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

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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.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP England

Where 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 minutes

Stop At: Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU England

Where 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 hour

Stop At: Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD England

We 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 minutes

Pass By: Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

We don't normally enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Pass By: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Pass By: Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Pass By: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Pass By: Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW England

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Pass By: Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DR England

We don't usually enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Pass By: Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DW England

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Stop At: The Oxford Hotel Spa, Godstow Road The Oxford Hotel, Oxford OX2 8AL England

We 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

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • While children are welcome, this tour is not aimed at children's attention span or interests
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • PUBLIC TOURS ONLY- Entry fees worth £7 per adult included in ticket price
  • Entry/Admission - Magdalen College
  • Entry/Admission - Merton College


Exclusions
  • Approx Dec 21 to Jan 2, college venues usually closed but we'll try to enter any other colleges
  • PRIVATE TOURS ONLY- Entry fee £7 per adult IS NOT included in ticket price


Duration
2 to 3 hours

Return Details
Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU, UK


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