Boudica's Legacy: Women of Colchester

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Welcome to Colchester, Britain’s first city!

Walk the streets through the eyes of its infamous destroyer Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, who burnt the city down. She’s back to see what the women of Colchester have achieved since her death.

On this tour you’ll meet some of Colchester’s exceptional women, solving my fiendish riddles along the way. Discover suffragettes, an eccentric 16th-century philosopher, Colchester’s first female mayor and even another Queen.

But are any of them a match for Boudica?
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Places you will visit


It will take you

90-120 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


  • Go underground to find some spectacular public art

  • Find out why there’s a layer of red debris under Colchester

  • Visit the birthplace of one of the worst spellers of her time

  • Discover the author of a book written from the point of view of a pin

  • Find out how one woman got herself invited to the male-only Colchester Oyster Feast


You are Boudica, also known as Boadicea, fierce Iceni warrior queen. When the Romans angered you, you rebelled and burnt Colchester to the ground. Proof, if ever proof were needed, that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. 
Now, almost 2,000 years later, you've returned to check on your legacy. Have Colchester's women responded to your battle cry? Is the world now run by women? Not entirely, but over the years, Colchester has racked up a fair few female pioneers.

Game route

Starting point Colchester War Memorial
66 High St, Colchester CO1 1DN, UK
Finish point The Minories
74 High St, Colchester CO1 1UE, UK
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Ratings and Reviews


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04 May 2023
funny and fascinating, highly enjoyable

Cornel Dumitrescu

15 Apr 2023


09 Apr 2023

Trey Montague

27 Feb 2023
really interesting facts along the visually stimulating route. Also light and fun narrative. Hope there will also be an audio version.👏👏😊

The Riddling Rambler

13 Feb 2023
Great little tour. But I would say that as I wrote it! I hope you have as much fun walking it as I did creating it.

What does an
outdoor escape game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


Jim Appleby
3400 XP
The Riddling Rambler
3340 XP
Trey Montague
3280 XP