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

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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For two hours we were taken on a guided tour, learning all about the beautiful city of Bath and being entertained by interesting stories of people who had lived there. It is FREE... read more

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For two hours we were taken on a guided tour, learning all about the beautiful city of Bath and being entertained by interesting stories of people who had lived there. It is FREE. I was with my grand daughter age 13 and we were both enthusiastic about the walk. I do not think it would be so suitable for young... More 

Thank 123alex1232015
South Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite being a wet miserable October day, we hardly noticed as this free, exceptionally interesting tour of Bath totally captivated our imagination! The walk around the city of Bath lasted about two and a half hours and covered all the highlights of the city over the ages. Our guide,Val, was very knowledgeable and dedicated to her volunteering work and made... More 

Thank Jonathan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had such a great time on the walking tour around Bath. Not only was this tour free, but they don't accept tips either. Bob was such an incredible story teller - reciting poetry, interesting stories & really cool facts about different areas of the town. The tour went for 2.5 hours, but didn't feel like it as Bob took... More 

Thank Kia P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a brilliant 2 hour tour of Bath taking in the main sights and the history behind them. Our guide Carol was enthusiastic, very informative and made the tour enjoyable with all the little titbits she added in making the group laugh. It is totally free but I would not have hesitated to have payed after the tour it... More 

Thank Laura C
Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in Bath for a long weekend and noticed the free guide service whilst exploring the Baths. What a great idea -Free walking guided tours around the City of Bath! The experience was around 2.5 hours and covered the main sites and history of the City delivered by a very knowledgeable, professional and entertaining guide. David was very professional... More 

Thank JohnandCathyKemp
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to join the free 2 hour guided tour in Bath by this group. Although the weather was not good on the 19th of Nov. (14:00)the guide( can't remember his name - a former history teacher) was really good. He told us facts as well funny things about Bath and its history. My husband & I will definitely recommend this... More 

Thank Louella B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was David. Despite the crowds of a busy Saturday and the sudden cold weather David enthralled us with his knowledge and regaled us with interesting tales of historic and modern life in Bath. He took time to befriend and include every member of the group. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the diverse array of sights. Thanks for a... More 

Thank jpoppymoore
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide on Wednesday Richard was both informative & fun. Despite some heavy rain during the two hour walk he kept us entertained with facts and anecdotes about the history of Bath & the characters who lived there. The group size was kept small Free and very enjoyable Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrifically educational and entertaining tour by David, which passed 2 hours on a wet Saturday morning all too rapidly. The tour really added to my enjoyment of my visit to Bath, and was obviously much enjoyed and appreciated by visitors from far and wide. I hope Bath is suitably proud of these superb ambassadors for the city and the UK.... More 

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Anne T, Manager at Mayor's Honorary Guides, responded to this review

Thank yu for your delightful comments about your walk with one of our Guides. It is always helpful to read feedback. We are proud of our beautiful city and it's Heritqge. Kind regards Anne More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were escorted on our guided walk by David. What he didn't know about the history of bath was not worth knowing. The walk took about 2 hours but the time went nowhere. We went to all the places of interest and David made them more interesting with his own anecdotes and added to the history of each place we... More 

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