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Bath: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide

1. Bath: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath on this 1.5-hour guided walking tour. Your expert guide will explain the history, architecture, and some of the many stories that have made Bath such a fantastic place to visit. During the tour see the iconic sights of Bath including the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge, and Bath Abbey. Wander through the city as your guide brings the history, architecture, and the people of Bath to life through a lively and enjoyable commentary at each of the stops around the city. Ask them lots of questions and maybe even test the edges of their knowledge. Get insider knowledge on the best times to revisit certain sights.

Bath: City Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

2. Bath: City Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

Begin your tour in the morning or afternoon at Bath Abbey in the city center. See the very best of Bath, both past and present. Meet your guide and kick-off by visiting a selection of highlights including Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey. Proceed to the Roman Baths, and follow your guide to see the fascinating items and legacies left in Bath by the Romans during their occupation of the area. Witness the miraculous phenomenon of Bath's hot geothermal springs. Then, take in the enchanting Georgian architecture of this unique city. From the magnificent Royal Crescent to the mysterious Circus, see the best of the pomp and luxury of the 18th-century. Walk from the central Pump Rooms to the lavish Upper Assembly Rooms and finally arrive at the sumptuous Royal Crescent and the mysterious Circus. Bath offers a stunning variety of breathtaking architectural gems. The tour has been specially devised to show you the very best of Bath. Your guides are fun, engaging local professionals who will make the city’s history truly accessible for visitors of all ages.

London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

3. London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour is a must-do excursion for all visitors to London. Get to see the famous Windsor Castle, the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge, and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Transport by coach and guided tours at all locations are included. Start at Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family for 900 years. It is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the magnificent State Apartments, still used for state occasions and Royal receptions. Explore the castle grounds and the 14th-Century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Continue through the Wiltshire countryside to Stonehenge. Shrouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England. Head west to Bath, a beautiful Georgian city with handsome honey-colored architecture and the famous Roman baths. Enjoy a panoramic tour of some of Europe’s finest architectural sights, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and Pulteney Bridge. Choose the option to explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years.

From Oxford: Stonehenge and Bath Small-Group Tour

4. From Oxford: Stonehenge and Bath Small-Group Tour

Bath has been described as the Monte Carlo and the Las Vegas of Georgian England, and this tour gives you a comfortable morning to explore the city. Everything about the town’s imposing Palladian-style architecture was designed to make a striking visual impact – something that it still achieves today, hundreds of years after its construction. This UNESCO World Heritage Site never fails to wow visitors from around the world. Explore the best of the city, starting with Pulteney Bridge, the Circus, the imposing Royal Crescent and a wander inside Bath Abbey with its huge vaulted ceiling. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out the Celtic links between Bath and Stonehenge, so you leave not only with some fantastic photos but with a real understanding of the town and its landscape.   Perhaps no other site in England can compete with the beauty and mystery of Stonehenge. Hear the theories and draw your own conclusions: could Stonehenge be a site of astronomical importance? A pre-Roman temple? An alien launching pad? What is certain is that the archaeological and engineering importance of this breathtaking site is second to none. During your visit you will have access to the multi-million-pound Visitor Information Centre, where you can see the most cutting-edge modern science and research on this ancient landmark.  This tour includes optional collection from central Oxford hotels or Oxford Train Station included, along with central and Oxford train station return.

Bath: Private Walking Tour

5. Bath: Private Walking Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath on a customizable tour. See the city’s top sights, and learn about its culture and history from your private student guide. Meet your guide to start the experience. Cross the famous Pulteney Bridge and discover the history of the Roman Baths. Pass the beautiful Thermae Bath Spa, Britain’s only thermal spa. See the Edgar window in Bath Abbey and hear stories of the building’s turbulent history. Learn about Jane Austin’s connection to the city, and discover the striking Royal Crescent, where your tour will end.

