Literature and film

With its cobbled streets, iconic skyline and dramatic landscapes, Oxford and its surrounding areas have long been a source of inspiration; from J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis to more recent works by Colin Dextor and Philip Pullman. Explore the literary side of Oxford with our guide to the favoured haunts of writers as well as TV and film locations from Downton Abbey to Hogwarts.

Blackwell's bookshop

A rare treat for book lovers

Blackwell

Christ Church

A must for Harry Potter and Alice fans

Christ Church

Eagle and Child

Follow in the Inklings footsteps

Eagle and Child

Bampton

Location of hit series, Downton Abbey

Bampton