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Manchester: Haunted City Exploration Game

3.9 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Questo App

Manchester: Haunted City Exploration Game

Activity provider: Questo App
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Explore Manchester's haunted places by following clues & solving puzzles. Play an engaging exploration game and discover stories about the Manchester Cathedral, Palace Theatre, Granada Studios & more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover the most haunted places in Manchester
  • Find out the horror stories of the people who used to live in Manchester
  • Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Manchester
  • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt
Full description
You are invited to discover the haunted places of Manchester with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Manchester, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.
  • 24/7 customer support
  • A city exploration game available on your phone (Questo app).
  • A tour guide
  • Entry tickets to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Start the game outside Old Granada Studios.

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What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Thoroughly enjoyed, only reason it’s not ‘excellent’ is due to it being slightly outdated. One clue is unattainable due to construction (until 2024!) one wasn’t visible in the dark (although it says self guided start at your convenience) and another clue has been grafitti’d over. Could do with the planners walking their tour once a month to cater for these issues. That said by the time you get to these clues you have earned enough XP to use the ‘help’ button which reveals the clue for you. Good way to see manchester as a local! We have walked some of these routes everyday and never seen these landmarks. Says 65 mins but took us 130mins as locals without long stops! We got 12,500 steps in so wear comfy shoes! Overall good concept and very good background of the manc history

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March 4, 2022

Awesome concept, not very historical story but leads you straight to the historical sights and plaques to read about them instead. Overall lots of fun and plenty of pleasantly curious looks as you read the story out loud in the middle of town walking along. The town hall clues obscured due to building works till 2024 but trial and error can get you through!

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July 26, 2021

April 4, 2022

Product ID: 321163