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Mayor's Honorary Guides

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Address: Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 477411

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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Richard rocks!

We weren't intending on taking the tour but happened to be at the right place at the right time so tagged along for the ride. What a pleasant surprise! The tour was not only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We weren't intending on taking the tour but happened to be at the right place at the right time so tagged along for the ride. What a pleasant surprise! The tour was not only interesting but also informative, entertaining, funny and best of all, free. The guides do not accept tips which takes the pressure off and allows everyone to... More 

Thank BonzoD
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great walking tour of some of Bath's popular landmarks. Richard was a fantastic tour guide - very knowledgeable and entertaining! Definitely recommended.

Thank adw8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic! The 85 or so volunteers who lead approx, 2 1/2 hr. tours of Bath are fonts of knowledge. So worthwhile to take this tour and the fact that it free is a bonus. Pete was stellar. I would allow at least 1 1/2 days for Bath. Doing these tours' (at 10:30 or 3:00), visiting the Baths, (approx. 2 hrs);... More 

Thank alwaysplanahead
New Malden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a Mayor's Guided Tour of Bath. Our Guide, David, pointed out interesting buildings and landmarks, and shared his knowledge of local history. He told us some stories of local celebrities too. A thoroughly enjoyable 2 hour stroll round Bath. Free too!

Thank 01Sue
Cambs, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont miss these free 2 hour guided tours of Bath by the Mayors Honorary Guides. Our guide, Richard, was most knowledgeable and really made our trip to Bath. He showed us all the sights and made its history come alive with tales of the folks who used to live in the town.it was obvious he was very proud of his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a brilliant way to get to see and understand the history of Bath. The walk lasts for around two hours (though you can leave at any point you want) with one of the mayor's expert guides who each add their own individual take on the city. Not only is it for free, the guide also stresses right at... More 

Thank Robin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended to us by our B & B as an excellent way to learn about Bath before wandering around on our own and so glad we did. The guided tours are free, do not require any booking, they are taken at a leisurely pace (around 2 hours to complete but you can drop out at any time)and start ourside... More 

Thank DaveBBradford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent walking tour, and free on top of it. I only had so much time in Bath, but we visited all the top places in the city, leaving off in the center so that you can explore the inside destinations. The guide was obviously very passionate about Bath history, and I learned so many interesting facts that... More 

Thank Topeze314
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best tour of our two weeks in the UK! Volunteer guides lead you around and through the city center of this beautiful place while regaling you with its history, culture, architecture and people. A top-notch two hours spent with people who love what they do -- and it shows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're pretty good at finding our way around and always have an itinerary, but this tour saved us the hassle, many thanks, Richard for an entertaining morning. Met up at 10.30 outside the pump-rooms, and thoughtfully informed that we may need to use the 'facilities' as there is nowhere else en route. 'Takes about 2 hours' says the blurb, it... More 

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