Escape HQ
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The North Easts only Escape room company, based in the centre of Carlingford in the historic old cinema. Try to break out of “infiltrate” the 1980’s prison game or new for 2020 "Fusion Confusion” set in a nuclear reactor, Can you escape with your family or friends within the hour? solve the puzzles, break the code, find the keys, escape !! Team work and laughs essential! Over 10's welcome. We also run the very popular and unique “Breakout the bride” and "Groom on the Loose" Hen party game for groups up to 40, 2 hours of fun, perfect way to break the ice for weekend , this is ideal for any age as no physical work involved. Personalised scavenger Hunts are available every weekend for groups, we also hire hybrid bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes for exploring this beautiful part of the world. We are the perfect stop for families, couples, team building days, staff parties, kids parties, hen and stag parties and any large group can be catered for. Looking for a venue? Call us!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Eithne
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic fun
    Had a fab time in the escape room. Out in record time. I think all the guys were impressed. I would definitely recommend this as part of a day out in carlingford. The team were so friendly and good craic. 5 stars. Thanks guys at HQ. Eithne lonergan and family
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Rozzybella
    Cork, Ireland94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best activity for hen parties
    Absolutely unbelievable craic. So we'll organised and really great to get everyone involved. The lads running the show are amazing. Everyone had such a laugh. The charcuterie box afterwards was such a lovely touch. Also, they give you so much Prosecco......always a plus. A must do for any hen group coming up this part of the world.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 15, 2023
  • M D
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rental bikes allowed us to see more!
    We stopped by Escape HQ to rent bicycles during a short stay in Carlingford, and Conner was very helpful and accommodating, even though the shop wasn't officially open for some of the time. He made himself (and bikes) available and was great in providing us with local information for some interesting rides. We had a much better visit in the region because of the bikes and would recommend this to others.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 30, 2024
  • Chloë M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Hen Activity!!!
    I organised a hen party for my friend with the guys from Escape HQ. We did the Groom on the Loose activity. Ladies of all ages LOVED it!! But what made it was the guys running it- so helpful, so funny, so entertaining! Could not recommend it enough!
    Hi Chlo. I'm smiling from ear to ear reading this. It really makes it all worthwhile. I really appreciate the lovely review and I'm so happy you had a great time! Call in for an electric bike sometime in the summer
    Written April 25, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 13, 2024
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millies23
County Clare, Ireland168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
Family of 4 rented bikes to cycle Carlingford to Omeath greenway. A beautiful sunny Sunday, we rang to book only one hour before. The really friendly chap said all the bikes were out but he could get us sorted if we arrived around 2pm (which was what we had planned). If he couldn’t provide bikes, he would see about another company locally helping us.
Luckily, he had 4 fab bikes when we arrived. He kitted us out & ensures we were comfortable, adjusting seats & advising where to go. Also ensured we had his phone number just in case.
A really super service and we felt he really appreciated us giving his company our business. Would highly recommend Escape HQ for your bike hire
Written September 27, 2020
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Paula
Dundalk, Ireland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Brilliant team day out. David and the lads really went above and beyond to make the experience enjoyable, fun and light-hearted for the group of us (40 in total). I would recommend to anyone looking for a corporate day out with a difference. Thanks a lot, we will definitely be back.
Written June 9, 2023
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VQ24
Belfast, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
We visited Escape HQ on 26th March for a hen do. From start to finish the guys were fantastic, David is an excellent host and his team are great.

The activities they organised were suitable for everyone in the group and were great fun, a brilliant way to get to know people too.

Everyone really enjoyed it and I would very much recommend it to anyone.
Written March 28, 2022
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Hey. I really really appreciate you taking the time to review us and it means a lot. Thank you so much, really glad you guys enjoyed it! That made my day!
Written May 2, 2022
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M D
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We stopped by Escape HQ to rent bicycles during a short stay in Carlingford, and Conner was very helpful and accommodating, even though the shop wasn't officially open for some of the time. He made himself (and bikes) available and was great in providing us with local information for some interesting rides. We had a much better visit in the region because of the bikes and would recommend this to others.
Written March 30, 2024
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Francis C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I went to escape hq and did “ Larry’s lockdown lounge” with my friends. We got to the final safe which had no batteries and the walkie talkie that is used for emergencies and hints was not working either this resulted in us having to spend the final 10 minutes waiting for the timer to end. We had been looking forward to this for ages and we drove nearly 2 hours to get there and we were very disappointed with the result.
Written April 5, 2024
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I'm sorry to hear this. New room had some difficulties in opening week but all resolved now. Call back to play another room on us. PM
Written April 25, 2024
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Sophie H
73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The escape room concept was really unique and the overall execution was really good. The time goes so quickly when you are in there but we managed to escape with the helpful hints from staff lol. Overall we had a great experience and it was a lovely unique activity to try.
Written July 22, 2021
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Thanks a million for the lovely Review Sophie. So glad you enjoyed it. Call again soon
Written August 17, 2021
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Amanda C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Business
For start to finish we were entertained, it was a laugh a minute, a great way to reconnect after a long two years of Covid. The group activities were so much fun and suited our large group of 34. It is the ideal spot for a fun-packed adventure with lots of different options to cater for everyone. I would highly recommend Escape HQ for any groups or parties as Conor and Dave will definitely look after you.
Written June 15, 2022
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Aisling K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Had a great time there today- went as a couple and we're still together afterwards!! Just about 😁 Great way to pass an hour- v impressed with setup there- very professional. Will def be back to try another one or two more escape rooms when they're up and running. Thanks Conor
Written August 9, 2021
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Thanks a mill for the lovely review Aisling. So happy you enjoyed it. Call again in October for our new super game.
Written August 17, 2021
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DebRo84
Belfast, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We played the Infiltrate escape room and it was excellent! Really enjoyed it and had such a laugh. We manage to escape with 12 seconds to spare! Thoroughly recommend this to couples or groups. We will definitely be back to try Fusion Confusion.
Written September 29, 2020
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Chloë M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I organised a hen party for my friend with the guys from Escape HQ. We did the Groom on the Loose activity. Ladies of all ages LOVED it!! But what made it was the guys running it- so helpful, so funny, so entertaining! Could not recommend it enough!
Written April 14, 2024
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Hi Chlo. I'm smiling from ear to ear reading this. It really makes it all worthwhile. I really appreciate the lovely review and I'm so happy you had a great time! Call in for an electric bike sometime in the summer
Written April 25, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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