Travel: Oxford

by Jane Hayward on Thursday, 4 August 2011

Once Morse's sidekick, Kevin Whately's detective Robbie Lewis now has his own series. Still set around Oxford, the tourist board claim it'd be easier to put up blue plaques where no filming has taken place.

Where to stay The Malmaison is a sleek conversion of the city's historic prison. The fact that a murdered guest was discovered in a bedroom in the episode Old School Ties only makes it more attractive. Doubles cost from £135 room only. Call 0845-3654247 or visit

Screen grabs The Morse Tour covers Lewis too, and runs at 1.30pm every Saturday. For details, see

Eat and drink Foodie pubs that have starred in the show include the 13th-century Bear Inn (, The Eagle and Child ( and the Kings Arms (

Real-life gem Visiting the Bodleian Library is a must.

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