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WT5 Walking Tour: Bath On Screen – The Other Star Of The Show

The Bath Festival 2024

Meet Outside No.1 Royal Crescent

Start: outside No1 Royal Crescent (BA1 2LR)
Finish: outside the Holburne Museum (BA2 4DB)

Sunday 19 May 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Monday 20 May 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 21 May 10am - 12pm
Friday 24 May 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 25 May 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 26 May 5.30pm - 7.30pm

  • Distance: around 1.5 miles
  • Gentle-paced walking, on pavements, with frequent stops
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

This walk will be repeated several times throughout the festival. When booking you will be asked to select the date and time of the walk you wish to book, click Book Now and use the dropdown to select your preferred date.

With its honey-coloured Georgian streetscapes, Bath is frequently used as a scenic backdrop for films and TV shows. This fun and illuminating walk led by qualified Blue Badge tour guides sheds light on how filming works in Bath, takes in many of the filming locations, and provides intriguing behind-the-scenes snippets.

You’ll learn about the extensive filming in Bath for Bridgerton, Netflix’s hit Regency costume drama, including for Season 3, due out in May and June this year. The tour will also cover many other productions shot in the city. You’ll discover the locations used for Wonka, Warner Bros’ recently-released prequel to the famous Roald Dahl story, along with Jane Austen adaptations and other classic films in which Bath makes star appearances. Some are well-known, such The Duchess, Les Miserables and Vanity Fair, others less so, such as 80,000 Suspects, a 1960s thriller about a smallpox epidemic in Bath. Contemporary TV shows filmed in the city also feature on the tour, including ITV’s Bath-based detective drama series McDonald and Dodds, and Channel Four’s long-running First Dates – the restaurant used in the latest series is located in Bath. The tour also reveals Bath’s links with some famous actors and directors, as well as pioneers of cinematography. Organised by Fred Mawer Tours.

Fred Mawer Tours offers entertaining and informative guided tours of Bath and the South West of England, for individuals and groups. The tours are led by Fred, a Bath resident and award-winning, professional Blue Badge-qualified tour guide, or by another expert local guide. In Bath, tours range from introductory explorations that are ideal for first-timers to the city, to off-the-beaten-track itineraries, and thematic tours such as looking at the city’s all-important spa history, its royal links and TV and film locations. 

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Contact: +44(0)7941 371439 / [email protected] 



WT5 Walking Tour: Bath On Screen – The Other Star Of The Show