Oxford Official CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien walking tour
Attractions & guided tours

Oxford Official CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn more about the writers’ Lewis and Tolkien, famous for the Narnia series, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Let Oxford tansport you into those imaginary worlds created by these celebrated writers
  • Walk past the Eagle and Child pub where the Inklings group used to meet
  • Glimpse into how Oxford used to be in the early 20th century
What to expect

Are you a fan of Oxford’s most known writers? Join the CS Lewis and Tolkien guided walking tour and learn more about the lives and the work of writers’ and Oxford University alumni’s Lewis and Tolkien, respectively known for the Narnia series and The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

You may glimpse how even today, with its splendid mix of medieval architecture, Oxford acts as a window into the past and can transport you into those imaginary worlds created by these celebrated writers.

During the tour you will be able to see Exeter College, where Tolkien studied and the University Church where Lewis preached during World War Two and hear about the colleges where Tolkien and Lewis taught. Moreover, you’ll walk past the Eagle and Child pub, where the Inklings used to meet every Tuesday, to talk about their work and discover more about their unique writing style,their interests and influence.

This is definitely a jump back in time and it will give you a glimpse of how Oxford used to be in the early 20th century.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Professional expert guide
    • Guided tour
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 0-5): free admission
    • Youths (age 6-17)
    • Students (age 16-99)
    • Seniors (age 65-99)
    Where

    23-25 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AX, United Kingdom

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide outside the Cool Britannia gift shop at the corner of Turl Street and Broad Street.

    What to remember
    • The maximum number of participants is 20 people
    • Children age 5 years old and under get free admission and require a ticket, please select your free ticket during check-out
    • Students need to bring a valid ID card
    • Please wear comfortable and appropriate shoes and clothing as some streets are cobblestoned and the tour runs in all weather conditions
    • Pregnant women are welcome to participate on this tour
    • This tour is fully wheelchair accessible, Please advise the guide in advance if you have any mobility or issues that would be helpful so that they are aware
    • Assistance dogs are welcome on this tour, unfortunately other pets are not allowed
    • This tour has #WereGoodtoGo and #SafeTravels accreditation from VisitEngland, the national tourist board for England
    • The official guides will wear visors and ensure social distancing for your safety and comfort
    • You are not required to wear a mask as the tour is outside, but if you feel more comfortable wearing one please do so
    • Your tour will cover 1.5-2 miles in the open air. Please ask your guide if you need a seat or comfort break during the tour
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Oxford Official Walking Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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