Oxford City & Castle Treasure Trail

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 trailat 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!

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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.

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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!

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Despite some tricky clues and mass of tourists, we had such a laugh!

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Oxford University was also incredible. It also provided the ideal spot to snap a group photo!

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The route took approximately 2 hours and is just over 2 miles long – now that’s a fair amount of walking! 

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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 . . .

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