The Mayor of Bath's Corps of Honorary Guides

Received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in June 2014. This is the highest award for a volunteer group in the UK and is given for outstanding work in the local community.

Becoming a Mayor's Guide


The Mayor of Bath’s Corps of Honorary Guides was founded in 1934. We are a group of individuals with a common love for Bath.


We conduct walking tours for the general public around Bath. Our walks are completely free, we are unpaid volunteers and do not accept tips.


Every day of the year, in all weathers, except for Christmas Day.


On behalf of the Mayor we welcome visitors from across the world and take pride in the delivery of informative and entertaining tours. People enjoy our tours and we are giving something back to Bath.


Enthusiasm, willingness to learn, public speaking, welcoming, friendly and committed.

Individual Commitment?

At least 12 walks a year – most guides lead more. Initial training of up to 6 months, both self-study and practical under a tutor. Once qualied, continuous development supported by a programme of educational/social events.

Next Steps?

Submit the online form below or click here to open in a new window.

We will reply with some additional information, including an explanation of the application process.