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.

Group Walks

What we offer you - apart from a warm welcome to Bath...

  • The minimum number of people for a Mayor's Guides group walking tour is 12; the maximum is 50.
  • We require at least 4 weeks notice for a group walk.
  • Our tours last approximately 2 hours and cover the main points of Bath's historical and architectural interest. We do not lead tours inside buildings. If you would like us to cover some special interest please tell us when making the booking.
  • In addition, we offer certain themed group walks: the Pulteney Estate, the Bath Blitz and Jane Austen in Bath. Further details are in the separate box on this page.
  • Our tours are usually in English.
  • We normally start in the Abbey Churchyard, between the entrances to the Roman Baths and the Pump Room.
  • The Mayor's Guides are volunteers. We give our services free; we are not paid and do not accept tips.
  • We are sorry to say that we cannot, usually, offer group walking tours on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • We do not accept bookings from commercial organisations whose customers pay them to organise tours.

Themed Group Walks

The Pulteney Estate

Leave the old city via Pulteney Bridge to walk Bath's grandest boulevard. Explore the country's last remaining Georgian pleasure garden, discover the canal and find hidden gems.

The Bath Blitz

Walk back in time to 1942 when the bombs fell on Bath. Discover the damaged buildings, remember the human cost, hear the stories and live the wartime spirit.

Jane Austen in Bath

The fact in the fiction! Step back in time, walk in Jane Austen's footsteps and discover the encounters in Bath that brought life to her novels.