Building Bath – How the Georgian city was built.
Bath is famous for its architecture, but in this walk, Kirsten Elliott describes how craftsmen built the houses, the problems they had to overcome and the tricks of the trade they used. The walk starts at the Museum of Bath at Work with a visit to the reconstruction of an underground quarry before discovering examples of the skills of craftsmen such as plasterers, carpenters and joiners, and glaziers.
Terrain: Street walking, mainly downhill and on the level, but with one or two steep ascents and descents. There are some road crossings which would be tricky with a wheelchair and may require a short diversion.
Time: 2 – 2½ hours including a short visit to museum and an exciting visit to a mystery location.
Distance: 1.8 miles
Booking is essential, you can book your free place here.
Start point Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Rd, Bath BA1 2RH. The walk is linear and finishes at Laura Place, BA2 4BL