Oxford Inspiration

Radcliffe Camera and Door and Lamppost Linked to C.S. Lewis, OxfordBrasenose College Door and Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, United Kingdom.

During a free two-hour walking tour with Footprints Tours, our tour guide pointed out an oft-photographed door, lamppost, and building. Besides the peek-a-boo vantage point to see one of Oxford’s most recognizable buildings, Radcliffe Camera (in the background), it’s also a great spot to see the intricately carved door and lone lamppost said to have inspired C.S. Lewis when he wrote The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Narnia Door, Oxford

Here’s a better look at the ornate door and surrounding carvings.

Although I’ve since read that at least two other lamps in Oxford lay claim to being THE lamppost of inspiration, I have no reason to doubt Fred, our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. And if there is reason for doubt, I don’t want to hear it, because I rather like a good story…about a good story.


About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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4 Responses to Oxford Inspiration

  1. Pit says:

    Thanks for the inspiring article. I’ve saved it for further reference as we’ll be in the vicinity [Shipton-under-Wychwood] in June and are planning a trip to Oxford, too.
    Best regards from southern Texas,

  2. megtraveling says:

    That’s wonderful to know about the lamp post and C.S. Lewis!

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