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I am a member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides and Institute of Tourist Guiding. Both organisations have strict codes of professional standards and conduct. I have full public liability insurance.


My name is Fred Mawer and I'm a professional Blue Badge-qualified tour guide.

I am fortunate to live with my family in Bath, an historic and beautiful little city in the South West of England. I specialise in taking visitors on guided tours of Bath and across the South West.

The Blue Badge is the UK's highest guiding qualification, and is recognised internationally as a benchmark of excellence. To be awarded the badge you have to pass rigorous exams that test your knowledge and guiding skills. In the 2018 exams for the South West, I was honoured to be given the highest overall marks, and also awarded the best walking tour commentary of Bath.

I guide private and group walking tours, coach tours and private, chauffeur-driven tours. Tours can be for a couple of hours, a half or whole day, or over several days. 

If you'd like to use my guiding services, please view the Bath Tours, Bridgerton TV/Film Tours and Beyond Bath Tours pages to see what I can offer. And of course do not hesitate to get in touch with any requests or questions. 

I am also a travel journalist. I write about places – including lots on Bath – holidays and all sorts of other things to do with travel. My articles appear frequently in leading national newspapers. I've been lucky enough to have this travel writing 'job' for over 30 years. For more information on my writing, see my Travel Journalist page.

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