The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour (CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien)

Kid Friendly in Oxford

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This tour focuses on the Inklings' Oxford but also introduces the city history + university life. See inspiring sights relating to CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien on a 2 hour+ tour of the sights where they worked & relaxed, including the pubs they enjoyed. Locations visited include Magdalene or Merton college plus where and when open, we also visit Exeter college. You can either book individual tickets (minimum 2 adults) for the public tour on Sundays at 14.30 or you can book a private group, daily afternoons only at time to suit your schedule from 13.00 onwards. We could offer a morning tour but the relevant college venues are closed mornings.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Exeter College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWhere and when open to visit, we will take you inside Exeter college which is free entry, open 2pm to 5pm, and is where JRR Tolkien studied. JK Rowling is also an honorary fellow of this college.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Magdalen College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWhere and when open, we include entry to this college which is usually open from lunch time onwards & costs £5/6 entry fee. It is where CS Lewis taught & it has a beautiful deer park with deer. If this college is not open, then instead we'll visit Merton college, where JRR Tolkien taught or Exeter college, where Tolkien studied.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Merton College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe only visit Merton college, if & when Magdalen is closed, as Merton has more limited opening. If we visit Merton, then the £3 entry fee is included in your ticket. Merton is where JRR Tolkien taught.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Bodleian Library, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe don't normally enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.Pass By: Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.Pass By: Brasenose College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.Pass By: All Souls College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.Pass By: Hertford College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.Pass By: Lincoln College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe don't usually enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.Pass By: Jesus College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.Stop At: The Oxford Hotel Spa, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe sometimes enter inside the Randolph hotel as this is where CS Lewis first met Joy Gresham - his future wife- but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.Duration: 5 minutes

What’s included

  • Entry fees worth up to £6 per person included in ticket price. NB Xmas period, venues may be closed!
  • Entry/Admission - Magdalen College
  • Entry/Admission - Merton College

What’s not included

  • Approx Dec 21 to Jan 2, college venues usually closed but we'll try to enter any other colleges
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