Treasure Hunt Brighton

Have fun and see Brighton a different way

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.

Treasure Hunt Brighton

Pore over treasure maps and ponder cryptic clues.

Scour Brighton's quirky streets to find the answers.

A dotted path where X marks the spot
The fairground rides on Brighton Pier

Follow a carefully designed route around Brighton. Explore the indie North Laine and the tiny Lanes, march along the promenade and explore the quiet back-streets. Take the lesser known path but still see the Royal Pavilion and the other main sights.

Spot things other people don't notice like the risqué comedian hiding near the Theatre Royal.

Learn some fun facts and stories like how a famous dictator had his eye on Prince George's palace. Nothing too heavy, you're here to have fun!

A group of friends looking for a clue from a bridge

Go at your own pace. Pop into cafes or bars along the route. There's no rush.

A dotted path where X marks the spot

Don't take our word for it: we're rated ★★★★★ on Tripadvisor with 102 reviews.

Are you organising a special occasion? 🎉

Treasure Hunt Brighton will take you on a fab route around the city, spotting clues and following treasure maps, all at your own pace.

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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

Richard D, Tripadvisor

Great Experience

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.

Bquinney, Tripadvisor

It works like a WhatsApp
group chat

You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.

Plus, you get to start when you want.

1. Follow maps 🧭

Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around Brighton.

The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”

Captain Bess Now for a change of scene, let's head down by the river...

2. Search for answers 🔎

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!”

Captain Bess A family firm,
who slowly became
Forgotten and faded,
what was their name?

Black Beard Beth Jones?

Captain Bess Nay, yer askin' to be walkin' the plank!

Long Joe Silver Wills?

Captain Bess Aye! That's it!

3. Learn some facts 🎓

Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting in Brighton!”

We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.

Captain Bess It's a fire insurance mark, to show the firemen ye've paid yer dues! If not, they'd stand by 'n' watch yer house burn, imagine that!

4. Play together 👨‍👩‍👦

Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!

We had such a laugh and a great day out!

Captain Bess Ahoy there! Ye must be the one they're talking about. Lookin' to join me ship, the Rising Pearl?

Buccaneer Beth Yes!

Captain Bess Ye'll be needin' help, have ye a crew?

Lianne Pinkbeard joined the game.

Parrot Pete 🦜 joined the game.

Parrot Pete Arrrrrrr!

Lianne Pinkbeard I'm ready to set sail! ⚓️

Reserve your game

... for FREE!

A different way to see Brighton

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!

Take your time, go at your own pace

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.

Excellent experience

There's no rush take as long as you like, lots of places to stop and shop or have a drink or two😉.

David S, Tripadvisor

Start playing in 60 seconds

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.

You can rearrange or cancel

We’re flexible. If you change your mind, or if you can't make it to Brighton, play another day or cancel for free.

Fun or your money back

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.

See more than just the Pier

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.

Muso22, Tripadvisor

The Royal Pavilion - an exotic palace built as a seaside retreat for King George IV.

The ornate domes of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion

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.

The commemorative Jubilee Clock Tower strung with lights

Brighton Palace Pier - Brighton’s famous landmark is home to fairground rides, bars, restaurants and deckchairs to enjoy the sea view.

The fairground rides on Brighton Pier

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!

Brighton’s West Pier at sunset

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.

A jewellers in the lanes

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.

What if it rains? 

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.

Will it be too difficult?

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.

Will I have fun if I'm from Brighton?

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!

Is it suitable for kids?

The game is designed for adults and curious kids aged 8 and up.

A family perched on a sculpture playing Treasure Hunt Liverpool

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.”

—Lexie, Tripadvisor

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!!

Lesley Y, Tripadvisor

Will it be too physical?

It's 2 miles walking but there are lots of places to rest like cafes and bars, and of course the beach.

Ready for a different way to see Brighton?

  • Follow a carefully designed route around Brighton.
  • See the Royal Pavilion, the independent North Laine, the tiny Lanes and the quirky back streets full of hidden gems.
  • Start whenever you like, take it at your own pace.
  • 2–2½ hours of fun outdoors.

How does it work?
Play the demo 📱 (win a prize!)

Getting organised?
Plan your day 📋

Have questions?
Email us 💌
or text us
07380 309380

“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 starts from:
India Gate, Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE