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Mayor's Honorary Guides

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Address: Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
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+44 1225 477411
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A genuinely free service (tips are NOT accepted) providing daily walking...

A genuinely free service (tips are NOT accepted) providing daily walking tours in Bath. Received Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2014.

Tours take place daily including public holidays except Christmas Day: Sunday - Friday 10.30 & 14.00, Saturday 10.30 only. May to September additional tours on Tuesday and Thursday at 19.00 (not Friday or Saturday).

These tours include the main sights in the city centre - Abbey Church Yard, Queen Square, Royal Crescent, Circus etc.

From May to September 2015, additional free tours on Tuesday and Thursday at 11.00 to Great Pulteney Street, the Kennet and Avon canal, the 18th century Sydney Gardens, the Holburne Museum (exterior but you can leave here) and back to city centre.

All these walking tours leave from outside the entrance to Roman Baths and Pump Room in Abbey Church Yard and last approximately 2 hours. No booking necessary or possible for individuals, but must be made 4 weeks in advance for group of 12 or more.

Other walking tours are arranged from time to time and are shown on our website.

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Interesting Tour on a dismal day

We met our guide 'Gregor' in front of the Pump House who did a quick run through the numerous nationalities in the group with a few humorous quips, at the expense of any rugby... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We met our guide 'Gregor' in front of the Pump House who did a quick run through the numerous nationalities in the group with a few humorous quips, at the expense of any rugby fans. This was a 2 to 2 1/2 hour stroll with lots of stops imparting tales and details of the history of the city. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dan was our fantastic guide on Saturday morning 14th January. He was interesting, amusing and knowledgeable. He answered our questions and made the walk so enjoyable, even on a cold winter's morning! Thoroughly recommend :-) And hats of to him, it's something he does in his free time on a voluntary basis, whilst working full time during the week. (He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed Richard's commentary during our 2.5 hour walking tour of Bath this morning. This tour is entirely free and is a service provide by the city-no gratuities are expected or accepted. Several guides join the assembled tourists in front of the Pump House and smaller groups are formed, one guide to a group. Over the course of the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is quite simply a must for anyone visiting or even staying in Bath. The local guides are extremely informative, and do very well to keep the conversation lively. It lasted for just around 3hrs, and everyone part of the group enjoyed the time very much, and we covered several important historic sites. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour of old Bath. Our guide, Peter, was entertaining and informative. We enjoyed the long walk, and the on-going history lesson. It brought Bath into perspective, and brought the city to life. Many thanks to the guides. Peter also assisted with recommendations for tea afterward.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I visited Bath over New Year and we were recommended this tour. We were shown around the historic city by Adrian who was extremely engaging, easy to listen too with a good sense of humor. As others have previously said; it is free, only 2 hours long and you get to see parts of Bath you probably... More 

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Ridgeville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and very informative tour going to all the downtown sites. Our guide, Karen, was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was totally free, great history and perspective from our guide. Well paced and informative. Takes about 2 hours rain, wind or shine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a FREE tour lasts for 2 hours tour and our guide, Christine, was literally like a loco history book which tells you a lot of interesting fact and history about Bath. I would highly recommend people visiting Bath to join the tour!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard others have had an entertaining and informative experience on this tour. We had high hopes and while we enjoyed walking around Bath, we felt the information was very dry and missed the mark. I guess we can't complain too much as it was a free tour. The tour lasts 2 hours and walks across the city center of... More 

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