Guided tour

Oxford: CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Walking Tour

Activity provider: Experience Oxfordshire

Oxford: CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Walking Tour

Activity provider: Experience Oxfordshire

From US$ 28.41 per person

Are you a fan of Oxford’s best-known writers? Join this CS Lewis and Tolkien walking tour, to learn about the lives and work of these authors.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Take a guided walking tour to explore the lives of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien
  • Listen to commentary and stories, told by your knowledgeable guide
  • Jump back in time to see how Oxford used to be in the early 20th century
  • See the pubs where The Inklings used to meet
Full description

Discover the lives and work of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, two of Oxford University’s most famous graduates. Take a guided walking tour through the city of Oxford to see where these writers studied, lived, and worked. Meet your guide in the city center to begin your experience. Walk past Exeter College, where Tolkien studied, and see the University Church that Lewis preached at during the Second World War. Stroll past the Eagle & Child pub, where Inklings used to meet every Tuesday, to talk about their work. Hear about the colleges where Tolkien and Lewis taught, and listen to stories told by your guide. Discover more about the unique writing style of these writers and their influence on English Literature. Jump back in time and get a feel for how Oxford used to be in the early 20th century.

  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your Guide outside the Cool Britannia Gift Shop, at the junction of Broad St and Turl Street. They will be holding a sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This walking tour covers a distance of 2.5 to 3 kilometers and doesn’t travel further than 15 minutes away from the city center
  • Tips are not included
  • Entrance to university colleges & buildings is still limited after the pandemic
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