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Oxford: The Bullingdon Burglar Treasure Hunt Adventure

Activity provider: Mystery Guides

Oxford: The Bullingdon Burglar Treasure Hunt Adventure

Activity provider: Mystery Guides
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From US$ 15.60 per group up to 2

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Join the adventure, and turn Oxford's historic streets into a giant outdoor escape room. Search for clues, unlock the puzzles, and unravel the amazing mystery of The Bullingdon Burglar.

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  • Enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure to treasure with your friends.
  • Combine your skills to crack the clues & unravel the epic tale.
  • Discover Oxford's amazing history & hidden gems!
Full description

The legendary Oxford mystery... unsolved for 50 years... until now. Start your adventure at the historic Chequers tavern, and embark on a quest to unravel Oxford's unsolved mystery of The Bullingdon Burglar! In 1972, Oxford’s annual Town Vs Gown cricket cup ended in disaster, when a mysterious burglar broke into the clubhouse and snatched the golden trophy… Was it an act of revenge? Nobody knew... But the villain left a trail of clues and this is where you come in. The pages of your Mystery Guide™ take you on an exciting puzzle adventure through the heart of historic Oxford, as you follow the maps, unlock the clues, and unravel the epic tale. Your challenge is to track down hidden objects, decode symbols, and uncover hidden messages, as you eliminate suspects and gradually unpick the crime. And an exciting twist awaits… Make it to the end and you'll be struck by an amazing ‘wow’ moment when the case is solved and the villain is revealed before your eyes! Simply grab your Mystery Guide™, head to the start, and set off at a time that suits you. Don’t let the villain get away... Your time to start is now!

  • Includes 1 x Oxford Mystery Guide™, which is a glossy 40-page illustrated adventure book, containing maps, interactive clues, amazing local history, and an exciting story full of twists & turns.
  • It's a game-changer.
  • An in-person Tour Guide
  • Food & Drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People over 95 years

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Meeting point

Enter The Whisky Shop and show your receipt to the staff, to receive your Mystery Guide. Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Monday -Saturday) 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Sunday).

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What to bring

  • Pen

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour, the 40-page guided activity booklet can be collected from The Whisky Shop, 7 Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DQ, at any time between 10:00 AM and 5:30 PM (Mon-Sat) and 11.00am to 3.30pm (Sunday) on the designated activity date when showing your payment receipt to the staff
  • Please bring a pen with you, as you will need this to eliminate the suspects
  • One booklet will be issued for every two participants. For example, if there are three participants you will be issued with two activity books
  • The duration of this activity is around 3 hours
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Difficulty: Medium (Adults + older children 8+)
  • Clues to solve: 16
Customer reviews

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An interesting way to spend a few hours helping you to learn about some of Oxford’s history and old buildings. Maps and directions easy to follow. Some clues a bit obscure but liked the handy hints which we used a couple of times so managed to work out the final answer. Made us look all around, up and down. A good 3 hours.

August 25, 2022

Product ID: 428566