Bath: The Great Spa Town
In 2021 Bath gained a rare second UNESCO World Heritage Site listing as one of The Great Spa Towns of Europe.
This revealing walking tour by Fred Mawer Tours focuses on Bath’s fascinating spa history. You will learn about the city’s naturally hot springs, and how everyone from the poor to royalty came to Bath seeking cures for all sorts of ailments by bathing in and drinking the thermal waters.
The tour, led by professional Blue Badge Tourist Guides, also reveals historic hospices and hospitals where pilgrims and patients heading to the baths stayed, and looks at après-spa attractions designed to keep visitors entertained in Georgian times when Bath was a fashionable health resort.
Start: Meet at Orange Grove
Finish: The Circus (BA1 2EW)
Duration: two hours
Distance: 1.2 miles
Gentle-paced walking, on pavements, with frequent stops
Suitable for wheelchair users