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Quirks and Snickets

£ 15 per person

A cryptic trail through the historical county town of Yorkshire. Gather your team and get exploring; start in the bustling St Helens Square and work your way through snickleways admiring Yorks wonderful quirks. Work together to solve the clues, unlock the path and discover hidden parts of York.

Halfway you can enjoy an amazing tucked away tavern near Shambles, or a great little cafe around the corner. Warm up and get refreshed before you head back out to continue your adventure.

Reach Clifford's Tower before making your way back up North through winding streets to finish on Stonegate. Complete the trail to uncover another top notch pub where you can kick back and relax.

Recharge in some local taverns or cafes, the first near the midpoint and the second at the end.

Plan your day

Start between 10.15am to 3pm any day.

2.5 - 3.5 hours across 4.0 km / 2.5 miles

Start Location

St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, York

End Location

Stonegate, York

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The great things our customers have to say about The Secret City

Mums on the run

I won a voucher for a secret city treasure hunt and it was ideal for my friends and I, wh…

Stephenson’s Rocket

Had a fabulous day doing the snicketways scavenger hunt. Saw places that I had never no…


Loved it! Took us to new areas of the city and had us engrossed in the story!

Dave's dream team

We had such a great morning exploring York by following all the clues. We saw some beauti…


What a better way to see a city for the first time then do one of these trails. loved see…

Helen & Tom

Super-fun, learned some cool new things about York that we wouldn’t have found out otherw…

The Wolds Warriors

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Made us look at things we would have otherwise passed by.…

Joined up Whiting

Great activity us to do as a family. Interesting and well thought out route around the ci…

The dream team

Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it than…

Hicky Crew

A great way to see York! We're local, but never properly spent a day looking round York a…


Wow excellent day out! Took my time and enjoyed discovering loads of interesting stuff. …

Team Lophence

Had a great time on the Quirks and Snickets tour of York. Fabulous way to explore and dis…


Really enjoyed the York trail. Got to see lots of the City and even some parts that I had…


Had a fab time doing the Quirks and Snickets trail in York. Time for a pint. Great servic…


It was very enjoyable, we had a lot of fun although some clues were a bit misleading.

The Greasy Chip Butties

Found lots of new things in my home city, having lived here for 20 yearsGot scuppered by …

Nikki and Adam

Was great fun and a good way to see the city


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