18 July 2024

Experience Salisbury, by escaping

The city of Salisbury is all about great experiences, and this is enhanced as escape room company Live Escape Salisbury moves into The Cross Keys Shopping Centre.

With a Trip Advisor five-star rated escape room already on Castle Street, owners Charlie and Claire Pitcher have taken the opportunity to grow their already successful business to another level.

After eight months of planning, work on their new location has finally begun in the Grade II listed, three-storey building.

Claire commented, “We had been looking for the perfect spot in the city centre for what seemed like an eternity. We wanted a building of interest, something special that leant itself to what we had in mind for our new experiences.

“Our new location is bursting with original features. Old timber beams, vaulted ceilings and an original fireplace. Visiting us will not just be an escape room experience, but a journey into Salisbury’s fascinating past.”

As well as two brand new escape rooms, the South Wilts Business Award finalists will also be giving teams a chance to soak up the 14th century atmosphere while playing their new table game ‘Pieces of Eight’.

Charlie explained, “It’s a brilliant pirate themed puzzle experience. Teams have one hour to progress through three pirate chests full of escape room type challenges, both mechanical and mental.

“Teams of up to six will have the stunning space downstairs all to themselves to be able to complete the game,” he continued.

The couple has also teamed up with Spire Spooks Paranormal to offer ghost hunts.

Live Escape Rooms Salisbury

Charlie says, “Cousins Barry King and Ian Crowley have been investigating here many times and it’s considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in the city. The public has already witnessed some of the spirits here, as the first successful ghost hunt got underway last weekend.

Claire concludes, “We are very excited to be adding more experiences to our offerings already in Salisbury. We’re passionate about this city and want to help bring visitors back to the high street. Playing escape rooms with friends, family and work colleagues is such a fun activity to make part of a visit here,”.

The Salisbury Radio team are looking forward to being one of the couple’s first customers as the escape experience at Cross Keys is planned to be open by the summer holidays. Their Castle Street escape room ‘Spectre’ is open now.

If you would like to find out more about any of their escape experiences or the ghost hunts please click here: live-escape.co.uk

Written by
David Harber
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Written by David Harber