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Newcastle: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt Game

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Activity provider: Treasure Hunt Tours

Newcastle: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt Game

Activity provider: Treasure Hunt Tours

From US$ 12.08 per person

Join a mobile-based treasure hunt game to see the best of Newcastle, highlighting its most popular landmarks as well as hidden gems.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Make memories for a lifetime on a self-guided treasure hunt tour of Newcastle
  • Explore the pretty town by solving clues and following maps sent to your phone
  • Visit the popular landmarks as well as some of the hidden gems of the city
  • Learn interesting facts about Newcastle and fun stories along the way
  • Stroll through the old alleys and marvel at the incredible Victorian engineering
Full description

Explore the beauty of the city of Newcastle on a self-guided tour. See the famous landmarks and hidden gems of the city through a mobile-based adventure game.

You will receive messages on your phone from Captain Bess, a snarky pirate who is testing out recruits to join her ship. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place and try to decipher the clue. During the tour, you will get hints if you get stuck in the game.

Start the game at the Grey's Monument and walk along the grandest streets to discover the ancient friary. Stroll through the alleys of the city and see the stunning Victorian engineering.

Learn some interesting facts and stories about the things you will spot and get a better understanding of the history of Newcastle. Get ready to visit Newcastle in a new way through this fun and interactive treasure hunt game.

  • Mobile weblink
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years

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    Meeting point

    Start your treasure hunt at Grey's Monument. If you can’t see an email from the activity provider, Treasure Hunt Newcastle, or the SMS they sent you, go to: https://treasurehuntnewcastle.com/start

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Charged Smartphone

    Know before you go

    • A ticket will be required for each participant
    • You will receive a weblink to open on your mobile browser. The screen layout works like WhatsApp and is very easy to use. Please do not print or download anything
    • The treasure hunt must be completed in daylight, as it is impossible to find clues in the dark
    • The game time depends on how quickly you complete the hunt, with the average between 1½ - 2½ hours. You will cover around 2½ miles and the route is step-free.
    • For larger groups, multiple games (to split the group) can be played 5 minutes apart.
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    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

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    We had loads of fun playing Treasure Hunt Newcastle. It took us on a lovely walk around the city and we aw some bits we wouldn't have found on our own. It really made us notice stuff that's hidden in plain sight. I appreciated the recommendations for pub stops at the half way point and we had a cheeky half or two in the Bridge Tavern near the Quayside which was lovely. Great fun, super flexible and a good way to get off the beaten track.

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    November 1, 2022

    We had a great time on Treasure Hunt Newcastle. We were there for the weekend and even though I've been to Newcastle quite a few times it made me notice things I'd never seen before, and learn some history along the way. The clues were fun and we could always ask for a hint if we were having trouble. It was a perfect way to see the city and spend a sunny autumnal afternoon with my partner.

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    October 16, 2022

    An ideal way to explore Newcastle! First time in the city for me and my best mate (or should that be first mate) and while there’s still loads more to discover it was a fantastic way to get to know somewhere new. The questions hit the sweet spot between challenging and manageable, we found out lots of interesting facts and had a lot of laughs along the way. All in all a great experience, and we’ll definitely look at Treasure Hunts in other cities!

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    October 16, 2022

    Product ID: 414431