Behind The Façade: Bath's Backstories & Backstreets


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9am-1pm - Refreshments included - Available: April - Oct

Step away from the madding crowds to encounter a very different, and rather more intriguing, side to Bath. Delve deeper into its past and beyond the surface to uncover a wealth of stories, people and places that most visitors, and many locals, unwittingly pass by.

Venture beyond the typical tourist treadmill as one of a handful of travellers led by an engaging local guide, to enter tiny shops to meet world-renowned experts, encounter artisans producing exquisite crafts using techniques perfected over centuries… Uncover hidden gems, coded symbolism and step away from the bright lights of Georgian Bath to explore its darker underbelly. Encounter some of the incredible women to whom Bath was home, and whose intriguing stories have often been buried with them. Enjoy refreshments in two unique locations and create new friendships over coffee and tea and a relaxed stroll through a small, but oft-forgotten part of Bath.

Escape the crowds, create timeless memories, and immerse yourself in authentic England...

What we do is much more than a tour. What we do is unique.

We create personalised, immersive journeys for world-curious, discerning travellers looking to connect with the past and discover authentic England.

Each tour is carefully researched and designed to allow you to go beyond the ordinary and connect with the history, stories, experiences, places and people that make our country so special.

We get you off the beaten track, away from the well-worn tourist experience. We deliberately don't tell you everything about where we go, what we'll do and what you'll see - it's part of the magic!

As our guest, we’ll share with you the best of our cuisine, artisans, pubs, hidden gems and elusive delights we locals treasure but few outsiders discover.

Our guides are different too. We are a 'people-first' company that puts the values of integrity, honesty, kindness and the desire to serve at the heart of everything we do.

We choose our guides not only on their experience and credentials, but on the basis of the kind of people they are. They are warm, intelligent, compassionate and communicative people who share our ideals and vision. They are critical thinkers, curious about the world and enthusiastic about sharing their passion for England with you, our guests. Seeing your delight is what makes it magical for us too!

Join us for a journey of discovery into authentic England...

9.00am outside Royal Victoria Park Pavilion, Victoria Park, Bath BA1 2NR. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins.

Please be aware that our commitment to our guest's care means we are unable to wait for guests who are not ready on time.

This tour typically last around four hours.

  • Relaxed, intimate, 4hr walking tour of Bath.
  • A unique, immersive and relaxed experience.
  • Light refreshments & relaxed conversation.
  • Led by a warm, talented local guide

  • Things to consider

    Whether you have a definite plan, or a vague idea of what you'd like to see and do, drop us a line and we'll make it happen.

    Experiences are mostly conducted in English, but we also speak German. Contact us for details.

    Due to the in-depth nature of this experience, we do not encourage children under 12, but can accommodate them with prior agreement.

    We are Solo Traveller Friendly but Private Bookings require a minimum of two guests...

    Email us at: hello@aroundandaboutbath.com

    Or call us on: +44 8000 747949 or +1 800 563 1960