Lancaster House and a Trail that Leads to Treasure

Created Tuesday, July 31, 2018, by Tina Alexander

Want a great way to discover the city of Lancaster? Are the children in need of some exercise, but walking is ‘boring’? For the competitive, a chance to win some real treasure? If the answers to any or all of these questions are yes, yes and yes, please, why not pick up a Lancaster House Treasure Trail from Reception.

A Great Way to Explore

The Starting Point - Lancaster City Museum

The city of Lancaster has a rich ancient history with royal connections. Start the Treasure Trail outside the City Museum and simply follow the detailed directions that lead to clues to puzzles that need to be solved. The trail is signposted through the city and if you get really stuck, you will be given a number to text to request the answer so that nobody need be stumped.

Half Day Mini Adventure

Lancaster Castle

You can take your time, there’s no clock ticking, but the trail is just under 2 miles and it takes around 2 hours to complete. 


There's lots to see and to learn from the places you will discover, but the map also gives some interesting historical facts. Who knew, for example, that Lord Ashton was the 9th richest man in the world at the time and, in 1885, he invited all male adults for ten miles around to breakfast at his place? Over 10,000 accepted!

Real treasure, but not doubloons

Lancaster, a city full of historical interest

When you have followed the 13 Direction boxes, worked out the answers to the 20 Clues and learned a host of interesting facts, there is a potential prize at the end of the trail, although not the hidden bag of gold variety. Submit your answers on line as instructed and you could be the winner of the £100 draw.  The real treasure is a fun and interesting couple of hours in our beautiful historic city.

Lancaster House - Our Own National Treasure

Chef carves a traditional roast dinner for our guests

For a comfortable night’s sleep, great food, entertainment, events and a laid back atmosphere there is no place better than Lancaster House. Right on the doorstep of the beautiful Forest of Bowland and offering the best of Lancashire produce – make sure your treasure trail starts and ends here! Call 0330 4045 895 for the best rates available.