3. Bristol Self-Guided Mystery Tour - The Sabotaged Balloon
Begin your adventure at Bristol's oldest coffee house, and embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of Archie Russell and his amazing flying machine!
Solve the clues, eliminate the suspects, and unmask the mysterious villain behind Bristol's most daring act of sabotage!
As the story goes, on the 9th May 1812, Bristol’s most prominent businessmen gathered in Queen Square to witness the incredible maiden flight of Archie Russell's 'Amazing Flying Machine' but were shocked when moments after take-off it crashed into a tree below! Climbing from the wreckage, Archie discovered that someone had tampered with his balloon and cut one of his steering ropes in a terrible act of sabotage! Why would someone want to destroy Archie's life’s work? Was it a personal grudge against him? Or did a competitor want to stifle the competition?
As you unravel the mystery you will discover Bristol's amazing hidden history, visit its most atmospheric taverns, and soak up legendary stories of the city's most notorious characters and places!