Plan a detective date for an alternative Valentine's Day
Take your partner on a unique adventure with Treasure Trails this Valentine’s Day for a date with a difference.
As romantic dinners are out and weekends away cannot go ahead this year, why not take your sleuthing sidekick on a Treasure Trail? A fun and alternative date idea where finding a Clue will definitely bring you closer together!
Discover how well you work as a team, bond over hard-to-solve problems and admire the beautiful setting of your local area like you have never seen it before as you explore with Treasure Trails on a detective date.
The 14 most romantic Trail locations
We’ve gathered the top 14 most romantic Trails in the UK for you and your loved one to try on your detective date. If you can’t find a romantic Trail in your local area, take a peek at the ones below – you might get some ideas for next year!
1. Grasmere (Lake District)
Explore the staggering beauty of the village that inspired generations of painters and poets. Hunt for the treasure before solving the Trail at St Oswald’s Church, the final resting place of Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
2. Bath (Somerset)
Team up like Sherlock and Dr Watson and crack the code on this spy mission. You’ll feel like you are stepping into a period drama surrounded by the beautiful Georgian architecture as you take on this Trail a-deux.
3. Durdle Door (Dorset)
Solve the whodunit on this detective mystery Trail exploring the World Heritage Site steeped in archaeological history; the perfect detective date for palaeontology loving partners.
4. Bourton-on-the-Water (Gloucestershire)
Take a journey through this scenic village described as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’. Solve the detective mystery as you visit the five bridges that stretch over the River Windrush.
5. Porthcurno (Cornwall)
Journey through some of Cornwall’s most beautiful coastline as you and your partner hunt for the treasure, finishing at the Minack Theatre perched high on the cliff tops above Porthcurno Beach.
6. Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)
Hunt high and low through Cambridge’s high street for clues on this treasure hunt Trail. Wander through the historic University Colleges and soak up the century-old stories of romantic authors, poets and artists passing through the college walls.
7. Windsor (Berkshire)
Prepare yourselves for a very ‘Royal’ adventure on this treasure hunt Trail, following in the footsteps of generations of royal couples.
8. Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire)
The course of true love never did run smooth. You and your spouse will have to work together to avoid quarrels on this treasure hunt exploring the hometown and final resting place of England’s most famous wordsmith, William Shakespeare.
9. Oxford (Oxfordshire)
Weave through the ‘city of dreaming spires’ and its historic, cobbled streets as you crack the code on the spy mission Trail. See the ancient heart of Oxford and learn some amazing stories.
10. Edinburgh (East Scotland)
‘Buckle yer kilt’ and prepare for adventure on this treasure hunt Trail surrounding Edinburgh. Twist and turn through the ancient streets and learn about the city’s famous historical figures.
11. York (York & Humber)
Solve the clues on this detective mystery Trail perfect for sweet-toothed lovers. Unwrap the stories behind Terry’s and Rowntree whilst exploring these picturesque ‘chocolate-box streets’.
12. St. Ives (Cornwall)
Super sleuths will need to put their detective hats on to solve this detective mystery Trail exploring St Ives’ cobbled streets. Medieval inns and quaint fisherman’s cottages are all part of the route.
13. Notting Hill (London)
I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to solve a Treasure Trail with her. Explore the bustling Portobello Road in this quirky and colourful part of London on a detective mystery Trail.
14. Portree (West Scotland)
This Trail starts by the sea and leads you around this pretty village and harbour town on the Isle of Skye. Will you and your partner be able to find the treasure?
The perfect Valentine’s gift
Looking for a way to make your local Trail adventure into a romantic gift? Take a peek at personalised Treasure Trails! Simply choose the place you’d like to explore and select ‘Personalised by You’ – you get the option to change the Trail title and the image on the front. Ideal for a unique date for you and your other half.