A side view of door in St Mary's Passage with the Radcliffe Camera in background.

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St Mary’s Passage


With a doorway sporting a lion’s head knocker, flanked by two golden fawns, this tiny alley is often said to have inspired elements of CS Lewis’ magical world in The Chronicles of Narnia. That may or may not be true, but it’s certainly a pretty little corner, tucked between High St and the much-photographed Radcliffe Camera.

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