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Mayor's Honorary Guides

Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
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Wonderful tour

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Excellent

Utterly fantastic. Dave was knowledgeable, captivating, and good-natured. This walk gave... read more

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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 August additional tours on Tuesday and Thursday at 18.00. These tours include the main sights in the city centre - Abbey Church Yard, Queen Square, Royal Crescent, Circus etc. From May to September, 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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived in Bath as first time visitors and thought we would take this tour as a way to get to know the city center before doing anything else. We are so glad we did! Terry was a friendly and phenomenal guide, sharing with us...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Utterly fantastic. Dave was knowledgeable, captivating, and good-natured. This walk gave information and context to all the interesting sites around the city. Even though you walk about 1.5 miles, there is a lot of stopping and standing to discuss different points of interest, so don’t...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An excellent (and free) walking tour of Bath by Volunteers - we had Diana and she was knowledgeable, fun and took great care of the group. The tour covers the major sights in Bath over the 2 hour tour.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic guide called Collin who showed us all of the main touristy bath areas and gave us lots of interesting facts/ historical information about each one. It was the first thing we did and helped us get our bearings as well as...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself and my wife attended one of these tours and our guide was Maggie who was outstanding, me and the wife had an agreement that if the 2 hour walking tour became boring then we would slide off, but Maggie did get magic and we...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our lodging host recommended the mayor's tours and we're so glad she did. Bill was a great guide - we spent 2.5 hours with him and walked all over the city, learning much about the history, architecture and people who shaped Bath. He was more...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our visit to Bath with this tour and I am so glad we did. The tour starts in the square in front of the Roman Baths so the location is very central and easy to find. There is no booking required or available....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walking tour was wonderful, with a great overview of the history of Bath. Ken was a great guide and he was nice enough to give us heaps of fun facts that you won't find in your own research.

Thank Alice K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a huge mass of people waiting for the start time, but the six guides spilt us into six groups, which made the numbers very manageable. Our guide, Dan, was very knowledgeable and just as enthusiastic. He took us to all sorts of places...More

Thank Jonathan D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is definitely worth taking. You get to see all of bath in 2-3 hours and learn a lot about its architecture and beginnings. The guide was not only informative, but also kind and offered information on a great many places to eat and...More

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juille4
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Andy G | Property representative |
you just show up, it's not possible to book a place on the tour. They always have enough guides on duty to cope with the number of people
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Warren C
April 14, 2018|
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Response from McStuey | Reviewed this property |
Yes it runs in all weathers
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Bill L
April 5, 2018|
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Response from 433,123,456 | Reviewed this property |
National Express bus (10£ each way and 1 hour drive).
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