Bath audio tour: Walk the Highlights of Medieval Bath

Walk the Highlights of Medieval Bath

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Whether you've visited before, or this is your first time in Bath, this walking tour will open your eyes to the world of yesteryear hidden within the city's streets.

By following the line of the ancient city wall, you'll hear about the people who've walked this short route before you. They include the Celtic Britons and French Normans, along with the Saxons, Vikings, and yes, everyone's favorites, the Romans. So why not 'lend me your ears' for a walk and talk covering 1,700 years?

Along the way, you'll hear about:

• How the Romans joined two Goddesses together
• When one river becomes two
• A funny story of a French girl and her secret recipe
• Bath’s hidden cathedral
• Burial sites beneath the Abbey
• What remains of the ancient wall and what was thrown from it
• The only true hot water springs in Britain
• A famous Bath delicacy or two and some ideas of great gifts

To get the most out of this tour, allow an hour to 90-minutes for the walk and more if you visit the Abbey and the Roman Baths.

Bath truly is a city for all ages, so let's delve into this living layer cake of history and see what gems we can uncover from the past.

Tour Producer


Andrew Clark

Hello, I’m Andy Clark, a Blue Badge tourist guide and owner of Avalon Heritage Tours, based in my home city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a career working in the world of technology in Academia and large multi-national companies, I have now found my true calling. I enjoy immensely meeting people from all over the world and showing them this country and especially the city of Bath, the place where I was born and grew up. Let’s go!

Major Landmarks

  • Bath Abbey

  • Roman Baths

  • River Avon

  • Spa Quarter / Thermae Spa

  • City Wall

  • Sally Lunn's / Bath's oldest house.

Directions to Starting Point

The walk starts from outside the Visitor Information Centre, which is in a very public area, officially called Terrace Walk. It is easily reached by walking a few hundred metres from both the railway and bus stations or if you are driving, a local car park called Southgate.

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Places to stop along the way

Abbey Church, Roman Baths Museum (including access to the washrooms if needed, even if you choose not to visit the museum), Parade Gardens, Sally Lunn's, Thermae Spa. While, for great coffee and cake, try Mokoko and for beautiful souvenirs, pop into Bath Aqua Glass, both located in the Abbey Churchyard.

Best time of day

Early morning to early evening. Most establishments in Bath are open everyday and to ensure access, the best time will be from around 0930 to 1700. However, many are open much longer. Be mindful of the Abbey schedule of services and events.


Most of the route is free from motor vehicle traffic, but remember in England, cars etc drive on the left. Also, look out for uneven and old sidewalks and similar. Bath is a relatively safe place and does not normally suffer from pickpockets or similar crime. Sometimes, homeless people can ask for money!


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Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 4 months ago

A great introduction to the medieval city

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 6 months ago

Great tour! The tour guide is brilliant and delivers the tour in a gentle but engaging manner, the auto directions are spot on and the points of interest are, well...really interesting. Definitely recommend.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago

Really pleased you enjoyed the tour and your comments are very much appreciated. Best wishes, Andy

Posted by Andrew , over 1 year ago

Lovely local knowledge and easy to understand, interesting facts about this lovely city. Worth a listen!

Posted by Teresa , over 1 year ago

Thanks Trish!

Posted by Andrew , over 1 year ago

An excellent and convenient way to see the sights of this beautiful city. Andy provided clear and accurate guidance, with amusing anecdotes thrown in, along with interesting facts and insights - this was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative tour.

Posted by Linda , over 1 year ago

Thank you for your kind comments and I'm very pleased you enjoyed this tour of medieval Bath. Best wishes, Andrew Clark - Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Posted by Andrew , over 1 year ago
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Walk the Highlights of Medieval Bath