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Mayor's Honorary Guides

Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
+44 1225 477411
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Excellent free city tour with wonderful volunteer guides

For details on tour times, see the website. Tours leave from the square in front of the Abbey... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beverly954
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Fantastic Tour, highly recommend it

We met Robert our tour guide on Friday morning, he went on to be very knowledgeable about Bath and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
eileen w
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
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+44 1225 477411

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For details on tour times, see the website. Tours leave from the square in front of the Abbey, between the entrance to the Roman Baths and the Pump Room. The day we took the tour, about 100 people gathered to take an excursion. With five...More

Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 2 days ago

We met Robert our tour guide on Friday morning, he went on to be very knowledgeable about Bath and humorous with it He kept everyone well entertained and we were amazed that two hours had passed so quickly Very well organised

Thank eileen w
Reviewed 3 days ago

The free walking tour was both informative and very entertaining. It is a great way to start off your trip to Bath as you'll pick up on places to visit during the rest of your stay. Each guide takes a slightly different route, so if...More

1  Thank FarnboroughPaul
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tony was our enthusiastic leader; he was both knowledgeable and humorous.His voice carried well, but our group was large (even though the crowd had been split into several groups) and I sometimes couldn't quite hear if I ended up in the back of the group....More

Thank heartimes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a very pleasant time on this tour. You get a great feel of the city, very advisable as a start in bath. Our trainee guide was excellent, lots of information on all d points but also in between while walking. Definitely recommend it!!

Thank monchichinl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took this free tour on Saturday morning. The large group that had gathered was quickly broken into smaller and more manageable ones. Ours was led by a trainee guide with a senior guide along to monitor things ( these folks take their business seriously- impressive)...More

Thank dkeith
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I first arrived to the tour I was a bit scared, because there were way too many people waiting. But I was happily surprised to find out that there were five guides, enough to divide us all in small groups. The tour was interesting...More

Thank Larissa F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent tour, our guide Bob was brilliant , retired thespian ? His interaction with the group was very good , learned a lot about Bath and its citizens , a very enjoyable two hours and free as well.

Thank shackley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The free Bath city walking 2 hour tour is free and outstanding. Our guide Michael was informative, very knowledgeable and funny. I highly recommend this tour to you. The tour starts right near the Abbey and Pump House restaurant. Enjoy

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm usually not one for tours but you can't beat free. Once we started the walking tour, Paul made this interesting and I found I was glad we did this. I got more information than just reading a tour book, plus this was more fun...More

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The itinerary that Andy followed for us was on a Thursday rather than a Sunday, but the attractions we saw were in the order we listed in our review. Several people peeled off, and they even say at the start that if you need... More
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They didn't stop near anywhere to sit down. It is two hours of gentle walking but quite a lot of standing and listening too. A couple carrying a baby had to step out half way through - you can leave the tour at any point... More
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