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Bristol Self-Guided Mystery Tour - The Sabotaged Balloon

Activity provider: Mystery Guides

Bristol Self-Guided Mystery Tour - The Sabotaged Balloon

Activity provider: Mystery Guides

From US$ 8.46 per person

Turn the historic streets of Bristol into an exciting outdoor escape room, with The Mystery of the Sabotaged Balloon. Try and crack Bristol's most legendary unsolved mystery and see the city sights.

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  • Unravel the exciting story of Archie Russell and his amazing flying machine!
  • Discover Bristol's hidden local history
  • Get some fun outdoor exercise
  • Visit 4 of Bristol's most historic and atmospheric taverns
Full description
Begin your adventure at Bristol's oldest coffee house, and embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of Archie Russell and his amazing flying machine! Solve the clues, eliminate the suspects, and unmask the mysterious villain behind Bristol's most daring act of sabotage! As the story goes, on the 9th May 1812, Bristol’s most prominent businessmen gathered in Queen Square to witness the incredible maiden flight of Archie Russell's 'Amazing Flying Machine' but were shocked when moments after take-off it crashed into a tree below! Climbing from the wreckage, Archie discovered that someone had tampered with his balloon and cut one of his steering ropes in a terrible act of sabotage! Why would someone want to destroy Archie's life’s work? Was it a personal grudge against him? Or did a competitor want to stifle the competition? As you unravel the mystery you will discover Bristol's amazing hidden history, visit its most atmospheric taverns, and soak up legendary stories of the city's most notorious characters and places!
  • 40-page colour booklet containing a story to unravel, cryptic clues to solve, amazing local history, and colourful maps to follow.
  • 10% off in Café Revival
  • Food & drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please enter Café Revival, and show them your booking receipt. They will then provide you with your activity materials. Please ensure that they give you 1 booklet for every 2 people that you have booked for.

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What to bring

  • Pen

Know before you go

  • The duration of this activity is around 3 hours
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Difficulty: Medium (Adults + older children)
  • Clues to solve: 16

Product ID: 416927