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.
DAILY WALKS WILL BE RESUMING FROM 17th MAY 2021 - PLEASE NOTE BOOKING IS NECESSARY
WALKS OF THE PULTENEY ESTATE WILL ALSO BE RUNNING ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS - DETAILS HERE

Pulteney Estate
including Great Pulteney Street and Sydney Gardens

Great Pulteney Street is one of the finest formal streets in the country, and has housed many famous residents and visitors.

Sydney Gardens is the oldest park in Bath, and was originally an eighteenth and nineteenth century pleasure garden. It was a favourite spot for Jane Austen who lived opposite.

When

Twice Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11.00 am from May to September.

The tours last about two hours.

For details of our daily regular walking tours please click here.

Where

Walks start in the same place as our regular walks:


Booking

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ

- Our walking tours are now only available by booking. Sadly, if you arrive without a ticket you will not be able to join a tour. Booking closes 24 hours before each tour.

- Please book one ticket per adult and for each child aged 11 and over. Please enter the name of each person (rather than copying one name on to all tickets). Children under 11 do not need tickets.

- Our walking tours take place entirely outside; we will not be entering any buildings. 

- The maximum size of each tour group is 10 (not including the Guides or children under 11).

ALL visitors, with the exception of children under 11 and those with legitimate exemptions, MUST wear a face covering throughout the walk. Guides will be wearing face visors.

- Visitors should socially distance in line with current government advice.

- Before the walk departs, each Guide will register the names of everyone over the age of 16 in their group. 

- Toilet facilities are unlikely to be available for the duration of the tour.

- Stay away if you show any symptoms associated with Covid-19.

- Records will be kept for 21 days and used by the Mayor's Guides to contact visitors in the unlikely event that a walk has to be cancelled and, if required, provided to NHS Test and Trace.

In booking your ticket(s) you AGREE that all members of your booking will fulfil the safety requirements noted above.

Please book just the tickets you need. If you have to cancel please do so using the link on your ticket, giving as much notice as possible. This will free up spaces for other visitors. 

Please note that we may occasionally need to split family groups or couples to avoid exceeding our maximum group size.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to showing you around our beautiful city.

Group Walks, for groups of 12 and no more that 50, must be booked online in advance. Please click here for details.

Physical requirements

The walks are a little more than one mile (1.5km) in length and generally flat. The route is not physically demanding and will be taken at a leisurely pace but may include steps and some short slopes. Wheelchair users are welcome and the route will be adjusted to avoid steps but the Guides are not able to assist with moving the chairs.