Inspector Morse, Endeavour and Lewis Tour of Oxford

Uncover Oxfordshire’s secrets on the Inspector Morse, Endeavour and Lewis Tour of Oxford. Re-trace the steps of your favourite modern sleuths on this 2-hour walking tour.

Inspector Morse showed that Oxford is more than a hub of academia. It can also be a churning pot of crime and homicide. But while the TV series – and its spin-offs Endeavour and Lewis – delved into the corrupt, it also promoted the beauty of this city. Now you have the chance to explore Oxford’s famous streets, tracking down criminals among some of the TV show’s most iconic locations.

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  • See some of the Oxford colleges used as fictional locations or inspirations in Morse, Endeavour and Lewis
  • See filming locations also featured in episodes of Lewis and Endeavour
  • Get an overview of the many pubs where Morse enjoyed a drink of English real ale
  • Learn how author Colin Dexter created the character and where he got his inspiration from

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Inspector Morse Oxford Tour / Morse Tour Guide
Inspector Morse Oxford Tour / Morse Tour Guide

Learn how Oxford helped to create the iconic character Inspector Morse.

Oxford is engrained in every fibre of Morse’s being. When realising his main character, author Colin Dexter used the history and surroundings of the city to influence the personality and mannerisms of the high-brow inspector. On this tour, you will get to visit the locations that helped to form an icon.

Among these are some of the most prominent colleges and academic buildings throughout the city. Exeter College, Oriel College, Pembroke College and more have all featured as crime scenes on the TV series. Your guide will also lead you along Broad Street, a regular filming location.

Inspector Morse Oxford Tour / Turf Tavern
Inspector Morse Oxford Tour / Turf Tavern

Of course, all fans will know that whenever Morse needed to think about a case, he liked to mull the clues over a pint of ale. Because of this, many of Oxford’s traditional pubs have made an appearance in the TV show and its spin-offs. The Bear Inn, Turf Tavern, the White Horse Pub and more are regular haunts for the characters. There’s even a Morse-themed bar at the Randolph Hotel! And the Inspector Morse, Endeavour and Lewis Tour of Oxford will be sure to point them all out!

But there’s more to Oxford than just murder mysteries.

While your guide provides you with stories and anecdotes from behind the scenes, they’ll also share some facts about Oxford itself. This old English city is jam-packed with its own exciting history. Some of the events that have taken place here are even more exciting than those on TV!

With this tour under your belt, you’ll have everything you need to take to the streets and solve the next major crime or deceit! Or, at the very least, you’ll have a good idea of where to find a cosy pub. The perfect spot to enjoy a few drinks after an entertaining day!

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