Bath boasts more than its fair share of historical walking tours, but visitors can also opt for some tours that are slightly out of the ordinary. Whether you’re the sort of person who dreams of bumping into Mr. Darcy or someone with a wicked sense of humour, you’ll find a tour to suit when you visit Bath.
Here are just a few of the most unique choices available.
Bizarre Bath has been designed to tickle your funny bone, and it’s something that the whole family can enjoy. You’ll stroll through Bath while taking an irreverent look at the city, finding out about its mysteries, thrills, and surprises along the way. If you’re leaning more towards the hysterical rather than the historical, Bizarre Bath is probably right up your alley.
In the Footsteps of Jane Austen
For a more refined walking tour, try this Austen-themed affair. It’s a completely free audio walking tour of the city created by Bath Tourism Plus, and it’s perfect if you missed out on the annual Jane Austen Festival. Austen set two of her most famous books in Bath: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. This tour will take you through parts of the city seen by the characters, describing as you go just what the city would have been like in the times of Austen herself.
Frankenstein in Bath
Perhaps your literary tastes are more concerned with monsters than marriage? If so, try the Frankenstein tours. These evening theatrical walks take place during the nights of summer, celebrating Mary Shelley’s iconic novel in the city where it was written. Mary Shelley lived in Bath after developing the idea of Victor Frankenstein’s hideous creation, and your tour will explore the world in which she lived.
The Hidden Gardens of Bath
Some of Bath’s most beautiful areas are hidden away from view, but you can seek them out on The Hidden Gardens of Bath tour. Take a look at some of the greeneries hidden in the city’s private houses and hotels. Each one has its own story to tell, providing a fascinating glimpse into the life and history of the city.