Plymouth City, Hoe and Barbican
Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Plymouth?
Grab your magnifying glass, because this Trail needs a detective!
your self-guided detective mystery begins at the Theatre Royal, and...
- A self-guided Detective Mystery-themed walking Trail around Plymouth.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 1.5 mile `linear' Trail (takes roughly 2 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service for clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mystery and be entered into a £100 monthly draw!
- Learn more about where you live, or explore somewhere new.
- Download your Trail now for instant fun (or receive your copy in the post)!
The Plymouth City, Hoe & Barbican Treasure Trail starts at:
We have three super duper themed Clubs for your child to enjoy as part of their Treasure Trail experience.
Perfect for 4-8 year olds, the concept behind the Clubs is that your child will get a bundle of goodies to excite them about their forthcoming Trail experience, something to keep them entertained whilst travelling to and from the Trail, and something to be given on completion of the Trail as a keepsake.
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The route is friendly for wheelchair users and pushchairs, as alternative routes are provided to avoid grass and cobbles.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that it is a busy city centre so dogs will need to be kept on leads.
There are some fantastic events in Plymouth's calendar, all of which are great times to visit this vibrant ocean city. However, you may find that some of the Clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access on these occasions - particularly during the MTV Festival. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Plymouth Tourist Information.
There are public toilets available near Clues 13 and 17. The route passes several pubs and a few cafes along the way, and there's a great picnic spot halfway along.
Why not make a day of it and fit in some retail therapy at Drake Circus, or learn more twisting tales at the Mayflower Museum? If you're up for an extra challenge, try your hand at treasure seeking on our Plymouth Waterfront Trail!