The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour – Private Groups Daily

The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour – Private Groups Daily

Private Tour

About this tour

Discover what inspired and influenced C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on this more intellectually paced walking tour for adults. See inside CS Lewis's Magdalen College with £10 entry fee included.

This tour is subject to minimum numbers to make a booking.

Find out more about the Inklings, an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, while getting an introduction to the city's history and university life. See inspiring sights related to C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on a 2-2.5-hour tour of the sights where they worked and relaxed, including the pubs they enjoyed. At Magdalen, discover a beautiful medieval hall, chapel, and quadrangle as well as lovely gardens and a deer park.

Walk in the footsteps of C.S. Lewis and his friends along the famous Addison's Walk, where they strolled on many midsummer evenings to discuss their ideas. As well as the colleges, your knowledgeable guide will take you on a route through the city of Oxford to take in many famous sights.

Visit inside St. Mary's University Church, where C.S. Lewis developed his ideas through sermons. Hear about the likes of Cardinal Newman who preached there too, and learn about the Oxford Martyrs — Latimer, Ridley, and Cranmer — from the time of 'Bloody Mary'. A refreshment stop is optional on the tour. Many people who book this tour happen to be theology alumni but the guides are not necessarily themselves all religious people.

Notice for dates when Magdalen is closed: on any such dates, we will replace with entry to Tolkien's Exeter College which also hosts pre Raphaelite art and an exquisite garden which has also featured the filming of several tv shows such as Inspector Morse, Lewis & Killing Eve plus A Discovery of Witches.




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  • Expert guide for bespoke tour about the Inklings
  • See inside CS Lewis's Magdalen college
  • See inside Tolkien's college, as and when open

What’s Included

  • Entry fee to Magdalen worth £10 included

What’s Not Included

  • Entry worth £3 to Exeter college is only included, as & when open

Tour Plan

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide wearing a red lanyard by our red sign outside Oxford Tourist Info centre at 15 Broad Street, Oxford. The meeting point is located next door to the Oxfam shop.

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The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour – Private Groups Daily

This tour introduces both these famous writers and their lives here in Oxford plus offers insights into what life is like as an Oxford academic.

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