For Christmas, Dave and I bought our friends, Jodie and Carl, a treasure trail around Oxford. Fast forwarding a few months and we were all venturing over to the historical city in June.
I absolutely love Treasure Trails! They are incredibly fun and silly, but also informative and really help to explore places you wouldn’t normally. This was my fourth trail – at the time anyway, more coming on a Cotswolds one soon… – and it was just as great!
Oxford’s City & Castle Murder Mystery Trail started at Queen Street and it didn’t take long to get us in the spy zone – move over, Sherlock!
We walked from clue to clue, doing our best to find the correct answers. Like the Gloucester City & Docks trail, the clues weren’t always obvious and there were a couple of occasions that really had us scratching our heads.
On our way around, we were guided to the iconic sites like the Bridge of Sighs; we didn’t even need to venture to Venice! It looked great and I was fascinated at how they would have originally built it!
Despite some tricky clues and mass of tourists, we had such a laugh!
Oxford University was also incredible. It also provided the ideal spot to snap a group photo!
The route took approximately 2 hours and is just over 2 miles long – now that’s a fair amount of walking!
When our feet started to ache after finishing the last clue, we headed home. We certainly had a fun day in Oxford and hopefully Jodie and Carl enjoyed their present too – though looking back through the pictures, I think it’s safe to say that they did!
P I N F O R L A T E R . . .