Oxford: C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien Walking Tour
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Discover what inspired and influenced C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on this more intellectually paced walking tour for adults. See Lewis's Magdalen College and when open, Tolkien's Exeter College.

Expert Local Tour Guide
Pub/refreshment stop (optional)
Entry fee to Magdalen College
We only enter Exeter colleges, as & when it’s open to the public- which varies seasonally.
Food or drink
Any optional gratuities
Important Information
Know before you go

Children may join this tour but there is no child pricing as this tour is aimed at an adult, intellectual audience to discuss the writing and ideas of Lewis and Tolkien, with a focus on Lewis's religious ideas

Please Note

Magdalen College entry might not be possible on some dates but if you book on such a date, we will instead reserve entry to visit Tolkien's Exeter college.

Closures

Magdalen & Exeter Colleges are generally always closed to all visitors over Christmas between about December 21 and December 31, reopening again from January 1st.

MORE INFORMATION

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 path where they strolled on many midsummer evenings to discuss their ideas. When open, peek inside Tolkien's Exeter College which hosts pre Raphaelite art and an exquisite garden too.

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.

Oxford: C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien Walking Tour
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