Clive Staples Lewis, became an author of over 40 books, but it was his series of children’s Narnia stories, including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe that assured him international fame as a much loved children’s author. He grew up in East Belfast, near the shipyard, and he once recounted how “The sound of a steamer’s horn at night still conjures up my entire boyhood”. This tour, as well as exploring Lewis’ magical characters now in sculptural form in the new C. S. Lewis Square, visits St. Mark’s Church in the nearby Belmont Road where his maternal grandfather was rector and both he and brother Warren were baptised.
Key Sites: The Searcher Sculpture – Dundela Avenue, site of early family home – St Mark’s Church Belmont – Samson and Goliath (View of Belfast’s Iconic Cranes) – C. S. Lewis Square.
Tour Leaves: East Belfast Visitor Centre Cafe
Languages: English and Italian
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Price: (Estimate Only – It is at the discretion of the available guide/guides if they deliver the tour when below the preferred minimum. If below 8, this may increase the price – does not include drink)
Groups: 8- 20 guests per booking Adult £12; Children Under 12 Free if accompanying parents; Concession £8.00 (Students and 60+).
Private: £95 minimum for individuals/families – to be discussed with guide.
Availability: All Year By Appointment
Request Booking: Date, Tour Reference (E.g. 001), Morning or Afternoon, Number of People, Private or Public, Language, any disabilities.
Participants need to be prepared for all weather scenarios therefore good walking shoes, a waterproof coat and umbrella are advisable. Please advise guide if you have any special needs.