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Frankenstein in Bath

North Parade | Abbey Hotel, Bath BA1 1LF, England
+44 117 902 0235
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Gentle stroll in Bath that gives an interesting twist on the Jane Austen view of the period.

I’m local to Bath and I thought I knew a fair bit about it’s history but this walk around the... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Gazza_Bath
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Bath
Shining light on Mary Shelley in Bath

A fantastic tour: Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in this beautiful city. The excellent tour guide... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
R W
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Best Live Performance, Creative Bath Awards 2017 Show Of Strength Theatre Company's FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH reveals an extraordinary, and forgotten, story: how Mary Shelley wrote much of her iconic novel in Bath in 1816/17. Mary and her step sister, Claire Clairmont, lived in Bath for nearly six months. They brought several dark secrets with them and, as autumn turned into winter, a chain of tragic events unfolded around them. The tour reveals the secrets and scandals behind FRANKENSTEIN’s creation, and takes visitors on an extraordinary adventure that explores many unmarked locations - including where Mary wrote her story. The tour starts outside The Abbey Hotel, North Parade – an address Mary visited many times – and ends nearby. Route about a mile, easy walking with stops along the way, lasts c 75 minutes – in plenty time for an 8pm dinner in one of Bath’s excellent restaurants. 2017: 1 July to 30 September, Wed – Sat 6.30 pm; Sundays 4.30pm (not Mon/Tue). All tickets £8, cash only, at the start of the walk – no need to book. Advance booking, if required, at Bath Visitor Information Centre Private tours welcome, by arrangement. The event is not recommended for under 12s.
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North Parade | Abbey Hotel, Bath BA1 1LF, England
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I’m local to Bath and I thought I knew a fair bit about it’s history but this walk around the centre of Bath tells you how the story of Frankenstein was written, primarily in Bath, which I didn’t know at all. It’s also about the...More

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Sheila H, Manager at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Lovely review, hugely appreciate this feedback, very good to meet you and very pleased indeed that you enjoyed!

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

A fantastic tour: Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in this beautiful city. The excellent tour guide describes the places and people that mattered in her turbulent and creative life. Highly recommended.

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Sheila H, Manager at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed and thanks so much for taking the time to write this. FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH back from Friday 24 August...

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a piece. We felt the characters came to life and walked beside us - loved all the interlocking stories. A brilliantly written script- shocks you with the history of Mary Shelly and puts Percy in a very different light. The...More

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Sheila H, Owner at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Only just noticed that I hadn't responded to this - really thought I had. So forgive the tardy reply. Delighted you enjoyed, thanks so much for saying so, and look forward to seeing you in 2018...!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

My sibling is a big Gothic Romance fan, so when I saw this on I figured I better take her along. It's a highly interesting history behind the writing of Frankenstein - the lives of the Shelleys and all the others whose lives touched theirs...More

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Sheila H, Owner at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Huge apologies for delayed response to this, really thought I'd sent it. Thanks so much and yes, completely agree about let's hope for better weather next year. Very glad you enjoyed and stay dry!

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Very informative and entertaining! Sheila Hannon has done an amazing job researching the subject and creating a fascinating walk through Bath. We really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.More

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Sheila H, Owner at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed. Today -10 September- is the anniversary of both Mary Wollstonecraft's death (1797) and Mary Shelley's arrival in Bath (1816). And the new MARY SHELLEY film has just made the Hot List at the Toronto Film Festival - should be...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This tour is one of those Hidden Gems that everyone wants to discover - whether they're a jaded resident of this lovely city who's "seen it all before" or a day-tripper who wants to get underneath the skin of Georgian Bath. I highly recommend this...More

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Sheila H, Owner at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

What a fab review! Thank you so much, so pleased you enjoyed - and took the time to write this. It's a great story. Keep an eye out for MARY SHELLEY, new film out next July...

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A really interesting 75 mins spent walking around Bath and hearing how the time Mary Shelley spent in the city in 1816/17, influenced her novel Frankenstein. I highly recommend the tour and will now definitely be reading the book.

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Sheila H, Owner at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks so much for this, delighted you enjoyed. Good reviews are even more appreciated after so much rain! Hope you enjoy the book and see Bath as a big part of it...

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

A fascinating story about Shelley's concealed time in Bath, performed by a captivating and theatric guide who brought the city of Bath to life with her energy and enthusiasm. Totally appropriate for all ages, I brought my 14 year old sister, whom enjoyed it as...More

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Sheila H, Owner at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

What a great review, thanks so much, really appreciated and very pleased to hear you had a good time. Weather seems to be looking up which is great news too...!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Most interesting and delightfully told by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. A fascinating back story of Shelleys' short residence in Bath. Almost as dark as her own book. Wonderful!

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Sheila H, Owner at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you, really appreciated. And so glad it was worthwhile after all that rain - maybe not quite as much as fell in the summer of 1816 but it felt like it! Sun shining now, fingers crossed for tonight at 6.30...

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you are interested in a tour of Bath that is a little different, this is the tour for you. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I loved her reading some of Mary Shelley's letters and finding out about this amazing author who produced...More

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Sheila H, Owner at Frankenstein in Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you! And wasn't the weather gothic as well?! But we survived, unlike some of the people caught up in this extraordinary story - and so much of it happened in Bath...

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