We’re ALL goin' on a Summer Holiday

Posted on August 1, 2023

A group of friends playing treasure hunt

The UK is BURSTING with amazing places, people and things to do. Having a Great British adventure this summer? With Treasure Hunt Glasgow you’ll see some of the best bits, and hidden gems that Glasgow has to offer. Whether you’re travelling for miles or minutes, grab your shipmates and keep reading!

With so much to see in Glasgow it can be hard to make sure you’re not missing out. Our routes have been cleverly designed and playtested to guide you to the best spots, from tourist highlights to local hangouts, you and your crew are sure to uncover some real treasures.

How does it work? ☠️

It’s designed for adults, so you’ll have a laugh together. If you’re adventuring with a large crew, we recommend splitting into smaller groups and seeing who can solve the final clue first! (after a few refreshment breaks along the way of course!) Captain Bess, our bossy pirate leader, sends cryptic clues, and treasure maps to your phone, shipmates work together to solve the clues and discover the next part of the journey. Ages 8+ are welcome too if you want to make a family day of it!

An illustration of how Treasure Hunt Glasgow works

Adventures wherever you go! 🗺️

Did you know Captain Bess has tours all across the UK? Wherever you’re going in the UK this summer, there might just be a Treasure Hunt tour nearby! See our other cities here.

🍹Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot?🍹

Whether you’ve lucked out and the sun is shining on fair Glasgow, or the rain is dampening play, fear not! Treasure Hunt Glasgow takes you past some excellent pubs and cafes, you can stop whenever you want to, grab a drink and cool down (or dry off! ☔) There’s no need to rush, take your time and enjoy it, grab some selfies, go viral on tik tok- you’ve got time!

As well as the best hidden gems, the route goes round some of the must-see sights of Glasgow including:

George Square - the city's magnificent main square, surrounded by stunning architecture.

A statue of Sir Walter Scott up high in George Square, with City Chambers in the background

The Duke of Wellington statue - famous for his quirky cone hat, a true symbol of Glasgow's fun spirit.

A bronze statue of the Duke of Wellington on his horse, both of them have traffic cones for hats

River Clyde - Glasgow's historic waterfront, once teeming with shipbuilders, now buzzes as a lively cultural spot.

A footpath running alongside the River Clyde, with a bridge in the background

Buchanan Street - this lively car-free street is lined with sleek shops, restaurants and cultural gems.

A bustling pedestrian street in Glasgow with diverse architecture, people walking, and an ornate stone building on the right

Glasgow Green - a green oasis by the Clyde, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.

A serene scene of Glasgow Green park with lush green grass, a vibrant display of yellow daffodils in the foreground, and leafless trees against a cloudy sky

City Chambers - Glasgow's grand city hall, boasting impressive marble staircases.

The imposing facade of Glasgow City Chambers with classical architecture and the Cenotaph war memorial in front, under a partly cloudy sky

The Clutha - iconic pub with a heart, known for its live tunes and vibrant atmosphere.

The rustic interior of The Clutha. It has stone walls, a large tree trunk, skylight, and wooden furniture, creating a cozy atmosphere

Merchant Square - a lively spot in the old Merchant City, great for food, drinks, and markets.

The curved facade of Merchant Square in Glasgow on a sunny day, with a corner café and clear blue skies above

Argyll Arcade - a Victorian gem filled with glittering jewellery stores.

Interior of the Argyll Arcade in Glasgow, showcasing Victorian architecture with a glass roof, ornate shopfronts, and people browsing

Tolbooth Steeple and Mercat Cross - standing tall, these landmarks tell the tales of Glasgow's medieval past.

A cityscape view featuring the Tolbooth Steeple, an iconic Glasgow landmark with a clock, set against modern buildings under a clear blue sky

By the end of the game, you’ll have unearthed the treasures of Glasgow and know which areas you’d like to come back to.


Telephone: 0141 673 7474
Text us: 07380 309380

The Merchant City Adventure starts from:
Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH