Red Herring Escape Rooms

Escapism., Fun., Teamwork., Puzzling.

Carlisles First escape rooms

Opened 1st September 2018

Escape Room activies are great fun for 2-6 people!

Cumbria has a new & exciting real-life escape room experience. Locked in a room. only 60 minutes to escape. Use IQ & eye-clues to fathom & solve puzzles.

Already excited? Why not book your adventure today!

Great Family Entertainment

Good for business and group team building

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Escape Rooms



Knock knock... Time to enter SureLock Holmes Victorian Study.... A truly exhilarating walk back in time to life in that era in the shoes of Dr. Watson. Iconic Escape Room challenges you.

Physical 3/5

Cognitive 3/5

Fright factor 1/5

A well balanced game.

Available now

The Asylum

After Huey Smalt - (home for the criminally insane) was shut down, due to revelations of illegal electric shock treatments done by former warden Dr M. Shelly, one inmate, Amy Hustle, was never accounted for .. it's said she still roams the corridors and walls.

Physical 4/5

Cognitive 3/5

Fright factor 5/5

A game designed to scare!

Coming in November/December

The War Room

Lending itself perfectly to codes, cyphers, strategy, intrigue ... this room will push your mental prowess

Physical 2/5

Cognitive 5/5

Fright factor 3/5

Leaning towards a more mentally challenging Escape Room.

Coming in October




Happy clients


escape rooms



Sonia McMillan

Great time in the sherlock room today. Look forward to the next ones.

Davinia Daglish

What a great experience, loved every minute 😁

Robert Relph


Sherlock room was great fun! Can't wait to try the others! :)

Rachel Notman.

Great experience we had such fun.... we may have been a bit "creative" but loved it. everyone should give it a go


Check the calander to confirm a suitable time is available, then complete the reservation form.

2 people = £44

3 people = £60

4 people = £72

5 people = £80

6 people = £90

Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start. Remember reading glasses if needed. Please note, we're on the 2nd floor and stairs need negotiated. You'll have a brief introduction then you'll have your 60 minutes in the themed room of your choice.

On completition, photos taken and we ask they can be used on Twitter/ Instagram/ FB to tag and share the joy.

contact & reservations

Drop us a line, an email, or complete this contact form!


Our Escape Rooms are designed for players over the age of 14. Players under 16 should be accompanied by at least one adult (18+) Younger players will need to be part of an older team. Although we don't usually recommend younger than 10, if in a party of adults that should be fine but must be supervised at all times. Our games are not considered appropriate for children's parties. If in doubt or you have any questions, give us a ring.