Tabitha (Tabby) Lucas

Profile updated 11/12/18

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

+44(0)7722 468109

Contact guide

Introduction:

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. My background is in wildlife conservation and education.

Please visit my website to find out more details of some tour ideas including tours of the university city 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:

"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."

"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"

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

Special Interests:

Countryside

walking tours exploring the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds

History & Prehistory

Oxford
Stratford upon Avon
Rollright Stones

Literature

Jane Austen's links to the Cotswolds

Literature

Find out about the places Shakespeare knew well.

Other

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
Environment

I have previously worked in nature conservation.

Science

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

Endorsements:

City of Oxford Green Badge

Additional Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science

Driver Guide:

No