Oxford was the key location for the filming of Inspector Morse and Lewis. In 2012 we saw the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse solve the murder of a young girl in Bagley Wood, set in 1965. We have now seen the ITV series put Endeavour back on the TV screen.
If you're lucky enough to visit during filming, you can turn the corner and unexpectedly find Shaun Evans in front of the cameras! At other times there is still plenty to see and do to follow in the detectives footsteps.
Have a coffee in the Morse Bar at the Randolph Hotel
, or take a walk around some of Morse's favourite pubs, The Eagle and Child, The White Horse, The Kings Arms and The Bear are all in the city centre and have featured in episodes.
Visit Exeter College and see where John Thaw acted Morse's fatal heart attack scene.
Take the short trip to The Trout Inn
at Wolvercote, where so often we saw Morse with a pint glass in his hand!
Visit The Ashmolean Museum
and see 'The Hunt in the Forest' painting as featured in the 'Point of Vanishing' Lewis episode.
The museum also featured in an Inspector Morse episode 'The Wolvercote Tongue', as did Didcot Railway Centre
Other Oxford city locations, like the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Martyr's Memorial, The Sheldonian Theatre, and Blackwell's bookshop can all be visited. Travel out of the city to Blenheim Palace
, Burford and Thrupp to tick off more locations.
Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours
We recommend the Oxford Offical Guided Walking Tours 'Inspector Morse' tour
which runs throughout the year. Book in advance to avoid disapointment, as tours take a maximum of 19 people.
Location Oxfordshire Trails
Inspector Morse trails can be downloaded from the Location Oxfordshire website