Tabitha (Tabby) Lucas

Profile updated 17/10/18

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England



Phone Number(s):

+44(0)7722 468109

Contact guide


Hello, I was born in Oxford and have family roots in the city dating back over 100 years. For the last 24 years I have lived with my family on the edge of the Cotswolds.

I am a Blue Badge Guide for the Heart of England and a specialist Green Badge Guide for the university city of Oxford. I would enjoy sharing with you the countryside, towns and villages I love.

My background is in wildlife conservation and education.

Please visit my website to find out more details of some tour ideas including tours of Oxford; walks or driving tours in the Cotswolds; Downton Abbey filming locations in Oxfordshire; sleuthing out Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour sites in Oxford; family tours of Oxford including looking for clues about Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter; or I can design a bespoke tour for you.

Some comments about my tours:

“excellent: informative and amusing guided  tour of Oxford … I really enjoyed your carefully researched facts, and stories about the old town”

"A very enjoyable tour of the Oxford colleges. Although naturally very historical in content, Tabby gave this information in a manner which was very entertaining and engrossing. She is a lady who is very knowledgeable about her home city and she provided many anecdotes throughout the tour. I would highly recommend this guided excursion to anyone who is interested in discovering more about Oxford and its colleges."

“nice and extremely knowledgeable”

“told us lots of local stories as well as the history of the region”

"For those of you wanting a first-rate tour around Oxford, whether you are visiting for the first time or revisiting, this should be your first port of call. Tabby Lucas, our friendly walking tour guide, was so knowledgeable and helped to bring alive the amazing history of Oxford, whether it related to the wizarding world of Harry Potter or the academic world of the University."

Personal Interests:

Wildlife and Countryside
Harry Potter
People that make History
Jane Austen
The Mitfords
Cotswold Towns and villages
Philip Pullman's Lyra books
Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour
Downton Abbey filming locations in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

Special Interests:


walking tours exploring the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds

History & Prehistory

Stratford upon Avon
Rollright Stones


Jane Austen's links to the Cotswolds


Find out about the places Shakespeare knew well.


Film Locations for Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour.

Walking Tours

Walking tours of the beautiful university city of Oxford.

Birds & Animals

I have previously worked in nature conservation.


I have a Biology degree and can take you on a tour of Oxford finding out about scientists past and present.


City of Oxford Green Badge

Additional Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science

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