England: Top 10 Literary Experiences in Oxford

England: Top 10 Literary Experiences in Oxford, Oxford, England (B)

Connections with great literature are rife in Oxford, and make for a wonderful theme to base your exploration of this beautiful city with its golden stone facades and historic ‘dreaming spires’.

Perhaps the city of Oxford in the United Kingdom surely offers one of the richest seams of literary travel experiences anywhere?

And as Tom Sawyer once said (thanks to his creator Mark Twain): “There ain’t nothing that is so interesting to look at as a place a book talked about.” Oxford is so rich in history and literary associations, I don’t think I’ll ever get to the end of fascinating things to do in Oxford!

Alice in Wonderland is probably Oxford’s most famous literary character, created by maths professor Charles Dogson (pen name Lewis Carroll) at Christ Church College. He created the tale while on a boating trip with the family of his boss, including young Alice Liddell.

I recommend joining the eccentric ‘Mad Hatter’, who is quite a personality in Oxford, for an Alice-themed walking tour and boat cruise run by I Love Oxford. It is fascinating to see places and hear about events that inspired the Alice books, and the boat cruise up the Thames to Iffley was simply idyllic and very reminiscent of that original boat ride. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: England: Top 10 Literary Experiences in Oxford
Guide Location: England » Oxford
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Natasha Von Geldern
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2017/03/england-top-10-literary-experiences-oxford/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Alice-themed Souvenir Shop
  • Eagle and Child Pub
  • Lamb and Flag Passage
  • Oxford Playhouse
  • Oxford Castle
  • Bodleian Library
  • Blenheim Palace