The Strange Case of Harry Holywell

The Strange Case of Harry Holywell

Looking for an entertaining couple of hours and some fresh air? Then try our free family adventure trail. It’ll take you to corners of St Albans you mightn’t have seen before PLUS there’s a fun murder mystery to be solved.

Here’s the story behind the trail. At the Abbey Theatre, we’d been rehearsing a play called The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Everything was going smoothly until someone found the director of the play, Harry Holywell, stabbed to death on the stage!

The trail is called The Strange Case of Harry Holywell and when you download it you can join in the fun, crossing off suspects by solving clues to be uncovered on the historic city streets.

The trail starts and ends at the theatre, with ample parking available at Westminster Lodge. It takes about 90 minutes to complete and leads you through fascinating locations such as the Cathedral grounds, Romeland and many of the more charming back roads.

You can download a trail booklet for single sided printing or a trail booklet for double sided printing.

It’s suitable for everyone from 5 to 100 (assuming they’re fit enough to walk up Holywell Hill). Enjoy it – and if you do, please tell your friends!


22nd March 2021 - 31st July 2021
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Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill , St Albans , AL1 2DL
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