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Through the Ages, Manchester

£ 15 per person


  • - City exploration game, solve clues together and unlock secret sights
  • - Top-rated pub/cafe/bar recommendations along the way
  • - 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


A playful experience to discover the secrets of Manchester, a mystery walk similar to an escape room but outdoors! Stroll through the hidden sights, quirky streets and through the silent towpaths.

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.

With recommended refreshment stops at top-rated pubs/cafes/bars that you can choose to indulge and refresh along the way. There are three stops on this route;
- One third; Bavarian-style beer cellar for traditional German food and pilsner beers on tap and in bottles. Or cafe with bright, warm setting for global breakfast, brunch & lunch, plus coffee, tea & drinks from the bar.
- Two thirds; Busy area with pubs, cafes and eateries
- Finish location; Spot for tea, cocktails, Spanish/South American tapas and more, with a small verandah.

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.

Plan your day


There are no start time restrictions, start whenever!

2.5 - 3.5 hours across 5.0 km / 3.1 miles

Start Location

Deansgate Train Station, Manchester

End Location

Around Canal St.

Communication Methods


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Watery jesus's

Great walking tour of Manchester with aome hidden areas


Great way to explore the city - good exercise for the body and brain!

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Ladies of a certain age

Very interesting & despite being born & bred in Mcr learnt lots. Definitely recommend.

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