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Southsea Castle

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Southsea Castle

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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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Halcatra wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom483 contributions148 helpful votes
I cannot understand why it is close now. You can enter the courtyard but you cannot climb the walls as you used to be able to do. All the buildings are close as well. Coronavirus? But where are the risks I need to ask - there are hardly any tourists in Portsmouth now, now risk of crowds and queues. It is in the open air so there is ventilations. I guess it was just easier for a free to enter attraction to stay close and do nothing. It is a shame because the place seems so beautiful and it has such a fascinating history.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Steve Jacob wrote a review Sep 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
A nice walk along the seafront from Portsmouth to Southsea brings you to the castle. It a great location for pictures
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Andrew L wrote a review Sep 2020
Leigh, United Kingdom3,156 contributions329 helpful votes
Didn’t realise how many forts there were around Portsmouth. This is a cracker. Henry VIII design and still standing after some serious TLC over the years no doubt. Cracking views out to sea. Check out the cannon at the entrance. And the lighthouse built into the walls !
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Heather S wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
We got caught in heavy rain and decided to run in for shelter, we did not know you needed a booking but they found us a table and were very kind a friendly. The food and service are brilliant :) Thanks guys
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Date of experience: August 2020
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KingOfTheNorth99 wrote a review Aug 2020
Windsor, United Kingdom408 contributions87 helpful votes
Maybe it was because of lockdown but you could not go anywhere once inside the castle and little to see or do, not even climb the stairs to the walls. There is a cafe inside and they have a couple small info boards. At least it’s free.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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