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Mayor's Honorary Guides

#1 of 58 Tours in Bath
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Address: Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1225 477411
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Bath Free Two hours well spent

What a wonderful tour we had 21st April 2016. Having collected together with about 30 other visitors to the wonderful city of Bath at 10.30am outside the Pump Room we were... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2016
Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

What a wonderful tour we had 21st April 2016. Having collected together with about 30 other visitors to the wonderful city of Bath at 10.30am outside the Pump Room we were welcomed by three guides and split into 3 groups. From the very beginging we knew we were in for a very special tour. Michael obviously had a passion for... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

We joined a large group of people outside the abbey and we were divided into 3 groups, our tour guide was Michael whose humour, knowledge and entertaining manner made the 2 hours fly by.. We learnt so much from him and would happily have paid a small fee for the privilege.. thank you.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Thanks to Roland -- an interesting tour of Bath's architectural highlights with some fascinating insights and anecdotes! Always a pleasure when local people have a passion for their subject.

Thank Simon D
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Every city should have guides as good as Bath. Our guide, David, was informative and fun. Even our teenagers enjoyed the fantastic stories and history of this beautiful city.

Thank J K
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016

A clever and informative walk around Bath guided by a knowledgable gentleman with a wealth of interesting facts. Clearly enthusiastic about Bath's history and architecture, this was a highlight of our visit. That this was free was the icing on a wonderful cake.

1 Thank Jon1007
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Well worth going on these walks. Lead by very knowledgeable guides who seem to thoroughly enjoy passing on information about the architecture and history of Bath in an easy manner.

1 Thank courtlodgefarm
Bozeman, Montana
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

So enjoyable and very informative. The guides are very engaging and you know they love their city. Such a great introduction to a city with such a rich history.

1 Thank ahickle
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

A free tour that's actually free! It was interesting to step back in time with our knowledgable guide, I had no idea about Baths history apart from Jane Austen. What a diverse and fascinating history that is so much more than Jane's time. We actually, met the mayor as week, he was passing by so stopped in to say hello... More 

1 Thank Sally156
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

It is such a shame the tour guides do not take tips. They are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. After taking this tour I would walk around Bath remembering the information they told us and learned to love this city almost as much as the guides. The walk was about 2.5 hours and the speed of the walk was a leisure... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

Despite having previously visited Bath for work or shopping, yesterdays walking tour with Pete provided a much better view and understanding of this beautiful city. Arriving at the start and seeing so many people waiting, we began to have second thoughts. However, we were soon organised into groups of about 20 and set off with Pete, a very friendly, extremely... More 

Thank Michael P

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