Bath has had a starring role on the small screen this month as the backdrop to ITV’s crime drama series McDonald and Dodds, about an unlikely detective duo. If you’re feeling inspired, get ready to uncover some secrets with these alternative city tours…
Sleuth the Streets
Dig out your trench coat and magnifying glass and hit the streets for some super-sleuthing. Visit the city’s top attractions – and spy some lesser-known sights – on a Bath Escape Detective Tour, picking up clues to solve your given puzzle; crack cunning conundrums on a self-guided Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail; and use your phone to your advantage to receive messages guiding you around the city with Text Quest.
Seek Out Gothic Goings-On
For something a touch darker, tune into the spirits on one of the city’s gothic ghost tours. Ghost Walks of Bath regale real-life stories of macabre goings-on, hauntings and the tragic events of yesteryear; Frankenstein in Bath follows in the footsteps of Mary Shelley, who penned some of her masterpiece in the city in the nineteenth century; and Bath Ghost Tours blend grisly storytelling, theatre, audience participation and paranormal experiments!
Head to Hidden Corners
For some light relief after the ghost hunting, seek out sun-soaked corners on a Hidden Gardens of Bath tour, taking you behind the honey-coloured façades to discover tranquil oases with stories to tell. You’ll also see Bath from a different angle with Photo Tours in Bath – take your photography to the next level with the expert advice of Simon Mark, a photographer and historian who’ll reveal intriguing city facts whilst pointing out the best places to snap a shot.