Take One of the Many Oxford?Walking?Tours

If you’re looking for a way to make your Oxford Magic Tours more engaging, then sign up for one of the oxford?walking?tours that are offered by local guides. They’ll provide you with insights into the historic buildings that you see, as well as the background and history behind them.

You can also take a food tour that spills the beans on the city’s top dining spots. From swanky restaurants to street-food stalls, Oxford has something for every palate. And if you’re a fan of literature, consider taking a literary walking tour. It will guide you past the locations that inspired such authors as C.S. Lewis and J.K Rowling.

Charming Architecture and Cobblestone Streets: Oxford Walking Tours Showcase the City’s Beauty

Start your tour on Broad Walk, where you’ll find Christ Church college. Look up and you’ll spot the 12th-century Carfax Tower, so named because it’s a crossroads. If you want to make a detour, you can stroll down Bath Place, where you’ll find a renowned pub that served as the setting for Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey in Dorothy L. Sayers’ mysteries.

When you reach the end of the lane, turn right and head down Jowett Walk (named for Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol College). When you get to the end of the street, stop and look ahead and to your left. You’ll notice the Holywell Music Room, which was built in the 1740s. It’s the oldest surviving building in Europe that was designed specifically for concerts.

Continue your walk down the High Street and pass Logic Lane, which leads to University College. This is where Lewis began his academic career, and it’s where he gave many of the lectures that would later be published as his most famous books.