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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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The Bath Blitz

I took part in this evening tour on 28th July '15. The tour was centred around the Bath Blitz/long weekend. The details given and knowledge imparted made me feel as if I was there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I took part in this evening tour on 28th July '15. The tour was centred around the Bath Blitz/long weekend. The details given and knowledge imparted made me feel as if I was there at the time. The guide encouraged the crowd to participate and welcomed views, questions and experiences. Thoroughly enjoyed this well researched tour, thank you Adrian.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just do it! Excellent information, our guide Pete was brilliant, he had so much information to offer, our tour ran over time, but allow time because it's well worth it - thank's Pete. You will not find any of this information in a brochure or online no matter how hard you try or how organised you think you are!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This walk was by far a highlight of our trip, with a lot of laughs and information, more than we expected for a free tour. Our guide Adrian was great and interesting. 100% would recommend to everyone!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's free, courtesy of Bath city. Adrian...the policeman...as he would like to be referred as, is informative and conducted the tour with passion and humour. We thoroughly enjoyed the 90 mins walk. Just as good as any paid walking tour. Thank you.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We made our way to the meeting place outside the Pump Rooms and thought oh my goodness - what a big group. Luckily thats what the Mayor's Honorary Guides think too so they were prepared with four guides there to take a small group around Bath. They quickly split the people waiting into four groups and took us all off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely recommended, highly informative 2 hour free walking tour. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and learnt more about this beautiful city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had to honour to be shown around Bath by Richard. He lived all of his life in Bath and knows his city pretty well. He was genuinely interested in getting to know everyone on the tour and that giving the tour was a real passion for him. He walked us around the main landmarks and told us about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent afternoon spent discovering the delights of Bath. Our tour guide (Lesley) was well informed, engaged and friendly (even in the rain!) A must do for all visitors to Bath!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We took the tour with Adrian and he was amazing! Exceptional knowledge of the history and culture of the area. Askwd him a few questions about Bath during the war and he shared some amazing stories about the citizens during the bombing. Wish I could be there for his war tour later this year. Would not accept any gratuities but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

No need to re-hash what others have written. Excellent guides, sensibly thought-out route, abundant information without overload; plenty of facts and anecdotes. Always interesting, often entertaining. No visitor to Bath should miss this.

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Address: Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 477411
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath

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