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HisTOURies UK - Bath Guided Tours

Explore Bath and the West Country
The Romans developed the present site of Bath soon after they invaded Britain in AD 43. It was a strategic military location, being the place where the Fosseway (a Roman road) crossed the river Avon. The settlement was surrounded by rich farmland and supplies of lead and tin from the nearby Mendip hills. The warm spring must of seemed strange in this cold misty land, locals worshiped the spring and its god Sulis, the Romans linked the spring to Sulis to appease the locals and jointly dedicate the spring to the Roman goddess Minerva. The city of Aquae Sulis was thus founded.

By 1189 Bath receives its first Royal charter and the city is enlarged and a vast abbey on the site of the present building was constructed. Augustinian monks founded Bath's oldest charitable institution, St. John's hospital in 1180 and encouraged the sick and poor to benefit from the healing attributes of the hot springs. Eventually Bath became a city of weavers and a major manufacturing town.

The 18th century brought new vigor to the city of Bath. Apothecaries flourished in Bath as the continued influx of visitors seeking fun, love and cure. Richard Nash the official master of ceremonies set the social standards of the day and Bath became popular with the elite of society. Bath was rebuilt in the classic style from 'Bath stone' the name given to the golden oolithic limestone quarried nearby. Politicians, artist, army officers and the rich frequented Bath.

Bath today is a thriving business,cultural and university city, offering superb shopping, hotel accommodation and NEW internationally renown Thermae Bath Spa .
Our private tours can depart from Salisbury Bath or London.
Gateway to the West Country .

Some clients prefer to travel by train to Bath from London. Our local guides will be happy to meet you at Bath's train station with a personalised name-board. This method of travel to Bath is suitable if you would like to spend the entire day in the city and not travel in the surrounding countryside. If you would like to incorporate countryside and other historic sights en-route then it is wise to choose our flexible chauffeur guided service.. Join one of our fixed itineraries or tailor your own.

Tours Depart from Bath, Salisbury or London
Our professional guides are based in Bath, Salisbury and London

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Ptivate car
Bath Abbey
Salisbury Cathedral
Old Sarum Castle
Country back roads
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Tour Feedback....

"Whilst in Bath, we took a private Stonehenge Tour. It was
fantastic and our guide Nicholas was terrific. He provided the perfect blend of fascinating information, witty sense of humor, and amusing anecdotes. He made sure that the entire tour went smoothly, allowing time for some quick hopping and great photo opportunities. I highly recommend your tours and Nick My family considers our Stonehenge tour to be the highlight of
our trip! Thanks again.
Randy Williamson, Redmond, WA, USA June 2009
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Bath Guided Tours
~ 1 - 16 Passangers
~ Flexible itineraries
~ Door to door service
~ See what you want at a pace you want to go
~ Ideal for families and groups
~ Tailor made or recommended itineraries
~ Half day, full day and extended tours of Britain
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