Experience Bath by foot, walking the historic streets and absorbing the scenery with your personal guide; Dr Moira Rudolf. She can offer a number of Jane Austen-themed and architectural walking tours, tailored to suit your group or interests.
All tours last about 2 hours, many are circular and generally start outside the Tourist Information Centre by the Abbey.
Private walks from around £50 by arrangement and perfect for couples, family groups, hen parties, and corporate entertainment. Moira can be costumed at a modest additional charge. Refer to contact details for bookings and enquiries.
… Jane Austen-themed and architectural walking tours, tailored to suit your group or interests.
Jane Austen’s Bath concentrates on the 5 years Jane lived in the city (1801-1806) and her two contrasting novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, set in Bath. See the city through Jane’s eyes; what her characters got up to and where.
Jane Austen and The Pleasure Garden explores aspects of the city that Jane enjoyed: her home at 4 Sydney Place; the marvels of Sydney Gardens with its sham castle, labyrinth, grotto, and canal; the delightfully situated Spring Gardens; and the pretty riverside location of Harrison’s Walks.
Jane Austen, Her Homes and Her Friends explores the 4 houses Jane lived in during her 5 years in Bath, along with other properties she viewed. You will also discover some of the 18th century highlights of Bath and hear what her characters got up to.
Fanny Burney in Bath – ‘a city of palaces, a town of hills, & a hill of towns’: Admired by Jane Austen, Fanny Burney loved Bath and its society. This walk will focus on her homes , her lively acquaintance, her characters and her pleasures, taking in her memorial and supposed final resting place at St Swithin’s in Walcot.
There is never any end to Bath is an architectural tour exploring the works of the 3 men who reinvented Bath in the 18th century: Ralph Allen, Richard Beau Nash and John Wood the Elder. This tour will concentrate on architectural highlights including stories of the ‘unsung heroes’ who played a major role in Bath’s history.
Lost & Secret Bath for people who think they know Bath, but not as well as they think!
Discovering Bradford-on-Avon is a historical town/rural walk.
Your guide, Dr Moira Rudolf, first trained as an architectural historian, specialising in the 18th & 19th centuries (University of Manchester, Department of History of Art, University of London, Courtauld Institute). She has an (almost lifelong) enthusiasm for the architectural/social history of Bath, having fallen in love with the city at the age of five, and – somewhat later – with the life, works and wit of Jane Austen.