Free Walking Tours in Bath
This post lists the best free walking tours you can take in Bath, including self-guided tours and small group tours.
WHAT ARE FREE WALKING TOURS?
Free walking tours are tours that have no upfront booking fees or costs. Depending on the company you go with, you reserve your spot or show up on the day and determine at the end how much the tour was worth for you.
Since they’re so convenient and budget-friendly, groups of participants get pretty large. If you want to ensure a smaller group setting to give you more time to interact with your tour guide, we suggest checking out paid small group tours.
TIP: If you’d rather get a ride through Bath instead of walking, the hop-on-hop-off bus tour is popular!
WALKING TOURS IN BATH
The city center of Bath is quite small, which means you can cover most of it during one walking tour. The below tours are the two main walking tours available, including one that is run by the city itself.
Footprints Tours offers a free, introductory walking tour of Bath that lasts approximately 2 hours. The guides are local and well-versed in local history, culture, and architecture. You’ll get an overview of the Roman baths, Jane Austen’s life, and how the city changed during war. Tours are in English and you can request Spanish.
Mayor of Bath’s Guides
The city of Bath has a group of volunteer tour guides who give community-focused walking tours. You’ll learn about current events and culture, as well as how Bath evolved into what it is today. These tours have run for the last 85 years, so you can expect a knowledgeable guide.
It’s easy to customize your own experience and be in charge of your sightseeing in Bath with a self-guided tour. It’s up to you when you start walking and whether or not you make pit stops along the way.
Strawberry Tours lists two free downloadable audio tours. One focuses on the World Heritage sites in the city, from the Roman Baths to impressive Georgian architecture. The other audio tour focuses on Jane Austen’s life in Bath and how the city influenced her novels.
Chevening Self-Guided Tour
This blog describes the City of Bath as a British fairy tale and includes a lovely, in-depth self-guided walking tour. There are 7 main stops on the list with 2 bonus stops. It includes time estimates for walking between stops on the tour, so you know what to expect.
FREE WALKING TOURS IN OTHER CITIES
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