Tabitha (Tabby) Lucas

Profile updated 1/02/23

Regional Qualification(s):

City of Oxford, Heart of England



Phone Number(s):

+44(0)7722 468109

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"My daughter and I were immensely pleased with our Endeavour, Lewis, and Inspector Morse Tour. Tabby Lucas is very knowledgeable about where the filming locations occurred and was able to provide insight and anecdotes about the filming of TV programs and movies in Oxford." (Kathryn & Christine, USA)

"Tabby provided our group of six with two days of guided tours in the Western Cotswolds and a day tour of Oxford, and we can't praise her too highly." ('All the gang' from Richmond, Virginia, USA and Harpenden, UK)

“Such a great tour. Highly recommended to Morse, Lewis Endeavour Oxford fans” (Julia from Oxford)

“I loved Tabby’s Oxford tour. She’s engaging and entertaining and happy to share her deep Morse universe and Oxford knowledge.” (Nancy K from Boston)

Discover the university city of Oxford and the nearby Cotswold Hills with a local guide. I was born in Oxford and have family roots in the city dating back over 100 years. For the last 27 years I have lived with my family on the edge of the Cotswolds. I would love to show you those quirky interesting things you might otherwise miss.

I am a Blue Badge Tour Guide for the Heart of England and a specialist Green Badge Guide for the university city of Oxford.

I offer guided walks of the university city of Oxford or the nearby Cotswold Hills.
Small groups, at present, of up to 10 people.

Why not try:

* Discovering Oxford's university and colleges
* A beautiful countryside walk in the Cotswolds - enjoy getting out into nature
* Sleuthing out Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour filming locations in Oxford
* Exploring William Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon
* Finding out about the history of science and medicine in Oxford
* Taking a family tour of Oxford including looking for clues about Harry Potter filming locations and discovering about Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Or I can design a bespoke tour for you.

In addition I am a qualified guide for Windsor Castle.

Some comments about my tours:

"Thanks a lot for all the arrangements and knowledge you shared! So much details and the passion." (Michelle from China)

"Thank you for a very enjoyable tour of Oxford. I found the architectural details and the historical events and people fascinating. Also, the many locations which have appeared in movies and TV series were very interesting. I was very impressed by Tabby who was very knowledgeable and personable." ( B from Ottawa, Canada.)

"Tabby is really knowledgeable and considerate. She always wants to give us the best scenery and stories. I am very grateful to her" (Qu Qiao from China)

"We had an amazing afternoon with Tabby. An overview of some best bits including some museums that I had been to before but missed key bits of, and some I never knew existed. I particularly enjoyed the history and architecture of the Oxford colleges which I had never been into before. Tabby led us at a nice pace, kept us engaged and dealt ably with the interests of the whole group. Naturally it was good to discover new spots for tea and cake too. Thanks very much" (P from Devon)

"Dear Tabby - thank you so much for making our trip so memorable. You were fantastic and we enjoyed everything immensely." (S & R New York)

"This entertaining tour gave insights into the city of Oxford as a back drop to the  filming of scenes from the Morse/Lewis/Endeavour series. Tabby is hugely knowledgeable about the various episodes and her tour was very well planned and judged. Her delivery was very clear and she very capably guided us safely through the various busy lanes and roads" (P from Oxfordshire)

"Tabby really took our (varied) interests into account and came up with a tailored visit that kept us all happy. As an Oxford graduate, it was great to be reminded of places I knew and also to realise how much I’d missed. I went away awe-inspired by the beauty of Oxford all over again and determined to go back soon to find out more from Tabby’s wealth of knowledge." (S from London)

"Thank you for the tour.  The information given of the various locations, topics, and periods of history was great. Although the weather wasn't the most cooperative the overall experience was grand." (G from South Carolina, USA.)

“excellent: informative and amusing guided  tour of Oxford ... I really enjoyed your carefully researched facts, and stories about the old town” (J from Warwickshire)

"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." (A and H from Hamilton, Scotland)

"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." (G from Oxfordshire)

Personal Interests:

Wildlife and Countryside
Walks and rambles through the beautiful countryside. I enjoy exploring natural habitats.
Harry Potter
People that make History
Jane Austen
Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon
The Mitford family
Cotswold Towns and villages
Philip Pullman's Lyra books
Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour filming locations
Downton Abbey filming locations in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Including the beautiful village of Bampton.
Houses and gardens in the 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


Explore Stratford-upon-Avon and find out about the places Shakespeare knew well.
You could have a drink at the same Oxford pubs that JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and other members of the Inklings used to visit.
Oxford has inspired modern authors too including Deborah Harkness' All Souls Trilogy.


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

Walking Tours

Walking tours of the beautiful university city of Oxford.


I previously worked in nature conservation and love sharing my interest in nature.


Find out about Oxford's scientists past and present.


One of the joys of the Cotswolds are the gardens such as Painswick Rococo Garden, Snowshill, Hidcote, Rousham, Kiftsgate, Sezincote and Bourton House Garden. Or visit the park designed by ‘Capability’ Brown at Blenheim Palace.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

You can visit some wonderful Stately Homes and Country houses in the Cotswolds varying from the grandeur of Blenheim Palace to Chavenage House which was used as a filmimg location for Poldark. Or you might like to visit Stanway House which has a 300 foot fountain in its garden.

Birds & Animals

You can never guarantee what wildlife you will see on a guided walk but it is enjoyable exploring the beautiful countryside.

Castles & Palaces

You can visit Windsor Castle by public transport from Oxford.


Filming Locations
In Oxford you can sleuth out places where TV's Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour were filmed.
Or explore filming locations for Downton Abbey in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds including the village of Bampton scene of many Downton weddings.


City of Oxford Green Badge, Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science

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