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Experience hosted by Darroch

3.5 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Our walking tour will immerse you in the key military events shaping Bath & Englands story. We'll bring to life the city's military journey including Celtic, Roman, Anglo Saxon, Stuart, WW1 & WW2 periods visiting sites, buildings & view points where we'll bring to life combat actions & battles through the eyes of a veteran soldier.
Starting at Pulteney Bridge we'll walk along the River Avon discussing the position of the old city walls & their importance in the defence of the city & its inhabitants. Climbing the southern slopes dominating the city we'll stop at the Great War monument at St Thomas's church to hear the story of local soldiers from the 'Pals Battalions' & the impact of their loss. From here we'll see Prior Park, an officer training school during WWI. At Sham Castle & Bathampton Down the Bath Blitz, Battle of Lansdown and Monmouth Rebellion will be brought to life from panoramic vantage points before descending onto the Kennet & Avon canal to hear about its contribution in support of the Napoleonic Wars and downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Walking back through the city we'll walk past numerous former admiralty building before finish at the city's War Memorial.
Other things to note
The walk is approximately 12 kilometres with 200 metres of ascent and will take approximately 3-4 hours.
Our walking tour will immerse you in the key military events shaping Bath & Englands story. We'll bring to life the city's military journey including Celtic, Roman, Anglo Saxon, Stuart, WW1 & WW2 periods visiting sites, buildings & view points where we'll bring to life combat actions & battles through the eyes of a veteran soldier.
Starting at Pulteney Bridge we'll walk along the River Avon discussing the position of the old city walls & the…

Meet your host, Darroch

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Darroch is a former British army officer, security advisor & outdoor guide with experience operating in the world’s most hostile environments. A graduate of the world renowned Royal Military Academy Sandhurst who loves to share his knowledge of Bath's history, military journey through the ages, culture & wildlife during guided tours ensuring they are fun, relaxed & the perfect way to immerse yourself in our amazing World Heritage City.

A highly experienced mountain sports guide, outdoor first aid medic, 'Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure' certified & DBS checked.
Darroch is a former British army officer, security advisor & outdoor guide with experience operating in the world’s most hostile environments. A graduate of the world renowned Royal Military Academy Sandhurst who loves to share his knowledge of Bath's history, military journey through the ages, culture & wildlife during guided tours ensuring they are fun, relaxed & the perfect way to immerse yourself in our amazing World Heritage City.

A highly experienced mountain sports guide, outdo…
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Where you'll be

Pulteney Bridge, St Thomas's church & Great War memorial, Prior Park, Sham Castle, Headquarters of the Kennet & Avon Canal Company, Great Pulteney Street, former Admiralty buildings, City of Bath War Memorial & Bath Blitz Memorial

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Peter
June 2019
I did the bike tour with Darroch. It was a great trip and learned a lot of history while having a ton of fun riding the bike!
Sue
June 2019
My sister and I had a wonderful time discovering Bath from.a different vantage point- both from a location and historical view. Darroch was super aware and helpful of my sister's particular needs as she has limited sight and hearing. He was also enthusiastic, interesting, funny and generally easy to listen to and be with. We would highly recommend his walking tour and his cycling and canoeing trips sound equally great!
My sister and I had a wonderful time discovering Bath from.a different vantage point- both from a location and historical view. Darroch was super aware and helpful of my sister's p…
Bao
January 2019
I highly recommend this walk. I was lucky enough to have Darroch and his wealth of local knowledge all to myself this morning. We spent an invigorating 3hrs skirting the surrounding area of Bath in what felt like a conversation between friends and less a guided experience. Thanks again for showing me another side of Bath Darroch!
I highly recommend this walk. I was lucky enough to have Darroch and his wealth of local knowledge all to myself this morning. We spent an invigorating 3hrs skirting the surroundin…
Claude
December 2018
Darroch delivers on his promise of a historic tour. He is very knowledgeable on the history and surrounds of Bath. He can give you a quick overview or can go down to the details, sharing many a story that are not common knowledge. Then having taken a city tour the day before, I was treated to refreshing and amazing views of the Bath that I wouldn’t otherwise have seen! Be prepared to climb and walk for the promised time. Darroch also provided a customized experience catering to capabilities and interests as I was lucky enough to to have a private tour :)
Darroch delivers on his promise of a historic tour. He is very knowledgeable on the history and surrounds of Bath. He can give you a quick overview or can go down to the details, s…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Warm Clothing (During colder months)