The Circus, Bath

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The Circus, Bath: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bath: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide

1. Bath: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath on this 1.5-hour guided walking tour. Your expert guide will explain the history, architecture, and some of the many stories that have made Bath such a fantastic place to visit. During the tour see the iconic sights of Bath including the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge, and Bath Abbey. Wander through the city as your guide brings the history, architecture, and the people of Bath to life through a lively and enjoyable commentary at each of the stops around the city. Ask them lots of questions and maybe even test the edges of their knowledge. Get insider knowledge on the best times to revisit certain sights.

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Bath: City Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

2. Bath: City Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

Begin your tour in the morning or afternoon at Bath Abbey in the city center. See the very best of Bath, both past and present. Meet your guide and kick-off by visiting a selection of highlights including Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey. Proceed to the Roman Baths, and follow your guide to see the fascinating items and legacies left in Bath by the Romans during their occupation of the area. Witness the miraculous phenomenon of Bath's hot geothermal springs. Then, take in the enchanting Georgian architecture of this unique city. From the magnificent Royal Crescent to the mysterious Circus, see the best of the pomp and luxury of the 18th-century. Walk from the central Pump Rooms to the lavish Upper Assembly Rooms and finally arrive at the sumptuous Royal Crescent and the mysterious Circus. Bath offers a stunning variety of breathtaking architectural gems. The tour has been specially devised to show you the very best of Bath. Your guides are fun, engaging local professionals who will make the city’s history truly accessible for visitors of all ages.

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Bath: 90-Minute Private Ghost Walking Tour

3. Bath: 90-Minute Private Ghost Walking Tour

Enjoy a scary and fun evening out in Bath with this guided walking tour. Whether you are a local or just visiting, you will learn more about the city and its gruesome history along the way. Take a leisurely nighttime stroll through the haunted streets of Bath. Listen to eerie stories of murder, mystery, mayhem, terrors, hauntings, and ghosts. Travel back in time through Bath's dark past, stretching back to its foundation long before the Romans came. Discover the secret history of the picturesque Circuses, crescents, streets, and Squares. The guided tour takes in many parts of the city and includes tales of the execution areas, haunted pubs, the old hospital, theatre, and, of course, the dueling ground where so many met a grisly end. After the tour, enjoy a drink in one of Bath's lovely, and possibly, haunted pubs.

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From Oxford: Stonehenge and Bath Small-Group Tour

4. From Oxford: Stonehenge and Bath Small-Group Tour

Bath has been described as the Monte Carlo and the Las Vegas of Georgian England, and this tour gives you a comfortable morning to explore the city. Everything about the town’s imposing Palladian-style architecture was designed to make a striking visual impact – something that it still achieves today, hundreds of years after its construction. This UNESCO World Heritage Site never fails to wow visitors from around the world. Explore the best of the city, starting with Pulteney Bridge, the Circus, the imposing Royal Crescent and a wander inside Bath Abbey with its huge vaulted ceiling. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out the Celtic links between Bath and Stonehenge, so you leave not only with some fantastic photos but with a real understanding of the town and its landscape.   Perhaps no other site in England can compete with the beauty and mystery of Stonehenge. Hear the theories and draw your own conclusions: could Stonehenge be a site of astronomical importance? A pre-Roman temple? An alien launching pad? What is certain is that the archaeological and engineering importance of this breathtaking site is second to none. During your visit you will have access to the multi-million-pound Visitor Information Centre, where you can see the most cutting-edge modern science and research on this ancient landmark.  This tour includes optional collection from central Oxford hotels or Oxford Train Station included, along with central and Oxford train station return.

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Bath: Private Walking Tour

5. Bath: Private Walking Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath on a customizable tour. See the city’s top sights, and learn about its culture and history from your private student guide. Meet your guide to start the experience. Cross the famous Pulteney Bridge and discover the history of the Roman Baths. Pass the beautiful Thermae Bath Spa, Britain’s only thermal spa. See the Edgar window in Bath Abbey and hear stories of the building’s turbulent history. Learn about Jane Austin’s connection to the city, and discover the striking Royal Crescent, where your tour will end.

