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Mayor's Honorary Guides

Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
+44 1225 477411
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Excellent tour

Fantastic tour by Dan this morning, really knowledgeable and lovely leisurely pace lasting around 2... read more

Reviewed today
Eleanor C
via mobile
Informative free walking tour

Pete our guide was very friendly and informative. The tour lasted approximately two hours and Pete... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen D
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
+44 1225 477411

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Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic tour by Dan this morning, really knowledgeable and lovely leisurely pace lasting around 2 1/2 hours, would definitely recommend

Thank Eleanor C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pete our guide was very friendly and informative. The tour lasted approximately two hours and Pete took us through historical Bath including information regarding Bath Abbey. the old town wall, Queens Place, The Circus, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge, Arthur Phillip's house (Pete pointed out...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed yesterday

We (my parents, brother and I) travelled to Bath for a day trip from Oxford on June 6 (or 7th). We did three things and I would recommend THEM ALL. We started with the Roman Baths--which was good to do in the morning because the...More

Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a free tour and guide does not accept tip. The guide is knowledgeable and well-trained. We toured most of the important buildings in Bath and our guide provided very interesting stories and information about them, things we probably would not be aware of....More

Thank Kim025Singapore
Reviewed 4 days ago

This free walking tour is a great way to enjoy the history and architecture of Bath. A lot is covered in 2 hours with significant persons such as Beau Nash, John Wood. Be ready for 2 miles of walking. Thanks much to Anne, Austin.

Thank EfficiencyGeek
Reviewed 4 days ago

For two hours, our exceptional guide Mr Terry Mitchell shared with us his passion for Bath. As a native of the city, he enriched the classic tour - Roman Baths, Pump Room, Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge etc - with historical background and many anecdotes. The...More

Thank MadameAsh
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely way to explore this beautiful city. It gave us a glimpse of all that Bath has to offer and more. Our guides, Anne and Austin were friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. This tour is free and you are told, by the guides, not to...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the opportunity to visit Bath recently while on a trip to London, England to see our daughter. While in Bath we took the Mayor's Free Walking tour and had Andy as our tour guide. Amazing, informative, best walking tour we have been on....More

1  Thank heidiparfitt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour - informative, well- spoken and entertaining guide (Keith) showed us the highlights of Bath - and the tours are free! Highly recommended

Thank carolhS649FG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met for the 10:30 tour outside the entrance to the Roman Baths. Not hard to find as there is a big poster on the wall and a lot of people milling about. Michael was our guide, and he was excellent. A retired Project Manager,...More

Thank Tony H
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Exactly how strenuous is this tour? Do they stop from time to time near benches? Thanks
8 May 2017|
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Response from Urban-Foxy16 | Reviewed this property |
They didn't stop near anywhere to sit down. It is two hours of gentle walking but quite a lot of standing and listening too. A couple carrying a baby had to step out half way through - you can leave the tour at any point... More
I was wondering if there is any walking tour in Bath in Spanish (for Fri 5th or Sat 6th May). Many thanks, Oihana
1 May 2017|
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Response from NigelBHemingbrough | Reviewed this property |
Not Spanish though
Yvonne V
We're coming to Bath from London and are trying to make the 10:30 tour on Friday April 28. Is there a place to leave our luggage near the tour meeting place or is it easy to find an Uber at the station so we can leave the luggage at our airbnb?
20 March 2017|
Response from BathUKMan |
There isn't anywhere to leave luggage near the Abbey Courtyard but there are always taxis at the station so leave your luggage at your accommodation and then get to the Abbey Courtyard for 10.30 or 2.00 pm. The tours go... More