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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, the highest UK award for voluntary groups. 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. New for 2014, from May to September, additional free tours from the Pump Room entrance on Tuesday and Thursday at 11.00 to Great Pulteney Street, the canal, Sydney Gardens, the Holburne Museum and back to city centre. Visitors are welcome to leave tour at Holburne if they wish to visit it. All these walking tours leave from outside the main entrance of the 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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Already done this tour but accompanied some friends having recommended it to them. Different guide with a different perspective but our friends loved it and we found it still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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fethiye
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Already done this tour but accompanied some friends having recommended it to them. Different guide with a different perspective but our friends loved it and we found it still interesting. A great intro to Bath. If your timetable allows then do this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were on a weekend getaway from London and we're looking for a spot of culture in Bath. We went to the right place! Carol the guide was excellent, very enthusiastic and knowledgable. With plenty of stories to bring history to life we had a great time. Best of all this is all free, not even a tip. I would... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This free tour was led by Ken, a very interesting and knowledgeable volunteer guide. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and it gave us a great insight into Bath's Roman and Georgian history. It takes 2hours, at quite a brisk pace, so you need to be reasonably fit, but well worth it. Thanks Ken.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I joined about 18 others on a walking tour of Bath, with our guide, Carole. She was fantastic, enthusiastic and very knowledgable. She brought the city to life, and it was a memorable walking tour of a fine city. A perfect end to our weekend, thank you so much. Cheers Sheena and Nigel...promoted to Lord and Lady... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

So glad we were recommended to do this tour last Saturday. Our guide David was thoroughly engaging and brought this beautiful city to life for us..He interspersed historical information with lots of amusing anecdotes which kept us hanging on his every word from start to finish. We really wanted to tip him but it's forbidden !! What a refreshing experience... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a must if it is your first time in Bath. Excellent guide David. Do not miss, this was the best thing we did.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Thoroughly recommend this as an introduction to Bath. Our guide was an ex National Trust Secretary and really knew his stuff. The fact it is free is no reflection of the quality of the tour; tt is more a reflection of the passion of the service.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was recommended to take this tour by a friend from Bath and boy am i glad we did! We were in Bath on a Saturday so the FREE tour started at 10.30am. My boyfriend and I arrived first and as we got closer to the start time the number of people waiting swelled to an enormous amount. We were... More 

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Micheal, the guide who Took us around Bath did a fantastic job about the whole of Bath & it's history. We were very appreciative!

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An outstanding tour of Bath. Our guide, Dan, was enthusiastic, humorous and extremely knowledgeable. The generous time spent (2.5 hours) was packed with information presented with real passion. Very highly recommended - you will not be disappointed.

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