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“Free brochures at least” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bath Tourist Information Office

Bath Tourist Information Office
Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY, England
44 1225 477101
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Ranked #78 of 163 things to do in Bath
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“Free brochures at least”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The woman we spoke to seemed stressed and tired of tourist already. Alarming in May... Maybe just a bad day for her. £1 for a city map that should be free. You don't need to buy it though, Bath is small and there are plenty of maps on display around the city centre. Or download their Bath app.

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Raglan, United Kingdom
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“Useful inspiration for new places to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The tourist information office contains lots of leaflets and books about Bath if you are looking for ideas of new places to visit. While I was there I picked up some information about ghost tours and boat trips that I hadn't been aware of previously. The tourist office also provides information about free walking tours although you'll need to book early and these are very popular.

Visited May 2014
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“Bath Visitor Card - excellent value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Not really a review of the TIC - which is perfectly good and whose staff were helpful - but an endorsement of the Bath Visitor Card, which can only be bought there. The Card, which only costs £3pp, is excellent value for money. It provides either a discount or '2 for 1' admission at many of Bath's museums and attractions, plus some other discounts on shopping and eating out. It seems to have undergone some changes for this year, and several places did not seem to recognise it at first sight, and there are now fewer restaurants taking part in the scheme. However, we got our money's worth from using the Card from visiting just two museums - and with the '2 for 1' deals, it dawned on us that only one of us needed to have bought the card (this might be different for eating out discounts)! Note that the Card doesn't give any reduction at the Roman Baths but discount vouchers are available on online voucher sites. Just one other note of caution - look out for combined tickets for Bath Preservation Trust properties - these might work out (marginally) cheaper than using the Card.

Visited March 2014
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“Free, Friendly and Informative 2 hours - what more do you want?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A free 2 hours tour around the highlights of bath with a local volunteer guide. These run most days of the year from near the baths. Our guide took us around key locations pointing out points of interest, historical connections, facts and figures. He was friendly and informative, happy to answer questions.


Visited December 2013
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“Free walking tour of Bath”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

While the attendants inside the "information office"- which by the way is really just a gift shop- were not at all helpful, we had received a tip from a travel book to join one of the free walking tours offered from the Abbey courtyard. The courtyard was bustling and it was a little confusing trying to figure out which group was the right tour but once we found it, the tour was wonderful!

Our guide included many interesting anecdotes about the history of Bath and some of the main players in its history. We enjoyed seeing some of the sights that were already on our must-see list, like the Royal Crescent. Amazing value for a free tour. I would highly recommend it for anyone traveling to Bath.

The walk is brisk and lengthy with limited places to sit down, so take that into account if you are traveling with someone who is easily fatigued.

Visited September 2013
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