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Mayor's Guides

Who are they?

The Mayor of Bath's Corps of Honorary Guides 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:

Guides can be identified by the badge they wear: Badge worn by Mayor's Guides

Location of notice board (starting point of walks) outside the Pump Room in Abbey Churchyard (new board erected November 2014 - updated photograph awaited):

Location of plaque at Abbey Churchyard

Mayor's Guides notice board

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
Saturday 10.30am
Every day except Christmas Day

Groups of 12+ must pre-booked
No commercial tours

More information at"

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:

Mayor's Guides location map



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