Highlights

  • Secrets from across the centuries
  • Historic buildings with tales to tell
  • Clues sent to your phones with help available, the perfect difficulty for all

Description

Uncover the buried secrets of Oxford's long and complicated past with this riddle-filled exploration of its highlights and hidden corners. From tunnels underground to gruesome executions to an inspiration for Tolkien's dark lord himself, this game uses the city streets to take you on a tour through time.

Along the way expect to see: the Town Hall, Carfax Tower, Merton College, a district defined by an 11th century immigration wave, St Edmund Hall, Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and a house of astronomical importance. All this plus riddles, challenges, great pubs and cafes and plenty of surprises. A cryptic deep dive into the strange unknown, this trail is ideal for those fascinated by ancient mysteries and untold pasts. Delve deeper into the true Oxford.

How It Works

Your team will receive clues on your phones that, once deciphered, will guide you to interesting and scenic parts of the city. At each of these you will solve riddles, discover facts and unlock your next clue.

The route is walking distance and features optional breaks at great pubs, bars and cafes along the way. The clues require no prior knowledge and come with hints to make the experience something everyone can enjoy.

Plan your day

Timings

Start at anytime, we recommend some daylight!

2.5-3.5 hours on average across 3.2 km / 2.0 miles

Start Location

Bonn Square

End Location

Carfax Tower

Communication Methods

WHATSAPP
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Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays

Penny Dreadfuls

Penny Dreadfuls

Mum and I LOVED our time out in York, exploring bits we don't think we'd have noticed without CityDays guiding us there…

Jenny

Jenny

We did like the quest very much! The interface was easy to use and was helpful.My wife really loved the dog fountain an…

DJ's

DJ's

Fab way to get to know the city better. Clues were easy to follow whilst making you take in things you've never noticed…

Big Three O

Big Three O

We had a great afternoon. The clues were enough of a challenge to make it fun- but not too hard! We loved the walk and …

Tabitha Peat

Tabitha Peat

Great experience. Had way more fun than I was expecting and got quite competitive!

JerseySpuds

JerseySpuds

Really good clues and learnt new things so it parts of London. Great fun!!

cheeky buggas

cheeky buggas

It’s soooo fun

Sanlo

Sanlo

We had a great day in Brighton! We have been there before but did not know such incredible streets and little squares e…

Margaretta Pirates

Margaretta Pirates

Honestly, I did not know what to expect from this experience. I booked it as a mystery day to surprise my mom and siste…

Team McReady

Team McReady

A great day out with clues that were not too easy and not too difficult. Would recommend!

Muppets

Muppets

Just the right amount of information when clues are solved. Stops are important. How about some images with the trivi…

Odyssey

Odyssey

We had a brilliant day together, great fun as a group, and even the seasoned Londoners saw sights they'd never seen bef…

The Shaws

The Shaws

Great day out for a family of 4 (22 and 17yr old) we all thoroughly enjoyed it, Greenwich is stunning thank you

Bros from other hoes

Bros from other hoes

We booked Clause & Effect for our family when they were visiting from the South West and had the best time (and scran!)…

S'us

S'us

Wonderful fun! Trail was well thought out and just difficult enough to give our brains a work out as well as our legs.

Willow

Willow

Amazing day out. We’ve done both the Leeds walks now and both were brilliant. Planning on York next!

Cirque du Sore Legs

Cirque du Sore Legs

Loved this!!!!! Super fun! We will be doing this again

Ailbhe & Anne

Ailbhe & Anne

So much fun, challenging in the best way and opens your eyes to such an interesting side of the city!

Veronica Hein

Veronica Hein

So fun! Loved it.

Bowen Weather-Banton

Bowen Weather-Banton

Loved the walk, especially the view from the Observatory:) will definitely be coming back to Greenwich now

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