Truro - for Whom the Bell Tolls
Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Truro?
Budding detectives - we've got a new case for you!
We need our top sleuths to solve a self-guided detective mystery...
- A self-guided detective mystery walking Trail around Truro.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 1.5-mile 'loop' Trail (takes 1.5 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mission 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 Truro For Whom the Bell Tolls Mystery 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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Before you set off on your awesome adventure, there are a few things you need to know...
This Trail has not been marked as accessible for wheelchair users due to some steps and uneven surfaces along the route. However, those with pushchairs should find this manageable. There are some steps encountered after Clue 09, but lighter pushchairs can be carried here.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that the city centre can get very busy, so please keep your dog on a lead throughout the Trail.
The closest pay and display car park to this Trail's start point is located at Garras Wharf (TR1 2TN), just a two-minute walk from Clue 01. Please visit their websites for information on parking and charges. A park and ride service is available from the east and west of the city, too, dropping off at several places - although you'll want to get off at Quay Street for this investigation!
There are some fantastic events in Truro's calendar, all of which are great times to visit this beautiful 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 festive period). If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Truro Tourist Information.
There are public toilets available at the start and endpoint of the Trail and near a few clues along the way. The route passes several pubs, restaurants and a few cafes throughout the city, with a fantastic picnic spot around Clues 07-10!
Why not make a whole day of it and visit Truro Cathedral or the Royal Cornwall Museum to learn more about Truro's history? You could even challenge yourself to our Enjoy Truro Trail and let out your inner treasure seeker!