A LANCASHIRE escape room has added to its accolades after being named among the best in the world.

As well as being voted the sixth best escape room globally, Lucardo Rawtenstall has been rated number one in the UK.

They were given the crown by global community forum - EscapeTheRoomz, who compiled a top 100 list.

Simon Milnes, co-owner of Lucardo Rawtenstall, said: “Our fantastic ranking in theEscapeTheRoomz.com Top 100 is a testament to our passion for providing both excellent escape room facilities and giving players the very best of experiences.

“Being ranked the best in the UK and in the top ten in the world shows that, whilst we were only established in May 2018, we’re considered one of the best at what we do.

“ I’d like to thank every one of the 6000 plus people who visited us, especially those who left a positive review on either Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor.”

EscapeTheRoomz amalgamated customer reviews and satisfaction scores for almost 9,000 escape room businesses from Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor.

And Lucardo Rawtenstall achieved a mean score of 4.991 out of five, making it the highest-scoring escape room experience in the UK, beating many larger and more established experiences.

Lucardo also has an escape room in the Ancoats area of Manchester.

Each room requires strategic thinking and involves working as a team to solve a mixture of puzzles and riddles in order to 'escape' within 60 minutes.

Northwich Guardian: Lancashire Telegraph reporter Alima Nadeem with her hands on the prize jewel from one of the breakout rooms at Lucardo in RawtenstallLancashire Telegraph reporter Alima Nadeem with her hands on the prize jewel from one of the breakout rooms at Lucardo in Rawtenstall

Suitable for friends, families, team building, couples and anyone else looking for a challenge, the rooms at the Rawtenstall attraction include a University of Magic theme, a 'gem runner' game where you've got 60 minutes to steal a diamond and a game where visitors are a bunch of cops working on an operation to bust a notorious criminal gang.

The latest game this summer surrounds a notorious fictional gangster.

A spokesman added: "Notorious gangster Tommy Neil is one of the most wanted criminals in the country.

"You have been chasing his tail without success for nearly ten years, his luck seems to be running out - his right-hand man has turned himself in to the authorities.

"He is currently in a safe house before being entered into witness protection.

"As the lead investigation team in this highly coveted case, it is your job to interview the witness and extract everything possible to finally convict Tommy. Be prepared for twists and turns."

For more details visit lucardo.com