Manchester Ghost Hunt: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Embark on a quest around Manchester by solving clues that will take you to the most haunted places in the city, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own Manchester Cathedral, Palace Theatre, Albert Square, and more.

+ Discover the most haunted streets, villas, and squares in the city
+ Find out the horror stories of the people who used to live there
+ Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Manchester
+ Try a new type of experience: a mix between a self-guided tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt where you solve clues on your phone

Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Start and stop whenever you want.

Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour?


  • A city exploration game available on your phone (Questo app).
  • Full availability: 24/7, every day of the year.
  • Flexibility: start, take a break and continue at your own pace.
  • Safety: It’s self-guided, open air and you will avoid crowds.

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QR England

Hello, traveller! Here comes your journey in Manchester, paved with many secrets and mysteries! Get ready for your first destination: the Albert Hall. Initially built with religious purposes, Albert Hall decided that it likes to have fun, so the grand and ornate chapel has been restored into a stunning music hall.
While you are on the dancefloor and enjoying one of the most atmospheric music events in the UK, keep an eye out for a mysterious question that may pop up!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Manchester Town Hall, Lloyd Street Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA England

If you pass near a stunning, imposing building from the heart of the city on your way, then most likely you are at Manchester Town Hall. This Victorian, Neo- Gothic building designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse in 1877, houses ceremonial events with a grandeur specific only to Manchester.
Here you will come across the Manchester Murals, illustrating the history of the city in an artistic manner and you will have the chance to get acquainted with influential figures including Dalton, Joule and Barbirolli (in the form of magnificent statues, of course). Investigate further the place and solve the mystery challenge so you can advance.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rochdale Canal, from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge., Rochdale England

Ready, set, action! You are cruising down the Rochdale Canal, trying to figure out which dark secret can such a peaceful place hide from the eyes of the world. On your way, you meet with many boat-enthusiasts that enjoy the scenery of Manchester.
In the later part of the eighteenth century, a sudden appeal for building canals gathered pace in the UK, and Manchester was not one to leave behind. Climbing over the Pennine moors rather than tunnelling through them, you will certainly enjoy the view! Somewhere hidden in the view, you will undoubtedly uncover a story dreading to be read.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Manchester Cathedral, Of Deansgate Victoria Street Off Deansgate, Manchester M3 1SX England

Before going further, let’s stop for a prayer at Manchester Cathedral! In 1421 Henry V signed a royal charter granting permission for a collegiate church to be built and later on, a new Manchester diocese was created through this historic church that became known as the famous cathedral we now see today.
Nevertheless, it is said that the origins of Manchester's first churches are obscure...but nothing can stay hidden forever, especially from the curiosity of an explorer like you!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chetham's Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB England

Now that you are closer to the end of your game, it is time to put a bookmark on Chetham's Library, a living icon of Manchester.
Housed in a beautiful sandstone building dating from 1421, initially built to accommodate the priests of Manchester, it evolved during the years to become the oldest free public library in the English-speaking world. While you are leafling through the 100, 000 volumes of printed books, somewhere in the small print lies the key that will give the answer to your question.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Albert Square, Manchester England

In the shadow of the grandiose Manchester Town Hall, there lies Albert Square, welcoming each day lots of tourists and locals alike to the wide array of restaurants and bars. This amazing public square was named after Prince Albert, prince consort of Queen Victoria, who also boasts the spectacular Albert Memorial.
The heart of Manchester in all its gothic style is above all, a place of discovery. So, follow your heart and for sure you will solve the challenge that lies within your grasp!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH England

Here comes your last, but not the least destination: the Royal Exchange Theatre. This is a place where the currency is brand new drama and reinvigorated classics and the boldest artists all gather together to trade ideas and experiences with the locals and travellers alike.
As you see, exchange remains at the heart of everything they make and do. On this note, you need to trade the final answer to your question in order to unlock the title of a true Questo explorer!

Duration: 5 minutes

Time of tour

Manchester Ghost Hunt: Haunted City Center Exploration Game
10/30/2019 - 10/13/2023
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

Meeting point

Kings Chambers, 36-38 Young St, Manchester M3 3FT, UK

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is the safest tour you can book: private, no human contact, you will avoid crowds.


  • A physical tour guide
  • Entry tickets to attractions (no needed to complete the tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Exchange Theatre

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
October 2021

Looking for clues was fun, very interesting game and took us ages but we had lots of fun. Even had a cheeky Greek gyros and a whiskey along the way haha

October 2021

The questions, quizzes and interesting historical information about our city whilst visiting local landmarks.

October 2021

Not worthy £6 to pay for this event. The task did not involve anything related to the place we were.

May 2022

Really interesting way to see the sights of Manchester! Me and my friend both enjoyed it, however we could not complete a couple of the challenges because 1. there were construction works going on at the Town Hall, and 2. I think the grafiti had been worn off or painted over?

April 2022

I liked the story, it was funny. But we did this activity at noon. I recomend it when it's dark, then it's creepy I think. You see the canals in another light...

February 2022

Extremely disappointing, best part of £10 for one clue- signs have been taken down, not very easy to follow.

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