You’re going to Brighton and you want to have some fun. There’s a lot of cool stuff going on, but where to begin?
It’s no fun wandering aimlessly. Feeling like you’re missing the cool areas or the lesser known sites. You don’t want to spend all your time looking at your phone, not actually seeing anything. With your other half getting bored and hungry.
What about planning your own route and hoping for the best? Sounds like a lot of work trawling blog posts and reading reviews. And you’ll probably miss the hidden gems as all the blogs just list the same attractions.
Will you find a route that makes the most of it, or just wander the promenade with everyone else?
You know Brighton’s got loads of quirky shops, cool bars and restaurants, and plenty of history from Georgian tourism boom. It’s just a question of having fun seeing it all.
Solve cryptic clues and follow treasure maps.
Take a carefully designed route around Brighton. You'll see the indie North Laine and the tiny Lanes, march along the promenade and explore the quiet back-streets.
See the main attractions like the Royal Pavilion. Spot things other people don't notice like the risqué comedian hiding near the Theatre Royal.
Hear interesting stories like how a famous dictator had his eye on Prince George's palace.
Go at your own pace. Pop into cafes or bars along the route. There's no rush.
Play in your group. It's private and self-guided so you can avoid crowds of people.
Treasure Hunt Brighton will take you on a fab route around the city, spotting clues and following treasure maps, all at your own pace.
A great & fun way to see the city”
You can stop at any point & have a walk around where you are and the just return to the tour & pick up where you left off. We did the tour in 40mph winds & rain & still enjoyed up...I bet it’s even better on a sunny day
Great experience. The treasure hunt was a really fun way to see the city, and showed us many interesting places we otherwise wouldn't have noticed/visited. Use of technology was very engaging, I would recommend this to anyone - local or tourist.
You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.
Plus, you get to start when you want.
Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around the city.
The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”
Bess sends you a series of clues and you have to search the city for answers.
Good banter from Captain Bess who sends you the clues!”
Black Beard Beth
Long Joe Silver
Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting!”
We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.
Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!
We had such a laugh and a great day out!
... for FREE!
A treasure hunt is more like a game than a traditional tour. You have to follow treasure maps, solve cryptic clues and keep your eyes peeled to find the answers.
You’ll have some banter with our friendly pirate Captain Bess. She’ll put you in your place if you get too many answers wrong!
You can start when you like, there’s no fixed start time. You can even finish the next day if you get stuck in a nice pub!
Fancy a picnic on the beach? Go ahead. Take it at your own pace. Enjoy the quirky cafes and bustling bars along the route.
Play on your own terms. It's just you and your team, like a private tour.
There's no rush take as long as you like, lots of places to stop and shop or have a drink or two😉.
It’s all on your phones, there’s nothing to print or collect.
Book online and you’ll get a link to start your game straight away.
We’re flexible. If you change your mind, or if you can't make it to Brighton, play another day or cancel for free.
We think you're going love Treasure Hunt Brighton!
If you don't have fun, we promise to give your money back. We'll ask for a quick chat on the phone to understand what went wrong.
No spoilers... You'll see the famous sights like the Royal Pavilion and the Lanes, but the real fun is spotting things in the streets that you normally wouldn't notice.
It's a real treasure!”
We really loved this tour. It made us look at the city we have lived in for more than 25 years differently and see things we had never noticed.
The Royal Pavilion - an exotic palace built as a seaside retreat for King George IV.
Brighton Dome - an arts venue that contains the Concert Hall, the Corn Exchange and the Studio Theatre.
North Laine - a shopping district with a happening, bohemian vibe with vegetarian cafes and vintage clothing shops.
Jubilee Clock Tower - built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee.
Brighton Palace Pier - Brighton’s famous landmark is home to fairground rides, bars, restaurants and deckchairs to enjoy the sea view.
The Promenade - this bustling promenade is a perfect place to take a stroll and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
West Pier - the desolate beauty of this ruined pier makes it Brighton’s most photographed building!
Theatre Royal - this Grade II listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country.
The Lanes - a warren of narrow, twisting alleyways packed full of independent jewellers shops.
By the end, you'll have covered the whole of Brighton's centre and you'll know which parts you might want to come back to.
If it's patchy rain, you can pop into a cafe or bar along the route: the treasure hunt is flexible.
If it's really wet and you fancy playing the next day, that's fine. Or you can split it over two days if you like.
If it's really chucking it down and you don't fancy being washed out to sea, we’ll give your money back, even if you've started the game.
Treasure Hunt Brighton is all outdoors in public spaces. The route is designed so you can avoid other people and everyone can play on their own phones.
Read our full guidance for playing.
Don't worry! The treasure hunt has some tricky clues, but if you get stuck you can ask for a hint.
We make sure you don't get completely stuck, lost in the Lanes, a labyrinth of jewellery shops.
Yes! You already know the city, but we bet you'll notice things you've walked past a hundred times before.
We've worked hard to find the less-obvious stuff - beyond the typical blue plaques - and some interesting stories and anecdotes. You're going to have a great time!
The game is designed for adults and curious kids aged 8 and up.
Younger ones are welcome though you may have to help by interpreting the clues and Captain Bess' pirate speak.
The whole route is pushchair friendly, avoiding steps or showing step-free alternative routes.
We’re a family of four with a 13 year old and a 11 year old. Mum was map reader, dad reminded kids about clues, and kids were hunting for clues.”
Fun day exploring!”
The four of us thoroughly enjoyed doing this treasure hunt. We followed maps and directions and managed to solve most of the clues - we only needed the hints a few times!!
It's 2 miles walking but there are lots of places to rest like cafes and bars, and of course the beach.
“You can stop at any point & have a walk around where you are and the just return to the tour & pick up where you left off. We did the tour in 40mph winds & rain & still enjoyed up...I bet it’s even better on a sunny day”
—Richard D, Tripadvisor
Telephone: 01273 917 468
Text us: 07380 309380
The Palace and the Promenade
India Gate, Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE