About this trail
Wonder at the historic architecture, explore the majestic waterways and discover compelling factoids about your surroundings on this Birmingham Murder Mystery Trail.
The Peaky Finders Birmingham Murder Mystery Trail is a self-guided walking tour that navigates you past some of the best historical and cultural landmarks that the city has to offer. Birmingham tourist sites along this trail include:
- The Bullring
- Victoria Square (Birmingham Museum & Arts Gallery and the Town Hall)
- Birmingham Walk of Stars
- The Old Canal Line
- St. Phillip’s Cathedral
- Many more hidden gems
The Birmingham Murder Mystery Trail route is relatively flat, about 4km long and will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete. There are plenty of refreshment stops and photo opportunities along the way!
Birmingham trail statistics:
- Start location: Outside St Martin in the Bull Ring church, B5 5BB
- Clue difficulty: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Duration: 3.5 hours
- Distance: 4km
- Terrain: Easy
- Wheelchair/buggy accessible: No*
The case synopsis:
A diamond heist. The death of a factory owner. Organised and violent street gangs running rampant. Faced with your most fearsome challenge, you must contend with the Peaky Blinders gang and unwind a trail of deception in this bustling city full of grandeur and squalor. Can you play a blinder and help the overstretched police force solve this baffling case?
- A murder mystery themed self-guided walking tour around Birmingham City Centre.
- Discover historical landmarks and hidden gems as you follow the trail.
- Solve clues to discover evidence, eliminate suspected characters and weapons, and ultimately deduce whodunit.
- Instantly downloadable trail.
- Print onto A4 paper or follow the trail using any smartphone or tablet device (see below).
- Ideal for groups of 2-6 people. Only one purchase required per group, so makes for an affordable day out!
- Self-guided tour – do whenever you like and at your own pace.
- Whether a local or visiting somewhere new, our trails are the best way to explore and learn about your surroundings.
- Solve correctly, and you'll receive a certificate and a voucher towards your next trail!
& hidden gems
to crack the case!
- Discover landmarks & hidden gems
- Find clues & solve puzzles
- Deduce whodunit to crack the case!
How does it work?
Our trails are self-guided walking tours. This means you can conquer them at your own pace, taking as many detours and pit-stops as you desire. We’ve investigated all the highlights each location has to offer which have been carefully crafted into our Killer Trails, so there’s plenty of selfie opportunities along each route. Before you know it, you’ll have walked a mile and already be dying to solve your next case!
Simply download and print the trail onto A4 paper and you’re ready to go. No access to a printer? No worries. Alternatively, you can follow the trail using any tablet or smartphone device. Just make sure to note down your answers as you go to complete the Cryptic Crossword when back at home with a warm cuppa. Learn more...
Who is the trail aimed at?
Killer Trails are challenging adventures full of riddles, cryptic puzzles and gripping stories for anyone who loves to explore, socialise and learn. Our creative team has devised compelling narratives for each trail that are full of pop culture parodies for the eagle-eyed detective. You’ll get a kick out of our trails if you enjoy escape rooms, puzzles, scavenger hunts, ghost and historical tours, murder mysteries and board games.
Our Murder Mystery style treasure hunts are ideal for a thrilling day out with family, friends, spouses or colleagues. Highly addictive for adults and the whole family, you’ll be gutted you didn’t find out about us sooner. Our trails work best for small groups of two to six people. Purchasing and printing just one copy of the trail is required per group. Everyone will work better as a team and this also makes for an affordable day out! More than six people in your group?
Plot a killer day out in Birmingham
Birmingham (or Brum to the locals) is an industrial hub with a vibrant, creative heart. Boasting thousands of acres of public parks, rich history and more canals than Venice, this city is a blindingly brilliant place to walk and wonder! In the 18th and 19th Centuries Birmingham was the centre of the industrial revolution, when factories dominated and major developments in technology and science were made. Today, Birmingham has become the second largest city in the UK and delivers surprise and delight in equal measures.
Birmingham is renowned for its eclectic mix of museums, shops, canals, fine food, music and architecture. Marvel at futuristic gems like the Library of Birmingham and the gleaming Selfridges Bullring, or be in awe of historic landmarks like the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery or St. Philip’s Cathedral. Walk in the footsteps of notable people from Birmingham’s history such as J.R.R. Tolkein, Black Sabbath and the Peaky Blinders gang. When the sun sets, Birmingham boasts a diverse nightlife, from fancy cocktail bars to some of the UK’s oldest pubs. If you’re searching for the best things to do in Birmingham… call off the search! This Birmingham walking tour captures the best of Birmingham, leaving you with a clear understanding of what the city has to offer, and a smile on your face.
Factoid: Did you know around 40% of all British jewellery is made in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter?
Inspect all of our murder mystery themed trails in the West Midlands.
*The route is all paved or solid. Some road crossing points may not have dropped kerbs. Section of canal towpath has uneven brick paving that may be difficult to negotiate. Head to Visit Birmingham’s accessibility page for more local information.