A Fatal Feud - An Immersive Treasure Hunt Murder Mystery - The Secret City

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, York

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  • 4 hours
  • York
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Immerse yourself in historic sights and obscure quirks as you solve riddles and progress on your treasure hunt style adventure. Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance. Decode the clue and search nearby to find the answer. All on your mobile phone using Telegram available on all app stores (like Whatsapp!).

--"We had a great time, seeing some interesting hidden gems and generally 'observing' more than you normally do!"
--"This was great fun for a sunny day out! Right mix of hard and difficult questions and a good walk too :)"
--"A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up there as one of the best"
--"Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it thanks."

* Please be aware that this route involves the York wall, which has steps that aren't suitable for wheelchair access and requires lifting a stroller. *


You're on the trail of a murder, it's 1491 and rumours are circling. Gather your team and get investigating; starting near Clifford's Tower you'll explore York looking for clues that'll lead you to the suspects.

Discover the York walls and scuttle down hidden streets. Unlock tucked away taverns to warm up and get refreshed before you head back out to conquer your quest.

Complete the trail to learn the motive of this menacing murder and bring the criminals to justice. Based on the tale of a true murder mystery.

There are two optional pub breaks on this trail; the first is 1/3rd around and the second is 2/3rds around.

Distance: 4.0 km
Local knowledge Required: 1 / 5
Difficulty: 2 / 5
Avg Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Number of clues: 19

How it works:
Each clue, sent to your mobile phone, leads you to a new location within walking distance. Solve the clue and search for the answer, reply with the correct answer to unlock the next step. Hints are available if you need a helping hand and you can also receive messages if you're lost.
Have a competitive streak? Your progress is timed and ranked on our leader board, time to challenge your friends!

  • A trail of riddles sent to your phone; solve each clue to unlock the path,...
  • Sent via Telegram smartphone app. Free to download & install. Available on all App Stores.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Clifford's Tower, York, Tower St, York YO1 9SA, UK

Departure Time

Whatsapp (Recommended)
12/23/2019 - 11/24/2023

Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Telegram App (Recommended)
11/13/2019 - 11/24/2023
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


23 Nov, 2022

Was great! Have been to York before so had done pretty much all the main touristy things. Found this trail online and took us past some places we didn’t notice before! Great story and trail. Would recommend


23 Nov, 2022

Loved this puzzle that got us looking high and low, noticing the fabulous architecture and history of York.


05 Nov, 2022

It wasn't amazing but still really enjoyed it and would do this type of thing again in the future. There were 2 of us and we found it fairly easy which is probably a good thing because if it was too difficult we may have give up. Unfortunately we couldn't finish it because my phone died. We considered trying to contact the help number but we didn't have much time left anyway so decided to leave it. I think we were almost at the end. It would have been useful if there were some instructions beforehand of what to do if this happened. It would have helped if I had known how to transfer it to my friends phone before mine died.

Morag B

10 Sep, 2022

This was our first Secret City tour but it won’t be the last. We had such fun solving the clues and discovering parts of York we never knew existed. The pub stops were fab too and the meal at the Punchbowl was amazing (20% discount too and clean toilets). I did this tour with my grown up children as part of their birthdays. We have a day out instead of gifts. We took our time and watched the fab street entertainment too. Amazing tour, reasonable price and 12,300 steps and 13 flights of steps on the Fitbit too. Win, win!


09 Aug, 2022

Having to find out way back to civilization after a terrible last clue and an abrupt end as tourists not knowing where we were on a blazing hot day with a husband who had hurt his knee climbing up and down steps Not impressed at all and not the murder mystery we were expecting very weak story not worth the money. No phone number to call just automated text messaging bad experience all round 😡

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