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'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Visit filming locations from the British television series 'Inspector Morse,' as well as spin-offs 'Lewis' and 'Endeavour,' on this Oxford walking tour. With a guide, learn about the making of the detective show and visit Oxford University colleges to gain insight into what it might be like to be a student here. End with an invitation to solve a murder mystery at one of Morse's favorite pubs. Entrance fees to university locations are included; drinks are not.
  • 'Inspector Morse' film sites walking tour in Oxford
  • Follow in the footsteps of one of Britain's most popular fictional detectives
  • Visit colleges of Oxford and learn about the university's history
  • Enjoy a small-group experience on this tour, limited to 14 travelers
Your walking tour starts by meeting your guide in central Oxford. Then set off on your exploration of 'Inspector Morse' filming locations. 

As you walk, listen to your guide's commentary about the character of Morse, the 'Lewis' and 'Endeavour' spin-offs, and the sometimes-tricky relationship between the city of Oxford and Oxford University. Locations seen vary from tour to tour, as the colleges of Oxford are private institutions and not always open. But typically, the tour takes you inside Exeter College and one other college, or inside the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library, one of the university's most impressive architectural sights.

At the end of the tour, you are welcome to join your guide at a historical local pub commonly seen on the Morse shows (drinks at your own expense).

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From the get go, my Trip to the UK...
Genie B
, Jan 2018
From the get go, my Trip to the UK was always going to be special! It was to celebrate a Milestone Birthday, and being a huge Endeavor Fan, Oxford was on my Bucket List. Happy Birthday indeed! Straight away, I knew that my experience with Visit Oxford Tours, was going to be exceptional! Alasdair e-mailed me in advance with detailed information about our Tour, where to meet our Guide, and if I had any other interests other than Endeavour/Inspector Morse. I mentioned to him that it would be wonderful if some Harry Potter bits were thrown into the mix, and he indeed let our Tour Guide know that! We met our Tour Guide Tom, in front of the Oxford Visitor Centre which was easy enough to find and in a central location. After Introductions, and sharing with us a bit about the Tour, he pulled out laminated print outs on Endeavour boxes all ticked! and when it started raining, he graciously lent my Cousin his umbrella for the duration of our tour. It was then I knew we had an exceptional guide. Saying Tom is an exceptional guide, is an understatement. On a rather weather filled day, we hardly noticed it, as he skillfully and full of thought, brought the magic that is Oxford to life. Focusing mostly on Inspector Morse, which is the name of the Tour, he did have just as much knowledge on Endeavour. He took us to particular filming sites of the show, which made the fan in me very happy see attached pics ! We went toExeter college, The Covered Market, and The Bear. We went to the corner at Christchurch, Oriel, and Corpus Christi, that goes into the cobble-stoned region where there is a lot of Morse filming. We went to Merton College, then onto the 1950's building that doubles as the Wessex Bank in Morse. We went up Magpie Lane, the University Church, Radcliffe Square, where I stood in total awe of the Radcliffe Camera, and then onto the Divinity School, where the Harry Potter Fan in me was satiated. Then to the Bridge of Sighs and New College Lane where I took one of my fave pics of my whole trip, which also, according to Tom, is the haunted part of town and where several bits of Endeavour are filmed! Then we went to the Turf Pub, glanced at the Natural History Museum, and onto Keble College, setting for the snow covered episode of Home in Endeavour incidentally my most Fave episode. Towards the end of the tour, we headed to The Lamb and Flag, the Canterbury Quad of St Johns, and most appropriately, the Randolph Hotel any true Inspector Morse Fan knows what Im talking about! Although I am primarily an Endeavour Fan going into the Tour, Tom inspired me to revisit the original Inspector Morse Series, which I might add, is the mark of a good Tour Guide! And as we meandered our way to our various destinations, he would deftly extol upon us many Literary References which made me want to be more well read, Architectural Details, and overall general historical facts of the City of Dreaming Spires . I always knew I would love Oxford, but it was his Tour, along with the Pub Tour also from Visit Oxford Tours straight after, that helped me solidify a deep love for the city. Well done Tom, and many thanks for bringing it all to life for us! If you want a uniquely personal tour experience it was just me my Cousin for the whole of the Tour, I highly recommend it! Ask for Tom if you can, give my love to Oxford, and bring an Umbrella!
What a fantastic tour. Our guide...
Nicola W
, Nov 2017
What a fantastic tour. Our guide Peter was both highly knowledgeable and entertaining in equal measures. He showed us lots of places not usually on a standard tour route, and then brought everything to life. He was able to share story after story, about Morse, Harry Potter and the life of this university city. Certainly left us feeling that we will need to visit the city again one day. Thank you Peter, for keeping us entertained and extending the tour long past the two hour time slot!
We were the only two on the...
Michelle D
, Sep 2017
We were the only two on the Inspector Morse tour, so we had lots of time for questions. Our guide was quite knowledgeable, and we learned lots about Oxford in general, as well as the filming locations of Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. Michelle
If you wanted a tour of Morse's...
, Sep 2017
If you wanted a tour of Morse's Oxford, this was not it. It was more a tour of the Oxford Colleges with Morse thrown in. It only lasted 1 hour and 45. We had wanted this tour to be all about Morse. We had done a tour of Rebus's Edinburgh which showed us places from the books, the police station, and his local.
It was just ok in terms of the Morse...
John E
, Aug 2017
It was just ok in terms of the Morse bits....The other side is that we got a lot of town knowledge from Peter in regard to Oxford and the University.
Tour was advertised to be no more...
Elizabeth C
, Aug 2017
Tour was advertised to be no more than 4 people and we were 7. We didn't stop inside any of the pubs and really did not have access to many of the colleges and then just got inside past the porters. Supposed to meet at pub at end and solve a murder- guide did not offer to do this.
This is one of two tours we took in...
Craig D
, Aug 2017
This is one of two tours we took in Oxford. Our guide Alisdair took just the two of us...very import point, they tours are limited to no more than half a dozen people at max all around Oxford. While I was a bigger fan of the series than my wife, you don't have to know anything about the show to enjoy the great sights, sounds and history of the town. We saw so many other tour groups with 20 or 30 people all going along trying to hear what a guide said or ask a question. This company and their tours are like have a friend in town who shows you everything you could ever want to see and learn. We enjoyed it soo much we did a pub tour that evening with another of their people, Peter, that was the highlight of our vacation. Visit Oxford Tours is the best and we look forward to coming back to see more of this great town with Peter, Alisdair, and Guy.
A great way to find out about...
Sylvia N
, Jul 2017
A great way to find out about Oxford! We really enjoyed the Morse tour with Peter. His wealth of knowledge made the tour really interesting, as did his enthusiasm, photos of scenes in Morse, Lewis and Endeavour and his desire to make us understand and enjoy the experience. It seemed that nothing was too much for him. He also told us historical facts about Oxford and the different colleges as well as snippets about CS Lewis and Harry Potter. The time flew by and it was such a shame he had to finish. Next time we are in Oxford we will definitely be asking for Peter to take us on a different tour!
We loved the Morse Tour. Our guide...
Michael S
, Jul 2017
We loved the Morse Tour. Our guide, Peter, was superb. He was delightful, engaging and informative. We could not have asked for a better guide. He went above and beyond what we expected. Thank you for a splendid time, and a great inside look at Oxford. All the best, Michael Sullivan
Peter, our guide, was so well...
Meredith T
, Jul 2017
Peter, our guide, was so well informed about history, politics and all thing Inspector Morse. He fielded all kinds of questions and delighted us with his humor and breadth of knowledge

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