Frankenstein in Bath Walking Tours

Tuesday 18 May 2021
11am, 2pm and 5pm
Meet outside Sally Lunns
£15 (excl. fees)
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Tours at 11am, 2pm and 5pm on Monday 17 May and Tuesday 18 May. Please make sure you select the correct date and time when booking.

One of Bath’s best kept secrets is that most of Frankenstein was written in Bath. Follow in the footsteps of its creator Mary Shelley and learn more about her life, which was every bit as gothic as the story she told.

Local award-winning Show of Strength Theatre Company will introduce us to Frankenstein in Bath, a real-life tale of secrets and lies, suicides, concealed births, ruined reputations, and false identities. Mary Shelley arrived in Bath in September 1816 with three secrets she was desperate to keep. Five months later she left with two even darker secrets and the world’s first science fiction novel.

See the city where she lived and wrote; where her father stayed in one of Georgian England’s great hotels; where she took painting lessons – and where her step-sister gave birth to Lord Byron’s illegitimate child. Discover where she hid her secrets and why they stayed hidden for 200 years.

The tour finishes at Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, the first attraction dedicated to Mary Shelley and her most infamous creation. We hope to offer an exclusive sneak preview at the end of the tour ahead of its opening in June. For more information click here

Event information:
This event will be socially distanced. Further instructions of audience guidelines will be communicated closer to the festival and will adhere to the government guideline. Audience and artists’ safety is paramount. To read our COVID secure guidelines, please click here

Length of tour: one hour and three quarters
Start point: Outside Sally Lunns (BA1 1NX)
Finish point: Marry Shelley’s House of Frankenstein (BA1  2NT)
Distance: Around 1.5 miles, gentle-paced walking, on pavements
Suggested Age Range: 14+

For more information about accessibility and how to book a personal assistant complimentary ticket, please click here


Bath Festivals’ safety procedures have been certified by Visit Britain as ‘Good to Go’. For more information, visit their website here.