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“Bath Visitor Card - excellent value!”

Bath Tourist Information Office
Ranked #36 of 155 things to do in Bath
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Bath Visitor Card - excellent value!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Not really a review of the TIC - which is perfectly good and whose staff were helpful - but an endorsement of the Bath Visitor Card, which can only be bought there. The Card, which only costs £3pp, is excellent value for money. It provides either a discount or '2 for 1' admission at many of Bath's museums and attractions, plus some other discounts on shopping and eating out. It seems to have undergone some changes for this year, and several places did not seem to recognise it at first sight, and there are now fewer restaurants taking part in the scheme. However, we got our money's worth from using the Card from visiting just two museums - and with the '2 for 1' deals, it dawned on us that only one of us needed to have bought the card (this might be different for eating out discounts)! Note that the Card doesn't give any reduction at the Roman Baths but discount vouchers are available on online voucher sites. Just one other note of caution - look out for combined tickets for Bath Preservation Trust properties - these might work out (marginally) cheaper than using the Card.

Visited March 2014
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“Free, Friendly and Informative 2 hours - what more do you want?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

A free 2 hours tour around the highlights of bath with a local volunteer guide. These run most days of the year from near the baths. Our guide took us around key locations pointing out points of interest, historical connections, facts and figures. He was friendly and informative, happy to answer questions.

Recommended.

Visited December 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Free walking tour of Bath”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

While the attendants inside the "information office"- which by the way is really just a gift shop- were not at all helpful, we had received a tip from a travel book to join one of the free walking tours offered from the Abbey courtyard. The courtyard was bustling and it was a little confusing trying to figure out which group was the right tour but once we found it, the tour was wonderful!

Our guide included many interesting anecdotes about the history of Bath and some of the main players in its history. We enjoyed seeing some of the sights that were already on our must-see list, like the Royal Crescent. Amazing value for a free tour. I would highly recommend it for anyone traveling to Bath.

The walk is brisk and lengthy with limited places to sit down, so take that into account if you are traveling with someone who is easily fatigued.

Visited September 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Unhelpful”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

Bath Tourist Board did not give a good impression when we called to visit looking for accommodation. Most unhelpful.

Visited April 2013
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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“Train Station Tips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

There wasn't a really good section to share travelling tips that aren't related to a hotel, etc.
Here are a few:
1. Show up as early as 10 AM for the free guided tours of Bath that start in the Abbey Courtyard. If you arrive later, they may either run out of guides or you'll have to wait. We highly recommend this free tour.
2. You can store your luggage, and have a nice snack at Cafe Au Lait just across from the train station for 5 GPB a bag.
3. There is a lift/elevator to Platform 2, but you have to ask an attendant to find it as it is hidden away.

Visited October 2012
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