16 – 23 November 2016
The C S Lewis Tour and Festival in Belfast
Join us in the autumn of 2016 for the C S Lewis Tour and Festival in celebration of the life of Belfast author C S Lewis.




Lewis enthusiasts from all over the world are familiar with the significance of the month of November. On 29 of November 1898 C S Lewis was born in Belfast. He died on 22 November 1963 the same day that former U S President JF Kennedy died in Dallas Texas. In Belfast, Northern Ireland, each November we celebrate the C S Lewis Festival with a week of events including tours, theatrical productions, lectures, talks, films, poetry workshops and artwork. The festival in 2016 will be special because of the launch in Belfast of a new feature of larger than life sculptures to mark the city's link with Lewis and his work. Plan to join us in November 2016 for this memorable event. Learn more about Lewis’s work, celebrate his life, see his birthplace, school, family home and the Church where he was baptised. Explore the City that shaped his early life and the landscapes across Northern Ireland that formed his earliest memories.

It will be winter and not quite Christmas but you will enjoy the glow from crackling log fires at destinations such as the Crawfordsburn Inn, the hospitality of the Millside restaurant in the 18th century village of Grace Hill, the welcome of the Heritage Experience team and the warm friendship of other Lewis enthusiasts. The C S Lewis Festival is a perfect build-up to Thanksgiving and to the celebration of Christmas.


The tour will include:

  • 7 Nights accommodation and breakfast in the centrally located Jurys Inn, Belfast

  • Tours of Lewis’s Belfast, the stunning North Antrim coast, the County Down that Lewis loved and to historic Lissan House in County Tyrone. All tours will be lead by Sandy Smith – Author of C S Lewis and the Island of his Birth.

  • Dinner on 4 evenings, leaving 3 for dining as a personal choice.

  • Lunch will be provided on two of the days as part of the programme leaving flexibility for the others.

  • A visit to Titanic Belfast.

  • Participation in the festival events. ( to be advised when the 2016 programme is finalised)

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