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From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

6. From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

To begin your jam-packed day, visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world — a must-see during any visit to England. Spanning back over 5,000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. The monument endures as a source of inspiration and fascination and, for many, a place of worship and celebration. An audioguide tour will accompany your walk around the stones. You can also visit the new, world-class visitor center, which is proud home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and cafe. At the stone circle, a sense of context and dignity is returned to the monument.  In the afternoon, set off on a scenic drive to Bath. With over 2,000 years of history and streets lined with elegant, honey-colored Georgian houses, no other city rivals the breathtaking beauty of Bath. You will see the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and the delightful Pulteney Bridge. Learn how the Romans arrived in Bath in the first century, discovered Britain's only existing hot water springs, and built a bathing complex. This complex now stands as Britain's greatest memorial to the Roman era. Toward the end of the tour, take some free time for shopping and to visit the city's many other attractions.

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Bath: Private Walking Tour with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide

7. Bath: Private Walking Tour with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Throughout your tour, visit sites such as the Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, the Pump Rooms, Pulteney Bridge, Queen Square, the Circus, the Royal Crescent, the Assembly Rooms, the Guildhall, the Mineral Hospital, and the Theatre Royal. The sites are steeped in history and full of interesting stories, which your guide will bring to life whilst providing you with their historical context in an enjoyable way. Your tour can be booked for individuals, couples looking for a unique experience, or groups of up to 15 people. Your guide can customize your tour and its themes to surround topics such as Romans in Bath, Jane Austen, literary figures, or remarkable women of Bath.

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Bath Private Walking Tour with City Viewpoint

8. Bath Private Walking Tour with City Viewpoint

After being collected from your preferred pick-up point in Bath, drive to a great viewpoint overlooking the city. Continue on by foot to the center of Bath. Walk through the streets of Bath and see the city's famous landmarks such as the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge. Visit the location of the city's hot springs which bubbled-up to feed the ancient Roman Baths and Bath's modern spa. During the tour you will hear stories about the city's history and Bath's interesting characters. This 3-hour tour can be done either in the morning or in the afternoon, giving you time to spend the rest of your stay in Bath relaxing, shopping, or visiting some of its many museums. There is not time to go inside any museums during this tour but your guide will be happy to point these out to you during the tour or escort you to them at the end of the tour.

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Bath: Private Unconventional History of Bath Walking Tour

9. Bath: Private Unconventional History of Bath Walking Tour

Discover Bath's mischievous side on a fun guided walking tour of this beautiful city for just you and your private group. Take stroll through the historical city and learn more of its unconventional history and the lesser-known stories behind Bath's famous landmarks like the Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, and Royal Crescent.  Enjoy a light-hearted and unconventional walk through the city's history with your own private guide. Gain insight into many intriguing details, including some of the more 'interesting' aspects of 18th century and modern day life in Bath on this mischievous stroll.  See all the main attractions along your walk, including Bath Abbey, Sally Lunn's House, Pulteney Bridge, Guildhall, Queen Square, Royal Crescent, and The Circus.

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Bath: 2 Hour Private City Walking Tour

10. Bath: 2 Hour Private City Walking Tour

Meet your guide, then set off on a two hour adventure through Bath. Explore the bustling city streets and soak up the unique atmosphere of this charming destination. As you explore, admire the diverse array of architecture, which the city is famed for. Highlights of the tour include the River Avon, Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, Pulteney Bridge, Guildhall Markets, Theater Royal, Queen Square, Royal Crescent, Royal Victoria Park, The Circus, and more. Along the way, listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about Bath’s history and culture, as well as the many prominent historical figures who lived here. Your guide can also offer a local’s perspective on the very best bars, restaurants, and museums to visit during your stay.

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What people are saying about The Circus, Bath

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 178 reviews

Such an amazing and enthusiastic tour guide. Answered every question I had to ask. Was brilliant to do on our first day in bath to get some of the history!

Our guide, Jamie, was very knowledgable about Bath, and lighthearted in his delivery. A very pleasant walk.

Great walking tour with Tony today. Lots of info and facts about Bath, highly recommend . Thank you

Tony was absolutely amazing. Thank you for such a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!

Host was brilliant. Kids loved the your. A good history tour as well as the ghost stories.