From Platinum Jubilee to Hidden Gems.10 Black Cat Treasure Hunt Routes For The Queen To Explore.Posted on: 08/06/2022
During the Platinum Jubilee celebrations I heard a couple of interesting travel facts about The Queen. She has travelled to over 120 different countries and she has visited Canada 22 times. Canada is clearly a great place and it appears Her Majesty is fully aware of this. I have seen her once in Sussex, driving through Lewes in a cavalcade of black cars. At least I think I saw her anyway.
However, I think now might be the time to offer The Queen some top tips about some hidden gems that you can see on different Black Cat treasure hunts across Sussex. It`s time for her to slow down a little and tear herself away from Canada!
So...and in no particular order as they say...what can Her Royal Highness look forward to seeing?
1. Anne of Cleves` House, Lewes.
An appropriate place to start I think. Queen Elizabeth was being driven fairly swiftly through the top part of town when I saw her so I don`t think she will have had an opportunity to look at the house that was given to Anne of Cleves as part of her divorce settlement. Not only did she survive, Anne of Cleves house is an interesting place and definitely Tudor in style.
2. The War Pigeon Memorial, Worthing.
The Queen has attended a few memorials in her time, but not any as interesting as the one in Worthing I suspect. The pigeons carried messages,explosives and other items on secret missions during WWII. Not sure you get that level of information on other treasure hunts?!
3. Hidden Explosives, Chichester.
The Queen will know all about the Cathedral, has possibly been to the theatre and probably a good knowledge about the Roman influence on Chichester too. I doubt though she knows in which Roman wall they hid explosives in the city. I can`t tell you now of course, you will have to find out for yourself.
4. Love Fish in Seaford.
Seaford`s seafront is generally unspoilt, but it carries a lot of historical interest and is a popular place for visitors to walk along. To be honest I am little surprised The Queen has not made it along here recently. At one end of the seafront are some impressive metal fish with dedications on. In the same area are smaller ones with hearts for couples to be remembered on.
5. The Piece of Cheese Cottage, Hastings.
Said to be the only three cornered cottage in England. Definitely a good place to stay whilst exploring Sussex. Mickey and Minnie Mouse came here for their Summer Holidays too apparently.
6. Liquorice Torpedoes, East Grinstead.
The East Grinstead treasure hunt may be one of our lesser known treasure hunts, but that is exactly why I would like to draw it to the attention of Her Majesty. An interesting little route with lots of good questions will pass by a classic old sweet shop and the opportunity for some Liquorice Torpedoes.
7. Animal Statue in the Lake, Petworth.
Petworth is compact and fun to walk around. A visit there is not complete without going to Petworth Park. You can see Petworth House there of course and also an interesting statue of `Alcibiades`.What type of animal was he? You will have to come along and see.
8. A Mythical Sea Creature in Eastbourne.
I don`t know how many mythical sea creatures The Queen has seen in Canada, but Eastbourne, with such a varied list of questions has a sculpture that resembles one. I can only recommend that you go and check the unusually named, Azimuth.
9. The Lindfield Airship.
Picturesque Lindfield has been a serial winner of the best kept Sussex village. No surprise then that an airship landed there in 1912. Find out where exactly and whether there was enough room for it will be just a few of the things that you can find out by venturing to this village.
10. The Independent State of Cuckfield
The Queen is Sovereign of 14 Commonwealth realms in addition to the UK. It might come as a shock to her then to find out that Cuckfield declared itself unilaterally independent in 1966. This was following the great donkey fiasco which banned access to the donkey fields and effectively put an end to the donkey races. On route you can find out more about this state and how much money it will cost you to vote in a new mayor. Cuckfield is a near neighbour to Lindfield and therefore definitely worth visiting on the same day.
So there is just the smallest selection of things you can see or find out on some of Black Cat`s treasure hunts around the county of Sussex. Who knows, maybe you will visit one of these places at the same time as The Queen or other royalty. https://www.blackcattreasurehunts.co.uk/treasure-hunts-list