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Mayor's Honorary Guides

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Address: Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 477411
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Brilliant - highly recommended

This is a must for anyone visiting Bath. Insightful tour of beautiful Bath with amazing tour guide Chris. 2 hours of walking at a fairly quick pace and absolutely free of charge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must for anyone visiting Bath. Insightful tour of beautiful Bath with amazing tour guide Chris. 2 hours of walking at a fairly quick pace and absolutely free of charge. If only all cities were as well organised. Brilliant!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This two hour free tour of Bath is absolutely wonderful. Our tour guide was full of knowledge and interesting anecdotes that made the town come alive. A really fantastic introduction to Bath!

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Nashua, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Short of seeing the actual Roman Baths, this is your absolute top activity in Bath. Some days it runs twice, and on Saturdays it only runs at 10.30am. It's always free and the guides do not accept tips. Expect to be surprised at how much they know as they guide you around the whole city. It's a healthy way to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

You MUST take this free (yes free - tipping not permitted!) guided walk around Bath. Our guide was Adrian but I'm sure all the mayor's guides are as knowledgeable, friendly and obliging. You really will see everything and get all the facts! Unmissable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were brought for a 2 hour walking tour through the city of Bath including famous spots like The Circus and Royal Crescent. Our tour guide was very informative and gave us a very good overview of the place; I can imagine how life used to be back in the days! She also showed us around parts of town that... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was a great tour as our guide Kieth was very informative. A great start to visiting Bath as it will give you a great insight into the local history and the area. An easy walk and a well spent few hours.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A fantastic 2 hour walking tour and it's free. The guide, Keith was very knowledgeable and covered a vast amount of interesting facts. Bath is a beautiful city and well worth a visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The free tour is a wonderful start to this beautiful city. Our guide entertained and enriched us for almost two hours. This tour goes well with the Abbey tower tour for a sky view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very knowledgeable volunteer guides. We arrived on Saturday morning to find a VERY large group of people wanting a tour - 5 guides turned up, split the massive group into 5 manageable small groups, and we headed off to explore. Our guide, Leslie, was absolutely lovely and had us enthralled. Her level of knowledge and the way she presented it... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This was our third guided tour and we thought the first two were good! Richard's knowledge and presentation skills were excellent. What he doesn't know about the Abbey and Roman Baths area probably isn't worth hearing. We finished late but didn't even notice- Thanks again.

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