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Bath’s Slave Economy in the 18th Century Walking Tour

Departing from outside the West Door of Bath Abbey, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LY

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Please note that these walking tours are only for private groups with a maximum of 12 people. Visit the website for further information

This walking tour examines Bath's connections with Britain’s slave economy in the 18th century, and looks at how the city transitioned from being entirely reliant on its status as a spa and health resort in 1700, to a fashionable city and place of entertainment for the wealthy in Britain at the turn of the century.

The tour aims to provide an understanding as to how Georgian Bath was constructed and funded, and of the people behind the construction of the new Georgian city, as well as their specific connections to the slave economy operating in Britain at that time. The walk will conclude with why the legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and integral slave economy that operated in Britain at that time, of which Georgian Bath was a part, is such an important subject if we are to understand our present and to find ways forward to address inequality and racism in our society.

The walk starts outside the West Door of Bath Abbey.

The cost of private group walks are priced individually, and subject to requirements.

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Every last Saturday of the month (30 Apr 2024 - 29 Oct 2024)

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Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info
Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info
or go to our Public Transport page
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