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If you have read any C. S. Lewis a visit to the Kilns is a must. Lewis lived here with his brother... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Worth the trouble to schedule

It took very several emails to schedule this visit. They are not really that organized, had to... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Orange, California
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The Kilns, Headington, Oxford OX3 8JD, England
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

If you have read any C. S. Lewis a visit to the Kilns is a must. Lewis lived here with his brother Warnie for over 30 years. He died here on 22 November 1963. His reconversion to Christianity occurred while residing here and all of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

It took very several emails to schedule this visit. They are not really that organized, had to email back and forth numerous times to get this booked. But it was worth the trouble to see where C.S. Lewis lived and hear a little more about...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank B0bbieJ
Reviewed 16 March 2018

One of the reasons why I visited England. I had Paul as my tour guide and he was fantastic and very welcoming! I could tell he was very passionate about Lewis and his works, and wanted to share that with everyone! There are people living...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank mcap7
Reviewed 2 March 2018

This really isn't close to anything else in Oxford but well worth the time for C.S Lewis fans. It gave me a much better sense of the man than anything else. Our guide was a graduate student, welll versed in Lewis and Oxford.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Bob7232
Reviewed 9 February 2018

The nature reserve is a large pond full of aquatic life and toads that spawn there. It is surrounded by Woodland.Visit here after your visit to C S Lewis's house. It is enchanting and you can image that the landscape of Narnia came from here.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Arete49
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Kilns was a magnificent place to visit. Book your visit with them ahead of time as space on tours is extremely limited and tours were L10 per person. Others have pointed out the tours are not what one might expect at other historical sites,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank julieh123468
Reviewed 19 June 2017

As other reviewers have noted or implied, tours of The Kilns are led not by professional tour guides, but by scholars in residence in The Kilns This situation results in a different experience than what you might get at other historical sites, but The Kilns...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank eimimathetes
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

There is a kind of hagiography going on there and, it seemed to me, an inappropriate co-opting of Lewis by the conservative evangelical movement. I was extremely annoyed to hear other visitors, as well as the guide, talking about Lewis as if he were Christ...More

Date of experience: May 2017
5  Thank Tess P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have said you have to book your tour in advance by email. It took a few emails to get a date and time that suited us but we did get it booked! We arrived promptly at 3pm and were ushered into CS...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank 95lornas
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Our 90+ year old tour guide, Aidan, made this tour of CS Lewis' home a very enjoyable & educational experience! We would take this tour again. Make time for this tour if you're a CS Lewis fan...and make sure Aidan is your tour guide :-)

Date of experience: March 2017
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27 March 2017|
Response from Glamourjet | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you google "visiting C S Lewis" house and the necessary information should come up.
Lesa L
27 February 2017|
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Response from Glamourjet | Reviewed this property |
You can't walk to the Kilns from the centre of Oxford. The house is in a suburb called Headington, so you would have to get a bus and then walk there or you could get a cab from the city centre to get there. I takes about... More
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1 November 2016|
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As soon as possible!