Bath: 90-Minute Private Ghost Walking Tour

6. Bath: 90-Minute Private Ghost Walking Tour

Enjoy a scary and fun evening out in Bath with this guided walking tour. Whether you are a local or just visiting, you will learn more about the city and its gruesome history along the way. Take a leisurely nighttime stroll through the haunted streets of Bath. Listen to eerie stories of murder, mystery, mayhem, terrors, hauntings, and ghosts. Travel back in time through Bath's dark past, stretching back to its foundation long before the Romans came. Discover the secret history of the picturesque Circuses, crescents, streets, and Squares. The guided tour takes in many parts of the city and includes tales of the execution areas, haunted pubs, the old hospital, theatre, and, of course, the dueling ground where so many met a grisly end. After the tour, enjoy a drink in one of Bath's lovely, and possibly, haunted pubs.

Bath: Private Walking Tour with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide

7. Bath: Private Walking Tour with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Throughout your tour, visit sites such as the Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, the Pump Rooms, Pulteney Bridge, Queen Square, the Circus, the Royal Crescent, the Assembly Rooms, the Guildhall, the Mineral Hospital, and the Theatre Royal. The sites are steeped in history and full of interesting stories, which your guide will bring to life whilst providing you with their historical context in an enjoyable way. Your tour can be booked for individuals, couples looking for a unique experience, or groups of up to 15 people. Your guide can customize your tour and its themes to surround topics such as Romans in Bath, Jane Austen, literary figures, or remarkable women of Bath.

From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

8. From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

To begin your jam-packed day, visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world — a must-see during any visit to England. Spanning back over 5,000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. The monument endures as a source of inspiration and fascination and, for many, a place of worship and celebration. An audioguide tour will accompany your walk around the stones. You can also visit the new, world-class visitor center, which is proud home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and cafe. At the stone circle, a sense of context and dignity is returned to the monument.  In the afternoon, set off on a scenic drive to Bath. With over 2,000 years of history and streets lined with elegant, honey-colored Georgian houses, no other city rivals the breathtaking beauty of Bath. You will see the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and the delightful Pulteney Bridge. Learn how the Romans arrived in Bath in the first century, discovered Britain's only existing hot water springs, and built a bathing complex. This complex now stands as Britain's greatest memorial to the Roman era. Toward the end of the tour, take some free time for shopping and to visit the city's many other attractions.

Bath: Private Unconventional History of Bath Walking Tour

9. Bath: Private Unconventional History of Bath Walking Tour

Discover Bath's mischievous side on a fun guided walking tour of this beautiful city for just you and your private group. Take stroll through the historical city and learn more of its unconventional history and the lesser-known stories behind Bath's famous landmarks like the Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, and Royal Crescent.  Enjoy a light-hearted and unconventional walk through the city's history with your own private guide. Gain insight into many intriguing details, including some of the more 'interesting' aspects of 18th century and modern day life in Bath on this mischievous stroll.  See all the main attractions along your walk, including Bath Abbey, Sally Lunn's House, Pulteney Bridge, Guildhall, Queen Square, Royal Crescent, and The Circus.

From Brighton: Full Day Stonehenge and Bath Tour

10. From Brighton: Full Day Stonehenge and Bath Tour

Spend the day discovering English history and heritage with an excursion that takes you to the mystical Stonehenge, as well as the city of Bath for an informative sightseeing tour. Your tour begins in Brighton, with downtown pickup from a convenient meeting point. Board an air-conditioned coach and head out to your first attraction, the prehistoric site of Stonehenge. Here, you’ll learn of the area’s mystery and significance, with the help of your onsite audio guide. Visit the visitor’s center, where objects unearthed from the site will be on display.   You’ll then head to the city of Bath, where you’ll follow a guide through ancient streets. Among other sites, you’ll pass by Bath Abbey, a parish church founded in the 7th century and UNESCO-listed building; the Jane Austen Center, which houses a permanent exhibition about Jane’s life and works, as well as a life-sized wax statue; and the Royal Crescent, a curved lined of 30 terraced houses that exemplify the city’s Georgian architecture. Then, you'll be given a map and some free time to get to know Bath and follow up on the sites that intrigued you the most.

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What people are saying about The Circus, Bath

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,050 reviews

Really enjoyed our walking tour - Andy was full of interesting facts and knowledge of the history of Bath. It certainly gave us an amazing insight into the story of Bath which is such a beautiful city - really glad we took the 90 minutes to find out more - highly recommend.

Not only were the tours excellent I also had enough time to do some shopping as well.

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.

Excellent guide. Very informative. Highly recommended

Very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend this walk.