5 Murder Mystery Weekends To Sign Up For

5 Murder Mystery Weekends To Sign Up For

Nothing can beat a good whodunnit (book or series or film), especially on winter nights. And if you get to be in the story as the detective, that's even better

Piali Gupta
January 03 , 2023
03 Min Read

Knives Out 2 is out and has been a huge success with audiences. Cosy crime coupled with a dose of humour has always been a hit. From detectives solving a murder on board a transcontinental luxury train to murders set in dysfunctional fictional holiday resorts, there has been an uptick in literary crime fiction. Alongside that trend, murder mystery weekends are also seeing an increase with packages selling out. There are now specially curated and designed murder scenarios that travellers can be a part of. For instance, in May 2022, people had signed up for the "Mystery of the Blue Train", an immersive Agatha Christie-style whodunnit experience which took place on the actual Orient-Express train. 

If you are ever in the mood to solve a murder mystery yourself, there are plenty of elaboratey staged holidays to travel for. 


The Burgh Island Murder Mystery, UK

This island in the UK was known to be Agatha Christie's second home. She had a writing retreat here where she wrote ‘And Then There Were None’ and ‘Evil Under the Sun’. During your stay, you can explore the island, decode messages and decipher clues to reveal the name of the ‘Moving Finger’ murderer. You can also book the Agatha Christie Beach House for extra inspiration. 

More information here.

Play At Being Sherlock Holmes In Idaho, USA

The Roosevelt Inn is an atmospheric B&B in Idaho known for waterside activities (it's close to the lake) in warmer months. It is also the setting for murder mayhem in winter. They offer a Sherlock Holmes–themed murder mystery package which comes with a two-course breakfast, a four-course dinner. You can get your own Watson along, or even reserve the inn for 10 or more guests. Make it fun and bring your own costumes, like deerstalker caps and a violin and pipe. 

More information here.

A Country House Murder, UK

Play detective for an evening and solve a murder at an atmospheric country house? The Old Rectory Country House Leitrim is a beautifully restored listed Georgian House dating back to 1827; nestled among mature trees, some of which are as old as the house and looking out over Fenagh Lake. During your stay, an unsuspecting victim will fall foul to a sinister act and we will need you to assist Inspector DuBois to find out who done it. The Old Rectory Country House specialises in Murder Mystery weekends of up to 30 participants. 

More information here.

Joy Swift's Original Murder Mystery Weekends, UK

A weekend in a hotel in rural England, a three course dinner, and then a shot rings out. One of the guests have been shot. And you have to solve the crime.

More information here.

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, UK

Enjoy a cruise along the Thames with glass of fizz and a 3-course meal. And, of course, a murderer on board everyone must turn detective to catch the killer. The story unfolds around you along with a few surprises - where audiences become part of the show and play characters.

More information here.


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