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The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds: Old Portsmouth Treasure Hunt Adventure
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The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds: Old Portsmouth Treasure Hunt Adventure

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Turn the historic streets of Old Portsmouth into the world's largest escape room with this self-guided treasure hunt adventure!<br><br>Solve a range of cryptic clues including word games, maths puzzles, and hidden objects, as you unravel the historic mystery and discover the identity of the infamous diamond thief!<br><br>'The perfect blend of Portsmouth, puzzles, and history!'<br><br>On Horatio Nelson's last day on dry land before joining his ship to fight in the Battle of Trafalgar, he stored a valuable diamond necklace in a chest in one of Portsmouth many taverns for safekeeping. That night, the tavern was broken into and the necklace was stolen. You must solve the clues, eliminate suspects, and return to the scene of the crime to get to the bottom of this historic mystery. This treasure hunt is the best way to see the key historic sights of the city, visit its most atmospheric taverns, and soak up true local stories of its most notorious characters and places.
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Shaun L wrote a review Sep 2020
Clanfield, United Kingdom1,169 contributions334 helpful votes
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It’s a nice walk up on the hill taking in the views. Plenty of space to park if you avoid a sunny weekend. I parked on the north side just past the Churchillian pub. Walked some of the footpaths looking both north into the South Downs and south with the views across Portsmouth and the Solent. There is a lot of history up here notably the forts but the hill was heavily used during World War Two. Check out the Portsdown Tunnels web page for more info.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Andrew L wrote a review Sep 2020
Leigh, United Kingdom3,095 contributions288 helpful votes
Who knew that if you cycle north out of Portsmouth there is a BIG hill ! Well worth the effort though. Spectacular views over the city and out to sea. Gorgeous evening to do it. Also worth checking out the burger van !
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Date of experience: August 2020
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petergru69 wrote a review Sep 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
I visited the Churchill pub / restaurant on top of portsdown hill today, a beautiful location with views across the Solent and Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight The staff were superb and catered to every need, the view priceless and the food good value for money even more as they have continued the chancellors Rishi Sunaks 10 off into September do it’s half the price The food is perfectly good pub grub served by lovely attentive waitresses and waiters, i think some of the recent people who left negative reviews never actually visited as the staff and manageress make you so welcome especially the Portuguese waiter You should visit, enjoy the superb exemplary view of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and enjoy the food rather than criticise for not having silver service. You will enjoy the ambiance food and great service
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Date of experience: September 2020
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desito07 wrote a review Jul 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom1,406 contributions163 helpful votes
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Fantastic place for walks away from the crowd especially these days with pandemic around! I managed to capture one of my best shots! Always enjoy our family walks! There are a few apple trees, cherry trees and a lot of blackberries - free to eat!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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David H wrote a review May 2020
Fareham, United Kingdom370 contributions139 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic views from The Needles on the West tip of The Isle of Wight to Worthing in the East and looking North to Petersfield and if you go a mile West of Micks Burgers you will find Route 66 the best drip free burgers, they are sited in an Airstream Caravan at the Roundabout at top of Southwick Hill Road, but only there daytime. not far from The Grey Type 45 ship super structure
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Date of experience: May 2020
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