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Secret Manchester

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Explore Manchester's Secrets in a Series of Fun Cryptic Clues.

Start Location

Deansgate Train Station
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1.5 - 2.5 hours


£15 Per Person

Finish Location

Manchester Oxford Road

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Explore Manchester - Walk down secret paths that tell tales of the past.


Discover hidden treasures like The Roman Ruins as you work together to solve mysteries


A flexible option: use the web app at any time with no need for a human guide


Enjoy the local food and bar culture half way through the trail.


Adventure Details


1.5 - 2.5 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks)

Number of Clues

12 Cryptic Clues

Start Times

You can start the trail at anytime

Difficulty Level



You can either decide to go about things leisurely or try to post a good time on our leader board. After each clue we provide you with the story and facts.


Answer Correctly 25 Points, Use a hint -10 Points, Use a Reveal -20 Points (and the map will direct you to next clue in case you got lost).

Top tips

Make sure your phone has enough phone battery or you can add other peoples numbers at checkout to also receive the clues. Bring along a pen and paper, it can help when solving some of the anagram clues.

Leaderboards View table

Welcome to Secret Manchester by Adventure Clues, where we transform Manchester into a vast playground of mystery and discovery. Using our unique combination of riddles and hints, you’ll dive deep into the backstory of the city and reveal its secrets.

If you think you know Manchester well, think again. This tour is not like your typical city tour. With us, you’ll explore the heart of Manchester, discovering stories and sites that are often overlooked, even by locals.

Start this adventure where you’ll follow the paths of the people who made Manchester what it is today. From the influence of a world-renowned composer to the echoes of the industrial era that shaped its streets, you’ll see Manchester from a new light.

Walk down secret alleyways that tell tales of the past. Experience history as you stand near the remains of four Roman forts, feeling the significance of the historical treasures beneath your feet. Delve into the city’s industrial past and appreciate the hard work that led to its progress.. Delve into the city’s industrial backbone and appreciate the hustle and grind that birthed innovation.

And among the busy streets, find peace in ‘The Hidden Gem’ – a church that quietly witnessed Manchester’s changing story.

So, whether you’ve called Manchester home for years or you’re just passing through, Secret Manchester offers a fresh perspective on a city rich in history and culture.

Are you curious enough? Ready to see Manchester like never before?  Book now and experience this exciting adventure for you and your team!

How It Works?

Choose a Trail & Checkout

Choose from our selection of trails in the city you love. Add your team details on the checkout page.

You’ve Got Mail

Each team captain receives the trail instructions and unique play links for all players. Team captains then forward this email to the other team members.


Head to the start location and click play to start your adventure. It’s quick and easy with no downloads required.


Have fun as you solve clues and discover the best parts of the city!

The Gameplay

1Use Hints

When clues get a little tricky use a hint. Watch out though as points will be deducted for each hint used.

2Solve Clues

Think like as a wizard as you and your team try to solve the cryptic clues.

3Score points

Score points with each successful answer and challenge for the top spot on the leaderboard! See the live score and time of all teams you play against in the «head 2 head feature».

4Explore & Learn

Immerse yourself in the history of the city as you explore the least walked paths and learn the incredible backstories. Cool images and Videos thrown in to add to the fun experience.


What Our Happy Customers Have To Say

Absolutely loved every moment of this Manchester adventure! Discovering hidden gems and intriguing stories around corners I've walked by countless times. A fantastic day out with mates. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to see Manchester in a new way.

Steve Stevo

The scavenger hunt was a thoughtful mix of history and discovery. While some spots were familiar, others were unexpected surprises. Spent a worthwhile afternoon and something different for a change.

Alex Avengers

Played this Manchester scavenger hunt for a team-building activity. It definitely brought out a fun, competitive edge in all of us. A refreshing break from traditional team exercises. Cheers 10/10.

Mel Melanie

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I book?

    1. Select the add to cart button at the right of page. 2. Fill in your details on the checkout page. 3. Click place order and enter your payment details. Voila!

  • How long is the play link valid for?

    The trail link is valid for 6 months from the day of purchase.

  • How do I start the trail?

    We send the team captain an email. This includes you and your team members unique play links along with instructions. Make sure to forward the email to all team members. Click on the link and the game opens in your browser immediately. No downloads required.

  • Can I book and play the same day?

    You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at anytime. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heaven's decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything's a race! You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at anytime. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heaven's decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything's a race!

  • Can we take part as separate teams?

    Yes, this is one of the best ways to enjoy Adventure Clues and challenge your friends. Select add another team at checkout. To best enjoy we recommend a maximum of four players per team and that you stagger your start time by 5-10 minutes so you don’t overlap. Of course, you can organise to all meet up halfway at the rest break location for a drink.

  • Do I need to bring anything?

    Bring along a pen and paper as it can be useful to solve some of the anagram clues. We also recommend you bring some water on hot days.

  • Does receiving the clues cost money?

    It won’t cost you any more than it normally does to use your mobile phone data 🙂

  • Can you play on two phones?

    Yes, you will need to add an additional team at checkout with their team name and mobile number.

  • What if the app isn’t working?

    Just in case, you can give us a call or send us an email to

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