Who are they?
Mayor of Bath's Corps of
consists of about seventy
volunteers who have all undertaken a period of training and passed a
practical examination. They lead free two-hour walking tours of the
City of Bath every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Where do they walk?
Each guide has his or her own preferred route but all walks start and
finish outside the Pump Room in Abbey Churchyard. Walks start at 10.30
a.m. (10:30) and 2 p.m. (14:00) except Saturday, when there is only a
morning walk. In the months May to September additional walks start at
7 p.m. (19:00) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Although every walk will be different, all should visit the main
attractions of Bath:
- Hot Baths
- The Abbey
- Pulteney Bridge
- Mineral Water Hospital
- Theatre Royal
- Queens Square
- (King's) Circus
- Upper Assembly Rooms
- Royal Crescent
Guides can be identified by the badge they wear:
Location of notice board (starting point of walks) outside the Pump
in Abbey Churchyard (new board erected November 2014 - updated
The text reads
On the metal plaque at the top of the board:
"City of Bath Honorary Guides
Founded in 1934"
On the notice in the lockable display (and thus subject to change):
"The Mayor of Bath's Guides
Free Walking Tours Start Here
Tips not accepted
Approx 2 hours
Sunday to Friday 10.30am and 2.00pm
Every day except Christmas Day
Groups of 12+ must pre-booked
No commercial tours
More information at www.bathguides.org.uk"
At the bottom are:
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (awarded 2014)
Trip Advisor 2014 Winner Certificate of Excellence
Location map of Abbey Churchyard:
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