Quirks and Snickets


Wander the historical county town of Yorkshire, exploring through greenery and stone. Visit some of York's most famous attractions, as well as some of it's obscure quirks. There are two optional pub breaks on this trail; the first is half way around and the second is at the end.

£ 25.00 per team

Distance 4.0 km
Local knowledge 1 / 5
Difficulty 1 / 5
Avg Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Number of clues 17
Leaderboard Times

Start between 10.15am to 3pm daily
This trail has some gated areas that may be closed if you start outside of these hours.

What our happy customers say:

Wow excellent day out! Took my time and enjoyed discovering loads of interesting stuff. Finished in a pub, perfect!

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.

Had a great time on the Quirks and Snickets tour of York. Fabulous way to explore and discover our city. Would absolutely recommend this!

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

Was great fun and a good way to see the city

Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it thanks.

Start location


  • Buy now and start whenever in the next 28 days
  • If you decide to stop part way around, you can continue anytime - but the clock is still ticking
  • There are time penalties (10 minutes) for incorrect answers; you get your first incorrect answer penalty free.
  • You can use the following help commands:
    • 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.
  • If any issue occurs whilst on the trail the best way to get in contact with us is via Facebook Messenger, although this is not manned 24/7 it is likely we will be able to help. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
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