Quirks and Snickets
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.
|Difficulty||2 / 5|
|Avg Duration||2.5 - 3.5 hours|
|Number of clues||17|
|Top 15 Leaderboard Times|
This trail has some gated areas that may be closed if you start outside of these hours.
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Super-fun, learned some cool new things about York that we wouldn’t have found out otherwise. Thanks so much!
Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Made us look at things we would have otherwise passed by. Great clues. Good fun.
Great activity us to do as a family. Interesting and well thought out route around the city and great to have a beer break at Pivni.
Found lots of new things in my home city, having lived here for 20 yearsGot scuppered by one building that was covered in netting and scaffolding
Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it thanks.
Was great fun and a good way to see the city
A great way to see York! We're local, but never properly spent a day looking round York and this was a fab way to do it. Would absolutely recommend and are looking forward to doing it elsewhere
Wow excellent day out! Took my time and enjoyed discovering loads of interesting stuff. Finished in a pub, perfect!
Had a great time on the Quirks and Snickets tour of York. Fabulous way to explore and discover our city. Would absolutely recommend this!
Really enjoyed the York trail. Got to see lots of the City and even some parts that I hadn't even noticed before. Would highly recommend the trail if you want to explore. Looking forward to seeing this is more Cities in the future.
Had a fab time doing the Quirks and Snickets trail in York. Time for a pint. Great service from The Secret City. Took less time than expected thanks to a bit of local knowledge. Thoroughly recommended to locals and visitors alike.
- START: Commence the trail when you're at the start location.
- HINT: You're at the correct location but don't know how to find the answer.
(1 Penalty Free)
- LOST: Got lost on the route? We'll send a detailed path to get you back on route.
(1 Penalty Free)
- SKIP: When you're on a set break but ready to move on.