Trevor Jones Tours
Your very own, personal guide for visitors to Bath and the Cotswold designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Because of his architectural background during a long professional career in the region, Trevor focuses on the outstandingly beautiful, well preserved historic buildings that define the city of Bath and nearby Cotswold market towns and villages.
The local, mellow oolitic limestone has been used for centuries to create diverse buildings from pretty seventeenth-century agricultural workers cottages to magnificent eighteenth-century Palladian mansions and ornate medieval churches built on the wealth of the wool trade. The Industrial Revolution largely bypassed the Cotswolds when modest water power gave way to coal and steam, leaving us with a unique unspoilt built heritage that delights visitors and locals alike.
There are no set itineraries although Trevor has developed his favourites which include at least some less visited places which can be particularly rewarding, away from crowds. He undertakes full-day architectural walking tours of Bath for singles, couples or small groups. He also offers shorter, educational walks for groups of up to 30 students or professional learning CPD trips.
For touring The Cotswolds from Bath, you either need to have a vehicle or simply rent a car locally for the day for full day tours of either nearby south Cotswolds or further to the North Cotswolds. Alternatively, he can arrange for a licenced car and driver for the day.
Please note, in line with Government advice, Trevor Jones Tours has made changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a dynamic situation, therefore, each tour enquiry will be subject to all parties fully complying with legal restrictions and best practice recommendations at that particular time.
For the moment, with strict social distancing rules in place, Cotswold touring in a car is not currently possible, unless Trevor drives separately in his own car. However, as most tours are walking tours outside in the open air, social distancing should not be a problem providing the group is of manageable size.
The maximum number in a group will depend in part on the relationship of group members (i.e. whether persons live as a single household). Anyone who feels unwell should not take part and there will be no penalty for cancellation. Train travel, such as the short ride to Bradford-on-Avon, will be subject to further requirements in addition to social distancing, currently the mandatory wearing of face masks onboard the train.
To avoid handling cash, for the time being, payment will either be in full, paid in advance via BACs transfer or in cash handed over on the day, in an envelope that Trevor will provide.