Best of Bath Walking Tours - Georgian Tour

Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Bath
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Bath
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This is a very personal walking tour with Bob and is restricted to 12 people. Bob, has lived in Bath for over 40 years and his love of the city and his sense of humour shines through as he brings to life not only the great characters, but also the grim realities faced by the ordinary people.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Bath, Bath, Somerset, England

Bob takes you through the heart of Georgian Bath and includes the Abbey Church Yard, Hot Springs, Old City Wall, Mineral Hospital, Queens Square, Roman Baths, Assembly Rooms, Circus, Royal Crescent, Gravel Walk, Pulteney Bridge, Guildhall and Market and much more.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Abbey Churchyard, By Bath Abbey Ba1, Bath BA1 1EE England

The tour starts from the Abbey Churchyard in front of the iconic Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, commonly known as Bath Abbey, which is an Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine monastery. Founded in the 7th century, Bath Abbey was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ England

The Roman Baths are well-preserved thermae in the city of Bath, A temple was constructed on the site between 60-70AD in the first few decades of Roman Britain. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the original Roman baths were in ruins a century later. The area around the natural springs was redeveloped several times during the Early and Late Middle Ages.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Royal Mineral Water Hospital, Gascoyne House Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RN England

Construction of this hospital began in 1737, which heralded a new period of faith and scientific belief in the healing properties of Bath's mineral waters.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Queen Square, Bath England

Queen Square is a square of Georgian houses and is the first element in the architectural sequence in Bath, which includes the Circus and the Royal Crescent. All of the buildings which make up the square are Grade I listed.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH England

During the Georgian era, Bath became fashionable, and the architect John Wood, the Elder, and his son laid out new areas of housing for residents and visitors. Assembly rooms had been built early in the 18th century, but a new venue for balls, concerts and gambling was envisaged in the area between Queen Square, The Circus and the Royal Crescent. The new or upper assembly rooms opened with a grand ball in 1771 and became the hub of fashionable society, being frequented by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, along with the nobility of the time.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Circus, At the Convergence of Brock, Bennett, and Gay Streets, Bath England

The Circus is a historic ring of large townhouses in the city of Bath, Somerset, England, forming a circle with three entrances. Designed by architect John Wood, the Elder, it was built between 1754 and 1768, and is regarded as a pre-eminent example of Georgian architecture. Each segment faces one of the three entrances, ensuring a classical façade is always presented straight ahead.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Royal Crescent, Royal Cresent, Bath BA1 1EE England

The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath, England. Also designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom and is a Grade I listed building.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pulteney Bridge, Bridge St, Bath BA1 1EE England

Pulteney Bridge is a bridge over the River Avon. It was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the land of the Pulteney family which it wished to develop. Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style, it is highly unusual in that it has shops built across its full span on both sides.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bath Guildhall Market, Guildhall High Street, Bath BA1 5AW England

The Guild Hall is an indoor market wander around and you will find some interesting stalls. The market is housed in a beautiful building. The market has been established since 1284.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Abbey Churchyard, By Bath Abbey Ba1, Bath BA1 1EE England

At the end of the walk, we return to the Abbey Churchyard and spend as much time as you like discussing points of interest about Bath with your guide Bob.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Included in the price is a 2 hour walking tour

Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - The Roman Baths
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mineral Water Hospital
  • Entry/Admission - Assembly Rooms
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Crescent
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • The whole tour is in an outside environment and we encourage social distancing. Masks are not required but you are free to wear them if you want.
Departure Point

Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1, UK


Departure Time

01:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 to 3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

G F

27 Nov, 2022

Bob is a natural, knowledgeable guide! He is friendly and open to any questions or particular sites you are interested in viewing. It rained most of the tour, but Bob did not miss a beat, and we carried on until the weather cleared up. We left Bath with so much knowledge and an interest in studying more of the history of the city. What a great day! Thank you, Bob!

555radai

24 Nov, 2022

Bob provided us with a unique and erudite experience of the Medieval and Georgian city of Bath. His knowledge of the city and its history and the passion with which he speaks about every single building is inspiring. If we were to come back to Bath ever again, we would surely book the tour again just to get the chance to listen to Bob again.

Benjamin_A

23 Nov, 2022

This was the highlight of our week in England. Before going on the tour, we visited the baths. This was a perfect setup for the amazing tour of Bath’s architecture and in-depth history of the town from Bob. Not only was he very knowledgeable but he did great with our two kids. Thank you!

Laura_H

17 Nov, 2022

Bob was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and spoke about some really interesting things. 100% would recommend - will be sending friends his way when they visit Bath.

ZoeyShu

30 Oct, 2022

Bob is definitely a knowledgeable, passionate and cool man. He knows Bath city very well and gave us a great tour this Saturday. Both my bf and I enjoyed it a lot and learned a lot from the tour. I would strongly recommend Bob's walking tour to anyone interested in history and architecture!

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